Not sure where to start?

Because there are thousands of companies traded on Nasdaq, New York Stock Exchange and American Stock Exchange, how can you effectively search for good performing companies with solid earnings history? You need a filter based on a set of criteria that makes sense and then browse or scan thru the results without spending hours... We provide just that.
Let's get started!

A) Start by clicking on "Browse Charts" and set filters based on performance, price, volume, exchange and industry.

  1. The performance filter is the most important, since it separates the loosers from the winners. A good start is "HighR" or "HighR Near 50 MA" (HighR = High Rated).
    Rule of Thumb: In good markets, be more selective than in average markets.
  2. A higher priced stock usually but not always, performs more stable and also has traditionally a narrower spread (percentage to price). Some prefer a limit of $15, others $30. Try to avoid "cheap" stocks!
  3. Higher volume enables you to more easily buy or sell your position, because of the increased liquidity. A good start is 100k.
  4. The industry filter allows you to show only the members of that industry. That makes sense if there is a clear leadership in the market. (See "Scan Industries")

B) Scan through the resulting charts. Do you get too many stocks in your results? Consider tightening your filter criteria by increasing volume, price or even performance filters. Vice versa, if you get too few results, you might want to loosen your criterias. Rule of thumb: In good performing markets, be more selective than in average markets.

C) Once you find a nice looking chart combined with solid fundamentals (numbers highlighted in green help you spot winners), add them to your watchlist by clicking on "Watch". Here you set the price at which you like to buy this stock and you can set a stop price, to protect yourself from big losses. Additional comments and variables can be added.

D) Keep adding promising stocks to your watchlist, which you then can watch as list or charts and you'll be ready to take action, once they reach your target price. If during the trading session the stock actually trades thru the price you set, it will be calculated in the performance sheet and you will be able to see how profitable your trade was, whether or not you actually decide to take action.

Good luck!