The Chaikin Analytics Screener is a powerful tool for finding stocks which meet criteria you specify. You can select a starting Universe, apply Global Filter criteria, and combine Power Gauge, Performance, Technical, and Fundamental criteria, as well as Chaikin Buy/Sell Signals. The Screener is designed to allow you to try ideas in rapid succession, to see the effect on results.
Matching results are displayed in the Results window and can be saved as a User List, and viewed immediately in the Workspace.
Data is indexed for Screening once a day prior to market open on trading days, and on Saturday evenings. The data used in screening is the most current data available as of the time of indexing, which is shown at the bottom of the Rules Window.
Only active stocks in the Chaikin Analytics system are included for screening. This may include stocks with no Power Gauge Rating. ETFs are not included in screens.
In the Rules Window, select a starting Stock Universe and specify Screening Criteria to generate a list of matching Results.
Initially, the Screener will be set to a starting Universe of Russell 3000 and a Power Gauge Rating of Bullish, with all other criteria empty (showing "- - -").The SCREEN button will be , indicating that the Screen has not been performed yet.
Adding Screening Criteria
Use the menu drop-downs to select values for criteria, or set them to empty.
Performing a Screen
When you are ready, press SCREEN to generate a list of stocks in the Stock Universe matching the criteria you have specified. Stocks must meet all specified criteria to be included; empty criteria do not affect the screen. Results will display in the Results window to the right.
Once the Screen has been performed, the SCREEN button will turn .
Once Results are displayed, you can change criteria without losing your current Results display. When the first setting is changed, the button will turn again, indicating that you can press it to generate new Results.
Resetting the Screener
You can reset the Screener to its default state at any time by pressing "Reset". This will erase any results currently displayed.
When a Screen is run, you will see 'lozenges' next to each of the criteria you have set, indicating the successive number of matching stocks, starting with the number of active stocks in the Stock Universe, and applying each of the specified criteria in order from top to bottom. The final number reflects the number of stocks displayed in the Results Window.
The example shown is a "Classic Bull" screen, looking for Bullish Stocks, in Strong Industries, above a rising long-term trend (which is "DEMA" or "Chaikin Trend"), and with strong money flow and relative strength persistency.
Once a Screen has been successfully run, Results will be displayed in the Results Window, which is almost identical to that Watchlist's Panel View. Each stock shows Ticker, Company Name, Power Gauge Rating, Last, and today's Percent Change
The Results Title Bar shows the number of matching Results, a Power Bar indicating their Bullish/Neutral/Bearish breakdown, a Sort By drop-down, and a Save List button.
Once you have successfully run a Screen which has generated matching results, select "Results" to quickly see these stocks in the Watchlist. This will create a temporary list called "Screening Results", which will not appear yet in the List Navigator. To save it, return to the Screener, select "Save List", and name it.
Note: While viewing the temporary "Screening Results" list, the Export a List r-button menu option will be disabled.
By default, Results will be sorted alphabetically. As in the Watchlist, you can sort alphabetically, by Power Gauge Rating, or by today's Percent Change, all either ascending or descending. When sorted by Percent Change, today's advances will be colored , and declines will be colored .
Large Results Lists
The Chaikin Analytics Screener can generate Results lists of any size, though you may see less than optimal browser performance when displaying large lists. To account for this, if there are more than 500 matching Results, the application will display the first 500 alphabetically, and then prompt you whether you want to load remaining results. Press Continue to display all Results, or Cancel to see only the first 500.
Save Results & View in Watchlist
Press to save current matching Results as a User List.
Enter a name for this list, and press Continue to save.
If you select "View in Watchlist", the application will automatically switch to the Workspace, displaying this list in the Watchlist upon saving. This is a very convenient way to see the quality of this Screen.
Select Screener from the main navigation area again to switch back to the Screener. Your Screening Criteria and Results will be maintained, so you can try different Screening ideas in succession and see their impact on Results.
You have the option to save your screen definitions so you can retrieve them later for reuse. Screen definitions may also be deleted. To save time, you can duplicate an existing definition, modify it, then save it.
Saving a Screen
When you first enter the Screener, the screen is in its default state and is untitled.
Once you set some screening criteria and screen for stocks, the Save icon turns white indicating you may save your screen, should you decide you want to.
To do so, simply enter a name for your screen in the name field, shown as “untitled” to start, and press return.
If a screen of that name already exists, you will have the option to replace it or cancel.
Loading a Screen
Your saved screens are shown under the Save Screen popup menu, which you access by clicking the menu arrow button next to the Save Screen folder. Then you by click “Load Screen” to see your list.
To load a screen, simply click on the one you want to load. After you do so, the screener will refresh with that screen's name and criteria. You may then execute it, modify it, delete it, or reset it.
