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What websites do you research on?



February 01, 2014 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: CA , P , S

Before one can buy a stock, they must research it. That's a given. Not researching stocks and buying anyways leads to a portfolio defect called "Gambling". And with the wealth of info on-line for free, it's hard not to use a website.  

Putting aside all strategy, how does the CAPS community research? As in, what websites, and how? Let's share how we all do it and get ideas, pretty much how CAPS works.

I'll go first and say that my main source is Morningstar Premium. I lucked out because somebody I know works there and got a free subscription and shared it with me. So, that's my main source, with the Motley Fool also coming in handy.

What says you, CAPS? 

12 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On February 01, 2014 at 11:05 PM, Mary953 (83.45) wrote:

Financial research or all research?

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#2) On February 01, 2014 at 11:13 PM, Stockllama10 (87.85) wrote:

Financial research.

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#3) On February 01, 2014 at 11:25 PM, Mary953 (83.45) wrote:

I will visit the company website if it is a company geared to marketing to the public.  I want to come away thinking that this is the only place to eat, to shop for merchandise, to get that particular service, to plan my vacation.  I want to be so fired up about doing business with the company that no one else will do.  Is this possible?  Sure!  And nothing less will suffice!  I purchased Buffalo Wild Wings after visiting their website.  I visited the restaurant after viewing the website not before.  

Second visit online comes from Googling the company name.  I will get the variety of recent articles on the company that have come across news desks (hard news,)  the articles from sources like Seeking Alpha or other sites that I have watched for a long time, or the posts from Motley Fool.  It is not difficult to separate these into useful and not-so-useful.

Last, if I am not certain whether or not to pull the trigger, I put the company name in the subject line of the blog and ask you all for your opinion.  You have yet to let me down! 

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#4) On February 02, 2014 at 7:36 AM, 2100STJ (24.09) wrote:

 Most of the above and also





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#5) On February 02, 2014 at 10:07 AM, Mary953 (83.45) wrote:

Stockllama, I like your topic.   I will be building a bookmark of favorite sites from this!  Thanks.  Most helpful.

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#6) On February 02, 2014 at 12:14 PM, TMFPencils (99.85) wrote:

Google Finance, Yahoo! Finance, Motley Fool, and a company's 10Q and 10Ks (which are some of the best sources to explore and better understand any business). From time to time I'll run a screen on CAPS or FINVIZ.  

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#7) On February 02, 2014 at 1:01 PM, jiltin (45.96) wrote:

Google Finance,

Yahoo! Finance,

Motley Fool.



Mercurynews (SJC/SFO/Bay area news as I mainly restrict local companies) 


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#8) On February 02, 2014 at 1:02 PM, jiltin (45.96) wrote:

Yes, Balance sheet and one year revenue details.


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#9) On February 02, 2014 at 5:55 PM, MKArch (99.81) wrote:

I to, use M* for most of my basic ideas due to the wide range of stocks they cover. In addition to some fantastic tutoring from the staff and knowledgeable members inside the TMF Hidden Gems Service, I learned enough basic accounting and valuation skills to have a clue about what an analyst is seeing in a particular stock with the help of Investopedia for looking up terms I didn't understand and the basic DCF calulator linked below for playing around with valuations (Before a generous member of CAPS made available a much more sophisticated DCF calculator).


These would be a good start IMO along with lot's of questions to knowledgeable people willing to help. Finally read everything you can about stocks that interest you.

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#10) On February 03, 2014 at 2:44 PM, lemoneater (58.46) wrote:

I use Motley Fool; the company's own website--I hear you, Mary!; Seeking Alpha; and proprietary analysis and linked news articles compliments of Schwab, my brokerage.

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#11) On February 03, 2014 at 10:00 PM, kopbob (< 20) wrote:

Stock Gumshoe has some interesting information also.


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#12) On February 05, 2014 at 10:11 AM, YoungNGunnin2 (32.28) wrote: 

seeking alpha

I obviously use the Motley fool for the individual and group analysis of possible investment opportunities.  And from their I choose and discover newstocks to conduct my own research on. 

The companies website for sure, no better way to see photos and information about what they actually do or are in the process of doing.

I was looking at FSPM, they outfit shipping containers(connexes) for stackable grow rooms back in the beginning of January.  Since then they have jumped over 700%!!!


Google of course for news searches, and If I'm seeking an iminent price jump I will use the filtered search for news released within the last week or so.  The more current the better.  



Great topic, cheers. 

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