Vice President of Zacks Investment Research

Kevin Matras is a Vice President at Zacks Investment Research, where he is the fundamental stock screening and technical chart patterns expert. He heads the Research Wizard Division at Zacks, which focuses on stock screening and backtesting. Matras also runs the Chart Patterns Trader service, ... more

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You Can Beat The Market, Even In Times Like This
After a fantastic year of gains in 2021, this year couldn’t have started out any worse.
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Bull Markets, Corrections, Recession And Stagflation
While pullbacks and corrections are never fun when they’re happening, if you know these are commonplace moves, you can instead look at them as opportunities to buy rather than places to sell.
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Getting Ready For The Next Leg Up
With the market coming off of its correction lows from late January, now’s the time to start getting ready for the next leg up. After heady gains last year, the market was ripe for a pullback. And we finally got it.
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End Of Year Rally And Multiyear Boom
With Q4 GDP expected to accelerate into the end of the year, stocks are poised for a strong end-of-year rally.
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Bull Markets, Pullbacks And Corrections
What’s important to know is that pullbacks and corrections are common. Every bull market has them.
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How To Double Your Stock Returns In 2021
Stocks have been on a tear. Since the pandemic lows in late March last year, the Dow has surged by more than 71%, the S&P by 75%, the Nasdaq by 102%, and the small-cap Russell 2000 by more than 124%! And there's still more to go...
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

BGS B&G Foods Inc.
MRLN Marlin Business Services Corp.
SLM SLM Corporation
STAN Standard Parking Corporation

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Why Stocks Are Poised To Soar
Goldman Sachs forecast that the market will hit 4,300 by the end of next year (+16.3% from here); and 4,600 by the end of 2022 (that’s another +7.0% on top of that). All in all, that represents a 24.4% increase from where we are today.
Top Stocks With Big Potential Catch-Up Moves
Given the recent run-up in the market last week, here's a screen I've been using recently for my own stock picking. First, it focuses on the top Zacks Ranked Sectors and Industries.

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Finding #1 Stocks: Screening, Backtesting and Time-Proven Strategies
Kevin Matras
Wiley
04/26/2011

Practical trading tools and techniques developed by Zacks Investment Research

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