The Fourth Mega-Market, Now Through 2011

How Three Earlier Bull Markets Explain the Present and Predict the Future


By Ralph Acampora

By Michael D’Angelo

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A proven leader in the financial world explains the current bull market — and how to profit from it–by comparing it to the great bull markets of the past.

Were you surprised by Wall Street’s incredible performance over the past few years? Ralph Acampora wasn’t. In fact, Acampora, Prudential’s top technical analyst, predicted the current bullish trend–and helped countless clients profit from it. Now you can too.

Acampora coined the term mega-market to describe a bull market that lasts a minimum of ten years and a maximum of eighteen years with Dow gains of between 400% and 500%. In The Fourth Mega-Market, Acampora helps readers take advantage of the staggering performance of the current market by showing its similarities with the three previous mega-markets in American history. In an entertaining and straight-forward style, and with a wealth of informative charts and graphs, he helps readers recognize patterns that can explain market performance, showing how to use technical analysis to “hear the voices” of the market. He offers valuable tips, such as how to spot and protect yourself from a correction; how psychology and politics influence the market; and how to analyze the performance of various market segments. Finally, he makes exciting predictions on just where the market will go before it ends and how it will get there, giving specific recommendations. While today’s information overload keeps us on the edge of our seats, scanning the numbers for subtle clues as to the market’s next seismic shift, Ralph Acampora shows us the value of a larger perspective, one that not only explains today’s mega-market, but also shows us how to keep investing our money wisely and ride high on the current wave.


On Sale
Sep 1, 2001
Page Count
320 pages
Hachette Books

Ralph Acampora

About the Author

Ralph Acampora is Director of Technical Analysis at Prudential Securities and a true “guru” for thousands of market professionals. He came to national prominence in 1995 when, long before almost anyone else, he predicted that the Dow was entering a powerful bull market; and he astounded his colleagues and the financial world by telling his brokers and clients that the Dow, then at 4,500, was heading toward 7,000. He then went on accurately to predict the Dow’s breathtaking advance to 8,250 and to 10,000.
Ralph Acampora is consulted for his opinion by major national newspapers, and make regular television appearances on Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser, the Today Show, Nightline, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, and CNN-FN. He lives in New York City. Michael D’Antonio shared the Pulitzer Prize in journalism as part of a Newsday reporting team. He has written five acclaimed non-fiction books, including Atomic Harvest and Tin Cup Dreams. He lives in Long Island.

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