There are two ways to analyze any market; by its ‘Fundamental’ attributes or by its ‘Technical’ charts.
With the advent of personal computing and the internet, TA has become the dominant methodology for predicting stock, bond, commodity and currency market cycles worldwide.
TA is used by ALL major investment banks and international trading desks as the underlying basis for TRILLIONS of dollars in DAILY investment transactions.
Charts showing the annual appreciation or decline in real estate values over time are visual snapshots of Supply & Demand forces in action. Technical Analysis (TA) relies on these charts because they accurately reflect what ACTUALLY happened.
ANY and ALL Fundamental factors that can and did influence real estate values in THAT market,
The STAR momentum indicators show the ‘energy’ behind any market. For a sustained up-cycle, it MUST be supported by momentum. Market Psychology influences momentum but is not the only driver.
The first step in locating investment candidates is evaluating the STAR indicators. Each of the six ‘triggers’ represent a distinct Technical Analysis (TA) ‘event.’
The left-most columns are Short-Term triggers and carry far less significance than the Long-Term indicators on the right.
Ever since there’ve been markets and cycles, investors have been trying to predict what’s going to happen next. You can reap huge rewards if you get that one piece of information correct.
Trillions of dollars and billions of man-hours have been spent over the last 100 years trying to figure out how to best predict market cycles.
Remember that amusement park ride, the little helicopter where you could push a bar back and forth to go up or down? It would spin around a circle, and if the operator threw a switch, you could ‘control’ the copter in a very small way.
As a child, it felt like you were really flying,