This section describes using the Screener Management window, which allows you to do everything you need to do for screening in one place. For example, you can organize, update, run, chart, export screeners from here.
Clicking on Screeners in the Start Menu on the left-hand side launches the Screener Management window.
The Screener Management window has three sections. The upper left contains the current list of screeners. The lower left contains a structured list of quick links for various screener functions, including running screeners, managing screeners, and getting help.
The main window in the right is loaded with the details of the selected screener from the screener list. Here you can update the screener, run the screener and perform various other functions such as charting the screener or running the screener against a selected portfolio or watchlist to see which tickers pass and fail and why.
Right-clicking a selected screener in the Screeners panel and selecting ‘Copy Screener’ from the drop-down menu or clicking ‘Copy this Screener’ in the Screener Links panel initiates a copy.
Right-clicking a selected screener in the Screeners panel and selecting ‘Delete Screener’ from the drop-down menu or clicking ‘Delete this Screener’ in the Screener Links panel initiates a delete. This action is permanent.
Right-clicking a selected screener in the Screeners panel and selecting ‘Export Screener’ from the drop-down menu or clicking ‘Export in Stock Rover Format’ in the Screener Links panel initiates an export.
The export downloads the screener to a txt file, which is importable into Stock Rover. The export file also displays a readable version of the screener criteria, as shown below.
Clicking on Chart in the Screener panel of the Screener Management window switches to the chart layout.
Stock Rover charts the screener as if it were a portfolio with an equal dollar weighting for each holding. Additionally, via internal rebalancing, the equal weighting is maintained each day of the period that the screener is charted. Below we see a screener’s performance charted against the S&P 500 benchmark over a 1-year period.
To learn more about charting please see the Charting Overview.
After charting, to get back to the Screener Management window, you can use the Browser back button or click on ‘Screeners’ in the Start Menu on the left-hand side.
Organizing your screeners into different folders allows you to group your screeners into different categories of your choosing. You can create as many folders as you like. For example Growth, Value and Momentum, or Ranked and Unranked. To enable screener folders, go to your user name in the top right corner, and in the drop-down menu select the ‘Preferences’ item.
In the window, check the box to enable screener folders.
All your screeners show in a ‘Default’ folder. Right-clicking this folder exposes a number of configuration options including rename.
Right-clicking on ‘Screeners’ and selecting ‘Create Folder’ from the drop-down menu creates a new folder.
Dragging and dropping the screeners into the different folders is supported, in addition dragging and dropping the folders themselves enables you to rearrange folder order.
Clicking on ‘Screeners’ in the Navigation panel displays a summary of each of the screener folder groupings in the Table, as shown below.