Deutsche Securities is the investment arm of German megabank Deutsche Bank. I'm looking at this firm today because of its analysts' recent success in beating the market.

Our Motley Fool CAPS investor database tracks upgrades and downgrades from more than 200 analyst crews. Deutsche Bank is currently ranked 115th out of more than 23,000 players, placing in our top 10 most successful analysts. In other words, it's doing pretty darn good with those stock picks.

So what makes this potent prognosticator tick, you ask? Here's a selection from its highest-scoring stock picks since we started tracking its stock ratings in September 2006:


CAPS Rating


Outperforming S&P 500 by

Omniture (NASDAQ:OMTR)












Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN)








Data from Motley Fool CAPS, Feb. 21, 2007.

Where's my X-Ray machine again?
Scanning the data, it looks like Deutsche Securities is very good at selecting exciting high-growth stocks from various industries. The 10 best-scoring stocks out of 256 total picks include two Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendations (The Knot and InterMune), while a third Rule Breaker (Akamai) has contributed substantially to the firm's success. Companies tapped by David Gardner and his team are breaking the rules of business to create superior shareholder returns for the long run.

Vail Resorts is another top-10 pick, and it also belongs in the Motley Fool Hidden Gems portfolio, where Tom Gardner and company dig through the small caps on the market to find tomorrow's giants first.

Then there's our Motley Fool Stock Advisor newsletter, where the Gardner brothers put their heads together to find the best investments on the market. Deutsche's best performer, Omniture, is a Stock Advisor recommendation.

Among these companies, only Akamai and Vail Resorts have market caps larger than $2 billion (and Vail only just passes that mark), and they all fit the exciting growth mold. They're serving our subscribers just as much as they're helping this analyst house beat the market.

The Foolish bottom line
If you're looking for bottled lightning, you can certainly click over to CAPS and look at Deutsche Securities' best picks. It's a great list of candidates to use as a starting point for your own research.

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Fool contributor Anders Bylund holds no position in any of the companies discussed here. You can check out Anders' holdings if you like, and Foolish disclosure is always worth a read.