The Power of The Zacks Rank

We are thrilled to provide Zacks Rank for OmniTrader 2020. This one tool could make a significant difference in your gains this year!

In 1978, Zacks Founder and CEO hit upon a key discovery: earnings estimate revisions are the most powerful force impacting stock prices. This led to the development of the Zacks Rank.

As shown to the right, Stocks with a #1 Zacks Rank have more than doubled the S&P 500 with an average gain of +24.62% per year from January 1, 1988 through November 4, 2019.

Earnings Improvements Are the Key!   The effect of an upward shift in earnings estimates prompts more investors to take an interest in the company, pushing prices higher.  The Zacks #1 Rank stocks are ideally suited for folks who rely on technical analysis because it can tip them off before most other systems. 

In 1978, Zacks Founder and CEO hit upon a key discovery: earnings estimate revisions are the most powerful force impacting stock prices. With this crucial finding, he developed the Zacks Rank to harness the power of earnings estimates.

For more than a quarter century, Zacks #1 Rank Stocks have more than doubled the S&P 500 with an average gain of +24.62% per year. These returns cover a period from January 1, 1988 through November 4, 2019.

The Zacks #1 Rank stocks are ideally suited for folks who rely on momentum or technical analysis because it can tip them off before most other systems. The Zacks #1 Rank is about “cause and effect”. The cause of the move is positive revisions in earnings estimates. The effect of an upward shift in earnings estimates prompts more investors to take an interest in the company, pushing prices higher.

Historical performance of stocks in each Zacks Rank Level (1-5)

The Zacks Rank
Trading Advantage

The Zacks Rank uses trends in earnings estimate revisions and EPS surprises to classify stocks into five groups as shown to the left. The historical average annual return for stocks in each Rank are also shown. 


The Zacks Industry Rank is also updated daily, and is based on average ranks of all the stocks in each of the 265 industry groups. The best stocks in the best groups are particularly set to move higher.


Zacks Rank has more than doubled the S&P 500 with an average gain of +24.7% per year from January 1, 1988 to January 6, 2020. So, it's easy to understand why adding Zacks Power Pack is a smart way to improve your trading each trading day.



The Power of Zacks Rank

Given the sheer number of earnings estimate revisions made on a daily basis, it can be very difficult to determine which stocks to buy and which ones to avoid.

The Zacks Rank solves this problem by helping investors harness the power of earnings estimate revisions to trade and invest more successfully.

The Zacks Rank is a proprietary stock-rating model that uses trends in earnings estimate revisions and EPS surprises to classify stocks into five groups as shown to the left. The historical average annual return for stocks in each Rank are also shown.

Zacks Industry Rank

The Zacks Industry Rank is also updated daily, and is based on average ranks of all the stocks in each of the 265 industry groups. The best stocks in the best groups are particularly set to move higher.

Harnessing The Power of Zacks Rank

in OmniTrader 2020!

Putting Zacks Rank to Work in OmniTrader 2020!

Best to the top!   The Zacks Rank Column shows the most recent
Zacks Rank and Zacks Industry Rank.   AAPL has a ZR of 2. 

Use Zacks Rank in OmniScan to automatically generate the Most Powerful List every day. 
This Scan identified all stocks with Zacks Ranks of #1 and #2.

Powerful New Zacks Rank Strategies

Incredibly Accurate!

NEW! Zacks Rank Strategies


The NEW Zacks Rank Strategies (ZRS) in OmniTrader 2020 have Zacks Rank built in and will only fire a Signal if a ​Zacks Rank of 1 or 2 is present.

This new Strategy concept has given us some breathtaking performance in OmniTrader.  We compared the ZRS Strategies with and without Zacks Rank to the right, showing the incredible difference.

These strategies perform well without the Zacks Ranking, but by adding the Zacks Ranking as a filter, we are seeing exceptional results!

A Statistical Edge


Using Zacks Ranking as a strategy filter, we see a significant increase in accuracy and profitability.

With Zacks Rank, Strategy performance improves by as much as 20%. 

ZRS Signals on MRK fire at nearly every major reversal!

ZRS Signals on CMSA

Zacks Rank adds incredible firepower
to existing  OmniTrader Strategies.

Strategies showing 70%, 80% and even 90%+ accuracy!

We Implemented Zacks Rank on both Stocks and Industry Groups in OmniTrader with amazing results.

Just Add Zacks!

In OmniTrader 2020, it is easy to add Zacks Rank to ANY Strategy using a simple Filter. VT ALSO collects and saves historical Zacks Ranks* which are used in Strategy testing.

We did this with a number of Strategies, and were surprised and pleased at the results.

In all cases, adding Zacks Rank boosted PPT significantly. In one case it was a whopping 400%! See table below!

An Enormous Value

The ability to use Zacks Rank in Strategies is perhaps the most powerful application of the ranking data. Use Zacks Rank to improve any existing Strategies you have to make them perform better!



* Zacks Rank History has been collected since July 2019, and continues to be updated on
our servers.

Zacks Rank adds incredible firepower to existing  OmniTrader Strategies.

Strategies using Zacks Rank showing
70%, 80% and even 90%+ accuracy!

Zacks Power Pack
Special Offer

* The Zacks Power Pack includes Zacks Ranks and Zacks Industry Ranking for six months. After six months, you can continue to get Zacks Rank and Industry Ranking for only $10/month.

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