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Stock Trader's Almanac 2008

ISBN: 978-0-470-10985-4
196 pages
October 2007
Stock Trader
The Stock Trader's Almanac is a practical investment tool that has helped traders and investors forecast market trends with accuracy and confidence for over 40 years. Organized in an easy-to-access calendar format, the 2008 Edition contains historical price information on the stock market, provides monthly and daily reminders, and alerts users to seasonal opportunities and dangers. For its wealth of information and authority of its sources, the Stock Trader's Almanac stands alone as the guide to intelligent investing.

"Jeff Hirsch is following in the great tradition of his father, Yale Hirsch, with this nonpareil almanac of Wall Street data. It's a treasure for investors who want to remember the past as they plan for the future."
-Louis Rukeyser, late founding host, Wall $treet Week

"Information is key to successful investing and investors will find the Almanac a chock-a-block source of need-to-know stuff."
-Steve Forbes, President, CEO, and Editor in Chief, Forbes

"I have every issue since 1976 in my bookcase. The Stock Trader's Almanac is an invaluable resource."
-Marty Zweig, author, Martin Zweig's Winning on Wall Street

"The Stock Trader's Almanac should be on every investor's desk. It's an invaluable source of investment advice, trading patterns, and Wall Street lore. It's also fun to read. I refer to it frequently throughout the year."
-Myron Kandel, founding financial editor, CNN
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2008 Strategy Calendar.

January Almanac.

January’s First Five Days: An "Early Warning" System.

The Incredible January Barometer (Devised 1972): Only Five Significant Errors in 57 Years.

January Barometer in Graphic Form Since 1950.

February Almanac.

Hot January Industries Beat S&P 500 Next 11 Months.

1933 "Lame Duck" Amendment: Reason January Barometer Works.

The Eighth Year of Decades.

March Almanac.

Market Charts of Presidential Election Years.

Profit on Day Before St. Patrick’s Day.

How the Government Manipulates the Economy to Stay in Power.

Incumbent Party Wins & Losses.

April Almanac.

The December Low Indicator: A Useful Prognosticating Tool.

Down Januarys: A Remarkable Record.

Top Performing Months Past 57 1/3Years S&P 500 & Dow Jones Industrials.

May Almanac.

Best Six Months: Still An Eye-Popping Strategy.

MACD-Timing Triples Best Six Months Results.

Only One Loss Last 7 Months of Election Years.

June Almanac.

Top Performing NASDAQ Months Past 36 1/3Years.

Get More Out of NASDAQ’s Best Eight Months With MACD-Timing.

Mid-Year Rally: Christmas in July.

First-Trading-Day-Of-The-Month Phenomenon: Dow Gains More One Day than All Other Days.

July Almanac.

2006 Daily Dow Point Changes.

Don’t Sell Stocks on Friday.

A Rally for All Seasons.

August Almanac.

First Months of Quarters Is the Most Bullish.

Aura of the Triple Witch — 4th Quarter Most Bullish.

Down Weeks Trigger More Weakness Week After.

2008 Presidential Election Year Perspectives.

A Correction for All Seasons.

September Almanac.

Market Behavior Three Days Before and Three Days After Holidays.

Market Gains More on Super-8 Days Each Month than on All 13 Remaining Days Combined.

Sell Rosh Hashanah, Buy Yom Kippur, Sell Passover.

October Almanac.

Evidence-Based Technical Analysis — Best Investment Book of the Year.

Year’s Top Investment Books.

November Almanac.

Take Advantage of Down Friday/Down Monday Warning.

Trading the Thanksgiving Market.

Most of the So-Called "January Effect" Takes Place in the Last Half of December.

January Effect Now Starts in Mid-December.

December Almanac.

Wall Street’s Only "Free Lunch" Served Before Christmas.

If Santa Claus Should Fail to Call Bears May Come to Broad and Wall.

Sector Seasonality: Selected Percentage Plays.

Sector Index Seasonality Strategy Calendar.

2009 Strategy Calendar.

2009 Strategy Calendar.

DIRECTORY OF TRADING PATTERNS & DATABANK.

Dow Jones Industrials Market Probability Calendar 2008.

Recent Dow Jones Industrials Market Probability Calendar 2008.

