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Trading with the stock market trend is the best way to generate profits and beat the market. At least 60% of the gain or loss in a stock price is due to the stock market trend. If only we could determine which way the market is trending. Fortunately, the stock market does move in cycles. There are long term trends called secular markets that typically can last between 10 to 20 years. Shorter term or cyclical markets usually last between 2 - 3 years on average. The cyclical market is simply a shorter term cycle within the primary long term secular stock market trend. then, we have even shorter trends that can ...
world derivatives market has been estimated at about $791 trillion face or nominal value, 11 times the size of the entire world economy. The value of the derivatives market, because it is stated in terms of notional values , cannot be directly compared to a stock or a fixed income security, which traditionally refers to an actual value . Moreover, the vast majority of derivatives 'cancel' each other out (i.e., a derivative 'bet' on an event occurring is offset by a comparable derivative 'bet' on the event not occurring). Many such relatively illiquid securities are valued as marked to model , rather ...
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Stock Market Performance During Recessions » My Money Blog
Stumbled across another interesting chart from Fidelity Investments showing stock market performance during and after previous recessions: Found via the Financial Philosopher , who stated: Now that we are “officially” in a Recession, what does that mean for stocks going forward? Of course, no one really knows the answer to that question, and I certainly will not attempt to do so here. What some of you may not know, however, is that, once the “recession call” is made, stocks have historically been quite close to a significant march upward. The reason for this is that economists look backward and investors ... market research, surveys and trends
Stock Market Statistics 1929 | Spread Forex
Being a Buy and Hold investor is like living through a nightmare where you find yourself the main character of the Greek "Myth of Sisyphus." Futile and Hopeless Labor: In this myth, Sisyphus is condemned by the god Zeus to an eternity of futile and hopeless labor. He must roll a heavy stone to the top of a mountain. But then the stone rolls all the way back down ... and Sisyphus has to push the stone back up again to the top. A sentence of "futile and hopeless labor" is similar to the situation that Buy and Hold investors have faced during many periods of stock market history. Since "Bull" Markets ... market research, surveys and trends

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The lyrics are taken from a Scottish poem by the same name, written by Robert Burns in 1788. Have you ever paid attention to what you�re singing while adorned by those funny hats? It�s ironic that we would sing something akin to �For old time�s sake� when celebrating the beginning of a new year. Also interesting are the first few lines (English translation): Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old times since? It doesn�t make much sense until the word, �kindness,� comes up a few lines later. I ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Mutual Fund Shareholder Activity During U.S. Stock Market Cycles ...
Despite a long history of specula- tion about the response of ..... percent of equity fund assets—implies that perhaps $1.6 billion occurred on .... Contraction Phases of Stock Market Cycles. (percent of assets, period average, 1944-90) ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Just like the stock market, gold runs in cycles (all markets do because the humans that trade these markets go through periods of optimism and periods of pessimism). For the purposes of this discussion we will concentrate on the intermediate and daily cycle, after a quick explanation of the two larger degree cycles. At this point all one needs to know is that gold’s 8 year cycle bottomed in `08 and isn’t due to bottom again until 2016. The yearly cycle bottomed in February, and no yearly cycle except the one at the 8 year cycle low has ever moved below a prior yearly cycle low since the secular bull started in ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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Feb 5, 2010 ... it was the only time in the 80 year history of the indicator that .... The analysis of stock market cycles is more an art than a science. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Deep Solar Minimum - NASA Science
The sunspot cycle is behaving a little like the stock market. Just when you think it has hit bottom, it goes even lower. 2008 was a bear. There were no sunspots observed on 266 of the year's 366 days (73%). To find a year with more blank suns, you have to go all the way back to 1913, which had 311 spotless days: plot . Prompted by these numbers, some observers suggested that the solar cycle had hit bottom in 2008. Maybe not. Sunspot ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Presidential Elections and Stock Market Cycles - Graziadio ...
For the past several decades, individuals in all walks of life have observed the cyclical nature of the stock market. Pundits have attempted to correlate these cycles with everything from referencing the position of the moon and stars to using highly sophisticated econometric models. This article, however, attempts to address the timely relationship between politics and stock market behavior. During the first half of the twentieth century, economic theory was limited primarily to the micro study of supply and demand theory. Minimal concern was given to the macro economic environment. However, after World War II, the work of John ...
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what goes up, does come down, despite everyone's optimism. The trouble is, we are cyscling even faster between the booms and busts, such as the dot com bust of 2000.    We have actually had several recessions in the past 20 years, but nothing as deep and long as this one, and following so close to the last time we had to recover from one, about 2003, it has caused real pain for many. Also, the dot com bust, as the name suggests, really only affected one sector, whereas the only thing you can point to as a slight glimmer of hope for recovery in our economy is exports, and that is only because the dollar has become ...
Stock market outperforms other investments long term? | Ask MetaFilter
I've been invesing for about 10 years now. I know lots of people's portfolios are down right now, and most of my loss is due to one bad investment I made when I was young. So now that I'm in almost all "safe" mutual funds, is my coast clear, do you think? There are tomes of data dealing with this question. Here are some quotes from David Swensen, who runs Yale's endowment: "Domestic stocks play a central role in investment portolios for theoretical and practical reasons. The expected return characteristics of equity instruments match nicely the needs of investors to generate substantial portfolio growth over ...