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Over the years, various approaches to investing have emerged, but it's fair to say that some of them have been less than impressive. Today, the challenge for almost every investor is finding the right ways to earn above average returns. The Little Book of Stock Market Profits will show you exactly how to achieve this elusive goal.
Author Mitch ZacksSenior Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Managementunderstands what it takes to make it in even the most dynamic markets, and now, with The Little Book of Stock Market Profits, he breaks down some of the best investing strategies of all time and reveals how you can effectively incorporate them into your own investing endeavors.
Engaging and informative, this reliable guide takes you chapter by chapter through various strategies that will help you improve your investment process, while allowing you to take advantage of certain market anomalies. Along the way, it skillfully addresses:
Using momentum-based strategies and what type of stocks this method works best with
Piggybacking on the trading decisions made by informed individualsfrom large shareholders to CEOsthrough the use of publicly disclosed insider data
Understanding Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and whether they will help, or hurt, your portfolio
Following specific rules when buying value stocks
Implementing an earnings accrual investment strategy that helps you try to outperform the market by effectively focusing on the quality of earnings
Handling earnings announcements and what to make of post-earnings announcement drifts
Following seasonal patterns in your investing activities by looking at common calendar anomalies such as the January Barometer, May/October Effect, and much more
Rounding out this detailed discussion of equity investing, Zacks touches upon the use of multifactor models in this process. Here, you'll learn how combining two or more different factorsfor instance stocks trading at attractive valuation metrics and exhibiting strong price momentumcan generate returns that are greater than any one of the factors by itself.
Investing can be difficult, but with the right strategies you can improve your overall performance. The Little Book of Stock Market Profits will show you how.