How to Find the Best Trending Stocks for Swing Trading with FinViz

Traders are always on the lookout for the best rending stocks on a daily and weekly basis.

One way to identify the hot stocks that will move the best is to use a stock screener.

We did an amazing introduction to our favorite three stock screeners.

This is a great place to start before moving forward, so you can choose which screener is best for your trading needs.


The Best Stock Screeners Introduction

Our favorite stock screeners for finding the best trending stocks are:

  1. StockFetchr
  2. FinViz
  3. ChartMill

You can watch the YouTube video below for a full explanation and review of each.

In the next section we are going to take a look at just FinViz, and how to screen for the best trending stocks.



The Best Trending Stocks Screener

Financial visualizations or FinViz for short has a very powerful and free stock screener.

You can visit the FinViz screener by clicking here >

There are three different filter categories to use:

  1. Descriptive
  2. Fundamental
  3. Technical

Our favorite weekly screener for swing trading to find the best trending stocks is:

  • Market cap (over 2 BN)
  • Volatility (week – over 5%)
  • Optionable
  • Price > 20 SMA by 20% +
  • RSI Overbought (80) or Oversold (20)
  • Pattern (Double Top/Bottom, Triple Top/Bottom, any reversal patterns)
  • Candle patterns that show reversal

Important note when using Finviz

Now it’s important to note at this point that you will very rarely find any results with all of these filters.

You will need to adjust the criteria on a weekly basis to find at least 5 to 10 stocks, but not too many.  Keep adding filters until you get to a list of no more than 10 stocks.

These can be put together into a weekly watch list called “weekly trending stocks”.

But how do you know what trading strategy to use or when?

This is what our Swing Trader education package and daily stock market newsletters are for.

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The Best Trending Stocks Screener – Conclusion

Using screeners you can identify a hot list of the best trending stocks on a weekly basis.

Once you narrow down your focus to just a few, you can really focus on getting the timing right throughout the week.

Weekends is when you should do all your analysis and planning.  During the week you are focusing on finding the right timing to qualify a trade and execute your entry.

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