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Search for Companies by Revenue [closed]

Is there a site that allows you to search for all US companies by different factors such as geography, revenue, industry, etc? I am using crunchbase and owler, but crunchbase doesn't allow me to ...
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W8-BEN form for Indian student pursuing PhD in USA (NJ)

I got admitted to Rutgers as a PhD student and I'd be getting around $25.9k for my TA-ship each year. My department asked me to fill the W8-BEN form but I got stuck while filling fields 5 (SSN) , 7 (...
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Donation to scientific institution that I own or belong to and its tax deduction [closed]

Being a researcher myself, I'm interested in donating to scientific institutions and enjoying some tax deduction. In particular, if I donate to my own lab group (or any non-profit scientific ...
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How can I find stocks with very active options chains?

I frequently trade options on Tesla, which has an expansive and very active options chain, with large numbers of puts and calls available to be bought or sold at a wide range of prices expiring weekly....
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How do you find a fund to match a much higher fee fund in one's 401(k)?

I keep hearing about how it's really important to use low fee funds (especially those from Vanguard) in your 401(k) to avoid high fees, especially over the years. I just have no idea how to identify ...
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Do online repositories of publicly traded companies' financial statements exist?

I'm currently managing my own Roth. I've made some stock purchases but I'd like to get much more in depth information and run my own top level research - even if it's not to the level of large ...
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Obtaining Private Prospectuses

I am interested in obtaining business model information about private companies. Specifically, I would like to know about things like, areas of growth, short falls, challenges and guidance. How can ...
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Is equity research from large banks reliable?

I have access to some deep financial analysis from a large bank, on equity. Since I know nothing in this field, but I'd still like to invest my money, I was about to follow their different advices on ...
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What are the key facts to research before buying shares of a company?

This is a general question so I will create a test case to give it a bit more direction. Let's consider that I am intersted in buying shares of MadeUpCompany Inc - a tech company that has been around ...
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Can Warren Buffet's method be distilled into basic steps?

Firstly I'd just like to point out that the following question may flag the reader as some sort of cheap, novice attempt to turn a incredibly complex concept into something fast and easy, like a hack ...
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How to do thorough research into a company to better understand whether to buy stock?

I recently read the book "One Up on Wall Street" by Peter Lynch. It was a very readable book and I feel as if I learnt a lot which built on my beginner level knowledge. Whilst reading I made notes ...
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Gnucash: How to find transactions of a specific amount?

I've got a Gnucash credit card account in which I'd like to find all transactions of a specific amount. The Find window doesn't have the Charge Amount field in it, and I don't see any relevant ...
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Is the financial advice on http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/ designed only for the high street consumer? [closed]

The website http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/ seems to have a lot of accessible information but a lot of it is clearly aimed at the high street consumer with financial advice focussing a lot on ...
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How can I see former major share holders of a company?

I'm attempting to research share holders of companies in the present and in the past. I've been able to find specific names on Yahoo that are current, for example: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=...
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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? [closed]

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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How can I lookup the business associated with a FEIN?

I have a FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number) and need to locate the business or non-profit that has been assigned that number, how can I look that up only given the FEIN number?
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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? [duplicate]

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 8....
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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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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 ...