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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Winning Stock Picks From The Top 5 Industries With The Biggest Job Growth
Every week the government and other entities release economic reports that cover all areas of the economy - from retail sales to housing, to international trade to consumer sentiment.
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Winning Stock Picks From The Top 5 Industries With The Biggest Job Growth - Wednesday, July 11
Here are 5 stocks from some of the industries singled out as the biggest job creators in last week's Employment report.
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The S&P Will Double Within The Next 5 Years
This may sounds like a Herculean task on the surface, but it's really not. In fact, the market only needs to gain on average of 14.9% per year in order to do so. Now let me tell you why it will double and how to trade it...
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Winning Stock Picks From The Top 5 Industries With The Biggest Job Growth - Wednesday, February 8
Every week the government and other entities release economic reports that cover all areas of the economy - from retail sales to housing, to international trade to consumer sentiment.
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How To Uncover Institutional Buying
One of the best ways to find stocks on the move that are grabbing the attention of investors is to screen for stocks with increasing volume. As more investors buy the stock, the stock's price should go higher.
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How To Double Your Stock Returns In 2017
As the trading year comes to an end, now is a good time to reflect on what you did right in the market, what you did wrong, and what you'd like to do better in the new year.
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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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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

While there are many stock trading systems on the market today, that use a variety of different approaches and indicators, the approach used by Zacks Investment Research is built around the number one driver of stock prices: company earnings.

Based on Zacks Research Wizard product, this book provides you with market beating stock selection techniques and advice on how to build your own stock selection system. This practical guide discloses several trading methods that have outperformed the market for a long period of time and shows you how to screen stocks and develop selection criteria to build various types of stock portfolios, such as aggressive growth; growth and income; momentum; and value.