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100   Stock ticker & Company Profile
110   Anatomy of a Stock - company snapshot
120   What the company does and how it makes its money
130   What Sector & Which Industry?
140   What Competitors?
150   Knowing The Share Price History
160   Knowing Number of Shares Outstanding
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200   Company Website
220   Annual Report (10K)
230   Latest Quarterly Report (10Q) & Other SEC Filings
240   Conference Calls
250   Earnings Guidance Provided
260   Insider Buying & Selling
270   Stock Splits
275   Secondary Offerings
280   Dividend & Yield
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300   Analyst Ratings & Expectations
310   Major Holders
320   Major Index Membership
330   Short Position
340   News Headlines
350   Industry Events
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400   Your Available Time
410   Age/Risk Tolerance
420   Don't Buy All At Once
430   Diversification
500   Jim Cramer's 25 Rules for Investing
510   Warren Buffett's Stock Portfolio
520   Business News - TV & Newspapers
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600   Stocks 101: The Basics
610   Online Trading 101 (vs. paying a broker)
620   Anatomy Of A Stock:  The Parts
630   Mad Money Recap
640   Setting up your own free Yahoo! Finance Portfolio
650   Stock/Investing Glossary
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  330  Knowing the short position held in your company's stock                                  Share

Reading more, beyond the bottom line...
Short Selling a stock - the opposite of regular buying:  Short sellers hope a stock will go down.  

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Think of "Shorts" as the "Bears" out there that are betting that your stock's share price will go down...
When stock pundits and business news anchors talk about the bears in a stock, they are talking about those who believe a stock will go down, and often act on that belief by selling a stock short.

This is a process where, instead of buying a stock hoping it will go up from there, to profit from the difference; they "sell a stock short," hoping it will go down from there, and profiting from that difference in share price.

It is very important that you check how much of your stock's outstanding shares is considered "short shares" or what the short ratio is.  That is what this step accomplishes. 

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What you should find in this step:

Our Key Findings from this step (and where we found the information)...
From this step, we found the following Short statistics for Intel:

You have to keep up with all news related to your stock, which means a daily, or at least weekly, check of your stock's related stories in News Headlines...




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