Category Archives: screener

Announcing the stock watch lists page

I have added a new page to the blog today. You may notice it on the top bar as the last link (as of Sept 28,2010). At this moment, the page contains the various stock watch lists I have created … Continue reading

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Search strategy

To be successful in investing, one should have a good search strategy. Often I used to wonder where should I look for companies for doing further research and then investing in them. Here are some of the places I look … Continue reading

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Altman Z score – Predictor of bankruptcy

Wikipedia says “The Z-score formula for predicting bankruptcy was published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, who was, at the time, an Assistant Professor of Finance at New York University. The formula may be used to predict the probability that … Continue reading

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Piotroski score – Find financially strong companies

University of Chicago Professor Piotroski created a nine criteria stock scoring system for evaluating a companies financial strength that could be determined from the financial statements. One point was awarded for each test that a stock passed. Piotroski classed any … Continue reading

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A model to check earnings manipulation

Professor Messod Beneish at Indiana University created a mathematical model that uses financial ratios and eight variables to identify whether a company has manipulated its earnings.. In many ways it is similar to the Altman Z score, but optimised to … Continue reading

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GuruFocus.com : Become a better investor by learning from Guru Invesors.

“A guru (Sanskrit: ????) is one who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom and authority in a certain area, and who uses it to guide others (teacher)” – Wikipedia.com GuruFocus.com is a value investing oriented website that focuses on the stock picks, portfolios and … Continue reading

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Old School Value – Best Valuation spreadsheets

OldSchoolValue.com has some of the best resources for investors. Jae Jun who runs this excellent website has no formal education in Finance. He started by reading the classic book “The Intelligent Investor” by Ben Graham. From there he kept on … Continue reading

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