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Subject:  Re: Selecting stocks the Ben Graham way Date:  12/17/2004  1:17 PM
Author:  StarryNightShade Number:  35025 of 46837

Hi Yates,

At the time I set up the portfolios (May 03), neither did I find a stock screener in which I could directly implement the criteria. Instead I used the closed approximations I could and then delved into financial statements for the final filtering. Does that mean I found all stocks that met the criteria? No. But the ones I found did.

I haven't revisted the question of stock screeners since then for a number of personal reasons, but it would be interesting if stock screeners and databases have evolved significantly from then. I might add that the most difficult criterion to verify was the length of time a company has paid dividends....easy in some cases and darned hard in others.

SNS
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