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Fire Your Stock Analyst!: Analyzing Stocks on Your Own by Harry Domash

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Premade Screens

Some sites offer ready-to-use or premade screens. The advantage of premade screens is you don’t have to come up with your own search parameters. Someone else has done that, so all you have to do is push a button to get the results.

One problem with premade screens is that you don’t have much of a feel for the quality of the screening strategy.

There is an exception. The American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) site offers a large variety of premade screens and tracks their performance over time. AAII, a not-for-profit organization, provides education in the area of stock and mutual fund investing. You have to be a member to access the screening area. Membership is $49 a year and includes a monthly investing magazine ...

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