Dear Zacks Member,
There's a lot to be said about stocks with market capitalizations of $5 billion plus.
Such companies tend to be endowed with major topline revenue footprints, operate under experienced management teams, and use well-known corporate brand names.
They're also less likely to be rocked by market dips, scary headlines, or the loss of a single business contract.
Unlike small caps, they usually pay substantial dividends.
They're usually thought of as low risk.
In other words, they're more comfortable and conservative and, yes, they can be a little boring.
Yet Something Exciting Is Available to Those Who
Today there's been a phenomenon at play with selected large caps indexes and a certain group of large cap stocks.
Selective big cap stock returns have been outpacing bonds. From 2013 through Q3 2016, while long-term corporate bonds gained +29.6%, large caps could have brought you +52.0%.
And here's something that not many expected. A significant fact emerged many investors are not aware of:
In the current bull market environment (which consensus predicts can continue a couple more years), selected large caps can deliver EPS growth and shareholder returns on a par with small cap indexes.
Look at the last 3 years. As you can see from the chart below, S&P 500 large caps have outperformed Russell 2000 small caps by about 10%.
S&P 500 Large Caps Outperform Russell 2000 Small Caps
Large caps should be viewed as more balanced holdings than smaller-cap stock holdings. Yet, they can still enhance overall growth in your portfolio.
This returns fact goes beyond the Apples, Facebooks, Home Depots, Googles, and other obvious mega-success stories.
Today, many enticing large-cap stocks are NOT well-known. From more than 700 large caps now trading on U.S. exchanges, you can find little-noticed gems ready to sparkle...
Especially If You Have an Edge
My name is John Blank and I'm the Chief Equity Strategist at Zacks Investment Research.
Having studied, taught, and practiced global economics for nearly 25 years, I closely monitor global markets and maintain personal connections with many of the world's most successful investors.
This gives me insight into large-cap shares, not only in the U.S. but in other parts of the world.
What's more, I am in a unique position to apply a very different tool to search for elite large cap stocks. I look behind the curtain to divine the inner workings of the Zacks Rank in your behalf.
Proven 1 to 3-Month Predictive Power
Based on continual scrutiny of analyst earnings estimates for thousands of stocks, this predictor can beat the S&P by nearly 3X.
What can that outperformance mean in terms of dollars?
In 1988, if you had invested $10,000 in the S&P 500, you would have $150,491 by the end of 2015. But Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buy stocks would have brought you $5.9 million dollars.
With its 1 to 3-month profit horizon, the Zacks Rank is one of the world's most proven tools for predicting timely moves (upward or downward) for thousands of stocks.
By using this short-term, not-so-secret weapon in a quest for large caps, our prospects for strong, imminent price gains are substantially increased.
Introducing the Zacks Large-Cap Trader.
"The Joy of Starting Fast"
Today I invite you to join me on this quest and sample Zacks' first portfolio service that focuses exclusively on large-cap stocks with small-cap growth potential.
This is the best of both worlds.
We look for stocks that have traditional large-cap advantages such as good dividend pay-outs and greater resistance to volatility.
We favor companies that are more protected from outbursts of bad news.
Large caps, on the other hand, can better absorb severe bumps and jolts. They offer a much smoother ride to outperformance. That's what we are after.
Even though Large-Cap Trader holding periods will typically be 3 to 6 months, I also love stocks that get off to good starts. (That's where the Zacks Rank comes in.)
Buying stocks more resistant to volatility and also ready to make their moves helps me sleep better at night. Maybe you feel the same way.
Today, You Can Be First in Line to See These Selected Large Caps. For $1!!!
That One Dollar is not a typographical error. It's for real.
Since 2011, tens of thousands of Zacks members have taken advantage of the unique arrangement we call "Zacks Ultimate."
1. You can receive 12 months of alerts with buy/sell recommendations and detailed market commentary for just $995. Quite a bargain at that price.
2. You can enjoy a bargain that is almost unthinkable: Follow Large-Cap Trader and also enjoy a full month of access to ALL of our other private Zacks services and strategies at a total sum of only $1.
Take Advantage Now
Let's take a look at how Zacks Ultimate offers you so much for so little:
- All Zacks Buys and Sells (including the Large-Cap Trader.)
- One Month.
- One Dollar.
- Not One Cent of Further Obligation.
What's the catch? There really isn't one. We offer this arrangement to you because Zacks Ultimate serves as a showroom where you can look inside any or all of our high-performance portfolios. Then you may join the ones that suit you best. Or join none of them. The choice is up to you.
Let me make a suggestion: Go ahead and explore the Large-Cap Trader PLUS all of our other active trading and long-term investing portfolios packed inside Zacks Ultimate. Here is a list of services available to you for the next 30 days:
Zacks Ultimate gives you full access to Large-Cap Trader and all of our most valuable services:
|Black Box Trader||$995/yr||Included|
|Home Run Investor||$299/yr||Included|
|Reitmeister Trading Alert||$995/yr||Included|
|Stocks Under $10||$299/yr||Included|
|Zacks Top 10 Stocks||$99/yr||Included|
Your Cost for 30 Days $1
Yes It's Only $1
You might sample our coveted surprise stocks and insider trades (the legal kind). Or check our value picks and stocks under $10. Or see the recommendations of Zacks.com chief Steve Reitmeister just before he puts his own money into them. No matter what kind of investor you are, there are timely buy and sell recommendations to help you make more money in the market.
Will this be hard work? Will it be too much information? Not at all. During the next 30 days you can focus on the Large-Cap Trader picks and commentary while browsing the others, trying whatever captures your interest. And then, after your $1 for 1 month trial, you have three simple choices:
- 1. Walk out of the showroom anytime you please and not pay one cent more.
- 2. Continue your see-it-all Zacks Ultimate subscription for only $299 a month.
- 3. Join just one or more of the individual portfolios.
Once again, the choice is entirely up to you.
Backed by 2 Airtight Guarantees
Don't worry, you are covered by a Satisfaction Guarantee. You may cancel up to 90 days after your trial is over. And if you feel we have not exceeded your expectations, then we will refund every last cent - including the $1 you paid for the trial. No problem.
But that isn't the half of it.
You're also backed by a full-year, money-back Performance Guarantee. Details. That means if we don't help you beat the market, we don't deserve your money.
No one else offers a combination of money-back assurances like these. That's because no one else has a proven system like the Zacks Rank that beats the market so consistently, year after year.
Large-Cap Trader is now open to new investors.
- Daily Buy/Sell/Hold Email Alerts
- Market commentary and reports on tickers in portfolio
- 12-15 selected large-cap buys at any given time.
- Typical holding period: 3-6 months.
Don't miss this brief window of opportunity to jump aboard, and also to sample all of Zacks' other services at so little cost and at no further obligation.
Call toll-free at 1.888.775.8348, M-F, 10 am to 6 pm. ET. Outside the U.S., phone 1.312.265.9309.
We Can't Allow Too Many Investors to Share These Recommendations.
We want to make it as convenient as possible for members to profit from the next moves of these stocks, so the opportunity to access our Large-Cap Trader buy/sell signals will be limited.
I look forward to sharing these special companies with you during the next 30 days, and for many years to come.
John Blank, Ph.D.
Chief Equity Strategist