Stock Trader's Almanac 2015 (Almanac Investor Series)

Stock Trader's Almanac 2015 (Almanac Investor Series)

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 1118987144

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


“Historical price patterns continue to work because human nature doesn’t change, and neither does the law of supply and demand. Study past successful stocks if you want to know what future ones will look like. Stock Trader’s Almanac is all about historical facts.”
—WILLIAM J. O’NEIL, Chairman and founder, Investor’s Business Daily

“All my almost four decades in professional investing, I’ve found this annual tour de force fascinating. There is a lot of provocative here to whet your whistle and adrenaline-rush your curiosity. If you don’t find something here that tickles your mind, you probably don’t have one.”
—KEN FISHER, CEO and founder, Fisher Investments, 30-year Forbes columnist, and author of Markets Never Forget (But People Do) and The Only Three Questions That Still Count

“The Stock Trader’s Almanac is a treasure-trove of solid gold investment nuggets. No serious trader should have it far from his hands.”
—JOHN MAULDIN, author of Bull’s Eye Investing and Editor of Thoughts from the Frontline newsletter

“A venerable guide for Wall Street’s farmers to plant and harvest investments according to the season.”

“Whether I am researching seasonality trends or old Wall Street sayings, or am simply in need of some good old-fashioned investment horse sense, I start with the Stock Trader’s Almanac. I have been a student of Yale and Jeffrey Hirsch’s Almanac research for years, and look forward to future lessons.”
—SAM STOVALL, Chief Equity Strategist, Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ

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intensified during weak market times. RUSSELL 2000/RUSSELL 1000 (1979–APRIL 2014) DECEMBER WALL STREET'S ONLY “FREE LUNCH” SERVED BEFORE CHRISTMAS Investors tend to get rid of their losers near year-end for tax purposes, often hammering these stocks down to bargain levels. Over the years, the Almanac has shown that NYSE stocks selling at their lows on December 15 will usually outperform the market by February 15 in the following year. Preferred stocks, closed-end funds, splits, and new issues

Year Stock Market Cycle: Connecting the Panics of 1929, 1987, 2000 and 2007, Kerry Balenthiran, Harriman House, $32.99. This British-chartered accountant with a math and engineering background has a knack for grasping the cyclical nature of stock market booms and busts. Balenthiran studied stock market data going back 100 years and discovered a regular 17.6-year stock market cycle consisting of increments of 2.2 years. He has also extrapolated the cycle forward to provide investors with a market

roadmapg stretching out to 2053. DECEMBER/JANUARY 2016 DIRECTORY OF TRADING PATTERNS AND DATABANK CONTENTS Dow Jones Industrials Market Probability Calendar 2015 Recent Dow Jones Industrials Market Probability Calendar 2015 S&P 500 Market Probability Calendar 2015 Recent S&P 500 Market Probability Calendar 2015 NASDAQ Market Probability Calendar 2015 Recent NASDAQ Composite Market Probability Calendar 2015 Russell 1000 Index Market Probability Calendar 2015 Russell 2000 Index Market

“anticipators” to the last three trading days of the month, plus the first two. Another astonishing development shows the ninth, tenth, and eleventh trading days rising strongly as well. Growth of 401(k) retirement plans, IRAs, and similar plans (participants' salaries are usually paid twice monthly) is responsible for this mid-month bulge. First trading days of the month have produced the greatest gains in recent years (see page 86). MARKET % PERFORMANCE EACH DAY OF THE MONTH MONTHLY CASH

Months Switching Strategy will not make you an instant millionaire as other strategies claim they can do. What it will do is steadily build wealth over time with half the risk (or less) of a “buy-and-hold” approach. A sampling of tradable funds for the Best and Worst Months appears in the table below. These are just a starting point and only skim the surface of possible trading vehicles currently available to take advantage of these strategies. Your specific situation and risk tolerance will

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