The Research Driven

The Research Driven Investor

Review The Research Driven Investor: How to Use Information, Data and Analysis for Investment Success 



Market volatility has been the perennial adversity of traders and investors in the financial markets. A solid, well-thought-out trading strategy is a good weapon to battle volatility. In search of reference materials containing a set of investment models, traders can count on The Research Driven Investor.

This book provides an array of research-based models that will empower every reading trader with the vast knowledge of using technical indicators that yield signals key to making profitable trade decisions. The book also enables traders to develop an accurate stock market outlook and establish a good approach to investing that matches their preferences in trade conditions, including risk tolerance and time frame — all these and more as you read this material before diving into the highly volatile markets.

About the Author

Timothy Hayes works for Ned Davis Research as a global equity strategist. He is engaged in writing for its publications. He also writes for the Market Technicians Association Journal as well as in other financial periodicals as he is a certified chartered market technician. He is also doing commentaries on several financial media outlets. 

Table of Contents

The Research Driven Investor contains the following contents:

Part One The Optimal Strategy for Stock Market Profits

Chapter 1 Thinking Big – The Top-Down Approach

Starting from the Top

From the Macro to the Market

The Allocation Question

Chapter 2 Gathering the Information and Getting Started

Where to Go for Clean Data


News and Trading Services

Data Management and Analysis Programs

Part Two Developing a View of Where the Market Is Heading 

Chapter 3 How Stock Market Indicators Can Help You

Understanding the Data

Defining Your Objectives

Mining Prohibited Guidance versus Automation

Chapter 4 Developing Indicators

Statistics to Consider

Optimizing with Care

The More Cases the Better


Real-Time Testing

Chapter 5 Trend-Sensitive Indicators

Dow Theory The Benefit of Broad Confirmation The Leading Utilities

Chapter 6 Valuation and Long-Term Sentiment

Getting Caught in the Crowd

Sentiment Extremes

Excessive Valuation

Chapter 7 Shorter-Term Sentiment

Indicators of Trading Activity

Overbought/Oversold Indicators

Volatility Indicators

Chapter 8 Monetary and Economic Indicators

Money Supply

Interest Rates

Inflation Environment

Chapter 9 Maximizing Your Returns through Effective Asset Allocation

Your Allocation Objectives

Stocks versus Bonds and Cash

Small Caps versus Large Caps

Chapter 10 Screening to Enhance Your Buy and Sell Decisions

Developing a Screening System

Identifying the Top Stocks in the Top Groups

External Influences

Chapter 11

Current Applications, Long-Term Implications

A Nine-Indicator Model

Listening to the Model’s Message

A Current Application