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Do SPY returns include dividends?

Looking at a chart of SPY on finance.yahoo.com from March 1 - Nov 30, 2018, it returned +1.67 (+0.61%). Does the +0.61% include dividends? Looking at the historical data, dividends are displayed ...
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Starbucks' stock price soar from $65 to $90 in one year. How much is speculation? [closed]

I read this Forbes article that presents some Income Statement terms, but I don't know accounting. Has Starbucks's Income Statement been that great since Dec. 2018? How much has speculation played a ...
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Differing Trailing PE Ratios Yahoo Finance and Reuters and Industry PE

For example, consider XRX. Is the differing PE Ratio of between Reuters and Yahoo Finance simply because one made a mistake? Ideally, I'd like Reuters' answer to be correct since they display ...
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Is it true that, “just ten trading days represent 63 per cent of the returns of the past 50 years”?

I have fallen down a Wikipedia rabbit hole and landed on the page titled Seven States of Randomness. I can't explain in a single sentence what it is talking about, but my question is about an odd ...
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Why is the stock market so unpredictable?

Why is the stock market so unpredictable? If you think about it, most of the things we do in a day are pretty predictable. Waking up, deciding what sites to browse, etc. So if we have a good model ...
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Yahoo Intraday RSI Calculation?

I'm trying to understand how Yahoo finance calculates the RSI intraday, what is the time frame, how many items in calculation, what is the price used, etc. I did not find any documentation or posts ...
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CandleStickChart: How to understand the timestamp of a candlestick

I'm in the process of learning to read candlestick charts. Many websites using candlesticks will display a single timestamp if you hover the mouse over a candle. Since a candle is a visualisation of ...
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What does a company's equity (stock / share) actually cost? [duplicate]

A company may issue debt to raise fund and pays interest based on cost of debt (YTM), and this costs company money. And I can see how debt costs company. A company may issue stock to raise fund as ...
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When Does “External” Data Qualify as Material Nonpublic Information?

For the sake of example, let's say company X is a publicly traded company that manages a chain of department stores. I go to each storefront and setup security cameras to monitor customer traffic, ...
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Why is 8K Q4 income statement metrics be different from the difference between 10-K and the Q1-Q3 metrics?

For SEC filings, why would 8K income statement metrics be different from the 10-K metrics? Ie. share count reported in the 8K quarter 4 report is different from share count in 10-K Why can't you ...
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Even though company revenue is increasing share price has fallen alot

I am totally new to the stock market. I am trying to learn about the implications of a company's fundamentals on its stock price. I have gone through many companies and saw their fundamentals. I came ...
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Net Income Attributable to Parent vs Net Income after Tax?

What does net income attributable to parent mean vs just the net income after tax? Why is it different?
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Question about protecting yourself from company not beating earning estimate

I'm new to this site and thought I'd start off with a quick question. Let's use Advance Auto Parts (AAP) in my example. Let's assume you are looking into buying AAP and you do all the research you ...
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What are 'business fundamentals'?

I remember the .Com crisis when experts were saying the market was returning to 'business fundamentals' to evaluate stock. Looking at this question, I was wondering what those are and whether some ...
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What are those dates of financial reports means?

There's graph showing the history of financial reports, for example the revenue. Each point has some date, what exactly that date is? Below are pictures of historical reports for revenue for MCDonald'...
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Can I trust the Motley Fool?

A while back I checked out The Motley Fool while doing some research on mutual funds. I found their educational content to be a great overview of what to look for and started exploring. While The ...
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What is the correlation (if any) between earnings report and stock price movement?

This might sound like a dumb question (I'm relatively new to the stock market). I know this doesn't happen, but why doesn't the stock price directly move in accordance to the earnings reported vs what ...
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Releasing several 424B2 under several consecutive days

I realize sometimes, there's companies releasing a bunch of 424B2 (SEC) files under several consecutive days. A recent example of that might be TVIX. Is it a good or a bad sign for the company? Why do ...
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Tracking Company Buybacks

According to Investopedia, "[c]ompanies [can] buy back shares on the open market over an extended period of time and may even have an outlined share repurchase program that purchases shares at certain ...
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If operating cash flow yield of a company is negative along with revenue growth for current year , does that mean the company is in deep trouble?

I subscribed to one technical analytics service for the stock market. Here is one company whose fundamental indicators, I was looking at. Below is the fundamental analysis comparison of peer ...
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How do you compare the sales of a company like Coca Cola against another company like JPMorgan Chase to figure out the best investment opportunity?

I am wondering how to compare companies from the sales perspective. If I take a look into the balance sheet of Coca Cola) and take a look at the sales, they are pretty clear to understand. If I take ...
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If Year-on-Year quarterly sales growth is negative , how can Y-o-Y profit be increased for a company?

I want to understand how even though quarterly sales has been decreasing for a company , quarterly profit is increasing ? Is it not the same ? Please have a look at this image.
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Trusting Sell-Side Analysts and their ratings

I was wondering what percent of stocks are rated as a buy by the sell-side analysts and if they really mean anything. I feel like there sometimes can be a conflict of interest if the company does work ...
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Learn fundamental Analysis (example)

I'm completely new to stocks. I've already read The Intelligent Investor, One Up On Wall Street and another book for beginners about long term investing. My problem is that I don't know at all how to ...
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AI based penny stock predictor [closed]

I would like to start a web-based software for the AI based penny stock predictor. The focus will be for the long term investing (and not the trading). This will be also associated with the news of ...
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How to distinguish the difference between Market Profile according to Volume and Price?

