The Stock-Picking Beginning
In early 1999 our founder mentioned two of his stocks picks (on two
separate occasions) with Maria Bartiromo (CNBC) in a daily segment
called, "Taking Stock". Despite being rated a hold or bombed by other
institutional fund manager guests on the show, within days and weeks
his stock picks soared higher. In fact, his 1st stock mentioned early in
the year was an old blue chip company called IBM. No wonder the fund
managers gave it a hold. However that didn't stop IBM from blasting
higher. It rose over 40 points in a few weeks and announced a stock
His 2nd stock mentioned later in the year was a little-known company
from the travel sector called Preview Travel, Inc.. A few weeks later on
March 7, 2000, Preview Travel, Inc. was acquired by Travelocity.com
for a huge premium. The best kept secret in stock picking spread across
message boards. Stock brokers, day traders, investors, and investment
newsletter owners flooded to the StockPicking.com website... and the
rest is history. Today with our founder, we continue to astound the
investment industry with our remarkable stock picking system.
Stock Rating System & Price Targets
Early on at Stock Picking we realized there were always a handful of stocks each month that collectively we all agreed were going higher... and sometimes lower. As a group of highly experienced stock pickers and traders, we recognized our combined sentiment was dead on accurate. So we implemented an internal test program giving each of our chosen stock picks a Short-term Price Target and a Bullishness Rating of 1 through 10 to hit that Target... with 10 being our highest possible bullish stance. As predicted, on average our stock picks we had given a 9-10 Rating hit our price target over 99% of the time. Even more impressive, our 10 Rated stock picks hit our price target 100% of the time!
Our Bullish Rating System uses the collective power of brilliant stock trading & stock picking minds in combination with our other tools and extensive resources. Our Rating System gives much more control over the Risk/Reward scenario. Not only does it allow traders/investors to make trades based on risk level, but it also helps them decide how much of their financial resources to commit to those trades. We believe this is an invaluable part of our service.
Catalyst Driven Stocks
With the belief that portfolio managers and most investors are often in wrecked sectors of our economy for the sake of diversity (sometimes in hundreds of stocks), StockPicking.com focuses on what is working, what is trending, and most importantly what is changing our lives. This works not only for Day Trading and Swing Trading, but Long-Term Portfolios as well. Now almost two decades later, those same philosophies have proven to be the most successful in any type of market. Even after large market corrections, these same stocks are the first to recover. Our Long-term Stock-Picking Portfolio has the most consistent and highest annual returns we have ever seen. While most mutual funds are losing money or barely beating the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, our portfolio is consistently topping 100% returns.