The Stock Selection Guide has been used by millions of investors over the past
forty-five years, and has proven to be a consistent and valuable tool in building
successful stock portfolios.
This short tutorial does not attempt to provide an
in-depth review of the Stock Selection Guide, but an
introduction to a method of fundamental analysis that
can be used by any individual investor interested in
building a long-term portfolio of growth stocks.
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About the Author
This tutorial was edited slightly
by Brad Taylor and updated for new content. Since Doug
Gerlach originally authored this tutorial, new (and
better) data sources have become available on the internet.
In part, we have Doug to thank for many improvements
as he has transitioned to President of iCLUBcentral.
You should check out StockCentral to
see some of the new developments from iCLUBcentral.
Douglas Gerlach is a Director on the Board of Directors
of NAIC's Computer Group, and the co-creator and Senior
Editor of NAIC's
Web Site. He was the Founder of Investorama.com (http://www.investorama.com),
a leading independent financial and investing site on the
World-Wide Web, and the author of The
Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Investing, and The
Investor's Web Guide: Tools & Strategies for Building Your
Portfolio. Both books are written in easily understandable
terms, and are intended to help both novice computer users
and novice investors to develop a strategy for using the
power of the Internet to build a portfolio. The Investor's
Web Guide takes the Stock Selection Guide another step,
using NAIC's tools to successfully manage a portfolio of
His articles have been published in Individual
Investing, BITS, PC
and other publications.
He frequently speaks at NAIC events, both nationally
and locally, as well as at investing conferences and
with the financial and computer media, on the topic of