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Historical NCAV/financials?

I've been looking at stock screens based around the net current asset value (NCAV), such as this one. I found some blogs where people tested these strategies by "buying" stocks with fake money and ...
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How and where to get the time series of the values USDEUR?

I would like to access to the time series of the value of USDEUR with the maximum sampling rate and the maximum length. I would like to do have this time series because: I want to check the ...
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Online stock screener to find stocks that are negatively correlated to another stock/index?

Is there a free online resource that I can use to find pairs of stocks that are always negatively correlated? For example, I want to find stocks that are negatively correlated w.r.t SPY. On Google ...
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How to automate the tracking of ratios and other values for a set of stocks or ETFs?

I'm interested in monitoring a set of financial products (say ETFs WLOG) continually (but not continuously). My current plan is the following. Say I want to survey the top ten Large Cap Growth ...
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Is there a more flexible stock chart service, e.g. permitting choice of colours when comparing multiple stocks?

I'm regardful that these websites can concurrently exhibit the price history/graph/chart for several stocks: http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/fund/qqq http://biz.yahoo.com/charts/guide8.html ...
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Is there a finance API of some kind to get all holdings for a specific mutual fund?

Is there a finance API out there that easily allows pulling of all the stock holdings of a specific mutual fund?
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Getting (historical) Standard & Poor Stock Guides

Chapter 15 of The Intelligent Investor mentions S&P publishes (as of the 1970s) a monthly Stock Guide. Is this still a worthwhile resource? What's the best way to get access to this guide, ...
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standard method for learning more about a specific sector? (particularly biotech sector)

I've read some books and other resources on value investing (like this question)and fundamental analysis, but now I want more information on a specific sector: biotech. Is there a better way to start ...
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Where can I find a good online fundamental data provider for Hong Kong stocks?

I am thinking of investing in the Hong Kong stock market. One problem I am facing is finding a good online fundamental data provider that provides a database of financial statements for Hong Kong ...
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Where can I find historical data on home equity loan rates?

I have found a graph of historical home equity loan rates on bankrate.com, but I am looking for the underlying data, so I can do a 3-year average. I found the equivalent for mortgage rates on Freddie ...
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Where can I find P/E and CAPE data for different sectors, countries and market capitalizations

I've been searching for high-quality data on CAPEs (cyclically adjusted price to earnings ratios) for different sectors, countries and market capitalizations. Shiller's Irrational Exuberance website ...
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Is there an online service that provides public company information through a public API?

I want to write an application to gather financial information of public companies and bonds for my own research. Is there any place online that I can do this that has a public API?
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Where can I find recent information about which major shareholders changed their positions in a given stock?

Where can I find recent information about which major shareholders changed their positions in a given stock? I know that I can find information on Yahoo Finance but Yahoo yahoo isn't quick at updating ...
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Where can I find a breakdown of municipal bond values by state, year, and sector?

Where can I find (for free) a breakdown of all the municipal bonds (specifically how much they are worth) given by a state or city etc. in a given year, or over a recent period of time? I'd mostly ...
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Where do web sites get foreign exchange currency rate / quote information?

There are many web sites which provide the exchange rates between currencies. Where do they obtain this information? Is there any authoritative source from which they get this data? For example, ...
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How and Where can I easily pull data for the Dow 30?

Where/How can I pull the following data on the DJIA stocks into Excel from the Web that updates every time I hit refresh in Excel? The data: 1. Last 12 months of dividend payments 2. Prices 3. DJIA ...
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Where can I get current data on US equity/bond markets as a share of the global markets?

I would like to periodically rebalance my asset allocation to match the world market capitalization for domestic vs. international holdings. Rick Ferri's "All About Asset Allocation" book has a pie ...
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Where do stock traders get realtime updates on Fed announcements? Is there a feed I could scrape?

Upcoming Fed announcements are important, and I want to get the news in realtime when it happens. I know there are a few expensive services, but I'm looking for some feeds that can be scraped or ...
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Where can I find announcements of official GDP figures for the US and other countries?

Specifically, I'm looking at the Forex markets, and I'm waiting for today's US GDP figures. I'm keeping an eye on the financial papers, but where can I find official sources of information, maybe as ...
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Why pay for end-of-day historical prices?

Recently I've started gathering some end-of-day (EOD) prices data for my testing. The first obvious place where such data is freely available is Yahoo Finance site. However I've noticed that many data ...
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Where can I find quarterly earnings-per-share data for the major U.S. market indices?

Where (on what website) can I find last few years' worth of quarterly earnings-per-share for the Russell 3000? and the Dow?
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Are there any market data providers that provide a query language?

Like SQL, for example, but it doesn't have to be the same syntax. For example, I might want to query "which stocks on the NYSE had the greatest 1-hour price changes today?"
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Who decides, and how, each year's increase in the Canada Pension Plan's YMPE value?

I know the Canada Pension Plan's Yearly Maximum Pensionable Earnings value (YMPE) is used for the following: to determine the annual limit for payroll contributions to the Canada Pension Plan for ...
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Free source of corporate bond data?

Are there any free sources of corporate bond data? More specifically, I would like information about new/upcoming issues (but if something like this exists for secondary markets I would be interested ...
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Web sites for historical foreign currency exchange rates and inflation data?

