Investors, Traders and Speculators

“The most realistic distinction between the investor and the speculator (trader) is found in their attitude toward stock-market movements. The speculator’s primary interest lies in anticipating and profiting from market fluctuations. The investor’s primary interest lies in acquiring and holding suitable securities at suitable prices. Market movements are important to him in a practical sense, because they alternately create low price levels at which he would be wise to buy and high price levels at which he certainly should refrain from buying and probably would be wise to sell.”  

Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

The Market Cycle Dynamics approach to market cycles is based on fundamental business cycle analysis and technical stock market cycle analysis using custom Fibonacci methods in price and time. The goal is to combine both approaches to provide valuable and actionable market intelligence to subscribers. The objective is to identify both long-term and short-term market entry, exit and stop loss targets as a cycle based “formula timing plan” for both investors and traders.

The MCD Letter for Investors: Large stock market cycle technical analysis is combined with fundamental analysis to assist investors in timing the buying and selling of investments based on optimal entry and exit points in the large cycles. Investing is purchasing a stock for the value of its future cash flows, with a willingness to wait for the inevitable rewards of those cash flows in dividends and price appreciation.

The MCD Letter for Traders: Small stock market cycle technical analysis is provided to traders for the purpose of stock market timing of entry and exit points in the small cycles. Trading or speculating is the purchase of an asset in anticipation of a short term price movement, and not its future cash flows.

To understand how The International Market Cycle Dynamics Letter and the MCD website tools use cycle analysis as  a formula timing plan for investors and traders, subscribers need to understand the Long Wave Dynamics Formula Timing Plan approach. Every monthly issue of The International Market Cycle Dynamics Letter provides actionable global market cycle analysis for subscribers and the website tools are updated to provide current market cycle analysis.