How does one spot the bottom of a bear market? What brings a bear to its end? There are few more important questions to be answered in modern finance. Financial market history is a guide to understanding the future. Looking at the four occasions when US equities were particularly cheap - 1921, 1932, 1949 and 1982, Russell Napier sets out to answer these questions by analyzing every article in the Wall Street Journal; from either side of the market bottom. In the 70,000 articles he examines, one begins to understand the features which indicate that a great buying opportunity is emerging. By looking at how markets really did work in these bear-market bottoms, rather than theorizing how they should work, Napier offers investors a financial field guide to making the best financial provisions for the future. This new edition includes an updated prologue from the author.--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.