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Jeffrey Hirsch


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 A. Hirsch is CEO of Hirsch Holdings, editor-in-chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac, and publisher of Almanac Investor at Mr. Hirsch is the author of The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles (Wiley, 2012) and Super Boom: Why the Dow Will Hit 38,820 and How You Can Profit from It (Wiley, 2011). He worked with founder Yale Hirsch for over twenty years, taking over for him in 2001. A 35-year Wall Street veteran, he appears on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and many other financial media outlets. Now in its 57th year, the Stock Trader’s Almanac has been published every year since 1968. 

Jeffrey's Articles

With the rally respite that we had been looking for in April arriving and historically bullish April being negative this year, we expect continued choppy, volatile trading during this year’s “Worst Months,” May through October. But we remain bullish for the full year, explains Jeff Hirsch, editor-in-chief of The Stock Trader’s Almanac.
So much for February being the weak link in the Best Six Months. The bulls continued to stampede down Wall Street, logging the fourth straight monthly gain in a row for the S&P 500. The market is likely to consolidate over the next several months as it digests these gains and the usual ramp up of election year mudslinging. But we do not expect any major correction, writes Jeff Hirsch, editor of The Stock Trader’s Almanac.
Mid-February just arrived and with it the probability of some market weakness in the near term is on the rise. February is the weak link in the Best Months and as we have pointed out on several occasions, its average performance in election years, since 1950, has been tepid, explains Jeff Hirsch, editor of The Stock Trader’s Almanac.
Last year was a textbook seasonality and cycle year, with the market delivering above-average gains and closing at the annual highs right on cue at year-end. We expect this bull market to continue and our 2024 Forecast remains on track for our base-case scenario of annual gains in the 8%-15% range with perhaps more for S&P and NASDAQ, writes Jeff Hirsch, editor of The Stock Trader’s Almanac.

Jeffrey's Videos

Elevated risk has been historically observed during the "Worst Six Months" of the year. Tepid returns during May-October make reducing long exposure and developing a defensive strategy the wise approach. In the Almanac Investor Stock and ETF Portfolios, we do not merely "sell in May and go away." Instead, we take some profits, trim, or outright sell underperforming stock and ETF positions, tighten stop losses, and limit adding new long exposure to positions from sectors that have demonstrated a record of outperforming during the "Worst Months" period.

There are loads of headline risk, inflation, and recession fears out there, as well as geopolitical concerns. But this recent selloff was rather typical seasonal behavior for February, especially the latter half of the month. February is the weakest link in the Best Six Months, November-April, and is the second worst month of the year. Plus, on the heels of the massive rally of the October and December lows, the market sure needed a bit of a respite. After a textbook Stock Trader's Almanac 4-Year Cycle midterm year October bear market bottom the prospects were bullish for 2023 at the outset. Now that the market has hit Jeff's Bullish January Indicator Trifecta his 2023 Forecast Best Case Scenario is in play. Join Jeff for his updated outlook on the Sweet Spot of the 4-year cycle and his latest sector ETF trades and undervalued under-the-radar stock picks.

After a difficult 2022 for the markets, many stocks are finding their footing. With valuations more reasonable and the prospects for a better 2023 rising, where should you turn as an investor for the best bargains and the greatest profit potential? Find out in this compelling panel featuring some of the best stock pickers on and off Wall Street.

Get the lowdown on the latest Canadian listed ETFs focused on disruptive innovation, all-in-one diversified low-cost asset mixes, covered calls, and fixed income from, TD Asset Management, BMO ETFs & Horizons ETFs. Join this lively discussion with Jeff Hirsch and Jon Needham, Alfred Lee, and Emerson Baker where they will spend most of the time answering your questions.

Jeffrey's Books

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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 &
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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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