February 16, 2021
JP Morgan's classic retort, "Stocks will fluctuate," is often quoted with a wink-of-the-eye implication that the only prediction one can make about the stock market is that it will go up, down, or sideways. Many investors agree that no one ever really knows which way the market will move. Nothing could be further from the truth.
With over 30 years in the business and 54 annual editions of the Stock Trader's Almanac in his quiver, Jeffrey Hirsch, CEO of Hirsch Holdings, has discovered that while stocks do indeed fluctuate, they do so in well-defined, often predictable patterns. These patterns recur too frequently to be the result of chance or coincidence. Join him for this MoneyMastersSM Course and learn how the stock market's historically proven cyclical and seasonal tendencies can be applied to today's markets to make you a more successful investor and trader using historical patterns and market seasonality in conjunction with fundamental and technical analysis.
Part 1 - Trading Discipline & The Major Investment Cycles
We will start off with a refresher course on trading discipline. Jeff will go over how to get into the proper mindset, set goals and priorities, and discuss basic tools and techniques. We will explore market psychology, risk tolerance, expectations, discipline, and bad behavior including seven deadly sins to avoid. Then he will turn to his five disciplines of trading, investing, market timing, and analysis: seasonal, fundamental, technical, monetary, and psychological. After that we will dive into the major investment cycles:
- War and Peace and the Markets
- Secular Bull and Bear Markets
- Decennial Cycle
- 4-Year Presidential Election/Stock Market Cycle
- Seasonal Cycles: Best Six Months and Sectors and Commodities
- Quarterly, Monthly, Weekly, Daily, and Intraday
- January Indicators
Part 2 - Beyond "Sell in May"
In this segment we will dig into the nitty details of trading and investing strategies built around market seasonality and trends, sector and commodity seasonal rotation tactics: trading the best and worst months, holiday trading patterns, the small cap effect, the only free lunch on Wall Street, triple witching and options expiration and dig into his tactical seasonal switching strategy, seasonal sector rotation strategy, and the current portfolios.
Part 3 - Stock Screening
Here we will delve deep into Jeff's individual stock selection process. As with everything he does, there is of course a seasonal component to how he picks stocks. Not only will he cover how he screens for stocks, but what times of years he selects which kinds of stocks. He will cover the seasonal overlay, fundamental stock screen and technical analysis he employs to construct his stock portfolios, including his current portfolios of small-, mid-, and large-cap stocks. And he will show you how he settles on buy limits, stop losses, entries, and exits. So you will learn what to buy, when to buy, at what price, and when to sell.
We will wrap it up with a lesson in managing positions. Jeff Hirsch will share his trading rules and disciplines and how he manages emotions. You will learn how to create your own "Battle Plan for Investment Survival," how to close out a position, and how to "Profit from Your Investment Mistakes."
*Tickets are $139 per person; all sales are final. If you miss the live course, you can always watch it on demand at a later date.