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Previously, we had discussed what to look for while buying stocks. Irrespective of whether you are fundamental or technical investor, there are some key metrics that you should follow to screen stocks. However, even though some metrics have complicated math, they can be completely misleading when it comes to their predictive power.
Measures like Beta, Analyst Recommendations, P/E and PEG typically have very little bearing to how the stock eventually performs. To read more about the 5 measures to ignore while screening stocks, hop on over to Smart Money here.