Alpine, UT, April 21, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Dennis Slothower, Chief Investment Officer of Alpine Capital Management and Editor of the On The Money and Stealth Stocks investment newsletters, was among a select few investment advisors who successfully navigated his clients and readers through the tumultuous 2008 stock market collapse. A year in which stock market loses—33% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average—were second only to the great bear market of 1929, Slothower, delivered an average 2.1% return to his On The Money readers, 1.5% to readers of Stealth Stocks, and 15.7% to his privately managed account clients. Slothower was cautious from the outset…advising his readers in January 2008 to “sell.” According to MarketWatch.com newsletter columnist, Peter Brimelow, “Slothower's secret appears simple: He's been mostly in cash most of the year.” Slowthower credits his vigilant achievement to a 30-year study of stock market technical analysis and a proprietary risk-management model that was equally instrumental in protecting his clients from the 1987 and 2000 bear markets. According to Slothower, “We manage risk day-by-day and let the market be our guide, and, technically, when we see positive changes occur we get our signal that the risk-reward ratios are improving. We hope for the best, but we do not want to buy the market when the market itself is still supporting bearish conditions."
Dennis Slothower’s On The Money newsletter—established in 1986—has produced an average annual return of 8.2% versus 6.1% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, since 1995, according to the The Hulbert Financial Digest (an independent investment newsletter tracking service that provides objective performance data). While Slothower’s Stealth Stocks newsletter—established in 2001— has produced an average annual return of 3.1% versus a 2.5% annual loss for the DJIA, as reported by The Hulbert Financial Digest.
Of the 180 investment newsletters that The Hulbert Financial Digest tracks, only 12 provided a positive return to their readers in 2008…three of which were Slothower’s: On The Money, Stealth Stocks and Stealth Stock’s Daily Alert.