Say that I'm watching a Swedish movie from the 1970s where a bank gets robbed and the robbers get away with 10 million SEK. I might then like to know how much that corresponds to in U.S. dollars ...
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Real interest rate number in Word data bank is yearly or montly?

I am looking real interest rate from http://databank.worldbank.org. It shows me real interest rate for USA in 2010 was 3%. Does this mean money would increase 3% a month, or 3% a year?
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searching for historic exchange rate provider which meets this example data

I'm looking for a provider of historic exchange rates which fits a sample of exchange rates I have. My problem is that I have historic turnovers in GBP which I want to recalculate in EUR. All I know ...
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Are the sellers selling pre-IPO shares over these websites legitimate or fake?

The websites which are selling block of Facebook,Twitter and other companies are given below with the explanation which I think is fake and is not legitimate.However I have contacted both of the firms ...
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Open budgets in open data

I heard about the idea of open data which aim is to provide various data from governments. Will data about the government budget (money gained mostly from taxpayers), finances, spendings be available ...
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Protocols and exchange formats for financial data

Wikipedia says: Many banks in the US let customers use personal financial management software to automatically download their bank statements in OFX format. Also, from ...
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Where do short-term traders look for the earliest stock related news?

While I'm no short term trader (or even a day trader), I imagine it is of high importance to these people that they hear about significant stock related news as early as possible. This would allow ...
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US Dollar Index: a) where are long term charts; also b) is it available on Google Finance by any chance?

Apparently the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) has been around for ages since 1973, as this site points out. Also, I'm able to find it on Market Watch, albeit with only a 5 year graphing option. I'm trying ...
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Are forward curves useful tools for trading decisions and which informations can be gathered from them?

According to "Investor Words" a forward curve is a graph of forward interest rate values over different time periods. A forward curve is a way of evaluating the time value of money. How are those ...
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Getting live data from Yahoo! Finance for the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)?

Refer to Streaming real-time stock quotes from Yahoo! Finance Can I get real time data (from NSE India) using Yahoo! Finance API after subscribing to their service ?
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Where can I get real-time stock price data for National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)?

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this, however I couldn't find a better place after searching Stack Exchange. From where can I get tick data/real-time data for the National Stock ...
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Which online services offer logarithmic charts for equities such as index funds and ETFs?

The way Google Finance does the logarithmic representation is more a cry to absurdism, rather than logarithmic. So which services offer the logarithmic valuations, not just a bit axis moving? And it ...
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Who owns historical valuations about equity such as stocks and index funds?

Data, Data, Data. Who owns it? Price is determined by demand and supply in a market but even if you crash or sky-rocket the price of some equity you don't really own that historical data but who ...
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Is there a source of airfare / airline price historical data for particular routes?

Is there a web site that gives you historic data for airfares on a particular route? So for example you punch in Round Trip JFK to Heathrow and it gives you the data for, let us say, the past year.
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Does Reuters provide the 4pm London Spot rate for currencies?

The 4pm London spot rate is supposedly the standard, but I'm having trouble finding out if that's what I'm getting from Reuters. First, I understand that currencies don't have just one exchange rate, ...
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Where can I find the dividend history for a stock?

Where can I find the dividend history for a stock? Do you recommend any site where this information is easily accessible?
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Is there a list of upcoming Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), i.e. companies going public soon?

I've searched around on Google for a list of companies going public soon, but the results seem kind of shady; or at best they were loose predictions. Is there a list of companies that plan to go ...
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Sites to obtain historical chart of currency exchange rates?

Besides Yahoo Finance, is there any site where I can obtain history chart of currency exchange, for cross comparison purpose? (As I realize British Pound against my country currency is the lowest ...
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Where can I find a breakdown of Google stock ownership?

I'm looking for a not too out of date source of information that lists who owns Google stock and how much they own. Is this available online somewhere?
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Source for information about Australia and U.S. real estate market rent-to-price ratios?

Would like to make a comparison between the two markets, in particular during the global financial crisis.
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Looking for online sources for historical currency data / exchange rates. Recommendations?

Is there any online service that provides (in any format whatsoever) historical foreign exchange rates, with bid/ask values? Intra-day would be preferred, but end-of-day is also of interest.
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Free service for automatic email stock alert when target price is met?

Suppose firm X is valued at 1. If it falls below 0.1, I want a stock alert to my arbitrary email. Is there some free internet site for it?
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How to map stock ticker symbols to ISIN (International Securities Identification Number)?

How can I can convert ticker symbols (which include information on the exchange) to an International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) (which contains no information on the exchange)? Also I am ...
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Historical stock prices: Where to find free / low cost data for offline analysis?

I am looking for a free way to get a large amount of data on the prices of stocks. I am not a trader or anything like that so it wouldn't be worth it to pay for a service to give me stock prices. I ...
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Where can I find S&P 500 P/E ratios?

Before, I used the price-to-earnings numbers from spreadsheets published on Standard and Poor's website: Current estimates: www2.standardandpoors.com/spf/xls/index/SP500EPSEST.XLS Historical values: ...
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What's the average nest egg (savings) for someone age 26? Website for comparison?

How much money should a 26 year old have saved up? Is there somewhere that I can compare against online?