Using Triggers to Beat the Market: The Charles Kirkpatrick "Relative" Approach
Despite the wild ride the stock market has taken over the last year or so, many still believe that stocks are the best investment vehicle available.
Among these investors is Charles Kirkpatrick, president of Kirkpatrick & Co., a technical research firm, and publisher of the Kirkpatrick Market Strategist. He holds the Certified Market Technician (CMT) designation and is an instructor at Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration.
In his book, “Beat the Market: Invest by Knowing What Stocks to Buy and What Stocks to Sell” (FT Press, 2008), Kirkpatrick outlines stock-picking and portfolio management strategies that he believes individual investors can follow to outperform the market while reducing the risk of capital loss.
While he is a technician who attempts to identify patterns to predict future movements in stocks, Kirkpatrick also believes that it is impossible to predict the market as a whole or the economy.
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