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Why do people build a stock portfolio if one could get a higher return from bank interest than dividend per annum?

I was looking at stock prices and dividends the other day, and wondered this. Large companies whose shares I was looking at had dividends of the order of ~1-2%, such as 0.65%, or 1.2% or some such. My ...
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What financial data are analysed (and how) to come up with a stock recommendation?

I want to have a glimpse of what stock analysts do with financial data and how they analyze it to come up with a recommendations like: Buy, Lighten, Sell, Sell into Strength, Range Trade for a certain ...
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Valuing a company and comparing to share price

I'm trying to get my head around how to value a company beyond its P/E ratio. How can I value a company, taking into account potential growth and compare it to its current stock price? I understand ...
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dividend cover ratio for stocks

Is there a source for a US stock's dividend cover ratio? Dividend cover in respect of ordinary share capital may be calculated as follows: Dividend Cover Ratio = Profit after tax - ...
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What can make a stock price rise without good news or results?

Let's say a stock was around 60 for a long time (1 year). Now all of a sudden it increases more than 15% in 2 days. Without any earnings result coming or good result anticipated by market and without ...
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Are the stocks of competitor companies negatively correlated?

Are the stocks of competitor companies negatively correlated? e.g. if Sony goes up in price, will Samsung fall?
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Why does a stock price drop as soon an I purchase several thousand shares at market price?

I have at times bought thousands of shares of a stock but every time it seems the share price dips right after my purchase. Is this just bad luck or part of the process?
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Analyze a security using Benjamin Graham's Defensive Investor Criteria

I would like some help evaluating a security using Graham's Defensive Investing Criteria (Chapter 14 of the Intelligent Investor). As an example security, let's look at NYSE:MEI and each of the ...
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Dividend yield for multiple years?

I am looking for an indicator of percentage of dividend stocks about last 5 (?) years. It is easy to find info about dividend of last year (Dividend_yield but I cannot find an indicator for multiple ...
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Stocks by sector on italian market? [closed]

I need the list of all stocks exchanged on italian market by sector: chemistry, goods. It would be enough the list of actions divided by sector. The aim is to study what are the "best" (in my ...
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Can I profit from anticipating a drop in value?

Suppose there is an investment, such as a stock, which I currently own no units of. I predict this investment will soon drop in value. I have no reason to predict that the investment will bounce back ...
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Optimize return of dividends based on payout per share

A cursory search with the title of the question would most likely point a person towards looking at Div. yield or P/E ratio. The closest I term I can find to what I describe is Div. per share (DPS). ...
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Why would the price of a stock remain steady after a private placement announcement?

I'm a novice investor and ran across something that I don't understand. I own shares of Aureus and recently found this notice; On June 15, 2016, Aureus announced a private placement (the "Private ...
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Why doesn't change in accounts receivable on balance sheet match cash flow statement?

If we take a look at the balance sheet for Microsoft, I see Net Receivables as 21,485,000 [2014] and 19,118,000 [2013] On the cash flow statement, I see Changes In Accounts Receivables as (1,120,000)...
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What is the buy-hold-sell indication based on?

On websites such as Reuters an "analyst consensus" is displayed in the form of a buy-hold-sell sliding indicator. What is this indication based on?
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What is the difference between current and non-current liabilities?

Take this page: http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices/stocks/summary/fundamentals.html?fourWayKey=GB00B1YMN108GBGBXASQ1 Under liabilities you have current and non-current liabilities. ...
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What does a negative value mean for a liability on the London Stock Exchange Fundamentals page?

Take this page : http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices/stocks/summary/fundamentals.html?fourWayKey=GB00B1YMN108GBGBXASQ1 Under non-current liabilities What does a negative value mean ...
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Stochastics indicator reverses prior entering the oversold/overbought zone

Often I've notice Stochastics doesn't enter the oversold/ overbought and reverses to opposite direction. I understand while trending or while strength is on one side stochastics tend to reverses in ...
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How can I find out what is the total US markets dividend payout of all companies in 2015?

I'm writing a paper and couldn't find a good source for what is the total dividend payout of all companies in the US markets in 2015. Where can I find numbers for this?
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stock for a particular brand

Let's say that I'm convinced that "Windows Phone" will grow more popular than "iPhone"/"iOS". I would like to invest my money in this. The stock market is overwhelming for me. I don't understand how ...
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NYSE exchange company selling stock to raise funding

When a DOW company offers a large number of stock for sale to raise funding for growth projects does price of existing shares general go up or down
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Average Price of a Stock

I realized that most finance and stock screener web sites don't provide the metric of the mean (average) price of the stock over a certain period of time, for example, the mean value of AAPL shares ...
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Is there a free, online stock screener for UK stocks? [closed]

Does anyone know if there is a free online Stock Screener for UK stocks, especially for the companies in the FTSE100? I'm looking for something similar to the Stock Screener created by Google Finance,...
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Why don't companies underestimate their earnings to make quarterly reports look better?

We have a TV on financial news in the office, and I always see reports of companies meeting their earnings estimates or failing to meet them. Even if a company misses the estimate by a very small ...
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What is the term for the quantity (high price minus low price) for a stock?

I believe my professor called this variant price, but I am not certain. Is there a standard term?
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How might trading volume affect future share price?

