Ahead of the Market: The Zacks Method for Spotting Stocks Early -- In Any Economy

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Beat the Pros at Their Own Game

All too often, you learn about good stocks far too late to profit from the information. By the time you actually buy a stock, professional investors have already been there, bought the stock, driven up the price, and are just waiting to unload it at an inflated price.

All That's About to Change. . . .

In Ahead of the Market, Mitch Zacks shows investors how they can spot stocks that are poised to take off long before the rest of the crowd learns about them. How? By unlocking the gems of priceless information buried in Wall Street's often self-serving research.

Ahead of the Market is the first book, ever, that enables you to profitably use the analyst stock research for which Wall Street firms pay more than one billion dollars annually. Many investors have rightly felt misled in the past by analysts who continued to hype stocks as prices plummeted. You may have even concluded that Wall Street research is totally worthless. But it's not.

In Ahead of the Market, Mitch Zacks shows that analysts actually provide a wealth of market-moving information that can generate exceptional returns if interpreted correctly.The key is to use the research produced by Wall Street analysts the same way the professional money managers do.

Pioneered by the firm Zacks Investment Research and based on more than twenty years of intensive analysis, the investment strategies revealed in this book are indeed the same ones used by successful professional investors everywhere.

In these pages you will learn how to form an investment plan by locating stocks that are poised for price appreciation and avoiding stocks heading for a fall. Zacks shows how you could have prevented being burned when the recent bubble burst, if you had known how to use analyst research correctly and teaches you the rules of the research game so you will not fall victim the next time around. In sum, this book is your guide to picking the right stock at the right time.

Mitch Zacks's groundbreaking research provides new insights and new strategies to:

  • Use revisions to analysts' earnings estimates to predict the rise and fall of stock prices
  • Interpret the real meaning behind analysts' stock recommendations
  • Employ the "cockroach" phenomenon and other methodologies to predict earnings surprises before they occur
  • Determine how to react when a company reports earnings and how to profit from "post-earnings announcement drift"
  • Understand and profit from "analyst creep"—the reason that earnings estimate revisions occur incrementally over time
  • Avoid being duped by the games that companies play with their earnings reportsWhether the economy is healthy or stalled, whether the market is up or down, by focusing on the strategies contained in this book you will always come out ahead. Well-picked individual stocks will always carry the day. Now with Ahead of the Market, you will finally have the same tools institutional investors have and will be able to find great stocks in any market environment.

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About the Author:

Mitch Zacks is a portfolio manager at Zacks Investment Management, which manages investments for individuals and institutions using the strategies detailed in Ahead of the Market. Mitch also writes a weekly finance column for the Chicago Sun-Times. He earned a degree in economics from Yale University and an MBA in analytic finance from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Zacks, Mitch was an investment-banking analyst with Lazard Freres in New York.

Review:

This masterpiece will live forever...a beautiful distillation of unobtrusive knowledge. (Victor Niederhoffer, author of The Education of a Speculator)

These pages contain a wealth of interesting and clearly presented material (Burton Malkiel, author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street)

“A no-nonsense practical guide on how to profit from the analyst estimate game.” (Jim Oberweis, portfolio manager, Oberweis Asset Management)

The investment strategies in this book can put any investor ahead of the market. (Dan Miller, Business editor, Chicago Sun-Times)

This is the one book every savvy investor must have if they want to out-wit Wall Street’s pros (Paul B. Farrell, columnist, CBS MarketWatch)

Here investors learn how to understand analysts’ recommendations and other market indicators in a way that really lets them profit. (Steven M.H. Wallman, foliofn, former SEC chairman)

“reveals a little-known but clear roadmap for utilizing Wall Street research in a way that significantly enhances investment performance.” (Bernie Schaeffer, Chairman and CEO, Schaeffer's Investment Research, Inc.)

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