One Of The Easiest Ways To Make A Fortune
The best way to become a good investor is to be able to connect the dots in the market. That’s exactly what Jim Cramer is extremely well versed at. Looking at Home Depot as an example Cramer explains that the company beat earnings for the quarter but the stock remained flat as investors took gains. As an investor you have to think why did Home Depot beat earnings? They sell housing supplies and tools. This should cause you to take a look at Tool Companies like Black and Decker because if Home Depot is performing well so are tool companies.
See how you can learn to connect the dots.
One of the tricks that Jim Cramer has learned over the years is that sometimes just taking a quick look at the goods that consumers are buying is the simplest way to make money in the stock market.
That is why Cramer decided to take a look at the clues sprinkled all over the market that can help investors come up with solid investing ideas.
On the flip side of this you can see the industries that are doing poor. For example Urban Outfitters had a bad last couple of weeks of the quarter so the stock was destroyed after they did not beat earnings. Warren Buffett on Whole Foods even says no one who shops there is smiling. Being able to interpret data from one industry to another is a sure way to become an investing whiz.
Learn how to spot the latest trends from consumer data.
About Shaun Archer Tatum Shaun works in corporate finance in New York City. He has done financial consulting for several start-ups and has worked at several Fortune 500 companies. He has contributed several finance/investing articles on Seeking Alpha which have been published on Yahoo! Finance.