What are the most important parts of a 10q to read?
Usually when I invest I just use strategies and logic. Low rate environment, I buy high yield bonds and agnc. I dollar cost average. I use contrarian indicators like RSI, VIX, bull/bear ratios, MFI, etc. I find it pretty easy to pick out a best of breed stock by doing 10-15 minutes of research on history of profitability, look at costs of funding, and recent moves made by management and see if I like them or not. I like to invest in companies that always beat estimates when their CEO says their growth will be stronger than usual, or their stock price is too cheap (for instance, when Jamie Dimon says it as opposed to when Moynihan says it). I try to catch sector rotations and look at charts and identify competitve advantages of different companies and see if they are sustainable. I love buying companies that fall back to their pre take over bid stock price when the deal falls through.
However, I generally ignore the 10q. I just take a quick check at the PEG, see if the revenue is growing or falling (same for the sector) , see if the CEO has a positive outlook on the company, and then move on.
I want to start reading 10-q's when I get the chance more often, but there is no way I am going to read the whole thing. Not because I am lazy, but because a lot of it is reptitive or tells you the mission statement or lists all of the directors. The only part of the 10-q I have identified as important is the "risks" section.
I knpw basic accounting so I can keep up, so which sections are most important so that it can take me less time and still get all of the key points?