From the Author
This updated and expanded edition of The K Wave
offers readers the clarity that comes from theKondratieff long wave perspective on the ongoing global economic and financialcrisis. Only the insight provided by the long wave explains the crises. IrwinProfessional, now McGraw-Hill, published this book as TheK Wave
(1995). That limited edition included charts that illustrated thelong wave ending with a real estate crash, global stock market crash, and aglobal debt bust that combine to bring the long wave winter season to a close.The accuracy of the forecasts made using the long wave approach has generatedrenewed interest in this book. This updated and expanded edition with 24 longwave charts explains the current status of the long wave and the impact on yourinvestments including stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities and gold. Currentlong wave and business cycle analysis suggests that overly aggressive fiscal andmonetary policy, which produced the real estate bubble, has lengthenedthe current long wave until 2013. The author has now studied the long wave,other long wave experts, and related technical analysis for almost 30 years.This new edition includes significantly advanced research on the long wave and contains the Fibonacci Level 1 charts of all major stock markets around the world.Readers that genuinely want to understand the global financial crisis and wheremarkets are headed next will enjoy this contribution to the long wave literatureand perspective. It was a pleasure to write this new edition for you.
About the Author
David Knox Barker is the founder of Market Cycle Dynamics, LLC, and the publisher and editor of The International Market Cycle Dynamics Letter. Barker is one of the world's foremost experts on market cycles and the global economic long wave. He is the author of The K Wave; Profiting from the Cyclical Booms and Busts in the Global Economy. He is a writer, inventor, entrepreneur and technical market analyst. Barker has researched stock market cycles and written on the impact of the long wave on international financial markets and the international political economy for over twenty-five years. Barker developed the price, time and sentiment method of market cycle analysis based on decades of market cycle research and study of market timing masters. He was founder and CEO for ten years from 1997 to 2007 of a successful life sciences research and marketing services company, serving a majority of the top 20 global life science companies. Barker also founded ALP Life Sciences, LLC in 2007, focused on the science of applied lipid polymorphism. ALP is managing research and development on the Nanoveson(TM) project and producing the most bioavailable Omega 3 on the market. He received his bachelor's degree with a major in finance and a master's degree in political science, where his thesis research explored disequilibrium in the international political economy from the long wave perspective. He is happily married to Berdjette, a citizen of Switzerland, and they are the parents of three great kids. His hobbies include reading, running and discussing big ideas with family and friends.