Analyst Ratings Still a Stellar Contrarian Indicator: Hated Stocks Have Risen Most Since 2009

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Stock analyst ratings are still excellent contrary indicators, according to a recent Bloomberg study: Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index that analysts loved the most rose 73 percent on average since the benchmark for U.S. equity started to recover in March 2009, while those with the fewest “buy” recommendations gained 165 percent, according […]

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Over the weekend I read most of Martin Zweig’s Winning on Wall Street – which I’d highly recommend to traders and those passionate about the market. Zweig breaks down some interesting seasonal features that seem to correlate with the social mood of the public.  When people are in a good mood, they tend to bid […]

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