Back when Fred Flintstone and I were researching stocks (that is, before the Internet), we had to either rely on the advice of a broker who was paid only when we bought or sold or we had to dig through mounds of annual reports, 10-Qs, and an assortment of documents that were months old by the time we got them.
If you aren’t using a stock screener on a regular basis as part of your stock selection process, let me encourage you to consider doing so.
Stock screeners are useful tools for sorting through literally thousands of companies to find a smaller number that match investment criteria you select.
Stock screens are, as the name implies, tools that let you sift through vast numbers of stocks to find only those that meet certain criteria. However, be aware of how the screen computes its returns.
Are you a bottom-up or a top-down type of stock investor? Either way, stock screens can help you narrow your potential investment targets to a manageable number.
Here is a representative list of some popular stock screening tools.
Stories in this Series
Stock Screening Basics
You Should be Using Stock Screens
Characteristics of a Good Stock Screen
Don't Let Stock Screens Cloud Your Judgment
Stock Screens for All Investors
Stock Screening Tools You May Want to Consider
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