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THE KEY FACTS:
(quick snapshot... understanding your stock)
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
     
INTERNAL FACTORS:
(what the company controls)
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
     
EXTERNAL FACTORS:
(what others control)
300   Analyst Ratings & Expectations
310   Major Holders
320   Major Index Membership
330   Short Position
340   News Headlines
350   Industry Events
     
KNOWING YOURSELF:
(what you can control)

400   Your Available Time
410   Age/Risk Tolerance
420   Don't Buy All At Once
430   Diversification
     
CHECK THE EXPERTS:
500   Jim Cramer's 25 Rules for Investing
510   Warren Buffett's Stock Portfolio
520   Business News - TV & Newspapers
530   Business News - Websites
540   Last check: Cramer's latest comments on MadMoneyRecap.com
     
TRADING RESOURCES:
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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700   Open Step
750   Open Step
790   Open Step
     
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  340  News headlines for your company's stock                                                               Share

Reading more, beyond the bottom line...
Remember that every news article is important, as important money managers are reading the same articles and may be basing major buying or selling decisions on that information...  

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In addition to checking the Yahoo! Finance Headlines, you should also check another source, such as Google News, by entering your stock's symbol on that News page. 

Again, the greater your perspective on your stock, the greater your ability to predict share price trends, given what you find out is affecting your company, as well as your company's competitors.  The image at right, and link below, takes you to that page.  Simply enter your own stock symbol to search for the most current related news items that include mentions of that symbol in their stories.

While information changes each minute, you should scan these news headlines for positive and negative opinions about your stock, its competitors, and any pending government legislation that could negatively or positively affect your stock.

This could give you an advance opportunity, and prompt you to buy or sell given these news points, in advance of the reaction from the big money managers who will significantly move the share price depending on the news.  This can mean real money saved (if selling) or gained (if buying) by you if you react to the news before the big fund managers who have much more power to affect the share price.

Additionally, individual stories are important, but you may start to realize an emerging trend of, say, negative news stories about your company, indicating a pessimistic attitude toward your stock, and that you should consider selling, if other factors you seek also support this possible reason to sell your position.
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From this step, we found great articles and news about Intel:
 

After you check the latest news, it is helpful to find out if there is an upcoming Industry Event which may offer product or service announcements from your company, or its competitors, that may affect your company's share price.

 
 

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