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  1. 3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
    • Enable Quarterly Data Charting:

      Make better use of the “Quarterly Data” tab. I use it regularly, but it is difficult to spot trends in the data without charting it. Being able to download it into Excel would suit my personal needs. Being able to select the data you want to chart and then click a button and have the chart appear would be great. The ultimate would be to be able to do both.

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        0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
      • Re-think Debt to Capital Ratio

        Re-think the use of the Debt to Capital Ratio (D/C). Most members don’t understand what capital is. I have always assumed it is a measure of the financial strength of a company. If that’s the case, the ratio ignores the ability of the company to service its debt and its available cash, equivalents and marketable securities. Either make a strong argument for retaining the ratio, or consider other measures of the financial strength of companies in general. Consider using the Debt to Equity Ratio (D/E) or Interest Coverage (or “Times Interest Earned”) as a means to measure the financial strength…

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          1 comment  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
        • Number the Vertical Axis and Add Constant Compound Percent Growth Lines to the SSG Plus

          Number the Vertical Axis and Add Constant Compound Percent Growth Lines to the SSG Plus

          Number the vertical log axis and include constant compound growth lines on the visual analysis chart beginning at the origin of the chart and running across the chart.

          • The vertical (log) axis appears to be auto ranging. While that’s understandable, the decision to make it auto ranging carries with it the disadvantages of disguising what the growth rates of companies are. Two companies that look similar on the charts may be growing at significantly different rates.

          • Numbers on the log axis, would enable…

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            0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
          • Refresh Buttons: Difference between "Refreshing All Studies/Portfolios" and "Refreshing Individual Studies"

            When the user Refreshes "All Studies" or "Portfolios", locked data is not touched.

            However, when the user Refreshes "Individual Studies" there are two "Overwrite" options and one "Create A Copy" button.

            Is it correct to assume that "Overwrite" means Overwrite....including eliminating/overwriting the Locked data?

            And, when choosing the "Create a Copy", doesn't that also overwrite locked data, update the data.... and create a copy?

            Also: Date Modified column: Gives the date that the user Refreshed either the price or price and data. How can the user tell which companies fundamental data were refreshed? Not all companies release quarterly data on…

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              0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
            • Show portfolio(s) for individual stocks

              Add the ability to select a stock and then show the portfolios that stock belongs to and the number of shares.

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                0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
              • PERT mouse-over popups

                - On the PERT report use mouse-over popup help text to describe each column header and it's derivation eg when mousing over 'Proj RV' - popup 'Projected Relative Value = Proj PE / Avg PE (Projected)'

                - On PERT report, when hovering over a colored cell use popup help text to describe the condition that triggered the colorization event.

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                  2 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
                • When you turn on the Net Income line in the SSG, make it show up in Print PDF.

                  When you turn on the Net Income line in the SSG, make it show up in Print PDF.

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                    0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a sorting indicator on the PDF copy of the PERT report

                    The PDF copy of the PERT report does not indicate what column the report is sorted on, nor the sorting order. Could something be added to a header or footer that shows what column the report is sorted on, and in what order?

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                      0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
                    • Date stamp for SSG study date/update.

                      Add a date stamp to portfolio display that shows when I last updated an SSG study, i.e. change judgement, so that I know how old my study is. The current Modified Date changes with price and data updates and does not reflect when I last studied the SSG.

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                        0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
                      • Show which companies have new data since my last data update.

                        One helpful feature of Toolkit 6 is that it shows which companies have updated data since my last data update, i.e. companies that have had quarterly earnings releases. That indicates which companies I need to re-study. Otherwise, it is not evident which companies need re-study.

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                          0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
                        • Enhance PDFs to show all plots.

                          When I make a PDF to print or share, extra plots, such as dividends or shares outstanding, are eliminated. It would be greatly beneficial to maintain all plots and their positional relationships as I have them in the SSG Plus graph.

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                            4 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
                          • Make labels more descriptive

                            It would be helpful if some of the labels were updated to make them more descriptive, so we don't have to guess or reverse engineer the numbers to figure them out.

                            For example: in the Fundamental Company Data section, user has no way of knowing just by looking at the table if the column labeled "Forecast (%)" is an annual forecast or is it the forecast for 5 years in total?

                            In section 3, it says "High this year" and "Low this year". Does that mean the calendar year, or is it a TTM time period? (plus it would be…

                            4 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
                            • Add ability to input prior quarter or year when data is missing from data feed.

                              1st Quarter of 2016 data for Flowers Foods is missing. I have contacted both BI (June 6) and Morningstar (June 22, July 31, and August 16) to have the data added. It is still not in the data feed and I cannot add a prior quarter of data to the SSG manually to include the missing data.

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                                1 comment  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
                              • 6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a new report to show user judgment (forecast) reference points

                                  The report could be printed alone or with the SSG PDF and would show similar information as the 4 judgment/forecast pop-up windows in order to provide a reference of what was chosen and the other reference points that were displayed at that point in time.

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                                    0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add to Section 3 the Average P/E Ratio, Current P/E Ratio, Relative Value, Projected P/E Ratio, PEGY Ratio, Projected Relative Value

                                    Add to Section 3 the Average P/E Ratio, Current P/E Ratio, Relative Value, Projected P/E Ratio, PEGY Ratio, Projected Relative Value, TTM EPS, FTM EPS and Avg TTM + FTM EPS similar to Section 3 of Toolkit 6. When using SSGPlus I have to always access my Toolkit 6 program to view these items in TK6 Section 3 as I have not yet found an equivalent in SSGPlus.

                                    18 votes
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                                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
                                    • On the 'Compare Peers' page, legend/graph colors should be consistent from one tab to the next

                                      When moving from one tab to the next on the comparing peers screen it would be a lot easier if the graphs for each of the peers was always the same color.

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                                        under review  ·  3 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show Quality rating

                                        Could you please show the overall Quality rating for the company, based on the earnings, net profit margin, growth, etc ?

                                        Thanks

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