I was just wondering for those that trades stocks, how do you find your targets? eg. when I first started trading last year, I began with shares, and bought BHP and the likes simply because I have heard of the company. Soon after I moved to futures and forex, where you have limited number of products to trade, hence pretty easy to find a focus.
Whenever I come onto the forum I see all these mentions of other stocks which I've never heard of before, any many don't seem to be in any indices as such, and I was just wondering how do you guys keep track with the large number of stocks available? ie. do you go by a particular indice, or do you get your picks from reading the news (not as buy/sell advice but purely to find out about companies which you may not have heard of before)?
Thanks for any comments.