Editor's note: The Aggressive Stock-Picking Training Program is a series of six weekly assignments. To start with Week 1,
- Activist investor portfolios, such as
Atticus Capitaland Third Point, LLC. Funds like these are well run and have a track record of investing in undervaluedcompanies.
- University portfolios, such as
Harvard Managementand Yale University. Universities like these are large investors and they can take large, activist positions in the companies in which they invest. Search the Stockpickr professional portfolios to see what's in your alma mater's portfolio and how it has performed.
Stocks With Unusual Options Activity: If there are sizable putor call optionsoutstanding for a stock, then that could be a signal for a breakout in its price, either up or down. (This is yet another type of unusual activity.)