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    "Predicting the Markets of Tomorrow": The James O'Shaughnessy Approach

    by Cara Scatizzi

    Over the years, many investors have learned—some the hard way—that history tends to repeat itself. The more astute learn from the past and avoid repeating the same mistakes.

    But can past trends indicate future trends?

    James O’Shaughnessy believes they can. In his newest book, “Predicting the Markets of Tomorrow: A Contrarian Investment Strategy for the Next Twenty Years” (Penguin Group, 2006), O’Shaughnessy argues that investors can predict where the markets are going by simply looking at historical long-term trends. Through an examination of stock market history, O’Shaughnessy develops a stock selection approach for individual investors that attempts to take maximum advantage of current trends.

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