At the Crest of the Tidal Wave: A Forecast for the Great Bear Market

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Overview

The author who predicted the boom markets of the 1980s offers a gaze into the future using his successful Elliot Wave principle. At the Crest of the Tidal Wave combines technical analysis with insights into history and economics to warn investors against the commonly held belief that investments will always go up. But this is not just another doomsday book-Prechter also provides solid guidance on a rescue strategy for investors.
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"There is an old Arab proverb which says that "When you go shopping for wisdom, visit every tent in the bazaar." When Robert Prechter published his first book in 1978 predicting the super bull market of the 1980's, only a very few people visited his tent. I hope more people visit his tent today, in order to understand the financial, economic and social implications of At the Crest of the Tidal Wave.", Marc Faber, , Faber Ltd, Hong Kong#"Robert Prechter and R.N. Elliot will be remembered as the two greatest social scientists of this century for their understanding of mass psychology, markets and the economy.", Donald Evans, President, FX500 Money Management#"The icy logic and stunning originality with which Prechter predicts the impending death of our Grand Bull Market make At the Crest of the Tidal Wave eminently worthy of attention. But the fact that years ago this author virtually stood alone in prophesying the birth of this very same bull market renders his current vision absolutely indispensable to serious investors.

", Paul Macrae Montgomery , , Legg Mason Wood Walker#"Recently I finished reading for the third time Charles Mackay's classic, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, first published in 1841. Not much has changed, and here we are at yet another turning point in history... At the Crest of the Tidal Wave probably will join Mackay's famous book as one of the most prescient of the past 175 years.", Charles Allmon, President , Growth Stock Outlook#"At the Crest of the Tidal Wave is a brilliant and important piece of long wave research with potentially devastating investment implications for the future.", Paul Tudor Jones II, President, Tudor Investment Corp#"The scholarly discipline, ultra long-term historical perspective, and topical diversity of Robert Prechter's discerning At the Crest of the Tidal Wave will challenge all serious investors to re-examine today's "buy and hold" mantra.", Henry Van der Eb, Chairman, Mathers Fund#

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780932750518
  • Publisher: New Classics Library
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 501

Meet the Author

Robert R. Prechter, Jr. is author of several books on the market and editor of two monthly forecasting publications, The Elliott Wave Theorist and Global Market Perspective. During the 1980s, Robert Prechter's market calls were so consistently accurate that in December 1989, Financial News Network named him 'Guru of the Decade'. In 1990-1991 he served as President of the Market Technicians Association. In the 1990s, Mr Prechter has developed Elliott Wave International into a 24-hour analysis and forecasting firm that services institutional and private investors around the world. EWI provides long-term as well as on-line intraday analysis covering stock markets, currencies, interest rates, key commodities and social trends that is available via Bloomberg, Bridge, Dow Jones, DTN, Reuters, and the Internet. Mr. Prechter attended Yale University on a full scholarship and graduated in 1971 with a degree in psychology. He began his career as a Technical Market Specialist with the Merrill Lynch Market Analysis Department in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introductory Note
Foreword
Chapter 1: Perspective
PART I: THE STOCK MARKET
Elliott Wave Analysis
Chapter 2: Patterns and Their Implications
Chapter 3: The Inflation-Adjusted Dow
Chapter 4: Comments on the Ultimate Price Peak
Chapter 5: Expectations for the Great Bear Market
Technical Analysis
Chapter 6: Momentum Considerations
Chapter 7: Investor Psychology: Valuation
Chapter 8: Manifestations of Investor Psychology
Chapter 9: The Role of Fundamentals
PART II: OTHER AREAS
Chapter 10: The Economy
Chapter 11: The Monetary Outlook
Chapter 12: High Grade Bonds
Chapter 13: How to Handle the Coming Environment
Appendix A: A Capsule Summary of the Wave Principle
Appendix B: The Message from Fixed Time Cycles
Appendix C: Illustrations Updated Through June 1997
Index
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