Researching your own stocks can be a daunting task. There’s so much information and if you try to look at every single number, ratio, percentage and more, there’s no way you’ll be able to get it all done. The key is to focus on a few elements and see what works for you. In my humble opinion, simplicity rules and quality is always greater than quantity. It isn’t about how much research you do but the type of research you do.
When I’m researching stocks I often use Google Finance because of its simplicity. Sure it might not have ratios, trend lines, hottest stocks, etc. but it has all the essentials.
I made a Youtube video with a simple explanation on how to understand and navigate Google Finance, take a look! It isn’t comprehensive but should give you a good idea as to how to understand the basic numbers when you research stocks.
This video looks only at how to use Google Finance once you know which stocks you want to research and doesn’t go into how you should find the stocks that are inline with your risk profile, I’ll be creating another article and video for this soon!
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