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Using Research Tools

The Internet is a gold mine of information, but you'll need some tools to get to the nuggets. Research tools make the job easier if you know where to find them and how to use them.
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What You Should Know About Stock Screens
Stock screens help you narrow down a list of potential investment candidates if you know how to use them.

What Not to Expect from a Stock Screen
Stock screens can help you narrow down your possible investment targets, but they can't do all the work for you.

Characteristics of a Good Stock Screen
The better stock screens offer similar characteristics that give you greater flexibility when looking for investment candidates.

You Should be Using Stock Screens - Stock Screens will Save Time
Stock screens will save you time and help you build a thoughtful portfolio by focusing on those companies that meet your investing requirements.

Top-Down or Bottom-Up Investors Can Use Stock Screens
Stock screens can help any investor make better stock selections by reducing the number of companies to research.

Stock Screening Tools You May Want to Consider
Stock screens are helpful in selecting investment candidates. Here is a list of stock screens.

Information on Dividends - Ratios on Dividends Explained
Dividend ratios can tell you much about a stock and its future payout prospects.

Great Source of Information on Companies - Finding Information on Companies...
One of the best sources of information on companies is free and as near as your computer.

Stock Screening Basics
There are many research tools available to investors, but the one you should master first is the stock screener. Get your feet wet with this one from MSN.com.

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