Constructing Winning Stock Screens


This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:

Today, quantitative stock-picking screens are just about everywhere. A few clicks on any of a myriad of financial websites, and you’ve got it. AAII and other sites even have a number of guru-inspired screens. But choosing a good strategy is only the first part of a quant’s journey to investing success. The other piece involves going from screen to real-life portfolio, and that’s when things can get tricky. This article will guide you through the process of selecting a stock screen to follow and turning it into a portfolio management system.

The latest commentary from AAII’s founder, James Cloonan, highlights a key difference between a hypothetical portfolio and one created with real dollars: Not being able to buy all passing stocks due to limited investment dollars.

AAII’s Stock Investor ProAAII’s Stock Investor Pro fundamental stock screening and research database program generates the passing company listed posted each month at the Stock Screens area of The program is also used to isolate buy candidates for AAII’s Model Shadow Stock Portfolio as well the Dividend Investing and Stock Superstars newsletters. This installment of Stock Investor News walks you through how to recreate the passing company lists AAII posts each week, roughly two weeks faster than when they appear online.

When searching for stock investing candidates, it may be easy to come up with a list of meaningful screening criteria, but building and applying a cohesive set of criteria can be challenging. This AAII Blog post discusses how to design a quantitative screening approach that makes practical sense for you.

 Our Member Question for this week is:

Which of the following do you think is the best long-term investment?


Last Week’s Results:

Which of the following creates the greatest amount of stress when it comes to your finances?


Click here to learn about the results of last week’s AAII Special Question.

Find Stock Ideas That Match Your Investment Personality With AAII’s Stock Screens

The purpose of AAII’s Stock Screen area is to provide you with access to a wide range of stock strategies and investment approaches. For nearly 20 years AAII has been developing, testing and tracking a variety of quantitative stock selection strategies to see what works and what doesn’t work. We update our stock screens monthly, covering over 60 stock investment strategies as well as the companies that pass each screen. Not only do we provide you with the passing companies and select data on the passing companies, there are also detailed articles discussing the rationale behind each screen to help you understand each strategy.

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