Starting a New ScreenYou might now decide it is time you began constructing your personal investment scenarios, selecting from all the available criteria those which fit your personal requirements, and setting their constraints as loose, or as tight, as you prefer them to be.
How do you proceed then?
To start your own screen, first click on the Start Screener button when in the launch-page, or the Start a New Screen button when in the core-page. Immediately the tool will reset to a new core-page containing the control-desk of variables and a table of results listing all US companies by name and ticker symbol, ready for you to add criteria and edit constraints.
Note here that the table of companies is broken-down in views (or pages) of 100 entities per view. A page-meter tool is found immediately above the table. While using ADVFN Screener the page-meter allows you to see how many 'hundreds' of companies qualify for the criteria you set at any given moment and makes navigation through them easier.
When you first start the screening process (before adding any criteria and editing any constraints) the page-meter will read a total of 105 pages, or so. This gives you the indication that the universe of NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ markets consists of approximately 10,500 entities.