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Make money with effective, do-it-yourself investing techniques proven successful for more than a quarter of a century
“In this compelling book, Gerald Appel distills a lifetime of learning about what works on Wall Street into key principles of investment success. Whether you are new to the world of finance or you’re a veteran portfolio manager, you will gain from Gerald’s innovative research and his discerning insights into price behavior.”
Nelson Freeburg, Editor and Publisher, Formula Research
“This new book by Gerald Appel follows the rich legacy he has established over the years; it is a treasure chest of valuable advice which bestows on the reader the benefit of his decades of investment experience. It receives my highest recommendation.”
Edward D. Dobson, President, Traders Press
You can clearly outperform the stock market indexes and a “buy and hold” approach to investing. Leading investment expert Gerald Appel shows you how. Appel introduces The Weekly Stock Market Power Gauge that employs three specific market timing indicators that have had excellent performance histories going back as far as 1970. These timing indicators enable you to gauge the market strength and can be maintained by almost any investor in only a few minutes per week.
Using Appel’s techniques, you’ll learn how to forecast the likely direction of the market, and its relative strength compared with fixed income and other investments. The book provides exact buy-sell indicators, with specific signal generators and track records for readers to follow. In addition, Appel’s techniques help you identify the specific mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and market sectors that are likely to be most profitable.
Simply put, Appel shows you what information you need to forecast the direction of stock prices with high probabilities of success, where to readily locate that information, how to interpret that information, and when to enter and when to exit the stock market.
CHAPTER 1 Your Basic Investment Strategy 1
CHAPTER 2 Bond-Stock Valuation Models–A Key Market Forecasting Tool 7
CHAPTER 3 Government Bond Yields Compared to Earnings Yields 25
CHAPTER 4 Achieving a 92.59% Profit Ratio 33
CHAPTER 5 How to Gauge the True Inner Pulse of the Stock Market 49
CHAPTER 6 Indicator Synergy Plus 83
CHAPTER 7 Creating the Best Blends of Risk and Reward in Your Portfolio 89
CHAPTER 8 Putting Together Your Winning Investment Portfolio 105
CHAPTER 9 A Primer for Profitable Mutual Fund Selection 121
CHAPTER 10 Momentum Investing–Win by Going with the Flow 139
CHAPTER 11 The Final Word 157
APPENDIX Performance Histories: Five Timing Models 167