The Stock Market Barometer / Edition 1

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Overview

In The Stock Market Barometer, William Hamilton's clear and in-depth analysis explores the Dow Theory's underlying principles, its explanation of averages and its remarkable affinity for predictable cycles of panic and prosperity. More than just a blueprint of the Theory, however, Hamilton's cogent discussion provides a concise examination of the stock market and its history since 1897, as well as thorough descriptions of the notable trends he observed during a distinguished career. His undisputed gifts of insight and interpretation bring focus and flavor to his candid views on a variety of vital topics, including market manipulation, speculation, and regulation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471247388
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Series: A Marketplace Book Series , #17
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 347
  • Product dimensions: 5.73 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM PETER HAMILTON originally published The Stock Market Barometer in 1922. Mr. Hamilton spent a career in financial journalism and became editor of The Wall Street Journal.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
I Cycles and Stock Market Records 1
II Wall Street of the Movies 9
III Charles H. Dow, and His Theory 21
IV Dow's Theory, Applied to Speculation 30
V Major Market Swings 40
VI A Unique Quality of Forecast 49
VII Manipulation and Professional Trading 60
VIII Mechanics of the Market 73
IX "Water" in the Barometer 87
X "A Little Cloud Out of the Sea, Like a Man's Hand" - 1906 101
XI The Unpunctured Cycle 115
XII Forecasting a Bull Market - 1908-1909 128
XIII Nature and Uses of Secondary Swings 142
XIV 1909, and Some Defects of History 154
XV A "Line" and an Example - 1914 172
XVI An Exception to Prove the Rule 185
XVII Its Greatest Vindication - 1917 196
XVIII What Regulation Did to Our Railroads 208
XIX A Study in Manipulation - 1900-1 221
XX Some Conclusions - 1910-14 237
XXI Running True to Form - 1922-1925 250
XXII Some Thoughts for Speculators 262
Appendix Record of the Dow-Jones Averages 281
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