At the Crest of the Tidal Wave: A Forecast for the Great Bear Market / Edition 1

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Overview

'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

'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

'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

'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 same author stood virtually 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

'Robert Prechter and R.N. Elliott 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

'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 1980s, 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 Finance/Investment

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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: 9780471979548
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Series: Investment Series
  • Edition description: ABR
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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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