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Can You Really Beat Buffett, Gates and Icahn Using the Same Stocks?
"Cast your net where the big fish swim" -- Anonymous
Who hasn't dreamed of buying and selling stocks alongside the most successful investors of all time?
I'm talking about big fish like Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK-B) Warren Buffett, hedge fund manager George Soros and activist investor Carl Icahn.
The per-share book value of Buffett's financial holding company has grown by a mind-numbing 586,817% since 1965, trouncing the S&P 500 by an equally mind-numbing factor of 78.9 times.
As for Soros, Forbes this month estimated his net worth at $20 billion. That puts him in the same neighborhood as Icahn, whose latest investment fund has delivered an average annual return of 41.3% since 2004, trouncing the broader market by a factor of seven.
I'm also talking about lesser-known but remarkably successful investors such as Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies and Steve Cohen of SAC Capital, who have both delivered investment gains of more than 30% a year for a decade or more.
The best part, it's now not only possible to ride the coattails of these Wall Street icons, but there's a good chance you can beat them at their own game.
Let me explain...
Each quarter, Michael J. Carr, one of only 1,400 Chartered Market Technicians (CMT) in the world, scours Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings to determine which stocks are being favored by the top investors in the country -- those who've proven they can deliver market-beating returns under any market conditions. Investors like Buffett, Soros, Icahn, Simons and Cohen.
At the moment, Michael is tracking 400 stocks that 20 of the most successful investing gurus in the world believe will be big winners. In other words, Michael utilizes the research from the best investment minds on the planet to create his watch list.
But that's just the beginning.
Michael has 26 years of trading experience under his belt and has written two books on the subject.
The primary stock-ranking tool Michael utilizes in his own research is relative strength (RS), a measure of the strength of the price trend of a stock compared to other stocks or to the market as a whole.
Among the hundreds of "guru stocks" he identifies, Michael will consider only those that have risen faster than 70% of the market during the prior six months.
From the stocks that pass this part of the test, Michael looks at the strength of the companies' cash flow -- the amount of money coming into the business -- a barometer he regards as the very lifeblood of a company. Here, again, Mike considers only those holdings whose cash flow per share is rising faster than 70% of all available stocks.
What's left is the best of the best -- the stocks that have the most potential for capital appreciation in the current climate, not to mention the implicit endorsement of the world's top investors.
The best way to get to know Michael and learn more about his system is by watching a webinar I hosted with him on Thursday. In it, Michael shares which gurus he's tracking, how to identify which of their holdings are most likely to outperform, plus two of his top-rated "guru picks" to buy now. You can watch the webinar by clicking here, or on the image below:
This webinar will only be up for a few days, so if you have any interest in learning more about Michael's "guru system," I suggest you watch it now.