My "Best in Breed" approach to cherry-picking stocks and sectors with the highest "breakout" potential has given us a whole slew of fast, double-digit gainers in the past three weeks. What's more, these stocks should continue to pay – and pay big – as the breakout trend takes hold and plays out.
This approach works the other way, too, believe it or not. Because it bull's-eyes the strongest stocks and sectors, it also spotlights the "weakest of the worst" – stocks you might avoid.
And it would be understandable if you did steer clear. After all, these stocks are dropping like stones.
But the truth is, you can make some nice, easy profits by playing these dogs just the right way, like I recommend in my research services.
Right now, I've isolated a stock in bad, bad trouble that should be good for a juicy double-digit profit to start, with more to come…
About the Author
Chris Johnson is a highly regarded equity and options analyst who has spent much of his nearly 30-year market career designing and interpreting complex models to help investment firms transform millions of data points into impressive gains for clients.
At heart Chris is a quant - like the "rocket scientists" of investing - with a specialty in applying advanced mathematics like stochastic calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and statistics to Wall Street's data-rich environment.
He began building his proprietary models in 1998, analyzing about 2,000 records per day. Today, that database, which Chris designed and coded from scratch, analyzes a staggering 700,000 records per day. It's the secret behind his track record.
Chris holds degrees in finance, statistics, and accounting. He worked as a licensed broker for 11 years before taking on the role of Director of Quantitative Analysis at a big-name equity and options research firm for eight years. He recently served as Director of Research of a Cleveland-based investment firm responsible for hundreds of millions in AUM. He is also the Founder/CIO of ETF Advisory Research Partners since 2007, noted for its groundbreaking work in Behavioral Valuation systems. Their research is widely read by leaders in the RIA business.
Chris is ranked in the top 99.3% of financial bloggers and top 98.6% of overall experts by TipRanks, the track record registry of financial analysts dating back to January 2009.
He is a frequent commentator on financial markets for CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg TV, and CBS Radio and has been featured in Barron's, USA Today, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal, and numerous books.
Today, Chris is the editor of Night Trader and Straight-Up Profits. He also contributes to Money Morning as the Quant Analysis Specialist.