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By Leslie Masonson

ISBN-10: 0071413316

ISBN-13: 9780071413312

Shell-shocked traders have misplaced endurance with the normal buy-and-hold method of making an investment. All approximately industry Timing fingers traders with basic, 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 marketplace environments whereas maintaining opposed to catastrophic losses. Compelling arguments show the prevalence of simple timing over buy-and-hold, whereas step by step directions exhibit how easy timing might be. particular funding autos are instructed that healthy good into so much timing options. traders who are looking to time the industry utilizing their very own suggestions are supplied with details on on hand software program and sites. and people traders who're trying to find advisors to aid them are supplied with impartial ranking providers to assist them pick out the consultant that's most sensible for them.

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Masonson adjusted 2000 data through October 2002 to be up-to-date. Note that it took more time to recover from every bear market there has ever been than the duration of the actual bear market itself. This last bear market was the third longest in duration since the Great Depression and the worst since 1938. Investors should realize that these long bear markets will occur again in the future, so a strategy to protect principal must be in place in advance to avoid this ravaging of principal. Percent Gain After Bear Market The percentage gain after bear markets, can be substantial, as Table 1-7 illustrates.

36 percent of those with household income of less than $50,000 are willing to take above-average or substantial risk, for a similar gain, compared to 37 percent with income of $50,000 to $99,999, and 43 percent with higher incomes. 58 percent base their stock buy and sell decisions on advice from professional advisors. 48 percent of households holding equities do so through a retirement plan, while 44 percent originally bought equities that are not part of any retirement plan. 7 million households own stock mutual funds that are not part of any retirement plan.

6 percent of households in 1992, and 41 percent in 1995. The survey included interviews with 4009 individuals in January and February 2002. The following are some of its key findings: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 96 percent of equity investors are long-term investors, and 86 percent follow the buy-and-hold strategy. 31 percent of equity investors bought stocks during 2001, while 24 percent sold stocks. 36 percent of those with household income of less than $50,000 are willing to take above-average or substantial risk, for a similar gain, compared to 37 percent with income of $50,000 to $99,999, and 43 percent with higher incomes.

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