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Acclaimed Financial Advisor
Barron’s has seven times (2004–2010) ranked Ric Edelman among America’s 100 top financial advisors. In 2009 and 2010, Ric was ranked the #1 independent financial advisor in the nation by Barron's*. In 2004, Ric was inducted into the Financial Advisor Hall of Fame, ranked the #1 advisor in the nation by Research Magazine for his focus on the individual client and ranked #42 on Registered Rep magazine’s list of “America’s Top 50 Advisors.” Inc. magazine three times named the firm the fastest-growing privately-held financial planning firm in the country. Ric received an honorary doctorate from Rowan University in 1999, and in 2007 was inducted into the Rowan University Public Relations Student Society of America Hall of Fame.
Stock Market Predictions - Market Patterns
Financial adviser Ric Edelman discusses how easy it is a find stock market patterns.
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Ric Edelman: Hi! I am Ric Edelman, ranked the Number 1 Independent Financial Advisor in the nation by Barron's.
There are lots of ways you can pick stocks. Some love to examine past performance, others will tell you whether to buy or sell, depending on which political party is in power or what movies are playing at the theatre.
There are a zillion ways to predict stocks, you can find a pattern pretty much anywhere if you look hard enough, and to prove this, I came up with one myself, I call it the Edelman Brand Spectrum Method.
First, I studied the stocks of the S&P 500 over the past five years, and then I divided the companies by the color of their logos. Yeah, my finding shows that companies with grey logos are the best.
Grey logo companies gained 43% over one year, as of June 30th, 2010. 7% over three years and 12% over five years, and my research shows that you should stay away from companies with yellow logos; they lost 8% per year on average.
My BS method offers other insights too. Popular colors don't make profitable stocks, those with red or blue logos, that's 322 companies. They returned just 1% per year. I hope you'll realize how stupid this is, not just my BS method, all stock picking systems are stupid. Their creators may call them predictions, they may give them official sounding names, but in the end, they are really all just BS.