Stock Screeners
- Tiny Titans -

There are two kinds of stock screeners - ones that are free and ones that are not. Surprisingly, not all the free screeners are capable of screening for a simple investing strategy like the Tiny Titans.

The ones that cannot handle the titans (and the reason):

  • AOL (free) - no 1 year price change or relative strength
  • CNBC (free) - trading volume is not available
  • MarketWatch (free) - no market cap or P/S available
  • Morningstar Free Screener - no P/S or trading volume available
  • Yahoo! (html) - trading volume is not available

Free stock screeners that work

Two of the free online screeners can run the Tiny Titan screen

  • FinViz Stock Screener
  • Google Finance Stock Screener

Screeners provided by your broker may also run the Titans screen. For example, if you are a TD Ameritrade client, their screener is free to you and it can screen for Tiny Titans.

Fee-based screeners that work

If you already own one of the following screeners, they work fine but may require a little work to set up or to report the results.

  • AAII Stock Investor Pro
  • Portfolio123
  • Morningstar Premium Screener
  • VectorVest
  • Worden’s TeleChart
  • Zacks Research Wizard

The Value Line Investment Survey was not considered for the Tiny Titans screen since it deals primarily with larger cap stocks. The data fields are present to do the screening but, with the large cap universe, few companies would pass the screen.

AAII Stock Investor Pro

Because it has back-testing capabilities (clumsy to be sure) and the historical data does not suffer from survivorship bias, we consider the AAII database to be a great choice for Tiny Titans if you are paying for a screener.

Zacks

Zacks’ screener also offers back-testing (very powerful) but is several times the cost of the AAII offering. All the data is there as well as some proprietary screeners and help from the Zack’s staff. If money is no object or you already have access to Zacks, go for it.

The remaining screeners work fine. If you already own them don’t bother with the others. You can link to brief descriptions for these fee-based screeners and the FinViz and Google Finance free screeners.

Implementations of the Tiny Titans screen

To see how the screen is set up in the various stock screeners, follow the appropriate link. Please note that some of the following screeners are no longer available. We have retained the implementations for reference:

Create the screen in FinViz

Create the screen in Google Finance

Create the screen in Morningstar Premium

Create the screen in MSN Deluxe

Create the screen in Portfolio123

Create the screen in SmartMoney

Create the screen in Stock Investor Pro

Create the screen in VectorVest

Create the screen in Worden’s TeleChart

Create the screen in Yahoo Finance java screener

Even though the CNBC screener does not directly implement the Tiny Titans strategy, we have created a screen to illustrate a work-around.

Create the screen in CNBC

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We offer a pdf on stock screening for Tiny Titans

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