(From The Jacket) – As the founder of Zacks Investment Research, Len Zacks pioneered the concept of the earnings-per-share surprise in 1982 and developed the Zacks Rank, one of the first anomaly-based stock selection tools. Today, his firm manages U.S. equities for individual and institutional investors and provides software and data to all types of investors. Now, with his new book, he shows you what it takes to build a quant process — based on academically documented market inefficiencies and anomalies — that will allow you to enhance your trading and investing activities.
Engaging and informative, “The Handbook of Equity Market Anomalies” organizes and summarizes research carried out by hundreds of finance and accounting professors over the last twenty years to identify and measure equity market inefficiencies, and provides the self-directed individual investor with a framework for incorporating the results of this research into their own endeavors. Comprised of contributed chapters by leading professors who have performed groundbreaking research on specific anomalies, and edited by Len Zacks, this book skillfully reveals some of the most important anomalies top investors have used for decades to beat the market.
Some of the anomalies examined include the accrual anomaly, net stock anomalies, fundamental anomalies, estimate revisions, changes in and levels of broker recommendations, earnings-per-share surprises, insider trading, price momentum and technical analysis, value and size anomalies, and several seasonal anomalies. This reliable resource also provides insights on how to best use the various anomalies in both market-neutral and long investor portfolios.