07 December 2018
By Maynard Paton
Many years ago, one of my favourite sources for investment ideas was the Financial Times.
However, the FT’s articles did not interest me, and nor did the Lex column.
Instead, I studied a small table that was tucked away on those pages that listed every share price.
You see, this table named the shares that traded at a 52-week low — and I wanted to learn more about the companies that the market disliked.
Indeed, I hoped a decent business would occasionally fall out of favour, join that table and become worthy of investigation.
These days, SharePad can do all of this 52-week-low screening — and much more besides — in an instant.
Let me now explain how I employ SharePad to scan for shares hitting fresh lows. I will then provide a case study using Mattioli Woods outlining what I then check.