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Riding the bull, beating the bear : market timing for the long-term investor
Yanis, Edward M.
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New York : Wiley, [2002]

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xxi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Investment techniques that make money, while saving time
Riding the Bull, Beating the Bear offers a simple, straightforward market timing technique. Using his extensively researched and back-tested Y-Process method, Edward Yanis shows investors how they can improve their portfolio performance-by doing one simple calculation every week. With a minimum of work, readers can benefit from a buy-and-hold, index oriented philosophy, and at the same time, preserve capital by getting out of the market before prolonged dips. For readers who don't want to get bogged down in complex investing strategies, Riding the Bull, Beating the Bear provides a low-intensity, active management style that is easy to learn and even easier to implement.

Author Notes

EDWARD M. YANIS is the Chairman and CEO of Yanis Financial Services, Inc., which publishes a weekly market commentary newsletter. Yanis is the developer of the Y-Process(r), a revolutionary stock market model that forecasts crucial market turns, enabling investors to reduce risk and enhance returns. Prior to working in the markets, he was systems engineering manager for General Electric where he worked on the design, testing, and production of a number of major defense contracts, including the AEGIS Combat System for the U.S. Navy.

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It may be a truism that investors can't outperform the market in the long run, yet Edward M. Yanis, chairman of Yanis Financial Services, claims to have beat the system. His book Riding the Bull, Beating the Bear: Market Timing for the Long-Term Investor describes the "Y-Process," a mathematical model that supposedly allows investors to predict the upcoming fluctuations of the market. Yanis cautions, however, that this technique is only for "sophisticated" investors, and much of the book is taken up with more conservative and familiar advice (diversification, mutual funds) for beginner and intermediate players. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Reducing Risk
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. xvii
The Y-Process Can Be Used to Increase Returnsp. xviii
This Book Is Written for Three Levels of Investorsp. xx
Two New Disclosures in the World of Investingp. xx
Special Featuresp. xxi
Part 1 The Novice Investor's First Venture into the Stock Marketp. 1
1 Accumulating Wealth Begins with Six Simple Tenetsp. 3
2 Investment Choices for the Prudent Investorp. 27
3 Mutual Funds: The Ideal Investment for Beginnersp. 37
Part 2 Assisting the Intermediate Investor to Become a More Effective Manager at Wealth Buildingp. 53
4 The Psychology of Investingp. 55
5 Benchmarking: Going Beyond the SandP 500 Indexp. 68
6 Why Indexing Makes Sensep. 79
Part 3 Teaching Sophisticated Investors the Judicious Use of the Y-Processp. 89
7 Beating the Bearp. 91
8 Schools of Strategic Investingp. 104
9 The Y-Process Strategyp. 131
10 Validating the Y-Processp. 151
11 The Devil Is in the Detailsp. 168
12 Stretch Your Gains: Reach for Higher Returnsp. 182
Epilogue: Some Reflections on Our Ride to Beat the Bearp. 195
Appendix A SandP 500 Index for 1940p. 197
Appendix B SandP 500 Index for 1950p. 201
Appendix C SandP 500 Index for 1960p. 205
Appendix D SandP 500 Index for 1970p. 209
Appendix E SandP 500 Index for 1980p. 213
Appendix F SandP 500 Index for 1990p. 217
Notesp. 221
Glossaryp. 225
About the Authorp. 249
Indexp. 251