Zacks highlights commentary from People and Picks Member «InvestmentMAGE».
For more Voice of the People, visit http://at.zacks.com/?id=7872
Investment Intelligence Collection via Google News
At the most basic level, information is acquired in three ways: osmosis, push, and pull.
Osmosis media, is that which you assimilate by being there. As Woody Allen said, "Eighty percent of success is showing up."
Push media is controlled by whoever is doing the pushing. School is a push technology. Broadcast TV, as well. You may choose which channel you pay attention to, but they're still streaming the content to you.
Pull media places you where you ought to be, in control. You can get the information that you want.
Google News is the most easily available form of pull media that I know.
With a Google ( GOOG ) account, you can personalize your news, to ALERT you to possible investment opportunities!
Some of my favorite alerts are:
I also like to keep track of any news or comments by various successful investors, however, this is a little more tricky.
If I put in only "Jim Rogers," or "Warren Buffett" invariably, I get a lot of unwanted content. So to delete these, I try to pick out a unique word in the unwanted article an put a minus sign (-) in front of it. The minus sign in front of a word will omit that article from your news search.
So in reality, my search for "Jim Rogers" looks like this:
"jim rogers", investing, -duke, -chancellor, -nebraska, -orford, -vegas, -food, -army, -redstone, -eastman, -cyclist
My search for "Warren Buffett" looks like this:
"warren buffett" -taxes -cartoon -chain
Homework assignment, what phrases do you want to use to uncover investment opportunities?
I have many many more if anyone is interested.
The most recent picks by «InvestmentMAGE» are:
A buy rating on Coinstar ( CSTR ),
a buy rating on Verizon ( VZ ) and
a buy rating on Fidelity National ( FNF ).
About the Zacks Community
In 2008, Zacks Investment Research launched PeopleAndPicks.com, a stock-picking website where members of the Zacks community can test their strategies and share ideas with other members. Each user is scored on the accuracy of his or her picks, and top users are rewarded with free products from Zacks. Registration is free. To learn more about People And Picks, visit http://at.zacks.com/?id=7870
Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PeopleAndPicks
Zacks.com is a property of Zacks Investment Research, Inc., which was formed in 1978 by Leonard Zacks. As a PhD in mathematics Len knew he could find patterns in stock market data that would lead to superior investment results. Amongst his many accomplishments was the formation of his proprietary stock picking system; the Zacks Rank, which continues to outperform the market by nearly a 3:1 margin. The best way to unlock the profitable stock recommendations and market insights of Zacks Investment Research is through our free daily email newsletter; Profit from the Pros. In short, it's your steady flow of Profitable ideas GUARANTEED to be worth your time! Register for your free subscription to Profit From the Pros by going to http://at.zacks.com/?id=7867 .