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Stock Trader's Almanac 2013 by Jeffrey A. Hirsch

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2013 STRATEGY CALENDAR

JANUARY ALMANAC

January Barometer predicts year’s course with .758 batting average (page 16) 12 of last 15 post-presidential election years followed January’s direction Every down January on the S&P since 1950, without exception, preceded a new or extended bear market, a flat market, or a 10% correction (page 42) S&P gains January’s first five days preceded full-year gains 84.6% of the time, 11 of last 15 post-presidential years followed first five days’ direction (page 14) November, December, and January constitute the year’s best three-month span, a 4.3% S&P gain (pages 44 & 147) January NASDAQ powerful 2.9% since 1971 (pages 56 & 148) “January Effect” now starts ...

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