Great Pages: Zweig's "Shotgun" Approach

Can a single page of a book change your investment life? We believe it can. Periodically, we highlight some of the Great Pages that have had a great impact on our investment philosophy. Today, we look at p. 194 from Martin Zweig’s “Winning on Wall Street”, in which Zweig first discusses stock-picking using a “rifle” approach (deeply analyzing a small number of companies), and then talks about the “shotgun” approach (screening thousands of stocks against pre-set criteria). 

Taken from “Winning on Wall Street”

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 Validea’s Martin Zweig-inspired portfolio is up 199.5% since its mid-2003 inception vs. 99.5% for the S&P 500. Check out its holdings here.