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For the past two decades, Zacks has been helping traders andinvestors beat the market with independent analysis and innovativeproducts such as the Research Wizard, their stock-picking andbacktesting program, and the Zacks Rank, a stock rating systemwhose Strong Buy recommendations have generated an average annualreturn of over 27% since 1988.
Now, in Finding #1 Stocks, Matras shows you how toimplement the proven trading techniques used by Zacks—as wellas some of his personal favorites—in your own trading.Focusing on earnings estimates and stock analysis, this reliableresource skillfully details how to create your own stock-pickingscreens and trading strategies and how to test them to ensure theywork. Throughout the book, you'll be introduced to practical andactionable strategies that can help you identify stocks with thehighest probability of success, to maximize your returns andminimize your overall risk.
Along the way, you'll gain important insights on what you reallyneed to succeed, including:
Identifying what kind of trader you are or want to be
Understanding the basic trading styles—momentum,aggressive growth, value, and growth and income—and figuringout which is the best fit for you
Creating customized strategies that combine elements of theZacks approach with other types of fundamental and technicaldata
Managing your risk and paying attention to your portfolio
And much more
Written with savvy traders and investors in mind, Finding #1Stocks will put you in a better position to excel in today'sdynamic markets.
"You are only as good as the stocks you trade. You can be thebest professional trader in the world, but if you are in the wrongstocks, you will not make money. Here, Kevin Matras helps you finda system for finding the best stocks for you to improve yourtrading game."—MIKE BELLAFIORE Cofounder of SMB Capital andauthor of One Good Trade
"After thirty-seven years in the technical analysis world, Ihave read almost every book on the subject of investing. Many aregreat, some are horrible, and most fall in the category of 'it hadsome good points, but probably not a full book's worth.' I foundMatras' book to be exceptional in its thoroughness of process whileoffering all investors a methodology based upon sound principlesand reason. This is a book every investor should read. The chapterdevoted to classical chart patterns was worth the cost of the bookalone."—GREGORY L. MORRIS Chairman, Investment Committee, andChief Technical Analyst, Stadion Money Management, and author ofCandlestick Charting Explained and The Complete Guide to MarketBreadth Indicators
"As a devoted chartist, I confess I wasn't sure what I wouldthink of a book dedicated to fundamental analysis. Having readFinding #1 Stocks, though, I'm convinced of its value. Thisvolume takes topics that have every right to be complex and makesthem easy to use and understand. The Zacks name has been one of theconsistent brands in this industry for many years, and once you'vefinished reading Finding #1 Stocks, you'll understand whatmakes the Zacks Ranking system tick and how it can make a bigdifference in your trading."—TIM KNIGHTauthor of ChartYour Way to Profits and founder of Prophet FinancialSystems
"I've successfully used Zacks for years as a stock screeningtool. Finding #1 Stocks is a terrific explanation of how theZacks Ranking system works and how it can be used by everydayinvestors to outperform the market. Even if you don't use Zacks,the book provides an easy-to-understand, step-by-step method foridentifying and investing in high-potential stocks. This is agreat, commonsense guide for everyday investors."—JEFFHIRSCHEditor and President, Stock Trader's Almanac
Kevin Matras wrote a very good guide to choosing stocks. If you only have 15 minutes a week to focus on your investments, use this guide from Zacks to pick top stocks with Zacks... Read morePublished 7 months ago by PT58
I've been reading this book for a while now, and it's definitely proved worthwhile. To be completely honest I expected it to mention valuation techniques and research techniques as... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Redrider34
Otherwise, it is a great book and I have the paperback copy. I include some pointers in this book to my book Finding Stocks: Screens and Strategies (Tools in Investing Book 1),... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tony W. Pow
Good Text book covers all you will ever need from novice to pro. A must have for any investor in stocks of any kindPublished 16 months ago by Salza Mutt
That some of the criteria used for the stock screening examples in the book are NOT available on the Zachs website with premium-level access. Read morePublished 22 months ago by James Hill
I use the Research Wizard and the results are more than attainable. The key is I use strict limit orders when purchasing selling/stocks. Read morePublished 23 months ago by LowCarberForLife
This book is the perfect companion for the Research Wizard program by Zacks.com
It is well written, easy to read and understand. Read more