In this series of trading lessons I want to concentrate on the bear markets of the past 50 years to see how an investor or trader can use economic data along with technical analysis to gain advance warning of an impending bear market. There is a very close correlation between bear markets and recessions as…Read more
About: Tom Aspray
Tom Aspray has been analyzing and advising institutions and investors on the financial markets since the early 1980’s. Tom has gained the respect of other leading technical analysts over the years even though he has avoided seeking the limelight.
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Volume analysis has played an important role in my analysis for over 30 years. It can be traced back to my discovery in the late 1970s of the late Joe Granville’s book New Strategy of Daily Stock Market Timing for Maximum Profit. In this book he wrote “stocks do not rise in price unless demand…Read more
A common problem for both investors and traders is that they buy too high and sell too low. Everyone at some time has picked a stock or ETF to buy only to see the market take off without them. Often times the market will move up for several days in a row increasing the frustration…Read more
The bull market since 2009 has been characterized by many different phases of sector rotation as some sector ETFs have done much better that the Spyder Trust (SPY) while others have done much worse. In 2010 the Energy Sector Select (XLE) was up 21.8% while the SPY gained over 15%. Both did much better…Read more
For most traders the best gains come from combining the weekly and daily relative performance analysis. This approach often allows one to be buying sector ETFs before they get the market's attention or are mentioned in the popular financial media. Here's a great example: In the fall of 2014, Barron's Big Money poll revealed that…Read more
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