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Strategies & Market Trends
Screening for Stocks
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With so many stocks to choose from, how can an investor increase their odds of building a profitable portfolio of stocks? By using stock screens, an individual can zero in on stocks that meeting their investment objections.

There are many screening engines available on the Internet. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Here are some of the screening engines that I use.

TA screens:

I usually start by defining what I am screening for (high growth, high yield, low P/E, etc.). I continue to add new screening criteria and refining existing criteria until I find 10 to 25 companies that meet my criteria.

I then take these 10 to 25 companies and do a fundamental analysis of each. Again, I use the Internet to gather the fundamental analysis data. I look at not only financial and statistical data, but I also look at any important news regarding the company or industry. Here are some of the sites that I use for gathering this information.

This usually narrows the list of companies to 5 – 10 prime candidates for investing. But is this the right time to buy and how much should I pay for the stock? To help me make these decisions, I use technical analysis. I study the stocks’ charts looking for patterns or warning signs and potential buy prices. Here are some of the charting sites that I use.

I have built screens to identify companies that fit various criteria, such as:

Established Companies with Accelerating Growth and Low PEG ratios
Companies Growing Earnings faster than Revenues and selling at low P/Es
Fastest Growing Companies
Technology Sector Best Performing Companies
Companies with Increasing Price and Volume

If you have any stock screen that you use, please let us know about them. If you have done any fundamental or technical analysis of the companies identified by our screens, please add your analysis to ours.

I hope this exercise proves beneficial to all of us. (Many thanks to those that have shared their screening and charting sites with us)

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66This is a post from Suma's Toshiba to my screening for stocks SI site.Suma-3/7/2015
65This is a post from Suma's Toshiba to my screening for stocks SI site.B.K.Myers-3/7/2015
64New image added to the board header. But does not appear in the SI gallery yet.B.K.Myers-8/18/2014
6330% sounds like an incredibly large drawdown to recover from. Thanks for sharingJustinfo-2/19/2014
62i would be VERY careful when investing in anything that might have currency riskB.K.Myers-2/19/2014
61Thank you so much for educating me about trusts. I have been looking for high Justinfo-2/19/2014
60What metrics do you look at when you pick trusts? I started looking at Trusts whB.K.Myers12/19/2014
59I just finished reviewing the links and the article was great. I have never lookJustinfo-2/18/2014
58awesome! Thank you! I'll try to run it and see if I can tweak!Justinfo-2/16/2014
57Hi Justinfo, I found a couple of screens that you might find helpful: Cash RetB.K.Myers12/16/2014
56Hi BK, Thanks for the reading recommendations! I will review. One screen I wouJustinfo-2/16/2014
55Justinfo, To use stock screeners effectively, you first have to define what youB.K.Myers-2/14/2014
54Hi BK, I am not familiar with the two tools you talk about below. I will investJustinfo-2/13/2014
53Hi Justinfo, I started this thread when I was between employment contracts. WhB.K.Myers-2/13/2014
52Why is this thread dead? I would love some screening idea based on fundamentals.Justinfo-2/13/2014
51Volume Spike From Price Base (2) I added the Industry Name to the Volume Spike B.K.Myers-9/9/2000
50Volume Spike From Price Base John, I really like your suggestion. It took me B.K.Myers-9/8/2000
49To all,I'm looking for a site that will show stocks that have a huge volumejfoley-9/6/2000
48Market Players screening engine is undergoing a transformation. Some of my earlB.K.Myers-9/4/2000
47Screening for possible Short Candidates I modified the screen for Appreciated GB.K.Myers-9/4/2000
46Appreciated Growth Companies With all of the interest in TA, I decided to run aB.K.Myers-9/4/2000
45Susan, Thank you for sharing your TA screening sites with us. A lot of people B.K.Myers-9/3/2000
44Fastest Growing Companies – MSN This screen is essentially the same Fastest GroB.K.Myers-9/3/2000
43Another nice and quick screener Susansbt48-9/3/2000
42This is the best and free big board stock screener I've ever used. bigeasyiBernard Ng-9/1/2000
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