Sector Analysis

As long as we are pulling out the key graphs from that Rydex pdf, here’s another interesting chart:

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Historical Betas of Various Asset Classes vs S&P500 (as of December 2004)
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Source:
Investing —More of a Challenge
Rydex Funds
http://www.rydexfundsfp.com/pdf/ium_6pager.pdf

Category: Investing, Markets

DJIA 1966 – 1982

The previous chart reveals the long standing secular moves of the markets; What’s an investor to do during one of the long periods of weakness? One answer is to learn to be more nimble, and trade the cyclical markets. > Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1966 – 1982 click for larger chart data for chart courtesy…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

Market Cycles: 100 Year DJIA

Yet another look (see prior takes here and here) at the concept of market cycles. The past century  shows alternating Bullish and Bearish phases, secular periods each lasting for an extended time (between 10 to 20 years). > Dow Jones Industrials, 1903 – 2004 Note that markets are up slightly for 2005 since this chart…Read More

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