Investment Research

Welcome to Magister Technologies where our investment research provides you with the most unique, innovative,  and profitable  investment analysis and research in the world for institutions, professional traders and individual investors.

Here at Magister Technologies we offer a variety of proprietary investment techniques  that have been developed over 30 years of painstaking research that provide our clients with  a profitable edge in a wide array of markets around the world, from the very short term and the very long term point of view.

Joseph Holleman - CEO & Founder

For the past 30 years, Joseph S. Holleman, the CEO of Magister Investment Research, has been a consultant, investment manager and trading system designer for financial institutions and individual investors all over the world.  Up until now, he has worked privately behind the scenes with a few individual clients and institutional firms. 

As a consultant Mr. Holleman has done extensive research on long term economic cycles and how the trends caused by those cycles would affect the bottom lines of his clients. He has been published in both “Futures” and “Stocks and Commodities” magazines. Even more importantly he has given them specific and timely steps they could take to profit from those trends or to avoid being harmed by them as he will attempt to do for you on this site through the information it will provide and through the paid services it will offer as well. 

One of the first such cyclical trends that he foresaw near the beginning of his career was in October of 1987 when he warned clients that interest rates were about were about to make an important long term top that would see 30 year U.S. Treasury Bond rates fall from just over 10% in October of 1987 to 4% to 6% in relatively short order. One client, one of the largest Savings and Loans in the U.S. at the time, took his advice and lifted the bulk of their Eurodollar futures hedges on their massive mortgage portfolio and ended up saving themselves over $30 million, as well as their company, when the crash of 1987 hit and interest rates plummeted virtually overnight. 

At the same time, while appearing for regular interviews on a Raleigh, North Carolina radio station, he routinely and accurately predicted short term stock market turning points and had warned of the risk of a large stock market decline precisely in October of 1987 while being interviewed on that station just days before the October 19th crash. 

In 1990 and 1991 he advised banking clients to load up on long term bonds because based on his analysis “bond prices would not be this low until the end of the decade, if then. In fact, they will likely not top until the Long Bond futures reach 120.” 30 year U.S. T-Bond futures hit bottom in 1990 at 72-02 and peaked at 112-07 in 1998. They later went on to peak at 124-12 in June 2003, sold off, and then went even higher in price and to even lower yield levels as we all now know, but that’s another forecast which you will see later on. 

While giving a series of private lectures to clients on his views on long term economic cycles just after the 1987 market crash he advised those that were real estate investors and developers of a collapse coming in real estate prices, especially in California, in 1989 and 1990 and a likely war but a war that would be a “popular” war as wars go. What followed was the worst real estate collapse in California since the Great Depression and the Gulf War in 1990. In 1995 he became bullish on real estate again and then warned of another collapse in real estate prices in late 2005 through 2007. What happened after that is well known to us all. 

In 1993 he put out a white paper to clients that said that “after a downturn in 1994, 1995 will likely usher in a new bull market that could well turn out to be the biggest bull market in the history of the world”. What followed was the great technology fueled bull market of the 1990s. This was followed by warnings of a top in 1999 and 2000. 

In September of 2001 he published an article in Futures magazine called “Trading the Signs of the Times” that outlined many of his ideas on how long term cycles played out where he specifically stated that the next two major events to expect were an unpopular war and rising commodity inflation. Since that time we have suffered through the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan, both of which have turned out to be prolonged and unpopular (although he now believes there is yet another war on the horizon based on the indications of the Prosperity Clock model that you can read about on this site), and rising commodity prices as reflected in the GSCI Commodity Index which saw a low in 2001 at 157.10 and then peaked in 2008 at 889.25, a gain of over 560% since 2001. (Some adjustments to his theories have recently been made regarding war and inflation cycles which you will read about in the section covering the Prosperity Clock model.) But neither these two wars, nor the inflation described above, appear to have been the peak war and subsequent inflation that he was forecasting. Those two events still lie directly ahead.


In 2007 he began implementing a new analysis theory he had developed, after a decade of research, called “Disequilibrium” or “DQ” theory that has successfully quantified the conditions for success behind some of the most lucrative trades of the greatest traders and investors of all time. He used this theory to identify the 2007 peak in the stock market, its subsequent low in 2009, as well as the long term turns of dozens of other markets from then until now. In fact, recently in May of 2012 he put out a report to clients where he specifically called for a peak in Spanish Bond yields within just a few ticks of the actual high yield and a major peak in the stock price of Apple Computer, all by using DQ analysis which you will read more about and see in action in the pages to follow. 

On this website you will discover many of the theories and investment techniques developed by Mr. Holleman over the last three decades regarding long term economic cycles and how to best prepare for them as well as an introduction to his new breakthrough in market analysis  and trading that he calls “Disequilibrium” or DQ theory. In it you will discover his multi-stage analysis process of long term economic cycles and how to incorporate DQ theory into that process, the specific events to look for during and after each cycle stage and how this knowledge of where you are within each stage can be used to your advantage for your investments, whether short term or long, to improve your short, intermediate and long term trading and investment results, or to just protect yourself and your loved ones from the difficulties that are likely to be coming very soon.