Glad you're having success with the broker ratings. Try broker rating upgrades too. I've had good success with that. Backtests well.

You are correct in your assumption -- the broker ratings, and broker rating upgrades, and all of the items in...


At the moment, the backtest report will not show the maximum drawdown per stock. It will show the total return per stock, but not the max drawdown per stock.

I will look into being able to show that in the backtest reports for a future...


That was a pretty tough two months. Between Aug. and the end of Sept., 430 of the 500 stocks in the S&P 500 were down. Not many places to hide during that period.

 

I did a quick study however and found that large-cap...


I've been running this screen lately which consists of increasing sales and increasing margins. It's been picking some great stocks lately. I especially like running this one as we get closer to earnings season. Long story short, stocks with...


Here's this week's Screen of the Week (Checklist for Picking Winning Stocks) for July 5, 2011.

http://www.zacks.com/commentary/18122/Checklist+for+Picking+Winning+Stocks

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Do you do a lot of dividend stocks? If so, check this one out. You might like it. It's called Growth and Income Winners. (It's in the Research Wizard program in the Growth and Income Strategies folder.) Over the last 10 years (April 2001 thru April...


One of the best tests I ever did with the Advanced Backtester's Optimum Valuation search, was to test the X Industries to see where the statistical advantages were. I broke the X Industries into deciles; 10 equal sized groups based...


I try to find stocks with growth rates above the median for their X industry (more than 20% above it for Aggressive Growth stocks), but usually less than a 50% absolute number. I won't exclude 50% entirely. I have had some...


I have found that a Price to Sale ratio under 1 gives the best results. (10 yr. study showed that a P/S <= 1 showed a 17.8% avg. annual return using a 1 week holding period). Between 1-2 = 11.1%. Once you get over 4, the returns go negative to...


Aggressive growth stocks can be some of the most rewarding stocks out there. 

 

You’ll often find smaller cap stocks in this category because smaller cap stocks are typically newer companies in the early...

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