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Earnings Per Share Metric on Google Finance vs. Yahoo Finance

I'm new to both sites (and investing) and I noticed that EPS on Google Finance is different than that of Yahoo's EPS metric (e.g. GE's EPS as of March 18 is Google: 1.01, Yahoo (Diluted EPS): .89 ). ...
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What are the ways to price a holding company?

I would like to know how people value holding companies. I guess the most famous one is Berkshire ($BRK.A - $BRK.B). And others exist. These holdings usually have a lot of exposure to realestate, PE ...
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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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Simple tool for running what-if analysis on a set of ticker symbols?

There are a lot of heavy-duty portfolio analysis tools out there, but what I'm looking for is (I think) much simpler. I simply want to: Enter a ticker symbol (could be mutual fund or ETF), along with ...
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Debt to Equity ratio of banks

I was trying to do fundamental analysis on ICICI Bank and I couldn't find the debt to equity ratio of the same as none of the websites was showing this. After checking for several other banks, I ...
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Useful insights to be gleaned from balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow

I'm trying to teach myself how to glean insights relevant to investing in a company from looking at the company's balance sheets and income statements over time. I think this may be considered part of ...
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Why do SEC Form 3s have no transaction codes?

Why do SEC form 3s have no transaction codes? Is there way to to tell the "acquired" price? https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/own-disp?CIK=0001600757&action=getowner I would at least think ...
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What is the value that indicates a current volatility?

In the following chart, the price of the stock dropped when it was around 101.25 to 99.15 on 12/20 and the price is fluctuating between 99.60 and 100.60 for the next three days. Is there any technical ...
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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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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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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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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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How are candlestick dojis defined technically?

I´m trying to programmatically analyse candle stick pattern: I have historical OCHL data that I want to perform an automated analysis on, via b4j which is a programming language. The thing is that I ...
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What percent of first post-IPO earnings reports are disappointing?

It seems like every time a company has its IPO, the next earnings report fails to meet expectations and the stock price plummets. Shouldn't expectations be lower considering the frequency at which ...
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Does the FFT of a price series hold any significance?

I'm just wondering whether spectral/frequency information (by means of a Fast Fourier Transform) about a stock's price series holds any significance in investment? My expectation is that it would ...
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Question about beta - trading

I've been a bit stuck with this question: "If a portfolio P had a predicted beta=1.05 wrt to an index, and that index later underperformed Treasury Bills by 5%, what would be the expected return of ...
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Forward Contract Extension

I was reading this article Below is a small snippet from the article. I'm wondering how Barrick gold could extend the hedge at its own option. How would this be executed and how do they have this ...
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Understanding about Williams' Alligator Indicator?

I recently discovered that Williams' Alligator indicator can be used to identify current stock trend. But there's something that make me curious: Can that indicator only be used for short-term trades?...
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How is ATR multiple calculated in Trend “Turtle” Trading?

I have been reading a few books about trend trading and the famed "Turtle" strategy. One concept that is evading me is how the ATR multiple for risk is calculated. I think I understand how to make the ...
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Finding Uncorrelated Assets

I own a particular security. How can I find another security, which has uncorrelated or negatively correlated (anti correlated) returns with the one I already own? I would like both securities to ...
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How is minority interest accounted for when calculating net income

Reading around, I found that minority interest is defined as interest in a company controlled by a company other than the parent company. Does that mean that anytime a company A becomes a shareholder ...
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What do we infer from the shares bid - position in market?

I am trying to understand what can I conclude or infer from my position in the market when I have applied for the bid. In terms of number of buyers and the volume. Next in terms of number of sellers ...
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How to understand red and green colors for level 2 data from the volume analysis section?

I've searched quite a bit online but all I find about the volume analysis is just like normal candle sticks along with the volume bars below them. But this is a different chart. I'm specifically ...
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Buying Vanguard Total World Stock ETF in Germany via Flatex

I would like to invest in ETFs via an online broker in Germany (I use Flatex). I would like to buy an ETF tracking the MSCI World Index. The two main options I am considering are Vanguard Total World ...
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Why does Royal Bank of Scotland's market cap not reflect the shares outstanding or the equity on the balance sheet?

I'm a novice investor that's looking at a UK bank. It's market cap according to popular websites such as Hargreaves Lansdowne and Yahoo finance is £12 billion (bn). The current share price is £1.04. ...
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Stock loans: Question about “Put” also defined as “Insurance Policy”

I have a question related to stock loans industry. The so called "Put" is insurance which protects the downside. Lets say the lender had decided, before receiving the stocks to the brokerage account ...
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Are these ratios I calculated actually useful?

I have worked out a growth portfolio to backtest against the S&P 500. I am now trying to find the last few assets that are underperforming. Here is a backtest analysis (note that some funds have ...
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ISDA Master Agreement

I'm trying to understand some terms relating to an ISDA / International Swaps and Derivatives Association Master Agreement. I'm doing this so that I can analyse a company that provides FX services to ...
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Why the examples of calculating liquidating value in Security Analysis do not include long-term liabilities?

I am reading Security Analysis Chapter 43: Significance of the Current-Asset Value. In the chapter, the author gave a few examples of how to calculate the liquidating value of a firm. However, in ...
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Is it possible to calculate share price previous to stock split based on adjusted close price?

The price of NSE:HDFCBANK was around Rs. 2K+ before it split on 19-Sep-2019. I am using AlphaVantage to get stock price for NSE:HDFCBANK. It does not show the stock price before stock split as Rs. 2K+....
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How to calculate how much stock a company can buy back (factoring in liquidity) and how much they have bought back per quarter?

Is there a way to tell / estimate how much stock a company has bought back during a given period and at what price (I get that you could infer amount by comparing shares on the balance sheets between ...
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Candle sticks and effect of index price on stock

The following are the candle stick charts of NASDAQ COMPOSITE, AAPL and UBER for 2/7/2020. My questions from the chart are: There is long high candle wick for NASDAQ and AAPL. But UBER has a long ...
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S&P divisor and new stock issued

I am trying to calculate net dollar amount of stock issued / buyback, with change in divisor. I am assuming that the divisor only changes with change in stocks as it is market capital weighted index. ...
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old GM asset values

I have been sitting on 10 units of Motors Liquidation GUV tr cusip 62010U101 and 10,000 of GM Corp Note 7.2%. these assets go way back to the bankruptcy. I assume they are worthless and want to get ...
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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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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*...
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Help identifying trading strategy based on Mandelbrot

I came across a set of pictures regarding a trading strategy using pure mathematics. Normally, I am quite skeptic regarding any strategy that uses some sort of 'golden formula', but this particular ...
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What does it mean if a stock skyrockets VWAP 10x aftermarket?

I just spotted $TSLA's VWAP skyrocket to 10k and go back down to 6k and still hanging there, I started trading like 8 months ago and I have never seen anything like this: That is VWAP, not an actual ...