S&P 500 Market Probability Calendar 2008.

Recent S&P 500 Market Probability Calendar 2008.

NASDAQ Market Probability Calendar 2008.

Recent NASDAQ Market Probability Calendar 2008.

Russell 1000 Index Market Probability Calendar 2008.

Russell 2000 Index Market Probability Calendar 2008.

Decennial Cycle: A Market Phenomenon.

Presidential Election/Stock Market Cycle: The 174-Year Saga Continues.

Dow Jones Industrials Bull and Bear Markets Since 1900.

Standard & Poor’s 500 Bull & Bear Markets Since 1929/NASDAQ Composite Since 1971.

Dow Jones Industrials 10-Year Daily Point Changes: January & February.

Dow Jones Industrials 10-Year Daily Point Changes: March & April.

Dow Jones Industrials 10-Year Daily Point Changes: May & June.

Dow Jones Industrials 10-Year Daily Point Changes: July & August.

Dow Jones Industrials 10-Year Daily Point Changes: September & October.

Dow Jones Industrials 10-Year Daily Point Changes: November & December.

A Typical Day in the Market.

Through the Week on a Half-Hourly Basis.

Wednesday Now Most Profitable Day of Week.

NASDAQ Strongest Last 3 Days of Week.

S&P Daily Performance Each Year Since 1952.

NASDAQ Daily Performance Each Year Since 1971.

Monthly Cash Inflows into S&P Stocks.

Monthly Cash Inflows into NASDAQ Stocks.

November, December, and January — Year’s Best Three-Month Span.

November Through June — NASDAQ’s Eight-Month Run.

Dow Jones Industrials Annual Highs, Lows & Closes Since 1901.

Standard & Poor’s 500 Annual Highs, Lows & Closes Since 1930.

NASDAQ, Russell 1000 & 2000 Annual Highs, Lows & Closes Since 1971.

Dow Jones Industrials Monthly Percent Changes Since 1950.

Dow Jones Industrials Monthly Point Changes Since 1950.

Dow Jones Industrials Monthly Closing Prices Since 1950.

Standard & Poor’s 500 Monthly Percent Changes Since 1950.

Standard & Poor’s 500 Monthly Closing Prices Since 1950.

NASDAQ Composite Monthly Percent Changes Since 1971.

NASDAQ Composite Monthly Closing Prices Since 1971.

Russell 1000 Monthly Percent Changes & Closing Prices Since 1979.

Russell 2000 Monthly Percent Changes & Closing Prices Since 1979.

10 Best Days by Point & Percent.

10 Worst Days by Point & Percent.

10 BestWeeks by Point & Percent.

10 WorstWeeks by Point & Percent.

10 Best Months by Point & Percent.

10 Worst Months by Point & Percent.

10 Best Quarters by Point & Percent.

10 Worst Quarters by Point & Percent.

10 BestYears by Point & Percent.

10 WorstYears by Point & Percent.

STRATEGY PLANNING AND RECORD SECTION.

Portfolio at Start of 2008.

Additional Purchases.

Short-Term Transactions.

Long-Term Transactions.

Interest/Dividends Received During 2008/Brokerage Account Data 2008.

Weekly Portfolio Price Record 2008.

Weekly Indicator Data 2008.

Monthly Indicator Data 2008.

Portfolio at End of 2008.

If You Don’t Profit from Your Investment Mistakes, Someone Else Will / Performance Record of Recommendations.

IRAs: Most Awesome Mass Investment Incentive Ever Devised.

Top 300 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

Option Trading Codes.

G.M. Loeb’s "Battle Plan" for Investment Survival.

G.M. Loeb’s Investment Survival Checklist.

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The Hirsch Organization (Old Tappan, NJ) was founded by Yale Hirsch;(Old Tappan, NJ) who first published The Stock Trader's Almanac, which provides historical information to investors, in 1967. Jeffrey A. Hirsch (South Nyack, NY) is president of The Hirsch Organization and has worked with Yale for over 15 years.  In 2001, he took over as president and editor. He appears frequently on CNBC and CNNfn to talk about market cycles and seasonal trends. He also edits The Hirsch Organization's monthly Almanac Newsletter. Judd Taylor Brown (Nyack, NY) is the Vice President of The Hirsch Organization.
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