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A Life Well Lived - Part I: 60 Years of Memories of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader

John Thomas

The book is an autobiography of the life and times of John Thomas, adventurer, journalist, photographer, combat pilot, investment banker, and top stock trader in the industry.

John Thomas is a 55-year veteran of the financial markets.

John graduated from UCLA with degrees in mathematics and biochemistry. He then went straight to work for the Atomic Energy Commission at the Nuclear Test Site in Nevada.

With the signing of the first SALT Treaty, spending on nuclear research wound down so John went to work as a war correspondent in Southeast Asia for The Economist magazine in London.

When the war ended, the magazine transferred John to Tokyo where he covered all of Asia and their stock markets. Among the notable figures he interviewed were China's Zhou Enlai, Chang Kai-shek, Deng Hsiao Ping, and the last of the WWII Axis leaders, Emperor Hirohito of Japan.

In 1982, John was transferred to New York where he became a member of the White House Press Corps. during the administration of President Ronald Reagan. The following year, he was recruited by Morgan Stanley to establish an international equity trading division. By 1989, John's department accounted for 80% of equity division profits.

In 1990, John retired to start his own hedge fund. He was immediately drafted as a civilian pilot by the to fly in Desert Storm.

After reaping a 1,000% profit in ten years, John sold his hedge fund to go into the oil & gas business to try out the new fracking technology.

Seeing the incredible inefficiencies and severe mispricing offered by the popping of multiple bubbles during the Great Crash of 2008, and missing the adrenaline of the marketplace, John sold his gas business and became an investment advisor.

With The Diary of a Mad Hedge Fund Trader, John's goal is to broaden public understanding of the techniques and strategies employed by the most successful hedge funds so that they may more profitably manage their own retirement funds. About one third of his clients are active investment advisors and hedge funds.

John publishes 23 newsletter a week covering global macro, technology, biotech & health care, and artificial intelligence. Since 2008, his Mad Hedge Trade Alert Service has racked up an average annualized return of 48.16%. He currently has 30,000 followers in 134 countries.

John's career has taken him up to 22,000 feet on Mount Everest, to the edge of space at 90,000 feet in the Cockpit of a MIG-25, and to the depths of a sunken Japanese fleet in the Truk Lagoon.

Why they call him "Mad" he will never understand.

John has just returned from Ukraine this week where he escorted American doctors, cash, and supplies to beleaguered hospitals and orphanages.

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Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: Apr 30th, 2024
  • Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 0.76in - 1.88lb
  • EAN: 9798876749499
  • Categories: Investments & Securities - Stocks