Choosing An Exchange For Stock Prices

If you are looking for real time stock prices, its important to get some clarity about what a stock price even is. This article explains why there can be multiple prices for the same stock at the same time, how those prices converge, and provides a guide for deciding which stock price is the right price for different use cases.

Why isn't there just one stock price?

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How to Find and Leverage Financial Data Sources

financial data sourcesWhether you are trying to avoid financial disaster or looking to think more successfully like a stock analyst, there is nothing more essential than the right financial data sources for managing money.

Even heralded investment guru Warren Buffett struggles. He talks about the importance of getting quality financial data sources.

Recently Buffett mentioned the issues Berkshire Hathaway has with "adjusted earnings." He encouraged companies to provide solid information.

Then again, the Oracle of Omaha places a lot of importance on collecting and digesting quality data. In fact, he devotes nearly 80% of his time reading.

Knowing where to find the best financial data sources is important. As is spending your time with the information.

Follow these guidelines and you'll be ahead of the market in no time:

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Customer Spotlight: FinanceBoards Real Time Prices Widget

One of the best parts about working at Intrinio is that we get to see our data come alive in the apps, software and innovations that our users build. Today, we're proud to feature one of our earliest customers, FinanceBoards.

The team at FinanceBoards built a bridge to integrate any API into custom widgets on a dashboard. This innovation enables anyone (even first time investors) to access powerful financial data in one place on their own, customizable dashboard. Imagine how convenient this is when you're analyzing investments!

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News API: Get the Latest News on Your Stocks

When you're managing a portfolio of stocks it's important to stay up to date with company news. Has Apple, Inc. announced a new version of the iPhone? Is the management shifting at Exxon Mobil? Are new regulations affecting Tesla's future performance? Easy access to these updates via a News API helps you keep a pulse not only on the company and its performance, but on the general media and public sentiment.

This article explains how to pull the latest news on the stocks you follow via the Intrinio News API.

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Developer Spotlight #6: PriceSeries [blog series]

Our mission at Intrinio is to power a generation of applications that will fundamentally change the way our broken financial system works. Intrinio data feeds form the basis of large enterprise business reporting applications, Fintech web-apps, mobile apps and even blogs. It's rewarding to see our product come to life at the hands of today's most innovative developers. They are building powerful things.

We're lucky to be in a business where we grow together with our customers, and we're proud to show off their hard work. Each blog in this series will feature a developer or a startup that has leveraged our financial data feeds to build something incredible.

These are their stories.

PriceSeries Blog Feature

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Sector & Industry API – [Instant Access via SIC Code]

Accessing Intrinio data for individual US equities is affordable, easy and extremely valuable when analyzing investments. What can be even more powerful at times, is accessing that data on an industry-wide or sector-wide level. We developed a Sector & Industry API so investors and developers can instantly access data to generate lucrative insights for different segments of the market. You can check out the data feed here.

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Stock Valuation – Valuing Stocks With Intrinio’s Free Tools

Stock Valuation - The Art and the Science

Warren Buffett is one of the most famous investors of our time and is a stock valuation pro. He learned most of what he knows from Benjamin Graham - the KING of Value Investing.

"Long ago, Ben Graham taught me that price is what you pay, and value is what you get. Whether we're talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down." - Warren Buffett

Stock valuation involves analyzing a company from many different angles to determine an intrinsic value. This intrinsic value will either be above or below the current stock price. If the value you arrive at is above the stock price - buy it! It's cheap. If the value is below the stock price- sell it! It's expensive.

Not everyone is a fan of value investing; it's more of a long term approach. Hundreds of thousands of traders around the world pay little attention to the value of a stock, instead raking in big bucks betting on fluctuations in the price of the stock. Day trading, however, is incredibly risky and very few make money at it in the long run. To make an informed investment decision it's wise to analyze the value of the stock before buying.

Stock valuation is as much an art as it is a science. Running a discounted cash flow is somewhat of a science. Deciding which assumptions to put into that model - that is an art. Looking back over historical earnings and performance is a science. Modeling future sales based on industry knowledge and macroeconomic forecasts - that is an art.

There are lots of tools publicly available to assist you in performing stock valuation. We've developed two free tools that take care of the science for you, allowing you to focus fully on the art.

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FDIC Data for Banks [Call, UBPR & Y-9C Reports]

Intrinio was founded on the principle that making financial data affordable and accessible has the potential to ignite innovation in an archaic industry. First, we built our technology and used it to get full coverage of US equity data. Then we started looking for new data sets that needed to be freed from the shackles of oligopolistic pricing. We stumbled upon FDIC data, and what we built has become truly exciting. 

Because of our technology, we're able to serve this data up at a fraction of the cost of other providers. What was once a premium product reserved only for large organizations (who overpay as well) is now affordable and accessible. Eat your heart out.

FDIC Data - The Regulatory Filings

If you're a bank analyst, an investment banker, or the CFO of a bank, you are most likely intimate with the idea of FDIC data. Feel free to skip to the next section so you can get your hands dirty right away.

But for the rest of us, what exactly is FDIC data?

