100 Ways to Beat the Market (One Hundred Ways to Beat the by Gene Walden

By Gene Walden

A bestselling writer and funding analyst bargains confirmed suggestions for traders. Walden has written an easy, succinct, undemanding consultant to winning inventory industry making an investment techniques. For this publication, he has talked with many of the most sensible funding pros on this planet together with mutual fund managers, analysts, economists, and stockbrokers.

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Just the same, analysts' reports are probably worth reading to give you a better view of the stock and its prospects. But like newsletters and investment columns, analysts' reports are far from gospel. Some Internet services that track stocks include analysts' evaluations in their stock reports. America Online and Prodigy's Strategic Investor section both include analysts' evaluations in their stock reports. '' But even those "buy-hold-sell" ratings are less objective than you might expect, because analysts are discouraged from giving a stock a "sell" rating.

It's totally irrelevant. Odd lots are just as easy to buy and sell as even lots of 100 or 1,000. Look for the best stock at any price. If your choice is between buying ten shares of a $100 stock with a growth rate of 20 percent and a PE of 20, or buying 200 shares of a $5 stock also with a growth rate of 20 percent but with a PE of 30, the choice is obvious. You buy the "cheap" stockthe $100 stock with the lower PE. Â 35 36 < previous page < previous page page_162 page_163 next page > next page > Page 163 74.

Where can you find low PE stocks? PE ratios are listed in the stock tables of the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, and most major newspapers. An easier way to find cheap stocks is through the Value Line Investment Survey (which should be available at your public library). Value Line publishes a list of the lowest PE stocks in each of its weekly updates. In 1997, the lowest PE stocks had a banner year. Following is a list of the lowest PE stocks of 1997 and their stock growth through the final nine months of 1997.

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