Back to top

Free: Subscribe to Profit from the Pros

Zacks' Bull Stock of the Day, morning market e-briefing, strategies for picking the best stocks, funds, ETFs, and options plus more.

Join 500,000+ investors in-the-know.

Privacy Policy

View the PFP Archive

Profit from the Pros

The Key To Beating The Market

The market has been on fire. Yesterday's solid gains and new all-time highs are yet another testament to the strength of this bull market. And after 8.7 years and more than a 300% gain, the market still has lots more to go.

(By the way, this is 'only' the second longest bull market in history. The longest one was 12.3 years. So there's at least another 3.6 years to go on this one, in my opinion.)

With a robust economy, historical tax cuts, and surging corporate earnings, the market has never looked better.

And while may investors are handily beating the market, far too many are underperforming.

The reasons can vary. Some are just skeptical of the economy and the market, in spite of the concrete evidence showing how well both are performing.

Others have simply grown wary of the market given how far and long this market has gone up. Some have either trimmed their positions or gotten out all-together, resulting in severe underperformance and massive regret.

And others still are just terrible stock pickers and they just can't seem to catch a break.

The one common denominator to all the above, is a lack of confidence in their stock picking and investing. But it doesn't have to be that way.

If you knew that your stock picking strategies had a high probability of success, you wouldn't second guess yourself, and you'd invest in the market without fear. Sure, there's always a chance for loss. But if your stock picking strategy typically picks stocks that go up rather than go down, you'd find yourself investing with confidence and racking up more and more gains.

Our Zack Rank #1 Strong Buy stocks easily fit into this category with an average annual return of more than 25% per year.

Then we have our Trading and Investment Services which have outperformed as well. Like our top performing service last year, the Large-Cap Trader, which was up 50.1% vs. the S&P's 21.8%. Or my service, the Options Trader, which was up 46.3%. Or our Black Box Trading Service, which takes all of the emotion out of trading, with a 37.9% gain. And more.

You don't need to be a pro to beat the market. And you don't need to reinvent the wheel either. Just decide to follow a winning strategy to get you on the right track. It will increase your confidence and likely increase your bottom line.

Check out the above portfolios and more and see if they can help you beat the market. They are all part of our Zacks Ultimate service.

Learn more about our market beating portfolios today!

Best,

Kevin Matras

Executive Vice President, Zacks Investment Research

Sponsor

Can the Market Get Even Better?

The S&P 500 gained +21.8% last year and many of Zacks' private portfolios outperformed even that - up to 2.3X over. Good news, the tail winds of tax cuts and projected earnings growth suggest that the best is yet to come!

Report
Until Sunday night, January 21, you are invited to kick-start 2018 with 30-day access to all our live, private buys and sells. You may also download The #1 Stock in My Personal Portfolio by Zacks.com Chief, Kevin Matras. This Special Report reveals the single stock that he put more of his own money into than any other. In fact, Kevin believes it could double within the next 12 months.

See Stocks Now >>

Most Popular Articles from Zacks.com

Get Ready To Be Surprised This Earnings Season

With earnings season in full swing, this is a good screen to use both before and after a company reports. Read More »

Tax Cuts Pushing Earnings Estimates Higher

What we are witnessing with estimates for the current and following quarters is a sight that we haven't seen in a very long time; definitely not over the last 6 years. Read More »

4 of the Best Stocks to Buy on Earnings Acceleration

Upbeat earnings results are more often than not followed by an uptick in the share price. Read More »

Forget Blockchain: Invest in Old-School Winners Instead

While emerging technologies are glamorous, companies that have already "won" the game might represent a better stock buying opportunity. Read More »

Holiday Sales Stellar: 4 Retail Stocks Set to Beat Earnings

Consumer spending – one of the pivotal factors driving the economy – remained robust during the season. Read More »

Sponsor

What's Today's Top Rated Mutual Fund?

Use the Zacks Mutual Fund Rank, a quantitative ratings system designed to help you find the best funds to beat the market. See which ones to buy, which to sell and track your favorite mutual fund family.

Get started now>>

Bull of the Day: E*Trade (ETFC)

With the Dow pushing 26,000 online brokers are doing fantastic. Read More »

New Zacks Strong Buys for January 18th

Here are 5 stocks added to the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) List today. Read More »

Customize Your Profit from the Pros Delivery
Connect with Us:
Facebook
Twitter
StockTwits
Contact Info:

Phone: 1.800.767.3771 ext. 9339
Email: support@zacks.com