Bear markets are inevitable, and when they strike with full force, most stock portfolios will be utterly mauled. Fortunately, however, the Zacks Rank works both ways and can be used to predict which stocks are most likely to drop. At any given time, our computer-driven, Zacks Rank Short List formula spotlights 10 companies primed to fall much more than the average. This makes these stocks exceptional shorting candidates.
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This service applies the timely predictive power of the Zacks Rank to buy and sell decisions. From 1988 through September 3, 2018 this proven system has more than doubled the S&P 500. The average gain has been +25.7% per year.
Maybe +25.7% per year doesn't sound thrilling, but let's suppose you had invested $10,000 in the S&P 500 in 1988. Rebalancing monthly and not counting fees, you would have more than $224,000 today.
But if you had put that same $10,000 into the Zacks Rank system, it could have compounded to more than $11 million dollars.
Short List is grounded on stocks that are Zacks Rank #4 "Sell" and Zacks Rank #5 "Strong Sell." Based on declining Earnings Estimate Revisions from brokerage firm analysts, this unbiased, mathematical system detects stocks that have great prospects for short sellers. In fact, from 1988 through 2016, "Strong Sells" have performed 6X worse than the S&P 500.
The Short List formula was developed by Executive Vice President Kevin Matras who heads up all trading and investing services at Zacks Investment Research. He is seen on television, regularly contributes articles to financial publications and sites, and authored two celebrated books, Finding #1 Stocks and How to Consistently Beat the Market. Matras has created more than 100 winning stock-picking strategies and directs Options Trader.
How would this proprietary formula have performed during past bears? Testing shows that while the S&P 500 plummeted -33.8% from July of 2008 through March of 2009, Zacks' Short List would have gained you +69.3%. From April of 2000 through October of 2002, while the market dropped -39.5%, you would have gained +159.5%.1:
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