As a stock market educator and investor for over 20 years, I have been recommending using Stock Rover for some time now. In fact, the more you use it the more you realize that underneath the simple and elegant design lies a lot of power.
In this blog post I will review my 5 favourite and most used elements of the Stock Rover platform.
With a screening and research tool, the key magic ingredient is the database, and boy is this a great database.
There are over 650 different selectable metrics, and 228 of those metrics contain 10 years of historical data. That historical data can be selected as Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) or historic calendar year data.
Some of my very favourite ratios and calculations are:
- Margin of Safety / Fair Value
- Greenblatt Earnings Yield and ROC
- Return vs S&P500
- Piotroski and Altman scores
- The Stock Rover Growth and Value Scores
The Visuals & Research Reports
I am a very visual person, and I really like the fact that a large amount of the data available is thoughtfully represented in charts, and graphically appealing tables. This has been taken to the next level with the integrated Research Reports functionality. With the visual representations of data, you are able to absorb and understand a lot of data extremely quickly which saves you so much time and effort. Scanning through a companies quarterly financial reports is a thing of the past when you have Stock Rover.
In addition to the visuals and reporting I really like the integrated warning system. This system flags up and discrepancies in the companies financial reporting or even in any of the financial ratio’s that may be less useful when applied to a specific company.
The Back testing
The ability to back test using a fundamental screener is extremely useful and can help you prove that your stock selection methodology has also worked in the past, like you hope it will in the future.
The Liberated Stock Trader Beat the Market Screener  seeks to select stocks that have a significant chance of beating the S&P500 returns. The screener uses growth in free cash flow, and explosive EPS growth. Combining this with Joel Greenblatt’s ROC and Earnings Yield formulas “the Magic Formula” we have a selection of stocks that has significantly beaten the market 5 of the last 7 years.
This beat the Market has been made possible due to the fabulous work done by the team at Stock Rover, who have created a powerful research and screening platform, which won our in-depth Best Stock Screener Review for the last 2 years .
The Equation Editor
Back testing your screener is enabled by using the Equation Editor. You can select the data you want to screen on, by clicking the Add Freeform Equation in the Update Screener Window.
Using the example of the Beat the Market Screener, you can see I have used the 2 Year and 3 Year historical Greenblatt Earnings Yield historical data.
The Portfolio Analytics
Finally, I really like the portfolio analytics, which enables you to compare the returns of each of your portfolios for a given period. Additionally, you can see the portfolio correlation to the S&P500, the risk adjusted return and the Sharpe ratio.
While this is not a complete list of all of the elements of Stock Rover that I like, it is some of my favourites.
If you are not already a Stock Rover customer and are deciding whether to sign up, read my Stock Rover Review  to see how I use Stock Rover and my ratings of all the benefits and features.
Barry D. Moore is a Certified Market Analyst , Author & Investing Trainer with over 20 years of investing experience. Founder of LiberatedStockTrader.com  a leading investment educational website since 2010.