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Investing Online For Dummies, 8th Edition by Matt Krantz

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Chapter 14

Finding Investment Ideas with Online Stock Screens

In This Chapter

arrow Getting to know stock screens

arrow Discovering how stock screens can pinpoint stocks that meet your standards

arrow Locating and using online stock-screening tools

arrow Deciding which criteria to base your screens on

arrow Finding out what kinds of screening tools online brokers offer

arrow Using screens to compare a company with its peers and industry

One of the most popular questions investors ask is, “What stock should I buy?” These investors figure that, amid the pile of thousands of publicly traded stocks, a handful of stocks will be the big winners for the year. They’re right. There will be stocks that are big winners and big losers each year. The problem, though, is that no one knows ahead of time which ones.

No online tool can tell you what stocks will be next year’s winners. But some online resources and databases can help ...

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