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.
Intrinio is pleased to announce our official SDK for Real-Time Stock Prices, written for NodeJS:
The SDK allows you to quickly and easily bring real-time stock quotes into your NodeJS project. Simply provide your Intrinio API Username and Password and specify which companies to listen for. The SDK will handle maintaining a live WebSocket connection to the Intrinio API. The SDK will provide you with real-time stock quotes, including bid/ask/last price, order size, and execution timestamp.
Intrinio provides a real-time macro economic data API with Excel access for free. There are more than 200,000 data series available, including non-farm payrolls, interest rates, exchange rates and more. This article shows how to access that data, both the most recent data and historically, in Excel and API.
Each day, Intrinio has new users looking for a stock quotes API. It's intuitive that demand would be high for stock price data. Virtually every financial analyst and fintech developer needs this data or their strategies won't work. The problem is that real time stock prices are expensive, and downright unaffordable if you need redistribution rights so you can show the prices to your own customers.
Good luck figuring out how much this data even costs from traditional providers. If you can get a quote, you'll realize that API access with redistribution rights is so expensive it's not even worth it. This article explains how real time stock prices are produced, how Intrinio's stock quotes API works, and why it's a more affordable solution.
Intrinio recently partnered with Exchange Data International to provide EOD data from exchanges around the world. This brings the total number of end of day stock price feeds available in Intrinio's marketplace to more than 150. You can see them all here, and this article provides information about what is included in each feed and how Intrinio identifies stocks across so many exchanges. If you are looking for specific examples in Excel or API format, this article is a great resource.
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.
If you think financial modeling is buying expensive clothes to impress your friends, this article isn't for you. If you think financial modeling requires data entry to constantly update your calculations, you are in for a treat. This article shows how to calculate a discounted cash flow (DCF), weighted average cost of capital, or quantitative model in Excel or via API automatically, without data entry.
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.
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.