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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
     
ADVANCED TOPICS:
(coming soon)

700   Open Step
750   Open Step
790   Open Step
     
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This is one of the best free tools you can use to do frequent checks on your stocks...

The Yahoo! Finance site is probably the most widely-used stock quote provider and portfolio tracking site available today on the net. 

Setting up your Yahoo! account and using this free tool offers you several benefits:
  • It's free.

  • Track price and date. 
    It allows you to enter the price that day (or the actual price you paid, and trading date) to track changes since that date.

  • Enter Notes.
    It has a field you can use for "Notes" - to enter what you wish your target price to be.

  • View Multiple Stocks.
    It keeps all your current stocks together so that you can see their current details, all together, at any time.

  • Multiple Information "Views".
    You can use the pre-formatted Basic (name and price), DayWatch (just that day's information), Performance (since your purchase date), and Fundamentals (including key stats and charts).  But you also can create customized views to display only the information you want (via simple drop-down selections).

  • Ability to link to your online broker's site and your real portfolio.

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