Master Strategists for 2007: AAII's Top Stock Screens

by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

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It takes the right moves, clever tactics and perseverance following a grand plan to be a master stock market strategist.

However, the fiercest battle in 2007 was not among the various strategists, but rather against the market itself.

During 2007, over three different three-month periods, the bears clearly took control of the board, with the S&P declining more than 5%. Underlying the bear positions was a deflating real-estate market, which led to a crisis in the sub-prime mortgage industry, as well as increasing unease as to the strength of the U.S. economy. Luckily, the bulls regained control after each market downturn, with a subsequent reversal to somewhat higher levels.

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Wayne A. Thorp, CFA is a vice president and senior financial analyst at AAII and editor of Computerized Investing. Follow him on Twitter at @AAII_CI.


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