I want to know how to determine the coming ups and downs in share price using the trading volume that can help me analysis for coming events. Is there any reasonable technique for this purpose? For ...
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Price movement behaviour before earnings announcements

Is there a typical price movement behaviour seen before the earnings announcement? Which of my following happens often? As the announcement approaches, Stock holders mostly hedge the uncertainty ...
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Basic Algorithmic Trading Strategy

I was searching the web for basic algorithmic trading concepts and came across the following article. http://www.investopedia.com/articles/active-trading/101014/basics-algorithmic-trading-concepts-and-...
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Calculating the Free Cash Flow (FCF)

I'm working on fundamental analysis on a public company, and am trying to calculate the Free Cash Flow for Facebook (FB) for the latest quarter - ending Sep 30, 2015, as shown below and would like to ...
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How to measure systematic risk of a stock?

Is there any indicator or measure which can be used to determine the degree of corellation of a stock with the broader market. I like to find stocks which are least bothered by either bull or bear run ...
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Comparing an Income vs Growth fund

Looking at FRIFX vs FRESX - the former is an income REIT, the latter a capital growth fund. Does the view at Google Finance compare the performance of both funds assuming all dividends from the ...
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How is it possible that a stock has a P/E of 0.01?

I was looking at this stock: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B) (The Class B shares). How come it has such a low P/E ratio?
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Get financial reports on Canadian companies

I resonantly started investing money in the stock market. I am wondering what is the equivalent to 10k financial reports in Canada. Also where can one download them. For example, in the US you can ...
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Is there a difference between a company's profit vs earnings?

I am reading through a company's annual report trying to do research on whether I should invest in them. I'm new at all this and it's got a lot of complicated terms which I'm unsure about. One thing ...
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Why is it important to research a stock before buying it?

I’ve been thinking about investing some stocks and everyone is telling me that I really should research each stock, look through their financial statements and track the news and understand everything ...
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Can I operate whole investing and trading in US stock exchange staying outside USA?

My sister has just gone to USA and will try to settle down. She wants to invest some money in US stock exchange. But she hardly have any idea of stock market. Now she wants me to operate her investing ...
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Do retail traders get any advantage from learning methods of mathematical of finance?

There are many mathematical tools that are used in analyzing the stock market, including things like path integrals and statistical mechanics . Does the application of these tools in financial ...
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What industries soar when oil prices go up?

There are certain patterns in the economy. I am not sure where I can find this type of information. Prices of services and some products tend to go up when oil prices go up. From a Market/Stocks/...
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Free cash flow and capex on morningstar.com

When looking at for example Netflix’s cash flow statements here http://financials.morningstar.com/cash-flow/cf.html?t=NFLX&region=usa&culture=en-US&ownerCountry=USA, there is a big ...
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How does an enlarged share base affect share price?

If a company has 100 million shares in circulation, each is trading at 5 dollars and has earnings per share at 25 cents, announces a 1 for 1 stock split (so there will be 200 million shares after the ...
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What's the difference between 365D, 52W, 12M, 1Y in stock market?

I would like to calc calculate SMA (Simple Moving Average) these kind of data myself and found the following question: What's the difference between 365D, 52W, 12M, 1Y in stock market? Does holiday ...
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What does volume and huge daily price increases say about stock prices?

Stock A has low and consistant daily volume (as in, the daily volume doesn't differ much day to day), and rises slowly and steadily from $30 to $40 in 2 months. There are no news relating to Stock A ...
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Is it better to buy a company with a lower book value?

Is it better to buy a company which has a lower book value? Or does a lower book value mean that the market is pessimistic about future earnings of the company?
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Why do some companies (like this company) have such a huge per share price?

Questions Why would they do this, I can't imagine what type of liquidty issues they may have, I know stocks like Berkshire (where stocks are kept high to dissuade short selling, excessive voltailty ...
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How much of each stock do index funds hold?

An S&P500 index fund will hold each of the 500 stocks that are in the S&P 500. Does it target holding an equal number of shares of each stock? An equal dollar amount? Does this vary based on ...
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Why and why would/wouldn't a company split their stock?

When Apple was in the high $600 or so range, it split 6 times and made it more affordable to purchase more shares for less, even though the value was technically the same. I see companies like Google ...
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How should I think about stock dividends?

I'm a 19 year old college student looking at some potential long-term investments, but am first reading as many books as I can, since this sector isn't the field I study. I am reading a book and a ...
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Why would Two ETFs tracking Identical Indexes Produce different Returns?

-- Edit -- It turns out that the RPG fund creates an index of "pure-style growth" from the S&P 500/Citigroup PURE growth index, where the IVW ETF creates an index from the S&P 500/Citigroup ...
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Why is this stock price inflated by 70x its real price?

The price for CSP1 (London Stock Exchange) has a short term price history that indicates the prices are roughly 7000% of what they are in reality. For example, on Jan 29th 2016 the price was reported ...
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Does revenue for a company matter when evaluating stocks?

Company X has annual revenue of 100 million, and net profit of 20 million. Profit margin = 20/100 = 20% Company Y has annal revenue of 500 million, and net profit of 20 million. Profit margin of = 4% ...

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