Get Stock Picks That Have a Backtested Edge

We use historical statistics to help you buy low and sell high in the stock market.

Stock Picking Service

At Stock Market Guides, we offer a stock picking service where every pick we make is based on a trade setup that has a quantitative backtested edge.

We don’t shoot from the hip with our stock picks here. We rely exclusively on the data. So if you get a stock pick from us, it’s because that stock has a trade opportunity that has a track record of success in backtests.

What that means is that we’ve identified these windows of time with each stock where, according to history, the odds might be in your favor to make profit by owning it. Each time we see one of these opportunities, we send you a trade alert and post it to our website.

Stock Trade Alerts

Here’s an example of what one of our stock trade alerts looks like. Each alert indicates the full scope of the trade idea for those who want to follow it: the ticker symbol, when to buy it, and when to sell it.

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(sample trade alert)

You can see that our stock trade alert reflects a specific trading strategy and time frame. It also shows how that strategy has performed historically according to backtests, both in terms of wins, losses, and return on investment.

We feel that if we’re going to try to offer the best stock alerts possible, they need to be easy to follow, have a track record of success, and be transparent.

trade alert example

(sample trade alert)

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Performance of Stock Picks

We’re well qualified to do statistical research on historical stock performance. We have years of experience doing stock market research and use a rigorous statistical process for testing each swing trading strategy we feature.

Here is the performance of our stock picking service in backtests:

Stock Picks:

Backtest Results
This is how our stock picks for this service performed in backtests. When we run a backtest, what we’re doing is taking a given trade strategy and looking back at history to see how it may have performed in the past.





Avg. Annualized Return
This takes the average return in backtests of all the stock picks featured in this service and annualizes it.


Please note that this performance information is not based on live trades, but on backtests, which have important limitations.

Trading stocks involves risk, even when trade setups have a strong history of profitability. You can dial your risk down or up by adjusting your position sizing or the number of trades you take.

The more risk that’s taken, the higher the potential for drawdowns. You can also start out by paper trading stocks to get a feel for the trades before putting real money at risk.

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Features of Our Stock Picking Service

Anyone who signs up for our Stock Picking Service gets access to all these features:

Pre-Market Stock Picks

These are stock picks we share before the stock market opens. They are typically sent at 5:30 a.m. Eastern Time, about four hours before the opening bell.

These stock picks cater well to people who are not able to manage stock trades during the workday. Subscribers can use the trade alerts to set up trades before the market opens.

Market Hours Stock Picks

These are stock picks we share throughout the trading day during normal stock market hours. You get real-time alerts as each new stock pick gets published.

These cater well to people who are available throughout the day to manage trades.

Guidance from Stock Trading Experts

We have stock trading experts who offer commentary on a regular basis regarding both our stock picks and the general state of the market. Their commentary gets sent out to the group in an email newsletter.

These experts are readily available for any questions you might have along the way.

Andy Yuda

Trading Slogan:

"Give your trades the space to breathe"

Preferred Trade Durations:

3 days
1 week
2 weeks

Andy has been doing stock market research for several years. He creates algorithms that look for tendencies in the ways that prices move in the market. His research helped him gain a deep understanding of the types of trading strategies that have typically done well over the long haul. Andy is a math whiz who loves working with numbers. He has a wife and two kids.

Eric Ferguson

Trading Slogan:

"Stick to the Plan"

Preferred Trade Durations:

3 days
1 week

Eric is a Senior Consultant for Stock Market Guides and has years of experience doing both stock market research and active trading. He’s a Stanford graduate with a knack for numbers. Statistical research is one of his specialties. He’s backtested thousands of trading strategies in an effort to find out which ones truly perform the best. One of his standout trading achievements is growing his trading account more than 60% in a single month from doing option trades. He also once had a month where his win-loss record with stock trades was 32 wins and 3 losses. He enjoys practicing mindfulness to stay grounded when trading. He has a family with three kids.

Stock Watch List

Our stock picking service gives you access to our Watch List. Every trade alert we send for our Market Hours Stock Picks comes from the Watch List.

This gives subscribers a way to prepare in advance for trade alerts that might be coming down the pipeline.

Stock Picks That Are Easy to Follow

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Trade alerts for our Pre-Market Stock Picks are sent by email before the market opens. Trade alerts for our Market Hours Stock Picks are sent in real time by either text or email, depending on your preference.

Our trade alerts show you a specific trade idea that indicates exactly when to buy the stock and when to sell the stock. You can be alerted when the trade ends, too.

The alerts can be very convenient for people who have limited time and only want to spend minutes per day following stock picks.

Many Types of Stock Picks

At Stock Market Guides, we offer a wide variety of stock picks for you to consider. Here are some examples of ways the picks vary:

Many of the stock picks we feature are based on technical chart setups. They’re optimal for algorithmic stock picking approaches like the ones we feature with our service.

The quantity of stock picks we offer will fluctuate each day based on market conditions. Many days there will be several stock picks to choose from. Some days, there might be none.

The stocks we feature are typically for companies that have significant market capitalizations, which means they are normally for major, well-established companies.

Our stock picks are only for buying stocks, not shorting them. From all the research we’ve done, we’ve never found a long-term mechanical edge to shorting stocks. So that makes things simple as far as following the stock picks.

Stock Trade Duration

Some stock traders might like to hold their positions for just a few days, while others might like to hold them for a few months or more. Some are in between. Our service accommodates them all. You can choose to get alerts for any of these investment durations.

3 days
1 week
2 weeks
1 month
3 months
1 year
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Learn Stock Trading

If you don’t know exactly how to trade a stock, you can check out our free beginner’s guide for how to buy stocks.

Once you sign up for the service, you’ll also find tutorials that teach our stock picking strategies in detail so that you can learn to find these investing opportunities on your own if you want.

Our goal is to make sure you will have the tools to be able to successfully follow our stock picks no matter what your trading expertise level is. And if questions come up along the way, you can contact us any time and we’ll be ready to help.

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Customer Testimonials

"I am really enjoying the new service and feel like it is going to be attractive to novice and intermediate investors.  You do a fantastic job of providing both simplicity and education for those who want to learn more."

Jeff from Tennesse

"I very much appreciate you taking the time to make a video to explain the pattern set-up.  I only joined the service last week, but I am very impressed with the level of customer service you provide."

Gary from Virginia


I work full time. Can I still follow your stock picks?

Absolutely. One of the goals of this service is to cater to people who have limited time. We do all the research for you and put it at your fingertips. Our hope is that it only takes you minutes each day to see our stock picks and decide which ones you want to trade. This service might suit you well if you’re looking for on-the-go trading or can only trade during certain time windows each day.

What time of day do the stock picks get posted?

Our Stock Picking Service includes two different segments of trade alerts: Pre-Market Stock Picks and Market Hours Stock Picks. Our Pre-Market Stock Picks are sent out before the market opens each trading day. Our Market Hours Stock Picks are alerted throughout the trading day between 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

How are alerts sent for your stock picks?

For our Pre-Market Stock Picks, we send alerts by email. For our Market Hours Stock Picks, you choose between getting email alerts or text alerts to your phone. You can toggle your alerts setting at any time.

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