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Free/cheap source of structured historical quarterly filings?

What is a good place to acquire cheap/free historical quarterly filings data for US Companies? Specifically, I'm interested in the consolidated financial statements. The data should be well-structured ...
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Data exported from Capital IQ, FactSet, Bloomberg, Compustat

I'm looking for reliable data on US equity fundamentals, but not sure which vendor provides these features: Unlimited data export Coverage of disbanded entities (bankruptcies, M&A) Financial ...
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Backtesting with fundamentals

Recently I've read some books about quantative approach to fundamental investing: - What works on Wall Street - James O'Shaughnessy - Quantitative Value - Wesley Gray, Tobias Carlisle - Quantitative ...
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How do I calculate approximate equity liquidity?

I am a developer rather than a quant. I need to decide whether a given equity passes some basic liquidity threshold. It doesn't have to be precise, just good enough. I have a Bloomberg terminal data ...
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Do high dividend yield stocks generally outperform the market?

The only paper I could find is the following: Dividend Yield Strategy in the British Stock Market 1994-2007 by Brzeszczynski et al. (2008) It states that a portfolio of stocks with high dividend ...
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Few questions on Binomial-Lattice Option Valuation

I have just started applying Binomial-Lattice, however I am yet to fully understand few things. My questions are: What is the concept of working backward (left side) from the values in terminal (...
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Black-Scholes and Fundamentals

So basically $dS_t=\mu S_tdt+\sigma S_tdWt$ and $\mu=r-\frac12\sigma^2$ I have just been thinking about this later equation. This is very interesting because it ties together risk-free rate, ...
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Proof of Hamada's Formula (Relationship between levered and unlevered beta)

Hamada's formula is presented as follows: $$\beta_{U}=\left[\frac{1}{1+\frac{D}{E}(1-\tau)}\right]\beta_{L},$$ where $\beta_{U}$ and $\beta_{L}$ are the unlevered and levered betas of a firm ...
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How to get Stock Fundamental time series data?

I need key Stock Fundamentals like in http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=KO+Key+Statistics But that page shows only the last quarter data, I need to analyze how that data has changed over past years. ...
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How is fundamental data taken into account when modelling stock prices with a Geometric Brownian Motion?

I have a basic understanding of the principles behind Geometric Brownian Motion and how it can be used to model stock prices, however I am confused as to how it is used in practice. In particular, how ...
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What is the better representative of a P-B ratio for a sector?

What is a better representative of a P-B ratio for a sector, for using it as a factor to predict future returns on that sector? The market weighted average of P-B for all names in that index, or ...
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Help with pulling company fundamentals from EDGAR

I need help understanding why there are many different values for a specific metric reported by a company's 10-K or 10-Q in the EDGAR database. I've downloaded the entire US equity universe in JSON ...
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Applying Time Delay Neural Network to financial events

I have an IT background and I would like to use data from a forex calendar like this one to predict prices. The problem is that calendar news impacts can last for days or weeks or even can effect ...
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The two fundamental theorems of Finance, as they relate to the martingale measure

I RECENTLY read this in an article by Battig and Jarrow, "the first fundamental theorem relates the notion of no arbitrage to the existence of an equivalent martingale measure, while the second ...
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Getting international fundamental stock market data

I am thinking of building some custom stock screening tool. For this I need fundamental data (parts of balance sheet, earnings statements, cash flow statement if available, probably some minimal ...
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How to correctly calculate P/E ratio of Singapore stocks?

I'm calculating the P/E ratio of some International stocks and found a problem. Please look at this paticular stock:Thai Beverage Public Company Limited The p/e calculated by yahoo finance is 31.33. ...
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Automated Import of 10-Q and 10-K Statements in XBRL Format from SEC.gov

I want to read financial statements in XBRL Format from the SEC site automatically. For instance the 10-Q File from Apple: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/320193/000119312515259935/aapl-...
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Building a fundamental equity scoring model based on data from Bloomberg

I have identified around 20 interesting statistics for a universe of stocks, regarding metrics of size, growth, valuation, quality, risk. Think market cap, free float, average daily volume. The ...
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Correct Alphabet (Google) market cap calculation?

Given the definition: ...
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Exactly what data is available in XBRL, and how far back does it go?

What data is available from the SEC in XBRL format? Is it just 10-Qs and 10-Ks, or other filings as well? When did XBRL become mandatory for all filers (or is it still not?)
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Best practice approach for calculating the PE-ratio

I am trying to calculate the historical PE ratios of a stock, but which date should I use to get the stock price in calculating the PE ratio? My current approach is to use the stock price of a day ...
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Extract Qualitative information from annual report commentary and disclosure

Can anyone give idea on the value of latent information in annual report commentary and disclosure. It would be interesting to hear from analyst on how much time they spend reading through annual ...
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Looking for: List of 30 top-performing value investors in the US (AUM 100USD mn+; 10 years)

we are currently looking to build another database sourced by crawling the SEC (freely available at SimFin). Our goal is to build a monthly updating database showing the holdings of the top value-...
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Can a higher P/E ratio be beneficial under certain circumstances? [closed]

I am new to investing. I understand that the P/E ratio along with other data can be used to determine whether a stock may or may not be undervalued. Are there situations where a HIGH P/E is actually ...
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Why files in this SEC filing is not downloadable?

