Sy Harding

Sy is president of StreetSmartReport.com and editor of the free market blog Street Smart Post. Follow him on twitter @streetsmartpost. He was the Timer Digest #1 Gold Timer for 2012 (Gold Timer of the Year), as well as the #2 Long-Term Stock Market Timer.

Articles by Sy Harding

As goes January so goes the year. Avoid the first two years of the Four-Year Presidential Cycle. Buy in the fall of the 2nd year of the presidential cycle and hold through to the end of the third year. Sell in May and re-enter in October....
It’s a good thing it’s different this time! We know it is because Wall Street says so.The high-valuation levels indicated by the Shiller CAPE 10 Price/Earnings Ratio mean nothing this time, because things are different than when that...
Wall Street’s advice on how to prepare for possible market corrections has always been the same. No matter what happens to the economy people will still have to eat, drink, and take their medicines. So consumer staples, food, beverage,...
It is said that they don’t ring a bell at stock market tops.  However, the housing industry has sometimes been quite adept at doing just that. In fact, it has been quite prescient in leading the economy, and thus the stock market, in...
The stock market has hung in there so far this year in spite of negative economic reports from December through February that indicated the economy was slowing significantly.Not that the market continued its winter rally. For 2014 so far,...
The market remained positive, near its December peak for three months, primarily based on hopes.·         Economic reports were dismal during the winter and into March, indicating the economy was...
As we move into April, it’s important to look at the stock market’s long history of making most of its gains each year in a favorable ‘season’ of November to April, while most of its corrections and bear market down-legs take place in an...
Over my 27 years in the business, I often discuss bull and bear markets with investors. A couple of popular beliefs frequently surprise me.The first is that bear markets are rare events. Investors are still surprised, some even shocked,...
After an unusual blow-out 2013, the U.S. stock market has gone nowhere so far this year.Down for January, back up for February, and sideways for March, the Dow is 1% below its record high reached at the end of the year, and thus down 1%...
The Dow is down about 2% for the week, so minor that it’s hardly a blip on the charts. However, given the similar declines in global markets, the continuing dismal economic news out of China, and concerns about the Ukraine/Russia situation...

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