Parameters to select for stock screener

Discussion in 'Strategy Building' started by investing, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Hello,

    Please could you advise some criteria in order to select the best stocks throgh the stock screener?

    When I have to invest for a period longer than 12 month I choose firms with P/E smaller than 10 (usually between 5 and 10 but not always) and sometimes the industry sector and the country. Sometimes add the expected P/E to the P/E in order to have the former bigger than the latter. Sometimes only P/E below 10 and positive EPS.

    What criterias if I should select the best shares for the next day or for next week or for next month or 3 or 4 months? In this case fundamental criterias maybe aren’t so important as technical and performance parameters.

    I think different time frames should need different criterias. Please could you suggest something for these short time frames?
  2. cvds16


    you know the best performing stocks often have high pe's ...
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  3. tomorton


    Its a short time period for a lot of shares but if you can get hold of The Zulu Principle by Jim Slater you'll find it full of good ideas for stock selection.
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  4. joelx


    Price to sales ratios, total debt to total equity and PE ratio. That's what the most successful investor of all Warren Buffett watches.
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  5. cvds16


    That stuff didn't result into spectacular results over the last decade.
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  6. taowave


    Sounds like you are looking to trade momentum..fundamentals are pretty much secondary on a short term trade..gun to my head,ild look at revenue growth and/or analyst revisions

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  7. ph1l

    ph1l has some info for long-term returns.
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