How to Screen for the Best Stocks in a Volatile Market - Zacks Market Edge Podcast 14

In this episode, Tracey is joined by Zacks’ Vice President, Editor of the Options Trader service and Zacks stock screening guru, Kevin Matras. The stock market is rocky to start the year, how can investors keep their emotions in check to find the best stocks to invest in? Kevin’s advice is to have a plan, whether it be stop-losses or something else, and stick to it. Kevin also divulges his favorite stock screens that use both fundamental and technical analysis to find the best Zacks #1 (Strong Buy) and #2 (Buy) stocks. They are screens he runs all the time. If you’re going to be invested in a volatile stock market, you might as well buy the stocks that have the best fundamentals. Kevin and Tracey also talk about the more basic stock screens that anyone can run that you can find on on the Screening tab. If you’re a Zacks Premium member, or if you take the 30-day free trial, you can access 20 more predefined screens that combine the Zacks Rank with Growth and Value criteria. These are some of the screens that Tracey runs regularly. Finally, Kevin and Tracey have stocks that they like even though this market seems ominous. They have different trading strategies. Kevin screens for stocks near their highs with solid fundamentals. Tracey likes stocks that have sold off. They both like the healthcare sector, with Lannett Inc. (LCI), Unitedhealth Group (UNH) and Johnson a Johnson (JNJ) being top picks. But a utility company, yes, a utility, and a defense contractor also make the grade. Still nervous about this stock market? Listen to this week’s podcast for Kevin and Tracey’s best ways to play this market pullback. Stock Screener: Research Wizard: Lannett Inc: UnitedHealth Group: Johnson a Johnson: Follow us on StockTwits: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook:

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