Today there are many stock-picking strategies that will help the investors to choose the best stocks to invest in. As new investors face the high risk of losing their money by investing in bad stocks, it is highly recommended using the available on the Internet websites to find what stocks are the best to invest in. Due to the stock screeners, new investors can select stocks considering a large set of criteria.
Yahoo! Finance provides financial information and financial news about the companies, which the investors can use while selecting the investment portfolio. Yahoo! Finance offers 19 preset screens for the investors to choose from.
The ‘Dogs of the Dow’ is one of the most popular investment strategies designed for the traders and investors to select 10 stocks from the Dow Jones Industrial Average with the highest dividend yield. The Yahoo! Finance ‘Dogs of the Dow’ preset screen includes top ten blue chip companies, which are financially sound and nationally recognized in the United States. Such companies as AT&T, General Electric, McDonald’s and Microsoft are listed as those, which belong to the Dow Jones Industrial with a yield of greater than 3. This strategy lets the investors to reinvest in high-yield companies, thus out-performing the overall market.
There are many other stock-picking strategies, which will help the investors avoid taking high risks while buying shares of stock of different companies. However, the higher the risk, the higher is yield of the investment. If the investor wants to get the higher rates of return, the strategy typically will carry the higher risks. The Small Cap, Mid Cap and Large Cap Growth preset screens on Yahoo! Finance provide data about the stocks with a growth of earnings greater than 25 for the past five years. These are the screens that will help the visitors of the website choose the most beneficial companies to invest in.
New investors should explore the web for all available sources that provide the financial data about the stocks and the investment strategies. Such websites as Yahoo! Finance are very helpful when choosing the stocks with the highest returns on investments.
Yahoo! Finance. (n.d.). Stock Screener. Retrieved from http://screener.finance.yahoo.com/presetscreens.html