This is not a real screen!
Pick the best stocks for the upcoming month, based on future performance.
This clearly isn't an actual backtest, but may lead to something useful.
Run the tester over the specified range of years. Available data
runs from 2003 through 2016 for most screens. You may
start at any month of the year, but other than January can only run
Stocks are picked from the screens every holding period (between
1 and 120 months) and held for that period.
Instead of selecting from the available screens, you may choose to
enter codes from any of the backtesters to
create hybrid tests. Simply copy the link listed at the top of a run and
paste into the form. Also see the backtester code
If you want to simulate actual trading, you can enter more parameters
in the trading simulator.
You may give your backtest a name for convenience. If you use
this backtest code in other testers, its name will be shown instead of
a full description.
Choose which screen to select the stocks from. All the stocks from the
screen selected are ordered by their upoming returns for the period in
question (that's why this isn't a real screen). Select a limit of
how many of the best stocks you want to get the return for. A limit of 1
would show the stock that's destined to be the best for the upcoming
Alternately, you can enter more screens, and the Crystal Ball
will choose the best-performing screen for each period (or if a
limit is specified, the top stocks from the top screen). If you
check the seasonal box, it will choose one winning screen for each
calendar month, which the same set of screens chosen every year.