In a December 1997 issue of Barron's, a Merrill Lynch poll found that the top strategy among 122 institutions surveyed was to buy stocks of companies that exceed earnings expectations and sell the companies that fall short.
Entrepreneur and former fund manager, now active independent trader, trading mostly the US equity market via stocks, ETFs and options, following closely the syndicate calendar for IPOs and secondary deals. Active in markets for more than 15 years.
Due diligence important also instincts. Don't blindly follow anyone, especially "experts". I read and use chart and volume study, trends, weighing risk tolerance. Mistakes can be great teachers. Disclaimer: For entertainment only.
A work in progress, trader for 25 yrs. thru brokers (remember those) past 5 yrs. full time scalp,swing and now options picked up bits pieces from some great traders on ST since 09 what a great resource! Thanks