Ep 10: How to Read a Stock Quote

Come back down the rabbit hole with us as we uncover all the information and data points you're seeing when you search a stock ticker symbol and find the stock quote. Are you ready for it? Jess and Jessie look up a stock on Google and then show what additional info is available when you also look up a stock via different brokerage firms. It hits different when you make sense of all of the data.

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Jessie's Questions

  • Q: Let's start with just pulling up a stock quote with something we're all familiar with, Google, and then go through the data points. What is the reason for the information we see when we pull up a stock quote?
  • A: The information displayed in a stock quote is to provide relevant data points for investors to analyze and make informed investment decisions.
  • Q: What are the data points to look for in a stock quote to validate an investment thesis?
  • A: Some key data points to consider are the last trade price, previous close, open, high, low, P/E ratios, market cap, dividend yields, 52-week high and low, analyst ratings, equity summary scores, ESG scores, revenue exposure, earnings trends, and controversies.
  • Q: How can we use analyst ratings and equity summary scores to validate an investment thesis?
  • A: Analyst ratings and equity summary scores provide insights into the market's sentiment towards a stock. Bulls and Bears provide differing perspectives, which helps investors evaluate the stock's potential.
  • Q: Why is it essential to consider ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) scores when analyzing a stock?
  • A: ESG scores indicate a company's commitment to sustainability, social responsibility, and ethical governance. Considering ESG factors helps investors align their investments with their values and can impact the stock's long-term performance.
  • Q: What are some tips for investors in analyzing stock quotes and making informed decisions?
  • A: Always do thorough research, stay curious, and ask questions. Familiarize yourself with the data points displayed in stock quotes, consider multiple perspectives, and understand the company's financial performance and ESG practices.

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