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  1. 1 vote
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      0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        1 comment  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve the speed of updating and retrieval

        The refresh speed is very slow. Need to improve speed for updating and retrieval

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          0 comments  ·  CoreSSG  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the ability to evaluate Dow Jones, S&P and NASDAQ averages

          These averages have prices, EPS and dividends. Section 1 plot would not have a sales line but would have EPS line with a projection and price bars. Section 3 would have prices, EPS, P/E ratios, dividends, yields and could have projected highs and lows. We need the ability to evaluate the market as well as individual stocks.

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            0 comments  ·  Both CoreSSG and SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a timestamp to the Member Sentiment study date so we can tell if a number of studies were done in a short period of time.

            With a timestamp and the study date, we could see if a number of studies were done at essentialy the same time indicating that they were probably all done by the same person or maybe a lot of studies done after an online presentation like Stock Up or Ticker Talk.

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              0 comments  ·  Both CoreSSG and SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Display the average price for a stock, graphically, and include it on the front page of the SSG along with sales, pretax profits and earning

              In addition, or instead of, having vertical price bars, showing high and low for a given year, show the average price as a graph line. It would be nice to see how the price moved along with the sales, earnings, etc graphically

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                0 comments  ·  Both CoreSSG and SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Member Sentiment Time Frame

                Add an option to select the last 30, 60 days to the current 90 days of submitted studies.

                8 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Timely Stock price data feed

                  Currently I can get accurate closing prices and updates using TK but not the SSG+ which is a whole day behind. Can this timeliness be improved?

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                    0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Toolkit’s intra-day pricing data comes from Yahoo!. We have seen multiple issues with incorrect data from Yahoo and we won’t consider using that service on a new product. Additionally, Yahoo is moving to stop redistribution of the data. Typically, use of the Stock Selection Guide is not so dependent upon daily price fluctuation so this is not a very common request. We’ll take this under advisement and review the costs for adding an intra-day price feed when we next re-quote our data contracts.

                  • Print Peer Data

                    Could you add a print option for the peer graphs? I tried to print the screen but the output showed the graph printed over the SSG so it was unreadable. A printout of some of the peer graphs would be very useful at club meetings.

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                      0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to create a new porfolio based upon results of stock search

                      I used the search tool to look for Communication Services companies - it would be nice to be able to create a new portfolio of the companies I found by importing into a new portfolio and then work on refining the SSGs once I get them into the new portfolio

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                        0 comments  ·  Both CoreSSG and SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Traveling Side Bar

                        The Command buttons (File Data Print etc.) on the upper right of the form would be much more convenient if they were located on a tab on the right side. A traveling tab such as in the Online Value Line would be fantastic.

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                          0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Separate Notes from the Tools menu

                          Please make Notes a top-level menu item and change the word Notes to bold/italic if any notes have been saved, as is done in Toolkit, to remind the user whether notes have been saved.

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                            under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Both CoreSSG and SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • PEERs

                            Ability to compare more than 3 peers and/or to export peer data to excel so that the data can be manipulated to allow a more detailed comparison outside of SSG.

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                              0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add sortable columns to Ticker Heat map

                              Allow the columns on the ticker heat map to be sortable. If rows are selected or unselected then keep them in that status during the sort process.

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                                0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to compare P/Es for peers within Plus and Core

                                As with sales and eps growth, ability to see historical valuations of peers

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                                  0 comments  ·  Both CoreSSG and SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Put a line under Section 3 that will give the RV and the Projected PEG (Current PE/ Est EPS Growth Rate).

                                  Please put a line under the SSG Plus Section 3 that will give the RV calculated as (Current PE/5-Yr Avg PE) and the Projected PEG calculated as (Current PE/ Est EPS Growth Rate). These are very important valuation measures.

                                  Relative Value according to my old Stock Analyst manuals:
                                  " Good value is present when the current P/E is less than the historical average P/E ratio. This is measured by dividing the current P/E by the average P/E (x 100) to produce a figure called the Relative Value...This is the best overall measure of the reasonableness of a current P/E multiple...Relative…

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                                    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Notes

                                    Large "Note" section so we can copy and paste an article on the company. Also we could paste an URL into the "Notes".

                                    3 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow price override and also display calculated value in Section 4

                                      In section 4a or 4b, when entering P/E and EPS values to get calculated prices, there are times when it is appropriate to use some value other than the calculated values. In Toolkit, the calculated values are displayed but crossed out, and the adjusted value shown. I would prfer that action, rather than showing only the adjusted value. If I adjust a price, I still want to be able to see the calculated value I adjusted from.

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • PERT Report PDF

                                        If the report extends to more than one page, the headers should be repeated at the top of each page. Also, occasionally when I print a multi-page PERT Report, the last stock on the first page is split in half -- the top half is on one page, the bottom half of the row is on the top of the second page. The report needs to be generated in a way that will prevent this split.

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                                          0 comments  ·  SSGPlus  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Reports:

                                          On the report PDFs: The Diversification Report file name includes the PORTFOLIO name. The Summary and PERT do not, but should (as should ALL report PDFs).

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