3 Strategies to Beat the Market in 2014

by Zach | December 9, 2013 12:30 pm

It’s no secret that the majority of investors, including institutional professionals, consistently underperform their market benchmarks year after year.

According to Investors Business Daily in an article last month…

“A recent study of more than 1,500 mutual funds found that in the 15 years between 1998 and 2012 fewer than 20% of all funds managed to both survive and outperform their benchmarks.”

Clearly, it takes skill, systematic planning, and sound strategies to consistently beat the market over time without taking excessive risk. Those who do it well one year may not “survive and thrive” the next (myself included).

Here are some possible plans and strategies for 2014, as we approach the 6th year of a raging bull market…

If one of these sounds like your plan for the first quarter or two of 2014, let me know. If the description is too narrow, by all means elaborate.

Better yet, just tell us all your investing secrets right now for free (especially if they incorporate the Zacks Rank and the Research Wizard).

If they work, you’ll probably make more money using them than selling them in an e-book.

ISHARS-R 2000 (IWM): ETF Research Reports[1]

NASDAQ-100 SHRS (QQQ): ETF Research Reports[2]

SPDR-SP 500 TR (SPY): ETF Research Reports[3]

To read this article on Zacks.com click here.[4]

Zacks Investment Research[5]

  1. ISHARS-R 2000 (IWM): ETF Research Reports: http://www.zacks.com/registration/pfp/?ALERT=ETF225&adid=INVESTORPLACE_CONTENT_ETF_ARTCAT_REAL_TIME_INSIGHT&d_alert=rd_final_rank&t=IWM&split=1
  2. NASDAQ-100 SHRS (QQQ): ETF Research Reports: http://www.zacks.com/registration/pfp/?ALERT=ETF225&adid=INVESTORPLACE_CONTENT_ETF_ARTCAT_REAL_TIME_INSIGHT&d_alert=rd_final_rank&t=QQQ&split=1
  3. SPDR-SP 500 TR (SPY): ETF Research Reports: http://www.zacks.com/registration/pfp/?ALERT=ETF225&adid=INVESTORPLACE_CONTENT_ETF_ARTCAT_REAL_TIME_INSIGHT&d_alert=rd_final_rank&t=SPY&split=1
  4. To read this article on Zacks.com click here.: http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/116287/lets-hear-your-plans-and-favorite-strategies
  5. Zacks Investment Research: http://www.zacks.com/

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