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  1. Add quarterly data to book values for banks.

    Otherwise we are working with old Q data for book value and current Q data for the other info. We can go to the banks reports for this info but since Mstar likely already has it in their data banks they should be able to add it and save us the extra work.

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  2. 9 votes
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  3. Auto-update prices in a portfolio or the whole account

    Add a feature that keeps the studies in a portfolio up-to-date with price updates. This would be a setting. Once set, would the system update the studies daily without user intervention.

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  4. Save state of legend lines with the SSG study

    Save the state of the legend lines in SSGPlus so that if the study is copied or shared then the end user sees the same view.

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  5. Lock Company Quality Source and Rating:

    Provide a Lock for Company Quality Source and Rating to provent update changing your input.

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  6. Notes Default:

    Change the filter for Notes to only My Notes/My Community Notes is automatically checked as on.

    For Staff Notes and Community Notes - the user must check the box to see them.

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  7. Add a separate "My First Cut" tab formatted with First Cut questions that can be shared along with an SSG

    The SSG is a multiple choice, fill in the blank form without explanations. The First Cut provides supportive information on your rational - an essay to support your selections in the SSG. This tab would not need to have repetitive information like the header info of the current FC but offer an opportunity for explaining the "why" questions supporting SSG decisions. Sharing this with clubs along with your SSG would help them understand your judgments.

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  8. Add Defense and Offense Reports

    TK 6 had the Defense and Offense Reports. My new club is using SSG Plus, and I am greatly missing those D&O reports. Defense used to be particularly helpful in keeping us honest on our chartings, as it showed how earnings etc did vs. how we charted - could see trends for over optimisim by some of us etc.

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  9. Add labels 'R','S','T' to quarterly data columns

    Add letter labels to the columns to make it easier to direct people's attention to the proper column.

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  10. Allow outliers in quarterly trend graph

    Using INGN as an example, it had the 3/15 quarter with 3000% EPS growth. Changing to Last 5 years, did not impact graph. Limit growth to 50% jshowed sales trend better but most of EPS cut off as it was above 50%. Current graph options are pretty meaningless for this stock. Having ability to quickly exclude that quarter would be helpful.

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  11. Revise the layout of the "Determine Low Price - Next 5-Years" window

    The top choice "Your Low Stock Price Forecast" should be the last choice instead of the first. Users are prone to complete this and ignore the remaining options. If the 2nd choice , Low PE area is not completed, the Total Return using the Average PE in Section 5 can adversely be affected. Additionally, add "Update" to the the TTM EPS in the second area.
    A better title for the field may be "Determine Low P/E and Selected Low Price". See the attached for a layout suggestion.

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  12. Adding to the Notes section of SSG

    would like to use snipping tool or directing paste in a excel or work table into the notes. I like to show what other analyst are estimating and caption that info in a spreadsheet. Any possible way to do this

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  13. When data is changed, keep that data Highlighted

    When I unlock and change quarterly, or annual data, keep that data cell highlighted so it can be easily identified when reviewing the data later on.

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  14. Enhance the Notes Table in SSG Plus to show the notes with new-lines and spacing as formatted when entered.

    One issue I have with the site is that the notes are very hard to read. Would it be possible for you to add some code that provided the same "new-line" and "space" formatting as was entered in the table of notes in SSG?
    (Please note that I realize that the note is displayed correctly in the pop-up box if I click on the note in the table)

    Here is an example of what I am talking about. I would prefer that notes in the notes table appeared as I entered the note.

    Here is how the text appears in…

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  15. 4 votes
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  16. Current Assets vs. Current Liabilities

    Are you able to include the CA vs CL ratios to the Ratios Tab?

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  17. Add a projected sales growth column to the SSGPlus PERT

    It would be helpful to have a new column for projected sales growth in the PERT. This would make it easier to compare the last reported quarter's "Sales % Change" column against each company's projected sales growth rate (as entered on the SSG). The PERT already has this capability for actual quarterly YOY and forecasted EPS growth rates.

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  18. 14 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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