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I've never used GlobeInvestor Gold, and was curious if any of you had a subscription, and what you thought in particular about its:

- stock screener
- stock reports

Is the stock screener useful? (Is it more detailed, compared to the free one that they make available?)

Did you find the stock reports to be comprehensive and useful?

Or did you find that, with your brokerage account, there just wasn't any need for Globeinvestor Gold?
Perhaps you thought that Globeinvestor Gold's membership fees were a bit high?

I've been happy with TD Waterhouse, but I have a couple of minor beefs: namely, the stock screener data are often wrong (I've brought this to their attention, but they've told me that there's nothing they can do because they get this information from a 3rd party). And there often aren't enough analytical/summarizing reports (like the FP reports or Reuters Provestor) for stocks that I'm interested in. (Sure, I read the annuals and what not, but it's often a lot easier if I can screen things out early on by reading a summary report.)

Anyway ... Thoughts?


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My mom has a subscription to globeinvestor gold that she "shares" with me.

I love it. I do all my initial searching on their stock screener (not sure how it compares to their free one) then I use technical data with Itrade. I'm not even sure how technical data work too much I just find that a green light seems to be helpful :)

I also use their high/low section as well as top gainers/losers to track deals.
 

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i've had gi gold for years & years. It's a perk. Never paid. Seems ok, maybe fine. For me it's just one among many perks, but it's not among my 10 Favourite Things.

i have long noticed that there are lots of errors in data streams. It's not deliberate, it's just what computers do. I've seen people here on this board reporting errors as if they were true facts. For example, a common error is for a company to issue a special and large irregular dividend, whereupon the company profiles for the entire next year in most data bases as a hi-yield when in fact it is not. Biovail is an example of this.

the only cure i can think of is what you do yourself. Screen, re-screen from a different approach, dig deep and deeper into an individual company's reports.
 
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