Without a doubt, millions of investors don't feel entirely comfortable researching their own stock selections. They invest in 401(k) plans, mutual funds and even individual stocks with only bare-bones investigation, turning to so-called investment gurus on financial news shows and headlines in newspapers for their information. Investors who don't do their own research usually buy only those stocks touted by the media: typically large caps or mutual funds. That's not necessarily a bad thing (although it could mean investors aren't as diversified as they could be), but there are literally thousands of other stocks available to investors. In fact, individual investors should be able to outperform the Dow through a diversified portfolio of large cap, mid cap, small cap and micro cap stocks - just like the pros do. Finding appropriate candidates to fill the large cal allocation is relatively easy; news about them is everywhere. Finding smaller companies poised for growth, led by excellent management, and trading at value prices is much more difficult. This book aims to help investors find just those stocks.
Almost every industrial sector offers the opportunity to invest in excellently managed companies not usually found on the radar screens of most analysts and money managers. This guide offers a simple approach to finding companies not usually followed by mainstream Wall Street. Simple enough for novices, yet sophisticated enough for experienced investors, the book provides the insights and tools to open the doors to literally thousands of outstanding stock investment opportunities. The investment strategy in this guide utilizes a combination of diversification, fundamental research and analysis of management, understanding of underlying market trends and evaluation of stock price value. In addition to teaching advisors how to uncover investments gems, the book includes in-depth analyses of 30 companies that fit the strategy - essentially providing investors with a list of stocks to jump-start their portfolios.