Beat the Market: Invest by Knowing What Stocks to Buy and What Stocks to Sell
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Beat the Market: Invest by Knowing What Stocks to Buy and What Stocks to Sell

by Charles D. Kirkpatrick
     
 

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“The author introduces an investing methodology with proven results and easily applied unequivocal decision making. Particularly impressive is the way he includes a selling discipline, not just a buying discipline. This book is a must for any concerned investor.”

Richard Arms, Analyst, Author, and Inventor of The Arms Index

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“The author introduces an investing methodology with proven results and easily applied unequivocal decision making. Particularly impressive is the way he includes a selling discipline, not just a buying discipline. This book is a must for any concerned investor.”

Richard Arms, Analyst, Author, and Inventor of The Arms Index

“This is one of the best new investing books of the decade: succinct, practical, and timeless. Built on a foundation of 40 years of market wisdom, it combines technical analysis and portfolio construction that is supported by excellent research. It should be required reading for everyone from new investors to the most sophisticated hedge fund managers.”

Linda Raschke, President, LBRGroup, Inc.

“The author is an award winning Technical Analyst. In this book, he covers the basic principles, definitions, safeguards, pitfalls, and risks of investing. Believing in active management, he recognizes the benefits of multiple tools (fundamental and technical) and disciplines there-on, to construct a portfolio methodology with guidelines for both buying and selling, for maximum gain. This is a valuable book for any serious investor.”

Louise Yamada, Managing Director, Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors, LLC.

“In this book, Charles Kirkpatrick demonstrates just how powerful a tool relative strength is, deftly combining technical and fundamental analysis to produce a superior long-term approach. This isn’t just theory, but the real-time work of a practitioner with an outstanding track record. For many years a small group of knowledgeable investors has known about this work, now you can too.”

John Bollinger, CFA, CMT, President, Bollinger Capital Management

“The author presents a clearly written, time-tested formula for investor independence and success through applying relative price strength for stock selection and portfolio construction.”

Hank Pruden, Golden Gate University

Over the past 25 years, Charles D. Kirkpatrick’s exclusive stock-picking technique has outperformed the S&P 500’s performance by a whopping 7.7 times. That’s right: If you’d invested $10,000 in the S&P 500, you’d have $130,000 now...but if you’d followed Kirkpatrick’s published picks, you’d have $1,000,000! If that’s not amazing enough, Kirkpatrick’s system is remarkably easy to use. In this book, he teaches you all you need to put it to work in your portfolio!

Kirkpatrick reveals why an active strategy based on relative stock rankings is the surest route to profit, and how just a few pieces of publicly available information enable you to create rankings that virtually guarantee exceptional performance. You’ll learn how to use his techniques to organize stocks into a portfolio that maximizes returns while reducing risk...uncover trigger points that tell you when to buy and sell...and systematically protect yourself against bad stocks and bad markets.

  • Why the conventional wisdom about investing is flat-out wrong
    What’s wrong with diversification, “random walks,” and the efficient markets hypothesis
  • Don’t even try to predict the markets: you don’t have to!
    Discover what the markets are actually doing: then react fast, with discipline
  • Invest the intelligent way: with “relatives”
    Measure what really matters: a stock’s relative strength and growth compared with the rest
  • Start using the market’s reliable investment triggers
    Recognize what to buy, what to sell, and when to make your moves
  • Mitigate the risks associated with broad market declines
    Intelligently decide when to move assets into cash

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132439787
Publisher:
FT Press
Publication date:
09/05/2008
Series:
Beat The Market Series
Pages:
167
Sales rank:
778,249
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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"This is one of the best new investing books of the decade: succinct, practical, and timeless. Built on a foundation of 40 years of market wisdom, it combines technical analysis and portfolio construction that is supported by excellent research. It should be required reading for everyone from new investors to the most sophisticated hedge fund managers."

—Linda Raschke, President, LBRGroup, Inc.

"The author is an award winning Technical Analyst. In this book, he covers the basic principles, definitions, safeguards, pitfalls, and risks of investing. Believing in active management, he recognizes the benefits of multiple tools (fundamental and technical) and disciplines there-on, to construct a portfolio methodology with guidelines for both buying and selling, for maximum gain. This is a valuable book for any serious investor."

—Louise Yamada, Managing Director, Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors, LLC.

"In this book, Charles Kirkpatrick demonstrates just how powerful a tool relative strength is, deftly combining technical and fundamental analysis to produce a superior long-term approach. This isn't just theory, but the real-time work of a practitioner with an outstanding track record. For many years a small group of knowledgeable investors has known about this work, now you can too."

—John Bollinger, CFA, CMT, President, Bollinger Capital Management

"The author presents a clearly written, time-tested formula for investor independence and success throughapplying relative price strength for stock selection and portfolio construction."

—Hank Pruden, Golden Gate University

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Meet the Author

Charles D. Kirkpatrick II, CMT is currently president of Kirkpatrick & Company, Inc., Kittery, Maine. This is a privatecorporation specializing in technical research that publishes the Kirkpatrick Market Strategist advisory newsletter.

In the recent past, Mr. Kirkpatrick has been a director of the Market Technicians Associationan association of professional analystsand served on its Dow Award Committee, Education Committee, and as chairman of the Academic Liaison Committee. He was editor of the Journal of Technical Analysis—the official journal of technical analysis research—and an instructor in finance at the Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration in Durango, Coloradoone of only seven colleges (as opposed to universities) in the U.S. accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In 2007, with coauthor, Professor Julie Dahlquist, he published a textbook on technical analysis: Technical Analysis The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians now used in university finance classes and the Market Technicians Association’s professional education programs.

In addition, Mr. Kirkpatrick has received awards from his peers. In 1993 and 2001 he received the Charles H. Dow Award for excellence in technical researchand in 2008, he received the Market Technicians Association Annual Awardan award given once a year to someone for “Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Technical Analysis.” He is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and served as a decorated combat officer in the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He currently resides on an island in Maine with his wife, Ellie, and various domestic animals.

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