In a financial world dominated by gigantism, the beauty of smallness hasnt had much of a look in. Yet beyond the credit boom, globalisation has been found wanting, with growth hard to find. Could it be that small firms are set to be the stock marketMoreIn a financial world dominated by gigantism, the beauty of smallness hasnt had much of a look in.
Yet beyond the credit boom, globalisation has been found wanting, with growth hard to find. Could it be that small firms are set to be the stock market outperformers of the future?This book confounds the current big is better consensus, with Gervais Williams extraordinary data showing why smallness offers an effective path for investors beyond the financial crisis.But this book is about so much more than just the case for small being beautiful.
It also explains why the unique characteristics of AIM - the UK market for smaller, growing companies - will be a place of extraordinary vitality in the coming years.The main section consists of 52 weekly articles focusing on a range of strategies based on original seasonality analysis.
These are supplemented with facts, figures and trivia unique to the Almanac. This is an extremely valuable and informative companion to the financial year, making the Almanac the one essential book for the serious trader or investor.The Almanac consists of three main sections:1. Day-to-day financial dataData and statisticsEach page of this section includes key financial dates including: important economic releases, derivative contract expiries, exchange holidays, and company results expected that week.
The pages also feature the results of a unique study of the historic performance of the market for each day and week of the year - the Sinclair Numbers.Seasonality researchEach page of the diary is accompanied by an original, informative and entertaining article. These cover studies of trends and anomalies, seasonality analysis, momentum effects, sector performance, arbitrage opportunities, FTSE Index reviews, as well as the results of some more unusual and eye-opening research.2.
StatisticsA collection of articles featuring statistical analysis of UK stock market data and more wide-ranging topics than the Diary. Exclusive to the Almanac, sector, weekly and daily market performance analysis data is included.3. ReferenceThe Reference section includes background information about UK and international stock indices. Topics covered include basic facts about the market, trade codes, a timetable of the trading day and a look at the original constituents of the FT 30 of 1935 and the FTSE 100 of [email protected]