An innovative investment approach that takes the actions of the U.S. Congress into consideration
Historical research indicates that, more often than not, when Congress is in session there is a negative effect on equities markets (the "Congressional Effect") due possibly to investor uncertainty surrounding government action or inaction as well as the unintended consequences of Congressional legislative initiatives on the stock market. Author Eric Singer, a financial professional with over twenty-five years of experience, is an expert on this phenomenon, and with this new book he shares his extensive insights with you.
Trade the Congressional Effect skillfully details how you can profit from Congress's impact on the stock market. Along the way, it puts this approach in perspective and gives you all the tools you'll need to profitably incorporate it into your investing endeavors. Singer walks you through the process of trading the Congressional Effect and provides practical guidance regarding the possible pitfalls and opportunities you'll face each step of the way.
Addresses why it is better to invest while Congress isn't in session
Reveals exactly what the Congressional Effect encompasses and why it occurs
Written by Eric Singer, one of the first people to publicly document the general effect of Congress on daily stock prices
Supported by over forty-five years of real world data, the Congressional Effect has proven profitable to those who know how to use it. This timely guide will show you exactly what it takes to make this phenomenon work for you.
Table of contents
- Wiley Global Finance
- Series Page
- Chapter 1: What is the Congressional Effect?
- Chapter 2: The Congressional Effect and the Limits of Modern Portfolio Theory
- Chapter 3: Congressmen as Issues Entrepreneurs
- Chapter 4: Behavioral Finance, the Stock Market, and Congressional Dysfunction
- Chapter 5: If Congress is Malfunction Junction, What's its Function?
- Chapter 6: Where Will Washington Strike Next?
- Chapter 7: Sidestepping Congress's Wealth Destruction with a Macro Approach
- Chapter 8: Are Democrats or Republicans Better for Your Portfolio?
- Chapter 9: Leverging the Election Cycle
- Chapter 10: Are Lame Ducks, Impeachments, Resignations, Vetoes, and Litigated Elections Good for the Market?
- Chapter 11: More Ways to Dodge Congress's Stray Bullets
Chapter 12: “ThatGovernment Is Best that Governs Least”
- Prognosis: Increasingly Partisan Politics Is Not Good for the Market
- Conflicting Government Mandates Promote Market Instability
- The Cumulative Effect of Unintended Consequences is Congressional Wealth Destruction
- Congress's Dysfunctionality and the 2012 Election
- What Happens When Congress Does Not Know the Price?
- Congress Needs to Attract the Best Talent
- In Conclusion
- About the Author
- Title: Trade the Congressional Effect: How To Profit from Congress's Impact on the Stock Market
- Release date: October 2012
- Publisher(s): Wiley
- ISBN: 9781118362433
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