Stock Screener: Free Analysis Tools
  1. Stock Screener: Introduction
  2. Stock Screener: Account Types And Fees
  3. Stock Screener: Market Snapshots
  4. Stock Screener: Free Analysis Tools
  5. Stock Screener: Additional Features and Support Stock Screener: Free Analysis Tools

Almost all of the features that can be seen on the main site are available for free, with delayed data. Analysis tools are quickly accessible to all users by clicking on the corresponding button on the main menu of the site.

Figure 3: Main Menu
News: The news feed is a list of the latest news from sources such as Bloomberg, CNN and many others as well as from financial blogs. The news feed can be sorted by time or source. (For related reading, see The Bloomberg Terminal At A Glance.)

Screener: The screener is an advanced tool, which allows visitors to filter stocks by multiple descriptive, fundamental and technical indicators, and then sort the data by a large number of criteria. The screener is available to all users, although to save a screen requires registration (free).

Figure 4: Screener
Narrow the search for the right stock by inputting descriptive criteria such as the exchange, market capitalization, or price or average volume to name a few. Choose from fundamental criteria including P/E ratio, debt/equity ratio, net profit margin or EPS growth among others. Select technical criteria to further narrow the search using filters such as performance, chart patterns, candlesticks or RSI levels. All together there are over 60 criteria, which can be customized to different values providing thousands of ways to fine-tune the stock screener.

Maps: The map function provides a quick way to see which stocks are moving, in which direction and at what magnitude. The map can show the S&P 500, world stocks or ETFs in a variety of ways and on multiple time frames. Everything is color coded to easily spot outperforming or underperforming stocks.

Figure 5: S&P 500 Map (1 Day Performance)
Groups (Sectors): The groups tab provides a snapshot of how sectors have been performing over a number of time frames. Stocks can also be sorted by performance in terms of industry, country or capitalization. How the data is viewed can also be altered from bar chart form to overview, valuation, performance, spectrum, grid or charts.

Figure 6: Sector Performance in Bar Chart Form
Insider: The insider feature shows recent insider transactions including the value, whether it was a buy or sell, the number of shares and who made the transaction. The information can be sorted and filtered in a number of ways.

Futures: The Futures tab allows traders to get a quick snapshot of what is happening in the Futures market, including which contracts are up or down and by how much. Everything is color coded for easy visualization. A relative performance chart is also included so visitors can quickly see which contracts are outperforming or underperforming. (For related reading, see An Introduction To Managed Futures.)

The data is viewable in quote form as well as in chart form. Chart form shows the individual charts of the Futures in small windows side by side for easy comparison.

Figure 7: Futures in Quote Form
Forex: Very similar to the Futures tab, the Forex tab provides a quick snapshot of what the major currencies are doing. A relative performance chart is also shown to visualize which currency pairs are outperforming or underperforming. The data can be viewed in chart form or quote form, Stock Screener: Additional Features and Support

  1. Stock Screener: Introduction
  2. Stock Screener: Account Types And Fees
  3. Stock Screener: Market Snapshots
  4. Stock Screener: Free Analysis Tools
  5. Stock Screener: Additional Features and Support
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