Chapter

3

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 ...

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