Jeffrey A. Hirsch is the President of the Hirsch Organization and Editor in Chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac. He worked with founder Yale Hirsch for fifteen years, taking over in 2001. He appears frequently on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and many other national and international media outlets to discuss market cycles, seasonality, trading patterns, predictions, and historical trends. Hirsch also edits the firm's digital toolkit, Almanac Investor, a subscription-based product including investor alerts, market data, and research tools.
PART I: Anatomy of a Super Boom.
CHAPTER 1 The Boom Equation.
The math behind the move.
CHAPTER 2 A Strangled Economy.
From slump to powerhouse.
PART II: The Fortune Tellers.
CHAPTER 3 The History of Ignorance and the Ignorance of History.
Dow 36,000 and the dangers of erroneous assumptions.
CHAPTER 4 An Argument against Financial Calamity.
The best case for and against all hell breaking loose.
CHAPTER 5 Yale Hirsch and the 500 Percent Move.
Discovering the boom pattern.
PART III: Booms and Busts of the Twentieth Century.
CHAPTER 6 Panics, World War I, and the Roaring Twenties.
From the Rich Man's Panic to the first recorded super boom.
CHAPTER 7 Depression, World War II, and the Baby Boom.
The greatest generation births a boom.
CHAPTER 8 Vietnam, Stagflation, and the Information Revolution.
The greatest boom ever: bigger, faster, longer, higher.
PART IV: The Prodigal Pattern Returns.
CHAPTER 9 Inflation.
The history and impact of the Consumer Price Index.
CHAPTER 10 Investment Ideas and Strategies.
How to profit now and during a super boom.
APPENDIX A Yale Hirsch's 1977 Stock Picks.
APPENDIX B 1977 Smart Money Newsletter Reprinted.
About the Author.