Deleting a Screen
To delete a screen, first you must load it, using the process above. Then select Delete Screen from the screener menu. You will have the option to continue or cancel.
Using One Screen as the Basis for Another
You can save time by using one screen as the basis for another. To do so, first create the base screen and save it. Then use the “Duplicate” command on the screener menu to make a copy of it.
The resulting screen will have the same name with a number attached at the end. Edit the name if you like, make any modifications you want to make in criteria. Then select “Save Screen” from the screener menu to save the changes you made.
The Chaikin Analytics Screener is designed to allow flexible combinations of various criteria, focusing on Chaikin's most high-value analytical tools: the Chaikin Power Gauge Rating, its Components and Factors, Industry Rating, Stock Performance, and selected Technical Indicators, Signals, and Fundamental fields.
Fundamentals are primarily represented in Power Gauge Factors - we are not attempting to provide an open-ended Fundamental data screener.
First, select a starting Universe which best represents the stocks you want to screen for.
The default will be the Russell 3000 stocks. Other choices are as follows:
|All Rated Stocks||All active stocks in the Chaikin Analytics system with a valid Power Gauge Rating|
|Russell 3000||All stocks in the iShares Russell 3000 ETF (IWV). These include large, mid, and small cap stocks covering about 98% of the total market value of U.S. listed companies.
(Note: for various reasons there may not be exactly 3000 stocks in the Russell 3000 list).
|SP500||All stocks in the SPDR SP500 ETF (SPY). These are the 500 largest cap stocks listed on U.S. exchanges as determined by Standard & Poors.
(Note: for various reasons there may not be exactly 500 stocks in the SP500 list).
|Growth Stocks||All stocks in the iShares Russell 3000 Growth ETF (IUSG).|
|Value Stocks||All stocks in the iShares Russell 3000 Value ETF (IUSV).|
|Large Cap Growth||All stocks in the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF).|
|Large Cap Value||All stocks in the iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD).|
|Small Cap Growth||All stocks in the iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF (IWO).|
|Small Cap Value||All stocks in the iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF (IWN).|
|Strongest Industries||Stocks in the top 20% of Zacks Industry Groups, as determined by Chaikin Power Bar Score. Industries without a positive Bullish/Bearish balance are excluded, even if in the top 20%.
(This generally reflects the top 12 items in the Industries section of the List Navigator, when sorted by Rating).
|Weakest Industries||Stocks in the bottom 20% of Zacks Industry Groups, as determined by Chaikin Power Bar Score. Industries without a negative Bullish/Bearish balance are excluded, even if in the bottom 20%.
(This generally reflects the bottom 12 items in the Industries section of the List Navigator, when sorted by Rating).
|Select an Industry...||Select a specific Industry Group as your starting Universe.
|Select a Sector...||Select one of the 9 SPDR Sector ETFs as your starting universe.|
The Global Filter allows you to exclude certain stocks from your work in Chaikin Analytics based on minimum price, liquidity, market capitalization criteria and optionable status.
The Filter icon indicates the state of the Global Filter (blue = On, grey = Off).
Click the Filter icon to edit Global Filter Settings and turn it on or off.
By default, the Global Filter is On, and will exclude stocks where any of the following is true:
- Previous Close < $3
- 20-day Avg Volume < 25,000 shares
- Market Cap < $50 million
- Stock is not optionable
You can change these settings and click Save to apply them.
The same settings apply in the Watchlist and the Screener. Any changes you make in either place will apply in both.
If the Global Filter is On when you run a Screen, its criteria will be applied to the Starting Universe before Screening Criteria are applied.
In the Rating section, you can set Screening Criteria for a stock's Power Gauge Rating, and up to 3 Power Gauge Components or Factors.
Power Gauge Criteria
The Power Gauge Rating menu allows you to screen for stocks whose Power Gauge Ratings meet certain criteria.
All Power Gauge Rating criteria look at the "corrected" Power Gauge Rating, with the Technical Overlay applied.
For more details, see the Power Gauge Rating section.
Power Gauge Menu
|Power Gauge Rating||Includes...|
|---||(empty - Includes any Rating)|
|is Very Bullish||Stocks rated Very Bullish today|
|is Bullish||Stocks rated Bullish today|
|is Neutral+||Stocks rated Neutral+ today|
|is Neutral||Stocks rated Neutral today|
|is Neutral-||Stocks rated Neutral- today|
|is Bearish||Stocks rated Bearish today|
|is Very Bearish||Stocks rated Very Bearish today|
|is not Bullish||Stocks rated worse than Bullish (includes all Neutral and Bearish stocks)|
|is not Bearish||Stocks rated better than Bearish (includes all Neutral and Bullish stocks)|
|turned Bullish today||Stocks which were not Bullish yesterday but are Bullish today|
|turned Bullish this week||Stocks which were not Bullish at end of the previous calendar week but are Bullish today|
|turned Bearish today||Stocks which were not Bearish yesterday but are Bearish today|
|turned Bearish this week||Stocks which were not Bearish at end of the previous calendar week but are Bearish today|
|has Bullish persistency||Stocks which have been Bullish a high percentage of the prior 3-6 months|
|has Bearish persistency||Stocks which have been Bearish a high percentage of the prior 3-6 months|
Power Gauge Components and Factors
Factor menus allow you to find stocks matching specific criteria for any of the 4 Components and 20 Factors of the Power Gauge model.
