A:

Logically speaking, it is unlikely that anyone who has developed or stumbled upon a sure fire method to pick stocks will share their method, because the method will not work if too many people are aware of it and will be arbitrated away.

However, it is also very unlikely that there exists a lucrative and sustainable guaranteed strategy. The world's largest financial institutions hire traders and analysts whose full time jobs are to find good trading/investing opportunities to earn good returns for their clients. It is likely that if there is a guaranteed strategy to earn large amounts of profit, financial institutions would find it.
For your average investor, the closest thing to a guaranteed strategy to earn some returns is to purchase government t-bills, because it is extremely unlikely that the government will go into default and be unable to make the scheduled payments back to the debt holders. However, the amount of return generated from government securities is relatively low.

To learn more, check out Bond Basics: Different Types Of Bonds.

RELATED FAQS

  1. How can I create a yield curve in Excel?

    Find out more about the yield curve, what the yield curve is and how to create the yield curve for U.S. Treasury bonds using ...
  2. Which insurance companies pay the highest dividends?

    Understand which companies in the insurance sector pay the highest dividends to investors, and learn how dividends can enhance ...
  3. What is the breakdown of subjects covered on the Series 6 exam?

    Learn about the risk-return tradeoff for investing in stocks versus low-risk Treasurys and bonds, and understand the types ...
  4. What are the major types of insurance policies that insurance companies will offer?

    Explore one of the largest market sectors, the chemicals sector, and learn which primary basic commodities are used in producing ...
RELATED TERMS
  1. Dividend

    A distribution of a portion of a company's earnings, decided ...
  2. Bond

    A debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity ...
  3. Treasury Yield

    The return on investment, expressed as a percentage, on the debt ...
  4. S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats

    Companies that have had an increase in dividends for 25 consecutive ...
  5. Series I Bond

    A non-marketable, interest-bearing U.S. government savings bond ...
  6. UPREIT

    Short for umbrella partnership real estate investment trust, ...

You May Also Like

Related Articles
  1. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    How To Short The U.S. Bond Market

  2. Investing Basics

    Which insurance companies pay the highest ...

  3. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    The EMAG Emerging Mkts Bond ETF: Worth ...

  4. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    5 Dividend ETFs with Growth Potential

  5. Investing

    Feeling Risk-Averse? Consider These ...

Trading Center