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By Leslie Masonson

ISBN-10: 0071413316

ISBN-13: 9780071413312

Shell-shocked traders have misplaced persistence with the normal buy-and-hold method of making an investment. All approximately industry Timing hands traders with uncomplicated, easy-to-use timing recommendations that they could use to go into emerging markets, go out (or cross brief) falling markets, and make constant earnings in either industry environments whereas keeping opposed to catastrophic losses. Compelling arguments reveal the prevalence of simple timing over buy-and-hold, whereas step by step directions exhibit how simple timing will be. particular funding cars are prompt that healthy good into such a lot timing recommendations. traders who are looking to time the industry utilizing their very own options are supplied with details on on hand software program and websites. and people traders who're trying to find advisors to aid them are supplied with impartial ranking providers to assist them opt for the consultant that's most sensible for them.

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I want to emphasize here that this book and market timing are not about stock selection. The key to market timing is knowing when to enter the market and when to exit. All stocks are bad unless they go up in prices. The best stocks lose money in bear markets. At least 80 percent of stocks decline in a bear market. The art of the game is to be in the market at the right times, and to be out of the market at the right times. Picking the right stock is only secondary to this overriding principle, because a rising tide will lift all stocks and a falling tide will lower all stocks regardless of the stock you may happen to own at the time.

Looking at the bear market scenario in Table 1-5 we find that there have been 28 bear markets, with an average drop of –30 percent. The largest drop ever was the –90 percent tumble from September 1929 to July 1932. The next worst was the January 1973 through December 1974 period (and February 1906 through The Stock Market ϭ Bull Markets ϩ Bear Markets TA B L E 15 1-4 Over a Century of Bull Markets Dow Jones Industrials START END LENGTH* START END %CHANGE SEPT NOV NOV SEPT DEC DEC AUG JUN MAY JUL 1900 1903 1907 1911 1914 1917 1921 1924 1926 1932 JUNE FEB DEC OCT NOV NOV MAR FEB SEP FEB 1901 1906 1909 1912 1916 1919 1923 1926 1929 1934 10 27 26 14 24 24 20 21 41 20 54 44 54 73 54 68 65 90 150 40 78 100 100 94 110 115 105 170 390 110 44% 127% 85% 22% 104% 69% 62% 89% 160% 175% SEPT MAR APR 1934 1938 1942 MAR SEPT JUNE 1937 1939 1946 31 19 50 85 100 95 190 160 210 124% 60% 121% JUN SEPT OCT OCT JUN OCT MAY DEC 1949 1953 1957 1960 1962 1966 1970 1974 JAN APR JAN NOV FEB DEC JAN SEP 1953 1956 1960 1961 1966 1968 1973 1976 43 32 27 14 45 27 32 22 180 270 410 580 540 750 550 570 295 510 690 720 1000 975 1050 1025 64% 89% 68% 24% 85% 30% 91% 80% MAR AUG JULY OCT NOV SEP OCT 1980 1982 1984 1987 1990 1998 2002 APR JAN AUG AUG JUL JAN ?

And that is the very positive impact of missing the worst days or months in the market. MARKET-TIMING BASICS 36 This highly important information is rarely mentioned in the financial press. For as I have said, the whole discussion of missing the best days is contrived for the benefit of the buy-and-holder argument. , commissioned a study conducted by Professor H. D, at the University of Michigan School of Business Administration to research the effect of daily and monthly market swings on a portfolio’s performance, for two time periods: 1926–1993 and 1963–1993.

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