Planet MicroCap Podcast | MicroCap Investing Strategies

Episode 4 - Tom Shaughnessy, What is a ‘Stock Screener’ and how do I use it?

August 18, 2015

A 'Stock Screener', as defined on Investopedia, is a tool that investors and traders can use to filter stocks based on user-defined metrics. When it comes to discovering new MicroCap stocks, one suggestion is to use a stock screener to narrow down your search. In this episode of the Planet MicroCap Podcast, our host, Robert Kraft @BobbyKKraft spoke with Tom Shaughnessy, Founder of ( 

Knowing how to use a stock screener is a valuable tool when conducting your quantitative due diligence and this episode is all about defining what it is, how to use it, and how they can help turn us on to new investing ideas. Tom recently published an educational video on stock screeners as well, which you can watch here: SecretCaps' MicroCap Screening Video Lesson
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In this episode, our host, Robert Kraft, and guest, Tom Shaughnessy, cover the following topics:

  • What is a 'Stock Screener'? 
  • Why are Stock Screeners important?
  • How and why Tom uses Stock Screeners
  • Why Stock Screeners are important when researching MicroCap stocks
  • What kind of data you can screen for when using a Stock Screener
  • The differences between Stock Screeners: Paid for- vs. Free
  • Conflicts of information between Stock Screeners
  • How someone who has been investing for 30 years or just getting started can take advantage of the availability and using Stock Screeners
  • You can follow Tom Shaughnessy @Toms_119
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