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Stock Trader's Almanac 2011

ISBN: 978-1-118-02702-8
192 pages
November 2010
Stock Trader

A time-tested guide to stock trading

Published every year since 1968, the Stock Trader's Almanac is a practical investment tool with a wealth of information organized in calendar format. Everyone from well-known money managers to savvy traders and investors relies upon this annual resource for its in-depth analyses and insights. The Stock Trader's Almanac 2011 contains essential historical price information on the stock market, provides monthly and daily reminders, and highlights seasonal trading opportunities and dangers.

  • Alerts you to little-known market patterns and tendencies to help forecast market trends with accuracy and confidence
  • An indispensable annual resource, trusted for over 40 years by traders and investors
  • The data in the Almanac is some of the cleanest in the business

For its wealth of information and the authority of its sources, the Stock Trader's Almanac stands alone as the guide to intelligent investing.

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10 2011 Strategy Calendar.

12 January Almanac.

14 January’s First Five Days: An “Early Warning” System.

16 The Incredible January Barometer (Devised 1972): Only Six Significant Errors in 60 Years.

18 January Barometer in Graphic Form Since 1950.

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

22 February Almanac.

24 1933 “Lame Duck” Amendment: Reason January Barometer Works.

26 The First Year of Decades.

28 Market Charts of Pre-Presidential Election Years.

30 March Almanac.

32 Pre-Presidential Election Years: No Losers in 72 Years.

34 Why a 50% Gain in the Dow is Possible from its 2010 Low to its 2011 High.

36 Next Super Boom–Dow 38820 By 2025.

38 April Almanac.

40 The December Low Indicator: A Useful Prognosticating Tool.

42 Down Januarys: A Remarkable Record.

44 Top Performing Months Past 601/3 Years: Standard & Poor’s 500 and Dow Jones Industrials.

46 May Almanac.

48 Best Six Months: Still An Eye-Popping Strategy.

50 MACD-Timing Triples “Best Six Months” Results.

52 Take Advantage of Down Friday/Down Monday Warning.

54 Top Performing NASDAQ Months Past 391/3 Years.

56 June Almanac.

58 Get More out of NASDAQ’s “Best Eight Months” with MACD-Timing.

60 Triple Returns, Fewer Trades: Best 6 + 4-Year Cycle.

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

64 July Almanac.

66 2009 Daily Dow Point Changes.

68 Don’t Sell Stocks on Monday or Friday.

70 A Rally for All Seasons.

72 First Month of Quarters Is the Most Bullish.

74 August Almanac.

76 Aura of the Triple Witch—4th Quarter Most Bullish: Down Weeks Trigger More Weakness Week After.

78 What To Trade During Best and Worst Months.

80 A Correction for All Seasons.

82 September Almanac.

84 Market Behavior Three Days before and Three Days after Holidays.

86 Fourth Quarter Market Magic.

88 Market Gains More on Super-8 Days Each Month.

Than on All 13 Remaining Days Combined.

90 October Almanac.

92 Sector Seasonality: Selected Percentage Plays.

94 Sector Index Seasonality Strategy Calendar.

98 Trading the Thanksgiving Market.

100 November Almanac.

102 Most of the So-Called “January Effect” Takes Place in the Last Half of December.

104 January Effect Now Starts in Mid-December.

106 Wall Street’s Only Free Lunch Served before Christmas.

108 December Almanac.

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

112 Best Investment Book of the Year: Far From Random.

114 Year’s Top Investment Books.

118 2012 Strategy Calendar.

DIRECTORY OF TRADING PATTERNS AND DATABANK.

121 Dow Jones Industrials Market Probability Calendar 2011.

122 Recent Dow Jones Industrials Market Probability Calendar 2011.

123 S&P 500 Market Probability Calendar 2011.

124 Recent S&P 500 Market Probability Calendar 2011.

125 NASDAQ Market Probability Calendar 2011.

126 Recent NASDAQ Market Probability Calendar 2011.

127 Russell 1000 Index Market Probability Calendar 2011.

128 Russell 2000 Index Market Probability Calendar 2011.

129 Decennial Cycle: A Market Phenomenon.

130 Presidential Election/Stock Market Cycle: The 177-Year Saga Continues.

131 Dow Jones Industrials Bull and Bear Markets Since 1900.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

139 A Typical Day in the Market.

140 Through the Week on a Half-Hourly Basis.

141 Tuesday Most Profitable Day of Week.

142 NASDAQ Strongest Last 3 Days of Week.

143 S&P Daily Performance Each Year Since 1952.

144 NASDAQ Daily Performance Each Year Since 1971.

145 Monthly Cash Inflows into S&P Stocks.

146 Monthly Cash Inflows into NASDAQ Stocks.

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

148 November Through June: NASDAQ’s Eight-Month Run.

149 Dow Jones Industrials Annual Highs, Lows, and Closes Since 1901.

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

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

152 Dow Jones Industrials Monthly Percent Changes Since 1950.

153 Dow Jones Industrials Monthly Point Changes Since 1950.

154 Dow Jones Industrials Monthly Closing Prices Since 1950.

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

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

157 NASDAQ Composite Monthly Percent Changes Since 1971.

158 NASDAQ Composite Monthly Closing Prices Since 1971.

159 Russell 1000 Monthly Percent Changes and Closing Prices Since 1979.

160 Russell 2000 Monthly Percent Changes and Closing Prices Since 1979.

161 10 Best Days by Point and Percent.

162 10 Worst Days by Point and Percent.

163 10 BestWeeks by Point and Percent.

164 10 WorstWeeks by Point and Percent.

165 10 Best Months by Point and Percent.

166 10 Worst Months by Point and Percent.

167 10 Best Quarters by Point and Percent.

168 10 Worst Quarters by Point and Percent.

169 10 BestYears by Point and Percent.

170 10 WorstYears by Point and Percent.

STRATEGY PLANNING AND RECORD SECTION.

172 Portfolio at Start of 2011.

173 Additional Purchases.

175 Short-Term Transactions.

177 Long-Term Transactions.

179 Interest/Dividends Received during 2011/Brokerage Account Data 2011.

180 Weekly Portfolio Price Record 2011.

182 Weekly Indicator Data 2011.

184 Monthly Indicator Data 2011.

185 Portfolio at End of 2011.

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

187 Individual Retirement Account (IRA): Most Awesome Mass Investment Incentive Ever Devised.

188 Top 300 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

190 Option Trading Codes.

191 G. M. Loeb’s “Battle Plan” for Investment Survival.

192 G. M. Loeb’s Investment Survival Checklist.

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