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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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Straddles And Strangles For Earnings Season
With earnings season in full swing, here's an options strategy that's perfect for a company about to report.
3 Screening Strategies Crushing The Market This Year
What a year so far, and we're barely only 6 months in. After one of the worst starts to the market ever, plunging more than -11% in just 2 short months, the market just as quickly made it all back and then some.
5 Careful Ways To Win With Options
Did you know that in spite of all the volatility in the markets as of late (or maybe partly because of it), the growth in options trading has continued to rise?
Get Ready To Be Surprised This Earnings Season
With earnings season having officially begun this week, we're going to see both positive surprises and negative surprises.
Making Money If You Have A Neutral To Bearish Outlook
A Bear Call Spread is used when you have a neutral to negative view on a stock. While this strategy has a limited risk, it also has a limited reward.
Buying Puts To Protect Profits & Hedge Risk
There are many different ways to protect profits and hedge risk in a winning stock. You can use a stop loss order, write call options, buy put options, and more. We're going to talk about buying puts, and compare that to using stops.
Explosive Stocks Under $10
There can be a place for cheaper stocks in your portfolio sometimes. Here are 5 stocks with big potential.
Ratio Back Call Spreads For Big Moves
Ratio Back Call Spreads are a strategy I seldom hear anybody talk about. But they can be a great way to position yourself in a trade if you think something big could happen.
Get Ready To Be Surprised This Earnings Season - July 8, 2015
With earnings season set to officially begin on July 8th, this is a good screen to use both before and after a company reports.
5 Careful Ways To Win With Options
Did you know that in spite of all the volatility in the markets as of late (or maybe partly because of it), the growth in options trading has continued to rise?
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