Screening for Tomorrow’s Stock Market Winners
For most of us, stock screening is about finding stocks with strong future prospects. In other words, we are trying to find future winners.
The question is, what does it take for a stock to become a winner? The investing landscape is littered with studies that attempt to answer this question. Many of these studies try to pinpoint winning characteristics that can be used to identify future stock market winners.
One of the most well-known stock studies was undertaken by William O’Neil, who analyzed the common traits of the 500 biggest stock market winners dating back to 1953 and formed the basis of the CAN SLIM screening methodology. Due to its strong performance since AAII started testing it in 1998, the CAN SLIM approach has become a favorite among our members. However, this is not the only stock screen we track that focuses on the winning characteristics of stocks.
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