First Step, Get Some Tools

I read Jason Zweig’s 2003 revision of Graham’s The Intelligent Investor a few years ago. I planned on reading it again, but before I did, I realized that I needed to find a good stock screener first. That way, as I read, I could tweak the stock screener to fit my value investing purposes.

After looking at the obvious choices–Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, and a few others–I stumbled upon a nifty little blog post by Jim Fink at Investing Daily titled “Best Stock Screening Tools on the Web.”┬áIn it he highly recommended the screener at FinViz.com. I agree with him that FinViz’s screener is the most comprehensive free screener on the Web, certainly more comprehensive than the others I looked at. I’ve decided that it will be my screener of choice–at least for now.