Expert Tips - February 1, 2019
Expert Tips: Dashboard
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From any stock, mutual fund, or ETF quote page, click “Quickflows” at the top of the page to see pre-built analyses, such as dividends and earnings for stocks or performance and comparison analyses for mutual funds.
Your Watchlists in the Earnings Calendar
Hover over the “Data” tab then click “Events Calendar” to view Earnings, Dividends, and other events by date. Next, check only “Earnings”, click “Select a List”, then “My Watchlists”. Select any Equity Watchlist you’ve built and scroll through dates on the left panel to quickly see which companies have upcoming earnings announcements.
Access YCharts On Your Phone
Need to access YCharts on-the-go? Visit ycharts.com via your mobile web browser. Next, for Apple/Safari users, click the “Share” icon at the bottom of the page; Android/Chrome users, click the vertical hamburger menu in the top-right. Finally, select “Add to Home Screen”. You’ll now see the “Y” icon among all your other apps.
Mutual Fund Investment Strategies
A mutual fund’s Investment Strategy tells you how the fund intends to achieve its investment objective and indicates the approach the fund’s managers take in deciding which securities to buy and sell. A summary Investment Strategy and other important prospectus information is available in the right panel of every Mutual Fund quote page.
Key Stats Comparison
Need to see how a stock compares to its peers across key stats such as performance, dividends, risk, and forward estimates? From any stock quote page, click the “Key Stats” tab, then “Key Stats Comparison” to evaluate a stock against a comp set of 5 other equities.
Relative Performance & Valuations
Quickly gauge a company’s performance and valuation relative to those of its industry and sector. From any Company Quote Page, click on the “Performance” or “Valuation” tab then scroll to see that company’s EBITDA margin, return on equity, PE and PS ratios, and more compared to the same metrics for its peers.
Customizing Quote Pages
Customize the company-specific information you see on any quote page — under “Profile”, click “Edit” then search or browse by category. Add items such as “Dividend Frequency”, “Long Description”, or “Last Fiscal Year End”. All changes will be reflected across all company quote pages.
Add Multiple Tickers To Watchlists
Add a bulk list of securities to a new Watchlist on your Dashboard by copying and pasting a list of tickers then pressing enter. When each ticker is recognized and locked in, it will appear in a light blue box. Lastly, click “Save Watchlist.”
Institutional Investor Ownership Percentage
Investigate the behavior of big buyers by charting Institutional Investor Ownership Percentage. This metric can give insight as to what degree banks and funds are participating in younger industries and low-volume securities.
Alerts can be set for any security directly from the Dashboard. Choose a company ticker, any financial metric, and set a threshold to alert you via email or Dashboard notification. Never miss a material price change, earnings release, or newsworthy event again.
Price Target Upside
Wall Street analysts provide a price target estimate to forecast a company’s future earning power. Leverage this estimate by adding this metric to your analysis.
Many screens start with the same qualitative criteria. Save time by setting up your standard filters as defaults: