Five Investing Tools To Help You Track The Stock Market

When you start investing, it is best to choose companies that have value to you.

Investing is not just about finding businesses at really good prices, but about understanding when to enter or exit the market. To aid in your understanding, here’s a list of essential investing tools that anyone buying or selling stocks should know about.

1. 10-K and 10-Q Company Reports

One of the best ways to determine a company’s value to you is by examining its financial statements. The 10-K and 10-Q not only provide financial data but also highlight a company’s strengths and weaknesses.

This is crucial information you would not be able to obtain just by glancing at the stock market section in the newspaper.

The 10-K is the SEC form that a company is required to fill out annually. It is a comprehensive summary of the company’s financial performance throughout the year. The 10-Q is the SEC form filled out quarterly to disclose unaudited financial statements and provide the company’s financial position for that given quarter.

You can log onto SEC.gov company filings and search for a company’s 10-K or 10-Q.

Even easier, you can Google the name of the company and go straight to their website.

You should have no trouble finding a company’s 10-K or 10-Q as they are required to file.

2. Tools for Finding Financial Metrics

There are three companies that are great to use to find the financial metrics of a given company.

These companies are:

These websites provide information on financial metrics, track stock picks, and examine the portfolios of the best investors in the world.

The main focus of these companies is value investing. Value Investors buy stocks at a discount to what they believe they are worth, or their perceived value, in hopes of that these investments will rise over time to reflect their intrinsic value. These are 3 sites that track a company’s financial metrics for long periods of time.

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Adam Reynolds 2 months ago Member's comment

Good stuff. Have more?