Super Boom: Why the Dow Jones Will Hit 38,820 and How You Can Profit From It



"Jeff Hirsch delivers a 500% effort in Super Boom. Unless you're closed minded or comatose, there is a lot, lot more here than any investment reader can normally hope for. The visuals and data alone are worth many times the price."—KEN FISHER, founder and CEO, Fisher Investments, Forbes "Portfolio Strategy" columnist, five-time New York Times bestselling author

"Super Boom reminds the reader of the power of compounding. DJIA 38,820 by 2025 might sound like an outrageous level, but the implied sub-9% compound annual growth rate (following a decade of decline) makes the target appear more attainable. Within these pages, Jeff demonstrates that he has learned a lot from his father and has inherited the reputation as a renowned and respected market historian."—SAM STOVALL, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard & Poor's Equity Research

"As a kid I taught Jeff how to catch big rainbow trout in Montana. In Super Boom, he's returned the favor by showing us how to catch a monster stock market move. A must-read book."—LARRY WILLIAMS, trader

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.

Key Terms.

About the Author.