Appel, Gerald 1933-

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Appel, Gerald 1933-

PERSONAL:

Born June 2, 1933, in New York, NY; son of Samuel and Vivian Appel; married Judith Kane, May 26, 1956; children: Marvin Laurence, Marion Fran. Education: Brooklyn College, B.A., 1954; New York University, M.S.W., 1956. Hobbies and other interests: Photography, tennis, music, sailing.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Great Neck, NY. Office—Appel Financial Group, 150 Great Neck Rd., Great Neck, NY 11021; fax: 516-466-4676. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Jewish Family Services, Brooklyn, NY, administrator, 1958-73; psychoanalyst in private practice, Great Neck, NY, 1963-95; Appel Financial Group (Signalert Corporation and Appel Asset Management Corporation), Great Neck, president, 1973—. Served on the boards of directors of the Keystone Center of Music and Arts, 1998-2000, Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts, 2000-04, and Great Neck Center for the Performing Arts, 2000.

MEMBER:

American Association of Media Photographers, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (board of directors, vice president).

WRITINGS:

Double Your Money Every Three Years, Windsor Books (Brightwaters, NY), 1974.

99 Ways to Make Money in a Depression, Arlington House (New Rochelle, NY), 1976, revised edition, 1981.

(With Martin E. Zweig Appel) New Directions in Technical Analysis, Signalert Corporation (Great Neck, NY), 1976.

The Stock Option and No-Load Switch Fund Scalper's Manual, Windsor Books (Brightwaters, NY), 1979.

Winning Stock Selection Systems: 83 Ways to Beat the Market, Traders Press (Greenville, SC), 1979.

(With W. Frederick Hitschler) Stock Market Trading Systems, Dow Jones-Irwin (Homewood, IL), 1980.

The Big Move! How to Trade for the Really Big Market Swings Using the Big Move Composite Trading Index, Scientific Investment Systems (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1982.

Time-Trend II: The Advanced Time-Trend Momentum Intermediate Term Trading System, Scientific Investment Systems (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1982.

The Moving Average Convergence-Divergence Trading Method, Traders Press (Greenville, SC), 1985.

Time-Trend III, 1988.

Day Trading (video), 1990.

Portraits of Nature, Signalert Corporation (Great Neck, NY), 1992.

(With H. Donald Kroitzsch) American Photographers at the Turn of the Century: Travel and Trekking, Diane Publishing (Darby, PA), 1994.

(With others) The Art of the Human Form: Contemporary Photographic Interpretations, Five Corners Publications (Plymouth, VT), 1995.

Far Away Faces: A Guide to Better Travel Portraits (video), 1998.

Technical Analysis: Power Tools for Active Investors, Financial Times/Prentice Hall (Upper Saddle River, NJ), 2005.

Opportunity Investing: How to Profit When Stocks Advance, Stocks Decline, Inflation Runs Rampant, Prices Fall, Oil Prices Hit the Roof, and Every Time in Between, Financial Times Press (Upper Saddle River, NJ), 2007.

Contributor to periodicals, including Smart Money, Barron's, and Stocks and Commodities. Editor, with son, Marvin Appel, of Systems and Forecasts (financial newsletter).

SIDELIGHTS:

Gerald Appel's long career as a financial advisor began in 1973, and he has made his recommendations to readers of his newsletter, Systems and Forecasts, since that time. Appel is also a trained psychoanalyst, but as Peter Brimelow noted in his Forbes profile: Appel "shrugs … when he's asked about efforts to apply psychology to the markets. Appel's own approach is relentlessly quantitative and systematic. He is a technician who tries to predict the market's direction from patterns of price and volume movements."

In Technical Analysis: Power Tools for Active Investors, Appel studies how to determine when markets are most friendly to investors, using historical evidence. "At its best," wrote Art Collins in Futures, "this book presents its arguments with similar logic and clarity to the extent that even widely known ideas gain a fresh perspective."

Many of Appel's books offer advice to aggressive day traders, but Opportunity Investing: How to Profit When Stocks Advance, Stocks Decline, Inflation Runs Rampant, Prices Fall, Oil Prices Hit the Roof, and Every Time in Between is written for more conservative investors. It does, however, propose that the reader time the markets rather than follow a buy-and-hold strategy.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Forbes, October 26, 1992, Peter Brimelow, "A Secular Bear," p. 146.

Futures, June, 2005, Art Collins, review of Technical Analysis: Power Tools for Active Investors, p. 71.

Publishers Weekly, July 31, 2006, review of Opportunity Investing: How to Profit When Stocks Advance, Stocks Decline, Inflation Runs Rampant, Prices Fall, Oil Prices Hit the Roof, and Every Time in Between, p. 72.

Reference & Research Book News, February, 2007, review of Opportunity Investing.

ONLINE

Appel Asset Management Web site,http://www.appelasset.com (April 10, 2007).

Appel Financial Group Web site,http://www.appelfinancial.com (April 10, 2007).

Technical Analysis Web site,http://www.technicalanalysisbygeraldappel.com (April 10, 2007).