Foundation for the Study of Cycles
Foundation for the Study of Cycles, Rhythms, Periodicity and Change.
Foundation for the Study of Cycles, Inc. Incorporated January 10th 1941 as a Connecticut Non-Stock Corporation. A Privately-Held Nonstock Research.
The Foundation’s work has been used by traders and firms such as Fidelity Funds, Goldman Sachs, and Paul Tudor Jones.
"By the Law of Periodical Repetition, everything which has happened once must happen again and again and again – and not capriciously, but at regular periods, and each thing in its own period, not another’s, and each obeying its own law… the same Nature which delights in periodical repetition in the skies is the Nature which orders the affairs of the earth. Let us not underrate the value of that hint."- Mark Twain
The Foundation for the Study of Cycles is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of finding and analyzing recurring patterns. This includes the economy, natural and social sciences, the arts and more. To date, more than 4,300 natural cycles have been documented with interrelated patterns.
Our Mission – "The purposes for which said corporation is formed are the following: to wit: – To receive, administer, and disburse funds for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes, all for the public welfare."
The foundation endeavours to:
- Discover the causes and conditions for already observed and cataloged cyclic and rhythmic behaviors.
- Classify discovered causes and conditions with the physical sciences.
- Incorporate these causes and conditions into the mainstream of modern scientific theory and knowledge.
In 1940, Edward R. Dewey learned of a 1931 Canadian conference on biological cycles. Under the guidance of Dewey and the conference leader, Copley Amory, the conference’s Permanent Committee was reorganized into the Foundation for the Study of Cycles, and its scope was enlarged to encompass all disciplines.
Although Dewey’s work was generally regarded as inconsistent with mainstream economists, his research has held great credibility amongst those searching for a new paradigm to understand the inter-relationship of all of life.
In 1941, the Foundation was incorporated with nonprofit status. It became a membership organization in 1943 to allow individuals to become affiliated with its research projects. In 1987, the Foundation’s world headquarters were relocated from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Irvine, California.
In 1995 the Foundation launched the Market Research Institute with a generous startup grant from The Tudor Group in New York. This Institute strives to isolate dominant cycles in economic time series, specifically the financial and investment markets. Composites of significant cycles are synthesized, projected into the future, and their performances tracked, with an emphasis on market timing.
In 2006, the Foundation’s new permanent offices were opened in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Today, the Foundation has more than 10,000 members worldwide.
The Foundation’s research program aims to isolate, record, classify, catalog, compare, project, and monitor significant cycles in time series data with the use of computer analysis and the latest statistical techniques. Results are regularly reported in Cycles Magazine, and occasionally are issued separately as special reports. The Foundation also updates past analyses using current data.
The most extensive selection of unique computerized statistical data found anywhere in the world is maintained by the Foundation. Many series are exclusive to the Foundation, which is continually enlarging its database of statistical series. The Foundation’s “catalog” of more than 4,300 definitive cycles, recorded by length and by discipline, is updated regularly.
Communication and Education Cycles Magazine
Cycles Magazine (ISSN 0011-4294) has been published continuously since June of 1950 to disseminate the Foundation’s research to its members. The Journal of Interdisciplinary Cycle Research, published since 1970, provides a forum for more technical papers. The Foundation also maintains an extensive catalog of publications on cycles and related subjects that are available for purchase.
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While cycles have an ancient history, the science of studying modern financial cycles began over a hundred and fifty years ago in the early 19th century. However, serious study of financial cycles did not begin until after the American stock market crash of 1929.
Currently, the Foundation is applying its knowledge and database to the study of other natural cycles that will alter how the world perceives its own universe.