Fishermen know that spreading their nets over a wider area is a fairly sure way to increase a catch. In the same spirit, financial professionals can look beyond common company reports to build a more thorough picture of investment potential. Here is an overview of some possibly fruitful sources to work.
Because the S&P 500 index is sometimes viewed as a surrogate for the performance of the overall U.S. equity market, many people assume that the range of potential equity investment might be only 500 individual companies.
Standard & Poor's Compustat—available in the Fidelity Research Center—is a leading source of this intelligence for financial market professionals.
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