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Standardized XBRL Financial Data – [Why it matters and How We Fix It]

If you want to find out what Tesla's market capitalization was over the past ten years, and you want to access that data in Excel, it seems like it should be cheap and straightforward to do so. If you're a developer and you're looking to get the Oil Industry's performance charted on your website, it seems like accessing that data should be a no brainer. Thanks to a technology called XBRL, this has become easier over the past several years.

The truth is - there is a whole world operating behind the scenes of financial data feeds. There are professionals, companies, industries, governmental bodies and hundreds of thousands of employees working to deliver you your historical market cap.

Outside of the Intrinio Fintech Marketplace there aren't many options for accessing this data. The options that do exist are prohibitively expensive for two reasons.

  1. Financial data in its raw form requires normalization.
  2. Current normalization methods are manual and outdated

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International Stock Prices From Exchange Data International

One of our most frequently requested data types is international stock prices. Exchange Data International (EDI) is a trusted source for EOD stock prices from around the globe as well as over the counter (OTC) and corporate actions data. We are pleased to announce that EDI data will now be available in the Intrinio Fintech Marketplace.

Pairing EDI's much sought after data types with Intrinio's platform will provide Intrinio's users with a crucial data source and make it easier than ever to access EDI data. We launched the marketplace to make financial data affordable and easy to access- partnering with EDI allows us to expand that vision.

This article explains which EDI data feeds will be available, how much they cost, and how to access them in Excel or API formats. If you are interested in how Intrinio uses the Security Master to identify stocks across international exchanges, this article is a good resource.

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Analyst Estimates From Zacks In the Intrinio Fintech Marketplace

The Intrinio Fintech Marketplace was designed to make financial data affordable and easy to access. We are pleased to announce the expansion of that vision with the addition of a new data partner, Zacks, whose analyst estimates data will now be available in the marketplace.

Zacks forward and historical estimates of both EPS and revenue are a trusted source of information in the investment community. Intrinio's platform features disruptively affordable data feeds accessible for financial analysts in Excel and fintech developers via an API. Pairing Zacks analyst estimates with Intrinio's platform will provide Intrinio's users with a crucial data source and make it easier than ever to access Zacks data.

This article explains which Zacks data feeds will be available, how much they cost, and how to access them in Excel or API formats.

 

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Trouble Shooting the Excel Add-In On Mac

This article provides a step by step process for getting the Intrinio Excel add-in installed if you are experiencing problems on a Mac. If you get stuck on a step or follow the process and still aren't able to get the add-in working, feel free to chat with our team.

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Trouble Shooting on Mac

1. Did you follow the process in the Excel tutorial?

The Excel tutorial will walk you through the install steps. If you didn't follow the tutorial give it a try- it includes step by step instructions. If you followed the tutorial and are still having problems continue to step 2.

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Finance API via Intrinio’s Developer Program: Free For Startups

Intrinio has a very specific mission. We want to make financial data affordable and easy to access. That mission was born out of our attempt to launch our own app, an attempt that failed because the data was too expensive. When we went searching for a finance API that could power what would later become Valuation,  all of the options were either too expensive or too difficult to access for a startup.

So we took a detour and gathered the data ourselves by focusing on building our own finance API our own way. We constructed the API to be easy to access and affordable for startups. This article explains how our mission has come full circle with the Intrinio Developer Program, our program to give free data to developers.

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Developer Spotlight #1: WakeBotApp [blog series]

Our mission at Intrinio is to power a generation of applications that will fundamentally change the way our broken financial system works. Intrinio data feeds form the basis of large enterprise business reporting applications, Fintech web-apps, simple mobile apps and even blogs. It's rewarding to see our product come to life at the hands of today's most innovative developers building powerful things.

We're lucky to be in a business where we grow together with our customers, and we're proud to show off their hard work. Each blog in this series will feature a developer or a startup that has leveraged our financial data feeds to build something incredible.

These are their stories.

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How Can I see a Company’s Dividend?

Most users are familiar with the dividend yield of a stock and many investors like to keep an eye on this important metric. Usually when an investor sees a yield, they are looking at the trailing dividend yield, which is usually the way an Intrinio user will want to see the data.

Intrinio uses the tag trailing_dividend_yield for this datapoint, however there are many more ways to think about and calculate a firm's dividend. There are many types of dividend tags and many ways to get data about dividends and some companies report dividends in different ways as well.

This diversity of dividend options makes it important to explore the different ways you can access dividends. The following lists show the numerous ways dividends can be pulled from Intrino data.

Tags:

"trailing_dividend_yield"

"dividend" - The amount of the latest dividend

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Frequently Requested Data Types

Intrinio gets requests from users for many types of financial data- since Intrinio's prices and terms are some of the most user friendly in the industry, investors and developers want to see us expand coverage so they can stop using more expensive alternatives. What follows is a list of our most frequently requested data types, what we cover in that area, and our plans to expand:

Foreign Exchanges

Intrinio currently provides fundamentals and pricing data for securities that file with the SEC, meaning that our coverage is limited for entities outside of the United States. One exception to this are a small group of indices for which we have end of day and historical price data:

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