Finding and Understanding Information
In This Chapter
• Having trusted sources of company information
• Understanding the key numbers
• Putting stock screens to work for you
The best and most reliable sources for financial information are on the internet. No other resource offers you the depth and breadth of information that is available virtually instantly and at no cost to you. You can find the same basic information in documents from the regulatory reports that companies must file; however, it is difficult to wade through the detail to find the “must know” information.
A number of websites go beyond the regulatory filings and compute financial ratios and other metrics. Equally important, you can compare companies with peers and ...