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High Level Research and Company Comparison with LazyFA - Part One


LazyFA is fast approaching 10,000 users. As I spend a large majority of my time on the site developing features, testing code and fixing bugs, I often wonder how users are actually using the site, which features they're finding most helpful, and which ones need improvement. To that point I recently reached out to an avid LazyFA user and asked him to share with me what his analysis process is like when investigating a new opportunity. He wrote up an excellent two part article explaining the basics of how he delves into the financials, using LazyFA to compare the …


Boosting Your Trading Income With Weekly Options Premium


It's well known that in in order to be truly successful in the financial markets, you'll need to be patient.

Rushing into day trades, buying premature breakouts and bounces, and short selling parabolic charts too early are surefire ways to send your trading account the way of the dodo. So, what to do with all that free time while you're waiting for the perfect time to strike? Uh, make more trades of course!

Ok - not exactly, but close. Unfortunately if you want this to work, you'll still have to be patient, but you can boost your trading income …


Visualizing Insider and Institutional Ownership with LazyFA


Many investors know that tracking insider and institutional ownership in a publicly traded company can provide significant insight into company happenings and potentially even predict significant company events before they're announced publicly. Unfortunately, many times the ownership breakdown of a large company can be difficult to understand due to the complexity of the SEC filings that document it, the number of insiders and institutions that have a financial interest in the company, and the sheer complexity of the structure of the company itself. The situation is further complicated by the constant change in this internal ownership structure, as insiders and …


Identifying Earnings Management by Monitoring Revenue Recognition Policies


In the investing world, there's a concept known as cookie jar accounting. This is for all intents and purposes a friendly way of saying legal financial manipulation. Cookie jar accounting is not illegal, but it can be a troubling indicator if it's done chronically, and even in a singular instance it can indicate a potentially significant detriment to future cash flows and earnings. To that end, the intention of this post is not to take a positive or negative position on companies that employ cookie jar accounting or other earnings management tactics, but instead to educate and inform on how …


Three Ways to Bust a Trading Slump, Immediately


Having a career as a day trader sounds awesome right? I mean, you basically roll out of bed, throw on some shorts and a tank top, click a few buttons, make your money, then hit the beach with beer in hand … right? Well if you believe that, I’ve got some oceanfront property for sale in beautiful Colorado and it’s got your name on it. The truth is that day trading as a career isn’t always flowers, butterflies and rainbow-crapping unicorns. As a trader you’re subject to the ebbs and flows of the market and sometimes it …