Screening for Increasing Dividends

Screening for Increasing Dividends

A user asked us if we could allow screening for increasing dividends; but, we figured we’d do one better. What if you could screen for the increases and decreases of any metric? Tiingo now allows this in 3 easy steps. Step 1: Create a custom metric To start, visit the custom metrics page here: https://www.tiingo.com/screen/custom Simply enter the metric you want in the “formula” box. In this example we want to see if the dividend increases, so we type: “Dividend_Cash” But we want to see how many times…

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Presenting Tiingo Comparatives: Changing the Way We Compare Companies

Presenting Tiingo Comparatives: Changing the Way We Compare Companies

When you’re about to purchase a stock, you want to make sure you are getting the best deal you possibly can. Often we’ll compare a company to a couple others, and maybe even try to find out general market conditions. But is that P/E ratio of 18 high or low? Context in markets is everything. For the first time in history, Tiingo now allows you to compare a company across industries, sectors, and benchmarks by letting you see how they…

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Why 13-F filings are Poor for Replicating Funds

Why 13-F filings are Poor for Replicating Funds

I’ve seen hedge fund and trader replication ETFs and strategies for some time now and I realized a lot of them are based on 13-F filings.I thought I would go into why these are poor for replication. I hope it’s helpful for some readers out there. And in case I miss something, please feel free to add some more points. I originally made this post on Reddit, but decided to put it here as well for the readers of this…

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Building the World’s Most Powerful Stock Screener

Building the World’s Most Powerful Stock Screener

I know it’s a bold claim to declare this is the most powerful stock screener out there, so I promise to deliver a bold result. This has been one of the most frequently requested features and for months I struggled with ways to tackle this problem. The end result reenvisions the way we approach screeners to one that is beautiful, intuitive, and has features that nobody has ever seen before. To check out the screener right away, visit: http://tiingo.com/screen/o Let’s get…

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That’s Enough Machine Learning – thanks!

That’s Enough Machine Learning – thanks!

Alright – so I’m going to hammer on one specific topic that’s been bothering me in the tech scene and that’s just machine learning being thrown everywhere. “Need a t-shirt? Let’s use machine learning to find our different habits and predict our tastes.” Or, you know, you could go to a store and see what appeals to you. OK that’s an exaggeration and going to stores and checking merchandise doesn’t scale across variety the web offers you. But I like…

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Podcast: Ep.8 Back, Back, Back it Up (Backtesting)

Podcast: Ep.8 Back, Back, Back it Up (Backtesting)

  In this Podcast the following material will help you follow along: Here is a Google Spreadsheet of a backtest where we buy a stock after it falls 5% in 5 days, and then hold the stock for 10 days. The stock is an S&P 500 ETF (SPY). We use this strategy as an example throughout the podcast and here is how you can make one simply using Excel/Gooogle Spreadsheets! Google Spreadsheet of a Sample Backtest Are are some other…

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Podcast: Ch.1 Sifting Through the Noise and Taking Action – A Chat with Garrett Baldwin

Podcast: Ch.1 Sifting Through the Noise and Taking Action – A Chat with Garrett Baldwin

When I started out in finance, and even now, I get bogged down whenever I read certain financial news outlets. Even after years in the industry, it is tough to weed out what’s important and who is credible. That’s why I asked Garrett Baldwin, an esteemed financial journalist, academic and the managing editor of AlphaPages.com, Futures Magazine, Modern Trader, and FinAlternatives to be a guest on the podcast. In this episode, we talk about a variety of topics including Garrett’s journalistic process,  holding…

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Podcast: Ep.7 Our First Hedge Fund Strategy

Podcast: Ep.7 Our First Hedge Fund Strategy

  In this episode we cover not only what hedge funds are, but one of the most recently used hedge fund allocation strategies: risk parity. The largest quantitative hedge funds are using this method and it is now presenting some real dangers. We use this example to touch upon how we can skeptically look at performance and also what to beware of with 13F filings. This episode synthesizes everything we’ve learned into a single practical episode. iTunes Link Non-Itunes (tiingo.com)…

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Podcast QA2: What is Shorting and How Do People Make Money When Stocks Fall?

Podcast QA2: What is Shorting and How Do People Make Money When Stocks Fall?

Short-selling can allow somebody to make money when the price of a stock falls. I’ve been thinking for years on how to best explain this, because I myself struggled with this concept for a very, very long time. Luckily, I found a way! I share with you not only what short-selling is, but how it works, and what to be wary of. s. With that! Here are the links. If you have iTunes please use that as it helps my rankings…

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Podcast: Ep.6 The Different Styles of Top Investors and Traders (Value, Growth, Discretionary, and Quantitative)

Podcast: Ep.6 The Different Styles of Top Investors and Traders (Value, Growth, Discretionary, and Quantitative)

Many of us have heard of the big name investors and traders out there, but what makes them different? What styles do they use? How do they approach markets? What separates the best from the good? This episode is an intro into the different type of investing and trading styles, so you can find one that best suits you. This will help separate some of the confusion when you see “value” and “growth” funds or when reading about discretionary and…

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