Earlier today I was in a bookstore flipping through the new, expanded version of Trend Following to see what was in the new edition. (Here’s my review of the original edition.) I almost fell over when I saw my name in the acknowledgments. Thanks for the shout out Michael! Now I have to buy that edition.
Speaking of books, I’ve been pondering picking up one or both of ‘Stock Trader’s Almanac 2006‘ and ‘The Almanac Investor: Profit from Market History and Seasonal Trends‘. I know that Kirk is a big fan of the annual almanacs but I’m just not sure if they’d be useful to me — especially in my day trading. Well today I noticed that Brett Steenbarger has reviewed both of the books (MS Word document).
My biggest concern with the info in these almanacs is that they’ll bias me. I like the idea of forming my own opinion based on what I see in the charts. But maybe I’ll pick up the 2006 almanac and see if I find it useful next year.