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List of dates at which the NYSE was closed from 2005 to 2014? [closed]

I'm doing research on historical price movements on the New York Stock Exchange. Because the NYSE is closed on weekends, on holidays, and sometimes because of special events, special care needs to be ...
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How do I invest in emerging markets

I'm a casual investor who is interested in diversifying into emerging markets. I have too much in US equities at the moment. Are there any good websites to research and track good investments in ...
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Good Android app for mutual fund research?

I'm trying to compare several mutual fund options offered by my HSA account. I cannot seem to find a good mobile app that will allow me to enter the symbol and list historical performance as well as ...
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What constitutes illegal insider trading?

The SEC defines illegal insider trading as: [...] buying or selling a security, in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship of trust and confidence, while in possession of material, ...
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Do individual investors use Google to obtain stock quotes?

In relation to my empirical research I am interested in the following questions (regarding the US). 1) How widespread is the use of Google when invidual/private investors wants to find information on ...
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Which mutual funds is Dave Ramsey talking about in The Total Money Makeover?

In the 2007 edition of Dave Ramsey's book The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness (ISBN 978-0-7852-8908-1), on pages xv & xvi, he states the following: Many intelligent ...
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Are individual securities transactions archived by the U.S. government?

I'm looking for documentation of historical security trades (buys and sells) and am wondering if there is a U.S. government agency that maintains archives of individual transactions. If so, how long ...
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How can I find data on delisted stocks?

I'm looking for a U.S. stock with the symbol AULT from about 1999. How can I find information about delisted U.S. securities in general? Particularly historical stock prices, market cap, company ...
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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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How do car market price companies get their data?

When i was in a car auction i talked with a guy next to me and he was writing down all the information of the auction. He told me he worked for a close by dealership and those numbers were used to ...
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Where to find the 5 or 10 year returns for a mutual fund?

I’m researching some mutual funds and am trying to find the 5 or 10 year return. However, all I can find is the YTD return. For example, Yahoo Finance shows the Yacktman Focused Svc (YAFFX) has an ...
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Does doing your “research”/“homework” on stocks make any sense?

One thing about investing has always bothered me. You constantly hear people saying you need to "do your research" or "do your homework" on a company before buying their stock. I rarely watch Mad ...
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How to select a bank based on availability in two areas?

Suppose I will be frequently moving back and forth between Country A and Country B. I would prefer to work with a bank which has many offices and ATMs (so I can avoid the fee for using another bank's ...
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Where can I get interesting resources on Commodities?

I have a reasonably good background in Quantitative Finance, but I have a small experience in the markets themselves. I would like to be able to start developing my own view on the commodity markets, ...
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Is Weiss Research, Inc. a legitimate financial research company?

I've seen two advertisements for so-called "well known" financial analysts and reporters purporting to have inside information on grave threats to the economy. I visited the websites advertised in the ...
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How are investment funding valued when invested in a company before it goes public?

Is there are particular method for banks or individuals when their capital is invested in the company before going public? To make it more clear, how was the Facebook Inc. and Goldman Sachs deal ...
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How would I use Google Finance to find financial data about LinkedIn & its stock?

According to Google Finance here (at time of writing): LinkedIn has a price earning ratio of 2104.71 : 1. It also says it has a market capitalisation of 7.22 billion dollars. Using this question's ...
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Where can I research corporate convertible bonds?

I am trying to research corporate convertible bonds online, but I have not found a site that provides this information. Does anyone know where I can find information online, e.g. ...
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Are fund manager names listed in Edgar filings?

Does anyone know if the fund manager names are listed in any Edgar filings and if so which form type they are listed in? Thank you
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How to evaluate stocks? e.g. Whether some stock is cheap or expensive?

What kind of information do you obtain before buying (or selling) a stock? I know the PE ratio is very important, but not the only thing. Are there any rules of thumb to determine whether some stock ...
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What should I look at before investing in a start-up?

A friend from college (and middle school and elementary school, for that matter) has talked to me a little about his company, a start-up working on technology tangentially related to Internet ...