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Originally posted by TheJourney
Without going into too much detail: The stock market in general, individual sectors, and individual corporations can be predicted mathematically, through pattern recognition and the ability to mathematically describe the patterns. You must be able to mathematically describe the progression of wave-like patterns over time, and then you can predict the timing and significance/degree of high points and low points during rising and falling periods. If you can do this, there should really be no limit to the amount of success you can have.
Originally posted by wjones837
Does your model take into consideration current events that can and do drive the markets (at least in the short term)? For instance, the fiscal cliff deal has really had an impact on the movement of the major indexes, and so has the crisis in Europe.
Since you haven't revealed any details about your findings, I can't help but be skeptical about the accuracy you say you have; if you are right, then that's great. But so many things can drive the markets, I don't see how that can work. From government intervention, to rumors and natural disasters, and rumors, the markets can take you for a wild ride.