The Little Book of Stock Market Profits: The Best Strategies of All Time Made Even Better

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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 thanimpressive. Today, the challenge for almost every investor isfinding the right ways to earn above average returns. The LittleBook of Stock Market Profits will show you exactly how to achievethis elusive goal.

Author Mitch Zacks—Senior Portfolio Manager at ZacksInvestment Management—understands what it takes to make it ineven the most dynamic markets, and now, ...

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Overview

Over the years, various approaches to investing have emerged,but it's fair to say that some of them have been less thanimpressive. Today, the challenge for almost every investor isfinding the right ways to earn above average returns. The LittleBook of Stock Market Profits will show you exactly how to achievethis elusive goal.

Author Mitch Zacks—Senior Portfolio Manager at ZacksInvestment Management—understands what it takes to make it ineven the most dynamic markets, and now, with The Little Book ofStock Market Profits, he breaks down some of the best investingstrategies of all time and reveals how you can effectivelyincorporate them into your own investing endeavors.

Engaging and informative, this reliable guide takes you chapterby chapter through various strategies that will help you improveyour investment process, while allowing you to take advantage ofcertain market anomalies. Along the way, it skillfullyaddresses:

  • Using momentum-based strategies and what type of stocks thismethod works best with
  • Piggybacking on the trading decisions made by informedindividuals—from large shareholders to CEOs—through theuse of publicly disclosed insider data
  • Understanding Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and whether theywill help, or hurt, your portfolio
  • Following specific rules when buying value stocks
  • Implementing an earnings accrual investment strategy that helpsyou try to outperform the market by effectively focusing on thequality of earnings
  • Handling earnings announcements and what to make ofpost-earnings announcement drifts
  • Following seasonal patterns in your investing activities bylooking at common calendar anomalies such as the January Barometer,May/October Effect, and much more

Rounding out this detailed discussion of equity investing, Zackstouches upon the use of multifactor models in this process. Here,you'll learn how combining two or more different factors—forinstance stocks trading at attractive valuation metrics andexhibiting strong price momentum—can generate returns that aregreater than any one of the factors by itself.

Investing can be difficult, but with the right strategies youcan improve your overall performance. The Little Book of StockMarket Profits will show you how.

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“It’s a fast read and offers useful advice for the active investor.” Seeking Alpha
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470903414
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Series: Little Books. Big Profits Series, #3
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 1,340,680
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

MITCH ZACKS is Senior Portfolio Manager at Zacks Investment Management. He is also the author of Ahead of the Market and has written a weekly finance column for the Chicago Sun-Times. Zacks earned a degree in economics from Yale University and an MBA in analytic finance from The University of Chicago. Prior to joining Zacks, he was an investment banking analyst with Lazard Freres in New York.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter One The Crystal Ball of Wall Street 1

Chapter Two Size Matters 19

Chapter Three Once More Unto the Breach 37

Chapter Four The Big Mo 59

Chapter Five The Inside Story 77

Chapter Six Song of the Shares 93

Chapter Seven Cash Is King 111

Chapter Eight It’s Worth What?! 127

Chapter Nine Earnings Surprises: The Gift that Keeps on Giving145

Chapter Ten A Time to Plant and a Time to Reap 165

Chapter Eleven The More the Merrier 185

Acknowledgments 203

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