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There are several reasons to pay for data instead of using Yahoo Finance, although these reasons don't necessarily apply to you if you're only planning to use the data for personal use. Yahoo will throttle you if you attempt to download too much data in a short time period. You can opt to use the Yahoo Query Language (YQL), which does provide another ...


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United States For press releases about economic data, the Bureau of Economic Analysis press release page is helpful. Depending on the series, you could also look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics press release page. For time series of both historical and present data, the St. Louis Federal Reserve maintains a database such data, including numerous ...


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I work for a fund management company and we get our news through two different service providers Bloomberg and Thomson One. They don't actually source the news though they just feed news from other providers Professional solutions (costs ranging from $300-1500+ USD/month/user) http://thomsonreuters.com/ http://www.bloomberg.com/professional/equities/ http://...


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The Dutch equivalent of the Securities & Exchange Commission is the so-called Autoriteit Financiële Markten. You can find the 'jaarverslagen', the Dutch equivalent of 10-K financial reports, on this page.


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There's a whole industry devoted to this. Professionals use Bloomberg terminals. High Frequency Traders have computers read news feeds for them. Amateurs use trading consoles (like Thinkorswim) to get headlines quickly on stocks.


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There are several neat (and AFAICT completely undocumented) resources on NASDAQ's public FTP site. For your needs I would recommend: /SymbolDirectory/nasdaqlisted.txt = US Tape C equities /SymbolDirectory/otherlisted.txt = US Tape A/B equities (depending on the value of the ETF column) As for listings and delistings, I know I've seen those updated in /...


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It is possible to make a REST API call providing the ISIN to get the ticker in the response: Python code for getting ticker for ISIN=US4592001014: import requests url = 'https://api.openfigi.com/v1/mapping' headers = {'Content-Type':'text/json', 'X-OPENFIGI-APIKEY':'myKey' } payload = '[ {"idType":"ID_ISIN","idValue":"US4592001014"}]' r = requests....


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You cannot trade in pre-IPO shares of companies like Facebook without being an accredited investor. If a website or company doesn't mention that requirement, they are a scam. A legitimate market for private shares is SecondMarket.


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Articles of Incorporation are used to help verify that your business is actually a business, and that it has the name you claim it has. There are quite a few entities that may wish to verify your business. For example, many banks that you wish to open a business account or loan with will likely request articles as a prerequisite. I've even had potential ...


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The prices quoted are for currency pairs traded on the foreign exchange market. For currencies traded on these exchanges, the exchange rates of a given currency pair are determined by the market, so supply and demand, investor confidence, etc. all play a role. EBS and Reuters are the two primary trading platforms in the foreign exchange market, and much of ...


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For MCD, the 47¢ is a regular dividend on preferred stock (see SEC filing here). Common stock holders are not eligible for this amount, so you need to exclude this amount. For KMB, there was a spin-off of Halyard Health. From their IR page on the spin-off: Kimberly-Clark will distribute one share of Halyard common stock for every eight shares of ...


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For the united States forms must be submitted electronically with the Securities and Exchange Commission , they also must be posted to company websites. Changes in ownership are reported on Form 4 and must be reported to the SEC within two business days. You can find the limited categories of transactions not subject to the two-day reporting requirement in ...


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Increases in the YMPE are calculated from a formula detailed in Section 18 of the Canada Pension Plan. The pattern is defined like this: the YMPE for 2014 is calculated by multiplying the current YMPE by (average monthly wage measure for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2012) / (average monthly wage measure for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2011). ...


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I don't know of any free API's for these data, but I'll provide what information I can. Compiling all of this information from the EDGAR system and exposing an interface to it requires a fair amount of work and maintenance, so it's usually market data companies that have the motivation and resources to provide such interfaces. I know of a few options that ...


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I don't know a free way to get access to this info on a daily basis other than perhaps squinting hard at CNBC's screen when they show their S&P heat map. However, that CBOE list looks accurate to me for the beginning of June. There were in fact 502 components on that date. (Interesting trivia: Here's a histogram of the population size of the S&P "...


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Looks like Zillow has the data you are looking for - including county, city and ZIP Code. You will have to export to Excel though. http://www.zillow.com/research/data/ I hope this helps!


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There is not a legitimate reason to respond to an unsolicited message from a stranger. Why don't you ask that person to justify their request?


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You can give YQL a try. I'm not sure it can do the query you want, but for example you can do: select * from yahoo.finance.quotes where symbol in ("GOOG","AAPL","MSFT","YHOO") order by DaysValueChange (try it here) And this best thing about it - it's free.


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I think you're right that these sites look so unprofessional that they aren't likely to be legitimate. However, even a very legitimate-looking site might be a fake designed to separate you from your money. There is an entire underground industry devoted to this kind of fakery and some of them are adept at what they do. So how can you tell? One place that ...


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Tthe easiest place to see Fed announcements as soon as they're published is the Federal Reserve itself. If you want the information as soon as it's made publicly available, scrape the Federal Reserve press releases. I assume you're most interested in the announcements after the FOMC meetings, so you might want to scrape the FOMC calendar. The statements come ...


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This sort of open data about government budgets and finances is sometimes referred to as Government 2.0, or Gov 2.0. There are many countries who have their own open data websites. Several super-national entities also have open data about government expenditures available to the public. They aggregate information from multiple countries. The United Nations,...


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FRED could do it. They've got the exchange rates, they've got the inflation rates as time series. They've also got various tools to link it to applications or databases. They won't, however, answer your exact question directly, a little bit of coding (and thought) is needed. Here's why it's not uniformly possible to answer such questions: Even given only ...


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3% in a year. 3% a month would be an enormously high interest rate.


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As far as trading is concerned, these forward curves are the price at which you can speculate on the future value of the commodity. Basically, if you want to speculate on gold, you can either buy the physical and store it somewhere (which may have significant costs) or you can buy futures (ETFs typically hold futures or hold physical and store it for you). ...


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Spreadsheets need not be static, they can pull data from the web. This article describes the method you seek.


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You can download the daily Consolidated Tape from the link below. Click the "daily files tab" for FTP instructions. FTP is a very common protocol for dissemination of financial information. It is easy to set up an automated script or small application to download the file daily if needed. You should be able to produce a comprehensive historical list by ...


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There are no free reliable tick by tick data providers. The best data you will have access to for free is maybe 1 minute intervals. -I was a professional trader for a few years.


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You can infer some of the answers to your questions from the BATS exchange's market data page and its associated help page. (I'm pretty sure a page like this exists on each stock exchange's website; BATS just happens to be the one I'm used to looking at.) The Matched Volume section refers to all trades on a given date that took place on "lit" exchanges; ...


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Your inference in #1 is incorrect. The million dollars he has contributed is going to be part of the assets of the fund. This is common practice and is a way for the founder to express confidence that the fund will make money. He wants you to come up with a model that he can then use to trade those assets. Presumably he will give you some money if he ...


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