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Jeffrey Hirsch

Editor-in-Chief,

The Stock Trader's Almanac & Almanac Investor

  • Editor-in-Chief of The Stock Trader's Almanac
  • Author of The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles
  • 25 Year Wall Street Veteran

About Jeffrey

Jeffrey Hirsch is editor-in-chief of The Stock Trader's Almanac and Almanac Investor, and the author of The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles (Wiley, 2012), along with Super Boom: Why the Dow Will Hit 38,820 and How You Can Profit from It (Wiley, 2011). A 30-year Wall Street veteran, he took over from founder, Yale Hirsch, in 2001. Mr. Hirsch regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and many other financial media outlets.

Jeffrey's Articles

We used to have a sign in our old office about picking downside targets. It said one thing: don’t do it, asserts Jeffrey Hirsch, seasonal trading specialist and editor of Stock Trader's Almanac.
The Worst Six Months of the year (May-October) for 2022 commences on the heels of the worst start for the market since 1950, points out seasonal timing expert Jeffrey Hirsch, editor of Stock Trader's Almanac.
Our “Best Six Months” switching strategy, which is found in our annual Stock Trader’s Almanac, is basically the flip side of the old “sell in May and Go Away” adage, explains Jeffrey Hirsch, seasonal trading expert and editor of Stock Trader's Almanac.
Since this year is a midterm year, it would not be completely without historical precedent for the market to remain volatile throughout the balance of the first quarter into Q2-Q3 before finally finding firmer footing, notes Jeffrey Hirsch, editor of Stock Trader's Almanac — and a participant in The Interactive MoneyShow Virtual Expo on March 22-24. Register here for free.

Jeffrey's Videos

Cash is a position and patience is in order as we navigate the worst months of the year and the weak spot of the four-year cycle. But 2022 is setting up for a prototypical midterm bottom hitting its low point in late Q3 or early Q4 in the August-October period, just ahead of the midterm elections. Jeff will show you how to navigate this volatility and be ready for the next bull market rally. Inflation is stubbornly remaining at multi-decade highs, the Fed is tightening, sentiment is bearish, support levels are not holding, supply chain disruptions persist, there is conflict in Europe and energy prices are at record highs for consumers. Continue to be patient as the weak spot of the four-year-cycle will eventually give way to the sweet spot, likely sometime later in Q3 or in early Q4. Even with inflation at multi-decade highs, cash is likely the least risky place to wait.

Midterm election years continue to be a volatile year for stocks as republicans and democrats vie for control for Congress, especially under new presidents. It's worst for new democratic presidents. Disappointment with the incumbent administration holds the market back through Q2-Q3, creating the next great buying opportunity—the perennial sweet spot of the four-year cycle. Jeff will relay how the market behaves under different political alignments as well his latest market outlook and seasonal investing opportunities in sector ETFs, top-ranked stocks, and the ins and outs of his best & worst Months Switching Strategies.

The news flow on the war, the Fed, oil prices and inflation will drive the daily volatility. So, we will be sticking to our playbook guided by our seasonal, fundamental, technical, monetary, and market psychology disciplines. Tune in for Jeff's latest outlook and prep for the Worst Six Month (AKA Sell in May). Stocks are up against several risk from War, Inflation, the Fed, and the midterm elections, but traders can find solace in the technical support, market internals and load of fiscal stimulus. What are we buying and selling now?




Jeffrey's Books

Jeffrey Hirsch

Stock Trader's Almanac 2021

The 2021 Stock Trader’s Almanac is your shortcut to understanding the cycles, trends, and patterns that will define stock trading in 2021. Based on strategies that have outperformed the S&P 500 by over 325% since 2001, the &
Jeffrey Hirsch

The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles: How to Take Advantage of Time-Proven Market Patterns

For investors looking to beat the buy-and-hold philosophy, The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles will provide simple, actionable ideas that have stood the test of time and consistently outperformed the market.

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