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Yes, You Can Time the Market!

Stein, Ben and DeMuth, Phil

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ISBN 10: 0471430161 / ISBN 13: 9780471430162
Published by John Wiley & Sons, 2003
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Title: Yes, You Can Time the Market!

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Printing.

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Economist, actor, author, and former quiz show host Ben Stein teamed up with investment psychologist Phil DeMuth to examine a century of stock market data and discovered a profound and original investment truth: Yes, you can time the market! In their instant investment classic Yes, You Can Time the Market!, Stein and DeMuth show investors simple, readily available measurements that tell them when it's time to invest in stocks, bonds, real estate, or cash. Written for the investor who wants to preserve capital and build wealth steadily, this book offers prudent, bedrock advice for anyone who can no longer afford to play games with their money.

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Economist, financial fraud buster, writer, celebrity, andall-around smart guy Ben Stein teams up with investor advisor andpsychologist Phil DeMuth to prove that Yes, You Can Time theMarket! Though the common wisdom on Wall Street says market timingdoesn’t work, the authors sifted through a hundred years ofstock market data and discovered that fundamental valuation metricsclearly show when the market is over- or under-priced. In fact,timing the market is just a matter of patience–something WallStreet doesn’t have.

In this smart, simple book, Stein and DeMuth show you how to usethe tools of technical analysis to determine the relative"cheapness" or "expensiveness" of the market as a whole at anygiven moment. They demonstrate that basic criteria like dividendyield and price to earnings ratio are like clocks that can tell youwhen it’s a good time to jump into an index fund, the stockmarket, or when you’d be better off putting your money inbonds, real estate, or cash.

You’ll find no gimmicks or get-rich-quick schemes here,just the information you need to tell a good investing climate froma bad one. Timing the market is safer and more profitable thankeeping your money in stocks all the time. In fact, an investorusing Stein and DeMuth’s system would have bought stocks infifteen out of fifteen of the best investing years for long-terminvestors since 1926, while staying out of the market during theworst fifteen years. Market timing not only offers superior returnsover the long run, but it can also protect you from short-termcatastrophe.

Yes, You Can Time the Market! But don’t just take theauthors’ word for it, see for yourself with charts, graphs,tables, and a wealth of stock market data. Stein and DeMuth havedone all the heavy lifting for you. All you have to do is followtheir advice and look forward to a more prosperous future. Writtenfor those who want to preserve capital and build wealth steadily,this book offers prudent, bedrock advice for investors who can nolonger afford to play games with their money.

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