You can select up to 3 Components or Factors to include in your Screening Criteria, and specify a value for each.
If the value is empty, the Factor will not be included in the screen.
The menus default to 3 of the most heavily-weighted factors in the model.
For more detail, see the Power Gauge Factor Reference.
|Component or Factor||Includes Stock if...|
|is Very Strong||Component or Factor is in the top quintile today|
|is Strong||Component or Factor is in the 2nd quintile today|
|is Neutral||Component or Factor is in the 3rd quintile today|
|is Weak||Component or Factor is in the 4th quintile today|
|is Very Weak||Component or Factor is in the bottom quintile today|
|turned Strong today||Component/Factor was not Strong yesterday but is Strong today|
|turned Strong this week||Component/Factor was not Strong at end of previous calendar week but is Strong today|
|turned Weak today||Component/Factor was not Weak yesterday but is Weak today|
|turned Weak this week||Component/Factor was not Weak at end of previous calendar week but is Weak today|
|big gain this week||Component/Factor had a significant gain from end of previous calendar week to today|
|big loss this week||Component/Factor had a significant loss from end of previous calendar week to today|
Note: It is technically possible to make multiple statements about a Factor which may be contradictory. This is not prevented, but will lead to 0 Results.
In the Performance section, you can set criteria based on a stock's price return over time, on an absolute basis and relative to the SPY (SP500 ETF, which closely tracks the SP500 index).
For the Price Return criteria, select a time frame and a minimum percent return Up or Down over the period - or find stocks at-or-near their high or low for the period.
You can make two statements about Price Return. This can be useful, for instance, to find stocks which are up 20% Year-to-Date, but down 5% within the last month ("High Flyers with Pullbacks").
For Return vs SPY, select a time frame and an amount by which the stock must have either outperformed or underperformed the SPY over the period.
|At/near high||Most recent closing price is greater than or equal to the highest closing price for the previous (1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, current year-to-date).
All except "1 week" have a 2% tolerance.
|At/near low||Most recent closing price is less than or equal to the lowest closing price for the previous (1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, current year-to-date).
All except "1 week" have a 2% tolerance.
|Up...||Most recent closing price is at least (2%, 5%, 10%, 20%, 50%) greater than closing price (1 week ago, 1 month ago, 3 months ago, 6 months ago, 1 year ago, at end of prior calendar year).|
|Down...||Most recent closing price is at most (2%, 5%, 10%, 20%, 50%) less than closing price (1 week ago, 1 month ago, 3 months ago, 6 months ago, 1 year ago, at end of prior calendar year).|
Note: It is technically possible to make multiple statements about Price Return which are contradictory. This is not prevented, but will lead to 0 Results.
|Return vs. SPY
|Return vs. SPY||Description|
|Up...||Percent change of stock's closing price is at least (2%, 5%, 10%, 20%, 50%) greater than percent change of SPY's closing price over (1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, current year-to-date)|
|Down...||Percent change of stock's closing price is at most (2%, 5%, 10%, 20%, 50%) less than percent change of SPY's closing price over (1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, current year-to-date)|
In the Technicals section, set criteria for current Price levels, various indicators included on Chaikin Analytics charts, and Relative Volume.
