How to use the best free stock screener on the internet

4 November, 2022

In today’s Exponential Investor:

  • What are the best free stock tools?
  • OK, this didn’t quite go to plan…
  • Free is good and bad

Today’s Exponential Investor podcast is brought to you by your regular editor, Sam Volkering, and his special guest, his computer screen.

That’s right, while Shae Russell is away this week, Sam has invited his computer screen along for the ride. A device of few words, it does, however, show us some pretty useful information.

A lot of people ask us how we find stocks, and where they should look for data on stocks, or how to track down specific stock sectors.

The short answer is “everywhere”. We actually use myriad data points, services – paid and free – and information sites to research and filter stocks… as well as lots of company websites and news feeds.

But trying to whittle down some 40-plus-thousand investable stocks worldwide can be a little easier with one of the most useful free tools online… and that’s Yahoo Finance.

Did we mention it’s free? Well, it’s free, and that makes it worth looking at if you’re not doing this as a day job.

It’s great not just for searching for stocks that you know, but also for filtering or “screening” stocks based on a huge number of data points. It’s certainly a great resource as a first step as you dive deeper into specific companies.

This week’s update is a look at how you can use Yahoo Finance to screen stocks and start that investigation. From there, you would then also go deeper, for example to the specific exchange they’re listed on and, of course, to the company website. But, as I say, for that initial screen, Yahoo Finance is a great free resource to use.

So let’s dive in and take a look…

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Until next time…

Sam Volkering
Editor, Exponential Investor