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    May 29, 2014 4:00 AM

    Everything you need to know is free. I try to look at everything available about a stock. I use Yahoo Finance, SA, OTC markets, YouTube, Twitter, and iHub. Type in a stock symbol on Twitter with the money sign before it. See what people are talking about. I look at the numbers first like profit, revenue, and share count. I generally like companies that file with the SEC so you know their information is accurate. Then I start reading boards and Twitter. Crowdsourcing information from other investors is a very effective way of investing and picking up information you might've missed. 100 investors analyzing a stock is way better than one. Sometimes there's good information on iHub. You just need to look at peoples past calls and see who has the best track record. If multiple people with really good track records are all invested in a stock it's usually a good sign. Check out the company's website; call their transfer agent to get updated numbers. Good management is another thing to look at. Try to keep your emotions in check as well. You will analyze better if you don't think companies can do no right or wrong. Changing your opinion when positive or negative issues arise is crucial. Hopefully this helped. Good luck with your investments.

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  • Matthew Finston
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    "Everything you need to know is free." shhh.... don't tell anyone.
    29 May 2014, 04:05 AM Reply Like
  • Econ Student
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    Author’s reply » I'm amazed at how many people are throwing away hundreds or even thousands a year on chat-rooms, newsletters or other investing/trading products. I've found I do better on my own. If you follow a group the main guy and his close partners frontload the stock and then take profits when they alert and everybody else buys it. (OTC:FRTD) is a good example of that.
    29 May 2014, 04:21 AM Reply Like
  • Anyoption
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    It's a lot easier than people think, but of course no one wants them to know that, especially the media.
    29 May 2014, 04:24 PM Reply Like
  • Econ Student
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    Author’s reply » The media makes more money when markets are volatile that's why they don't want people to know. I'm amazed at how much the average person doesn't know about investing or thinks the markets are rigged. People buy into hype and sell into fear. That's why they buy high and sell low. I think most people that do some research can way outperform the S&P simply because they can buy smaller stocks that are more undervalued.
    30 May 2014, 04:39 AM Reply Like
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