||Overbought||Closing price is high in its short-term range. OB/OS is greater than or equal to 70.|
|Oversold||Closing price is low in its short-term range. OB/OS is less than or equal to 30.|
|Above Rising LT trend||Closing price is above its long-term trend (DEMA); trend rising over last 3 months, and last 5 days.|
|Below Falling LT trend||Closing price is below its long-term trend (DEMA); trend is falling over last 3 months, and last 5 days.|
|Near Upper Band||Closing price is within 2% of its Upper Chaikin Band (above or below).|
|Above Upper Band||Closing price is greater than or equal to its Upper Chaikin Band.|
|Near Lower Band||Closing price is within 2% of its Lower Chaikin Band (above or below).|
|Below Lower Band||Closing price is less than or equal to its Lower Chaikin Band.|
|Above EMA 21||Closing price is greater than its 21-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA21).|
|Below EMA 21||Closing price is less than its 21-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA21).|
|Above DEMA||Closing price is greater than its 200-day Double Exponential Moving Average (DEMA). Also: Chaikin Trend, long-term trend.|
|Below DEMA||Closing price is less than its 200-day Exponential Moving Average (DEMA). Also: Chaikin Trend, long-term trend.|
|Crossover EMA21 today||Closing price was less than or equal to EMA21 yesterday and Closing price is greater than EMA21 today.|
|Crossunder EMA21 today||Closing price was greater than or equal to EMA21 yesterday and Closing price is less than EMA21 today.|
|Crossover DEMA today||Closing price was less than or equal to DEMA yesterday and Closing price is greater than DEMA today. Also: Chaikin Trend, long-term trend.|
|Crossunder DEMA today||Closing price was greater than or equal to DEMA yesterday and Closing price is less than DEMA today. Also: Chaikin Trend, long-term trend.|
|Money Flow||Very Strong||Chaikin Money Flow is greater than or equal to 25|
|Strong||Chaikin Money Flow is greater than or equal to 5|
|Weak||Chaikin Money Flow is less than or equal to -5|
|Very Weak||Chaikin Money Flow is less than or equal to -25|
|1 mo high persistency||Chaikin Money Flow was greater than 0 70% of the last 20 trading days|
|1 mo low persistency||Chaikin Money Flow was less than 0 70% of the last 20 trading days|
|3 mo high persistency||Chaikin Money Flow was greater than 0 70% of the last 60 trading days|
|3 mo low persistency||Chaikin Money Flow was less than 0 70% of the last 60 trading days|
|6 mo high persistency||Chaikin Money Flow was greater than 0 70% of the last 120 trading days|
|6 mo low persistency||Chaikin Money Flow was less than 0 70% of the last 120 trading days|
||Very Strong||Chaikin Relative Strength is greater than or equal to .8|
|Strong||Chaikin Relative Strength is greater than or equal to .6|
|Weak||Chaikin Relative Strength is less than or equal to .5|
|Very Weak||Chaikin Relative Strength is less than or equal to .2|
|1 mo high persistency||Chaikin Relative Strength was greater than .5 70% of the last 20 trading days|
|1 mo low persistency||Chaikin Relative Strength was less than .5 70% of the last 20 trading days|
|3 mo high persistency||Chaikin Relative Strength was greater than .5 70% of the last 60 trading days|
|3 mo low persistency||Chaikin Relative Strength was less than .5 70% of the last 60 trading days|
|6 mo high persistency||Chaikin Relative Strength was greater than .5 70% of the last 120 trading days|
|6 mo low persistency||Chaikin Money Flow was less than 0 70% of the last 120 trading days|
||Very Heavy||9 day average volume is greater than or equal to 2 times 90 day average volume|
|Heavy||9 day average volume is greater than or equal to 1.5 times 90 day average volume|
|Light||9 day average volume is less than or equal to .5 times 90 day average volume|
|Very Light||9 day average volume is less than or equal to .25 times 90 day average volume|
Note: In all cases above "Today" refers to the most recent Trading Day for which market data is available.
In the Fundamentals section, select criteria related to Market Cap, Dividend Yield, and Earnings Date.
Other Fundamental fields may be represented as Factors in the Rating Criteria section.
|Market Cap||Micro Cap||Market Cap is less than $300 million|
|Small Cap||Market Cap is between $300 million and $2 billion|
|Mid Cap ($2b - $10b)||Market Cap is between $2 billion and $10 billion|
|Large Cap (> $10b)||Market Cap is at least $10 billion|
|Small & Mid Cap||Market Cap is between $300 million and $10 billion|
|Mid & Large Cap||Market Cap is at least $2 billion|
|Div Yield||Positive||Dividend Yield > 0|
|1%-5%||Dividend Yield is at least (1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%)|
|Earnings Date||Today/Yesterday||Company reported Earnings either yesterday or today*|
|Tomorrow||Company reports Earnings tomorrow|
|Within the next week||Company reports Earnings within the next 7 days
|Within the past week||Company has reported Earnings within the last 7 days.
|Beta||Low < 1||Lower volatility than the market (S&P500)|
|=>1 and <=2||Voltatily at the market or moderately higher|
|High >2||Much higher volatility than the market (S&P500)
*Earnings report dates are updated nightly, and indexed for Screening before each market open. When a company reports during the day, its "Last Report Date" and "Next Report Date" will be updated to reflect this in the Screener the following day. All dates are current calendar day, Eastern U.S. time.
In Chaikin Analytics, the fundamental fields we have found to be predictive to future intermediate-term relative price performance are included in the Power Gauge model. Factors are normalized to either the stock's Industry Group or the Russell 3000, based on our backtesting.
In the Signals section, screen for stocks which have had Chaikin Buy or Sell Signals within the last week.
Signals are defined in the Signals section of this User Guide.
|Stock has had||Within|