Investing in Stocks

Important lessons covering how to invest in stocks, and what other investment options you have, including Funds, ETFs Cash, Forex, and Bonds.

5 Proven Ways To Find The Best Cheap Stocks to Buy...

The best way to find cheap stocks is by using future earnings, asset valuation, discounted cash flow, fair value, and the margin of safety. Do not look at stock price alone to assess if a stock is undervalued; stock price is only useful in combination with other criteria.

How to Use the Price to Earnings Ratio Like a Pro...

The Price to Earnings Ratio is a commonly misunderstood calculation for determining a company's relative value. The PE Ratio is only useful for comparing companies in the same industry with similar business models. It should not be used to compare radically different businesses.

LiberatedStockTrader’s Stock Research Strategies & Tools

To research stocks, investors need to use trustworthy research tools and reports to find good investments. The ability to understand the research and hone an investing strategy is paramount.

Is The Stock Market Overvalued? The Data Says Yes!

According to the Shiller PE Ratio, the US stock market is currently 19.2% overvalued compared to its 200-month moving average. Currently, the PE ratio of the S&P 500 is 31, and the 10-year average is 26.

The Newbie Investor Guide to Mastering Financial Statements

The three main types of financial statements are the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. Each one provides a different perspective on a company's finances.

What are Stock Splits and How to Trade Them?

In a stock split, a company divides its existing shares into multiple shares to increase liquidity. A reverse stock split combines several shares into one to reduce outstanding shares.

Day & Swing Trading vs. Growth & Value Investing Explained

Day and swing trading uses technical chart analysis to trade short-term price moves, whereas growth and value investing use long-term fundamental financial analysis. The tools and strategies used for these types of trading are completely different.

Find Great Defensive Stocks with Ben Grahams Protection Strategy

The best way to find defensive stocks is by using Benjamin Graham's timeless rules for the defensive investor: Stability, earnings, dividends, price-to-book ratio, and the price-to-Graham number.

A 5 Step Screening Strategy To Find Top Dividend Growth Stocks

To find the best dividend growth stocks, we need to screen for specific criteria. Find stocks with a 10+ year history of growing dividends, a sustainable payout ratio, 5-year sales growth over 4%, and a margin of safety greater than 0.

Our 5 Step Guide to Screening for CANSLIM Growth Stocks

The best CANSLIM stock screeners to accurately find growth stocks are Stock Rover for US investors and TradingView for international traders. Stock Rover has 3 pre-built CANSLIM screeners, and one is available for free. 

What is CANSLIM Investing & Does It Work? I Test It!

CANSLIM is an active investment strategy that utilizes specific screening criteria such as earnings, market leadership, product innovation, institutional ownership, and stock price trends. These key criteria play a vital role in the process of stock selection.

How to Calculate Stock Beta: Formula & Examples Explained

To calculate Beta or (β) you need to divide the variance of an equity's return by the covariance of a stock index's return.

How to Calculate Dividend Yield & Triple Your Income

To calculate dividend yield, divide the stock's annual dividend per share by the stock's current market price. The dividend yield increases as share prices drop, so to triple your yields, buy stock price panic crashes.

3 Tested Strategies To Find High-Yield Dividend Stocks:

High-yield dividend stocks are a double-edged sword. The higher the dividend yield, the harder it is for the company to keep paying the high dividend.

6 Steps to Implement 4 Dividend Stock Screening Strategies

Our research shows you how to create the best dividend stock screener; you must decide on a high-yield, safe, or dividend growth strategy. Next, choose our tested criteria for your screener, like payout ratio, yield, and coverage.

7 Strategies to Find Quality Value Stocks Paying Dividends

Our research combines criteria for selecting value stocks and dividend-paying stocks to create seven strategies for finding under-valued dividend stocks. We include the exact criteria to use and a step-by-step guide to implementing them into a stock screener.

How to Calculate Intrinsic/Fair Value of Stocks + Excel Calculator

To calculate the intrinsic value of a stock, estimate a company's future cash flow, discount it by the compounded inflation rate, and divide the result by the number of shares outstanding. The result is a stock's fair value. 

Finviz Stock Screener Review 2024: Free vs. Elite Tested

Our Finviz review reveals an excellent free service, with effective heatmaps and fast stock screening with integrated chart pattern recognition. Finviz Elite is good value for $299/y on an annual subscription, with backtesting and real-time data.

Stock Rover Review 2024: Tested by LiberatedStockTrader

LiberatedStockTrader's review testing awards Stock Rover 4.7 stars. Its advanced screening, research, and portfolio tools are ideal for US value, income, and growth investors. With 650 financial metrics on 10,000 stocks and 44,000 ETFs, we rate Stock Rover the number one stock screener.

10 Best Stock Screeners of 2024: Tested by LiberatedStockTrader

After comprehensive hands-on testing, we have identified the best stock screeners as TrendSpider (4.8/5 Stars), Stock Rover (4.7), TradingView (4.5), and Trade Ideas (4.4).

Our Best Training & Strategies

Liberated Stock Trader Pro: Learn Stock Market Investing

Learn stock market investing with the complete online stock trading course by Barry D. Moore, a certified financial analyst from the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).

ETF Investing Strategy: MOSES Improves Performance & Lowers Risk

The MOSES ETF investing strategy is a powerful suite of indicators meticulously backtested over 100 years. Designed to empower you to outperform the market, it equips you with the tools to navigate major stock market crashes and unlock greater investing performance.

LiberatedStockTrader’s Strategy Beat the Market By 102%

Decades of research and testing unveiled the Liberated Stock Trader Beat the Market System. Our 9-year, backtested, and proven strategy targets 35 financially healthy high-growth stocks, producing a track record of beating the S&P 500 by 102%.