Quarterly report for MC Donalds has list of documents but there's no way to download it. It has only one text file available for the download. How the other documents could be downloaded, like the "...
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Quantitative finance mentality for success [closed]

I have a strong statistical background (particularly in Time Series analysis) and previously have spent a lot of time modelling sports, Baseball in particular. After reading "Analysis of Financial ...
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Extreme cases of Retained-Earnings to Total-Assets Ratio

Following are some companies with negative Retained Earnings to Total Assets Ratios. ...
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Stochastic (volatility) models with the elements of fundamental analysis - are there such models and why not?

I read about stochastic volatility models (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stochastic_volatility) and those models are quite simple, but the most important feature is that parameters are quite ...
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Backtesting of value and technical analysis

I am an economic last year student trying to figure out how to backtest my model. It consist on several requirements imposed to the stocks before buying them and a very simple exit strategy. I ...
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Free API for Credit Rating (Moody's, SP500 or Fitch Rating)

Is there any API out there that can get Credit Rating? Not just contries, but also for companies. I found this question on quant stack exchange. But it's not an easy API. definition: A credit rating ...
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Is the undiscounted value process of a Euro call option under Bachelier model a Martingale? [duplicate]

Assume that $c_t$ is the UNDISCOUNTED price process for a European call option in Bachelier model. In Bachelier model call option pricing formula the formulas is discussed. The undiscounted value ...
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Efficient way to short Tesla

I believe that at 45B$ Tesla is massively overpriced. The thing is that I don't know how long it will take it to trade on fundamentals, maybe a couple of years after launching model 3. So I want to ...
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Original Fundamental Accounting Data (Not Ratios)

Where do I get original fundamental accounting data from income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement, like Sales/Revenue, Gross Income, EBIT, Operating Income, Cash & Short Term ...
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Search for historical balance sheet data

I would like to run backtests on swedish companies. How I can retrieve historical balance sheet data?
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Any database with all of companies previous CEO's?

I'm doing some research on CEO's and company chairmen and I'm looking for a database that contains this data for all the public US companies. The data needs dates associated with the names as well. I'...
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How to normalise companies relative to each other? Remove the effect of macro-economy?

I want to focus on companies-performance only and as much as possible remove the effect of macro-economy. Interest rate changes, crisis, inflation etc. There are 2 goals: Simplification of analysis ...
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Anywhere to find historical float shares (or restricted shares) of US stocks?

I'm trying to collect the historical stock float data, but can't find it nowhere. We can easily find historical quarterly shares outstanding data in sec edgar, and we know that floating stock = ...
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selecting key performance indicators for a stock

Say, I read a financial statement of a company, and it reports, maybe 20-30 metrics, both generic, like revenue, free cash flow and specific to the company, like iphone sales etc. Is there a ...
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What information is significant in a company's 10Q?

From a quantitative point of view which information is significant, what can be ignored?
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From SEC Comprehensive Data Set to Clean Balance Sheets/Income Statements

I am looking for advice on how to smartly get from unstructured financial data to a clean summary of balance sheets. I think of this not as a coding problem but of a question how to approach the task -...
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Bloomberg API / Excel Add In - Delisted Stocks

So I am using the Bloomberg Excel add in but can also use the API. My dilemma is I have a list of tickers containing SP500 historical constituents and I have retrieved 600 of them from an alternative ...
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Is alpha vantage api for fundamental data reliable?

Can anyone speak to the reliability of the Alpha Vantage (AV) api for fundamental stock data? I have tried for a couple of stocks to get balance sheet data, and it seems close to accurate but I feel ...
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Crowding in factor investing; Solid metrics

I know this is a bit of a golden goose question as if someone had cracked it they'd be laughing. I'm wondering though, if anyone can point me in the right direction for any hard measures of crowding ...
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Public Company Competitors?

Where can I input a stock ticker and get back a list of the top 3-5 competitors of the stock? E.g. if I input F, I get GM, etc. It would be great if this could also give me data for delisted stocks.
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What are the best sources for fundamental financial data? (not yahoo or google, neiter SEC counts as good) [duplicate]

I'm looking for a source for fundamental financial data, where I can download financial statements into excel. The source should provide the exact figures shown in the annual reports (not standardized)...
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Where to Find Historical Earning Event (Quarterly Figures Dissemination) Dates?

I am looking for a data source / database that holds historical (10 years, better 20 years) dates of US and European stocks: I need the historical date when the quarterly (or annual) fundamental data ...
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Intangible assets as underlying for Futures contracts

How is it possible for a Futures contract to have an intangible underlying? For example, to my knowledge, there exist Futures that have interest rates as their underlying, come delivery date, how is ...
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Definitive way of figuring out companies with multiple classes of stocks

Is there a definitive way of mapping tickers to companies for companies with multiple listed tickers? For example, GOOG and GOOGL are both Google (or now Alphabet), or BRK.A and BRK.B are both ...
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database for economic & finance timeseries

I am looking for a technical solution to store economic and financial timeseries (nothing intraday for now, just daily/weekly/yearly) Most timeseries database I find do not seem to take into account ...
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How to quantify shares float on a stock?

I searched this before but never got further than generic definitions and and websites to look at. What I'm looking for is how to define a stock's shares float quantity. How does Yahoo Finance or ...