There are categories which you will need to look into while screening your stocks:
- Stock Price: this is where you enter the price range of the stocks you want to research. Assuming you want to research across penny stocks, knowing that penny stocks are stocks with prices from $5 and below, you will simply enter the range of $0 to $5 to get the list.
- Volume: you can use this select the stocks that are trading at good volume at the moment. Volume is a very important factor to consider and it is mostly used by technical stock analysts. By picking a good range in the volume, you cut off those stocks with low trading volume.
- Fundamentals: under fundamentals you find stocks at your specified P/E ratio and market capitalization. Assuming you type in P/E ratio from $1 and above, you have been able to cut off stocks with negative P/E ratio. Market capitalization tells you the worth and the class a company stock falls into. Whether it is small cap, medium cap or a large cap stock. You can get this by multiplying their number of shares with their current stock price. Buying stocks within the small cap and medium cap is good for long term strategy because, it shows that the company still have enough room to grow (that is if they are doing well),
- Exchange and Industry: i like this part because i like playing with energy and technology stocks. By specifying the particular industry you will like investing will streamline your search. The exchange is the market where the stock is traded on, it can be NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX or All the exchanges.
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