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Investing in the Second Lost Decade: A Survival Guide for Keeping Your Profits Up When the Market Is Down by Tom J. Kopas, Joe D. Turner, Martin J. Pring

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CHAPTER 7HOW THE BUSINESS CYCLE CAN BE USED AS A ROAD MAP FOR INVESTING IN BONDS, STOCKS, AND COMMODITIES

The last chapter introduced us to the idea that the business cycle is continually repeating in a logical and sequential manner as some economic indicators, such as housing starts, lead the recovery and others, such as capital spending and the unemployment numbers, follow way behind. If we can pinpoint when a specific indicator has just turned and we know the direction of the trend of several others, we can use this whole framework as a road map to help us understand where we are in the business cycle and, more important, what is likely to happen next. The good news for investors is that the turning points of the three financial markets also ...

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