2020 Another Great Year for the Liberated Stock Trader Beat the Market Screener

It gives me great pleasure to share the 2020 results of the Liberated Stock Trader Beat the Market System (LSTBTM) with my fellow subscribers of Stock Rover. Exclusive to Stock Rover Premium Plus Subscribers, the LST BTM system had a truly outstanding year, with the system returning a profit of 51.8% vs. the S&P 500 return of 18.4%. Beating the market by 33.4% is impressive.

No one knows how long a system will perform so well, but so far, so good with a track record of seven out of the last eight years of beating the market results.

This screener is exclusively available for download in the Stock Rover’s Investor Library. Further details on the backtesting and methodology at www.liberatedstocktrader.com/lst-beat-the-market-screener.


The results for the previous eight years are as follows.

8 Year Performance S&P500 % Gain Jan 1st to Dec 31st LST Beat the Market Screener % Gain Result
2013 29.8% 49.4% Beat
2014 11.4% 16.9% Beat
2015 -0.7% 2.6% Beat
2016 9.5% 23.2% Beat
2017 19.4% 37.4% Beat
2018 -6.2% -24.9% Lost
2019 28.9% 46.8% Beat
2020 18.4% 51.8% Beat
Average Yearly Return 13.8% 25.4% Beat

This means, on average, the system returned 25.4% per year vs. the S&P 500’s 13.8%.

Beat the Market Screener Performance vs. S&P500, 2020

For the year 2020, the LST screener has done very well, although only 13 stocks met the criteria, the LST screener has returned 51.8% versus the S&P500, which gained 18.4%. This means an outperformance of 33.4%.

2020 Results for the LST beat the Market System.

4 Things I Learned This Year

Stock Rover is an Excellent Tool for Research & Analysis

You can be so creative with Stock Rover, but it can sometimes be overwhelming for the new investor. The key to any successful investing methodology is to decide what you are looking for. Do you seek value, growth, income, or a mix of all three? Whatever you seek, Stock Rover can provide it.

The Ability to Compare Screeners, Watchlists, or Portfolios Against Benchmarks

For me, a fascinating aspect is the ability to compare any set of screening results to an underlying benchmark, be it the S&P 500, the NASDAQ 100, or something else. The point here is that if you do not believe that your stock selection will at least match the performance of the underlying index, you might as well buy an Index Tracking ETF instead.

Backtesting Your System is Key

Stock Rover enables you to backtest your stock selection or screener results to see what stocks your screener would have listed in the previous year. You can then plot those results against the S&P 500 to see what the performance would have been.

Always Have a Basket of Stocks & Funds

Never put all your faith in a small handful of stocks; it is always better to have at least 15 or more stocks to allow for diversification in your portfolio. Stock Rover can also perform excellent portfolio analysis, correlation, and rebalancing to help you manage your investments.

How Do I Use the LST Beat the Market System

No system is perfect or guaranteed to work indefinitely. Did you know that according to Standard & Poor’s yearly SPIVA report, in any 3 year period, 92% of active fund managers fail to beat the S&P 500 results?

For 2021 My Approach Is.

  • 30% of my portfolio invested in the LSTBTM Stocks
  • 20% in other growth stocks
  • 50% invested in a NASDAQ-100 Index ETF

This is my strategy only, and it meets my risk tolerance needs.

I rebalance the stock selection every January/ February. For 2021, the screener is returning 35 stocks to choose from. 35 stocks is a lot to buy, so you may want to select those you believe will be the best. The Stock Rover Research Reports can help you do that.


I wish you the best of luck with your investments in 2021. It promises to be an exciting year as we emerge from lockdowns and see the economy reopen for business. If you have any input or feedback, please leave a comment below.

For detailed questions on the BTM system, please leave a comment here. www.liberatedstocktrader.com/lst-beat-the-market-screener


As with any stock market investing system, nothing is guaranteed to work in the future as it did in the past. In fact, the more institutions that utilize a system, the more ineffective it becomes. So this beat the market screener and LiberatedStockTrader.com accepts no liability for your use of this work. Liberated Stock Trader and Stock Rover do not recommend purchasing specific stocks and assume no liability for any losses incurred.