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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing Fast-Track by Ken Little

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How to Use a Stock Screen

A stock screen is a tool offered on many websites, including those mentioned in this chapter, that help investors sort through thousands of available stocks. Stock screens filter the list based on criteria you select and delivers a list of stocks that you can filter further or begin researching in depth. A good stock screen saves you time and helps you focus your research on potential investment candidates.

Stock screens range from fairly simple to quite complex. The more complex the screen, the more details it will filter for you. As you get started with screens, stick to the simpler ones and then move on to the more complicated. Many basic stock screens have presets that have already done the work of selecting the ...

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