Recently, I am concerned about using Market Profile in trading. There are two ways using Market Profile including either consideration of volume or change of price. Generally speaking, if we consider ...
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List of web sites or online forums for stock picking and security analysis [closed]

What are some quality web sites or online forums exclusively devoted to stock picking and security analysis? Paid sites are OK, too. I am looking for a forum, rather than just a web site with analyst ...
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Peter Lynch Style Investing Question

I’m looking to build a portfolio using the following Peter Lynch Style strategy. What I’m wondering is, do you think this is a good approach? Is there anything you’d change about it? Here’s the ...
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Can one see the transactions in the stock market?

Is it possible to see the individual transactions in a certain exchange market (e.g. NYSE) for a certain stock (e.g. GOOG)?
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Yahoo Finance Stock Analysis data last update was May 8, 2019

Using Yahoo Finance for years since the stock analysis data has always been current. May 8, 2019 is the last update. What is the plan to start the daily updates?
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Is it a good idea to copy a trader when investing?

I constantly get bombarded with an etoro commercial on youtube about a feature where you can replicate someone else's trading activity in real time. More details here. You select another trader and ...
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Advice to decide when to sell growth stocks

I’m buying diverse sized stocks for growth (aka, I don’t want a short-term return, if not, keep them for a while). I would like some advice in relation to when I should sell a stock. I read several ...
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What does the blue line represent on Yahoo Finance's day range graphics?

The rows of my Yahoo Finance watchlist table have a Day Range graphic like this one: The number labels under the left and right ends of the Day Range are the high and low prices for the day so I ...
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Where can I find itemized list of earnings from S&P 500?

I'd like to invest in the S&P 500. I want to know where the earnings come from. For example if my return on a share was $100, I'd like to know what percent/dollar was from which industry (ie. tech,...
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Is there a name for this type of pattern with ultra strong support and resistance?

This particular example is from DBC. I see it a lot on low volume stocks and penny stocks. Is there a technical name for these kind of resistance lines / patterns? Is there any way to make sense of ...
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What does net selling or buying of a stock mean?

What does it mean when some one says that today there was a lot of net selling or buying in a stock. What does it mean because for every selling there is also a buying going on then how can you ...
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What does it mean with the ask price is below the last price?

Typically, I am accustomed to seeing things like {"ask":1.0123, "last":1.0118, "bid":1.0113} but every now and then I'll catch something doing {"ask":1.0118, "last":1.0123, "bid":1.0113}, what, if ...
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How many Tesla Y are ordered/reserved so far

Tesla Y is allowing to order ( similar to Tesla 3 reservation but allowing to choose configuration). I remember when Tesla 3 was announced there were plenty of information released by Tesla and 3rd ...
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At what exact time Netflix IPO started trading for public?

At what exact time Netflix IPO started trading for public? Need the exact time when the shares started trading.
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Does Motley Fool offer investment management services?

Does Motley fool do any investing on someone's behalf based on their recommendations? Can investing be done by someone on their website based on their recommendations?
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Relevant fields for mutual funds in Bloomberg Spreadsheet Builder

I need to do an analysis of the performance of Western-European mutual funds over the past 10 years. Therefore, I use Bloomberg to retrieve relevant data. In the Bloomberg Excel spreadsheet builder I ...
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Calculations for stock market target price?

I'm looking at various stocks on finance websites and noticed that some of them don't have a 1-year Target price. How can I calculate estimated target price of a stock myself based on the company's ...
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Why do people buy stocks that pay no dividend?

Before recently, Apple Inc. did not give dividend to shareholders. This makes me curious why people buy Apple Inc. stocks; while it might be due to the expectation of selling stocks at a higher price,...
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Are there any data sources for tracking largest daily changes in stocks? [closed]

I'm hoping to study stocks with the largest moves in a single day. Is there either a website which provides historical data, or a webpage with sufficient parameters in the URL so that I can scrape ...
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How do stock markets react to economic data like consumer price index, home sales, and job data? [closed]

Where can I learn about how the stock market reacts with the consumer price index, home market market numbers, bond interest rates, fed interest rates , GDP change, how the euro bond market affects ...
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Net income correlation with Stock Price

I was wondering. Does decreasing net income always mean it negatively affects future short/long term stock price? In my case this stock (http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/FTNT/financials) the ...
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If a stock doesn't pay dividends, then why is the stock worth anything?

I read somewhere that companies are not required to pay dividends to shareholders (this is correct, yes?). If so, then if company A never pays dividends to its shareholders, then what is the point ...
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How come stock price increase doesn't result in a volume increase as well?

If the stock goes up it means that more people are buying it right? So volume should be increasing along with stock price increase and vice versa, but that's not what is happening, why?
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Intelligent Investor Example from Chapter 1

As per Intelligent Investor Chapter 1 example In 1965 the investor could obtain about 4½% on high-grade taxable bonds and 3¼% on good tax-free bonds. The dividend return on leading common stocks (...
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Arbitrage strategy for a given put option price

Binomial Option pricing model question In the following question, S0 = stock price at time t = 0, u = up factor, d = down factor. r = risk free interest rate. Stock price at time t = 1 is either S0*...