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Your Next Great Stock: How to Screen the Market for Tomorrow's Top Performers

Your Next Great Stock: How to Screen the Market for Tomorrow's Top Performers

Jack Hough

ISBN: 978-0-470-18751-7

Sep 2007

250 pages

$18.99

Description

A comprehensive look at how to profit from the power of stock screening

With thousands of stocks to choose from, how can you find the best ones to invest in? Simple: start with a handful of clues that tend to predict outstanding returns, and then search the entire market in seconds for stocks that are producing those clues. That's stock screening, and it's the best way—the only way, really—to consistently beat the market.

Written by experienced investment journalist Jack Hough, Your Next Great Stock reveals the most powerful screen strategies ever produced. The strategies are easy to follow. If you have Internet access and can balance a checkbook, you can find winning stocks with this book as your guide. You'll learn how to find young companies poised for explosive growth, mature companies whose true profit potential is temporarily hidden, and more. Stop relying on overrated stock tips. Start using proven screening strategies to find your next great stock.

Introduction 1

PART ONE YOUR NEXT GREAT STOCK 7

Chapter 1 You Should Own Stocks 9

Chapter 2 You Can Beat the Stock Market 17

Chapter 3 If Stock Picking Strategies Work, Why Haven’t They Been Used Up? 35

Chapter 4 Stock Screening Is the Best Way to Find Great Stocks 47

Chapter 5 The Rewards Outweigh the Risks 65

Chapter 6 Telling Great Screening Strategies from Not-So-Great Ones 71

PART TWO TOOLS AND CLUES 81

Chapter 7 How to Use a Screening Tool 83

Chapter 8 The Screeners 91

Chapter 9 Where the Numbers Come From 101

Chapter 10 Things You Can Screen For 117

PART THREE STRATEGIES 143

Chapter 11 How to Use the Strategies 145

Chapter 12 The Buy High, Sell Higher Screen 151

Chapter 13 The Impatient Value Screen 157

Chapter 14 The Surprise, Surprise Screen 161

Chapter 15 The Tomorrow’s Breakthrough Screen 167

Chapter 16 The New Dogs Screen 173

Chapter 17 The Bold Is Beautiful Screen 181

Chapter 18 The Rising Expectations Screen 189

Chapter 19 The Follow the Leaders Screen 193

Chapter 20 The Accrual to Be Kind Screen 199

Chapter 21 The Sales on Sale Screen 207

Chapter 22 The Combination Platter Screen 211

Chapter 23 Guru Screens 215

PART FOUR YOUR NEXT GREAT STOCK, REVISITED 223

Chapter 24 Which Screen Survivors to Buy 225

Chapter 25 When to Sell 235

Index 239