Kudos to The Kirk Report‘s Charles Kirk, whose blog is the top story on MSN Money, after bring featured in Barron’s magazine recently. The MSN article focuses on Charles’ strategy for beating the S&P 500.
Kirk relies mostly on screens to find his stock candidates. One of his favorites, according to Barron’s, is a screen that looks for Ã¢â‚¬Å“poor performing shares with good fundamentals, strong earnings and improving relative price performance,Ã¢â‚¬Â? among other factors.
Stock pickers can get it right. With computer programs that automatically present stocks that match certain criteria, stock picking should be getting easier. I have yet to invest directly in stocks, but later this year I will begin on a small scale.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published April 10, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.