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What Sites Do you Check Before Purchasing a Stock?

by My Journey to Millions

I could only imagine that back in the day doing research on a particular stock had to be endeavor.  Today, you have almost too much information at your finger tips; within a few seconds I can look up the recent filings of a company, all relevant metrics, all recent news and even what others are thinking about the stock.  There are certain stocks I always check before buying any position.

List of Stock Sites I Check Before Purchasing a Stock

  • Google Finance – This is almost where I always start.  Right from the initial screen I get to see the 1 day, 5 day, 1 month, 6 month, YTD, 1 year, 5 year, 10 year and multi-decade charts, as well as, the P/E, institutional ownership rate and 52 high/low.  Also on that screen I get to see all the recent news, which becomes very important if there was a recent pop or drop.
  • Twitter – Not everyone knows this, but you can search stock symbols on twitter by putting “$” in front of the symbol in the search field will get you thousands upon thousands of users discussing the equity.  Like the old yahoo forums, you have to weed through a lot of junk, but sometimes you can find people providing real opinions and links to articles.
  • Seeking Alpha – Seeking Alpha is the last spot I check out.  90% of the time you find amazing, thoughtful articles on the equity you are searching.

Whether you buying a long term hold or a short term trade there are so many free resources on the internet to check out.

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1 comment

DivHut 11/25/2015 - 2:07 am

I typically go to:

Google/Yahoo! Finance


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