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Jan 07 2022

Time Cycles Say There’ll Be Better Times Than 2022

  • Jan 7, 2022

Numerologists will be disappointed to learn that longer-term time cycles don’t line up for a prosperous 2022 for stocks. However, the historical “hit rates” aren’t high enough to justify running for cover if you have no other fundamental stock-market worries. 

Dec 17 2021

A Religious Calendar Calls For A 2022 (Market) Sabbatical

  • Dec 17, 2021

With the most speculative year in U.S. stock market history drawing to a close, we could probably all use a rest. How about a rest that lasts 12 months?

The year 2022 on the Jewish calendar is a Shmita year—historically considered to be a year of rest, or sabbatical, following six years of work. Unfortunately, markets have frequently taken this suggestion quite literally! There’s been a major financial disruption in seven of the eight Shmita years dating back to 1966: