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Full of Bull (Updated Edition): Unscramble Wall Street Doubletalk to Protect and Build Your Portfolio by Stephen T. McClellan

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1. Decoding Wall Street’s Well-Kept Secrets

As a securities analyst for 32 years, I am amazed that naive investors can be so misled by Wall Street doubletalk. You can be an astute investor only if you fathom the puzzling and often deceptive nature of the Street. Wall Street operates in strange, ambiguous ways that it would prefer to keep secret. Do what Wall Street does, not what it says. Do not take the Street literally. Its research cannot be trusted. Corporate executives react to Street sentiment, attempt to influence their own stock prices, and also deter objective investing. The individual investor is an afterthought, mostly neglected by analysts and broker-dealer research departments. The Street cannot be ignored. But if you understand ...

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