Monday, February 20, 2017

Michael Munkasey's Company Database

About The Company Database, by Michael Munkasey

Michael Munkasey's Company Information

Looking for information on companies listed on major U.S. stock exchanges?  Want to know when and where company XYZ was incorporated?  Perhaps even their TIME of incorporation?  Want to know when and on what exchange company GHIJ first traded?  Perhaps, even, their TIME of that first trade?   Want to briefly know a company's line of business?  Their correct corporate title (name)? Their trading symbol and exchange?  Then, look no further.   You can have access to such information now.

The Michael Munkasey company data base contains over 11,900 entries of public companies traded on the NYSE, AMEX or NASDAQ. Listings include both incorporation and first trade information. The company information is presented in a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet, which allows for sorting by any column of information in an easy and rapid way.  Typical entries show the company's active trading symbol, the exchange, the official name of the company, the date of incorporation (and time if available), the state of incorporation, the date of first trade, and time of first trade (if available), and a short history of the company's business, history, and trading activity.  

Here are two samples of the information you will find -- written out, as in the data base some abbreviations (all written out here) are used:

HPQ           N           Hewlett-Packard Company           elm           s
02/11/1998                  1600             DE           05/06/2002           0930           Ns

Designs, makes computer systems, printers, measuring instruments; Prior incorporation in: CA, 08-18-1947; filed with CA on 04-28-1998 that it is now a DE corp.; contentious vote to merge with Compaq Computer made on 03-19-2002; merger agreement was initiated on
09-04-2001; Prospectus outlining the merger was dated 02-05-2002; major merger official on: 05-07-2002, but the merger was effected on 05-03-2002; Os: HWP on the NYSE, first traded: 03-17-1961.

All dates are in shown in a Month - Day - Year format elm = the industry code for this company s = the incorporation data was verified by the state Ns = the trading symbol shown is a new symbol as the company traded on an Os (older symbol) before that Os = Old symbol - a prior ticker symbol but no longer in use DE = the state of Delaware CA = the state of California PN = Prior Name NC = Name Change FT = First Trade

The first date is the incorporation date (and time too!); and the second date is the first trade date (and time too) for the symbol HPQ on the NYSE.

Another Company: (this entry is shown closer to its actual data base format entry -- the abbreviations shown are correlated above -- without using abbreviations -- which are repeated frequently -- the amount of verbiage for each entry would really take up a LOT of room!)

ENA           A           Enova Systems, Inc.                ela               s
07/30/1976                     - -            CA        08/29/2006       0930         L

Makes commercial digital power management systems for controlling electric power; Os: ENOV on OtcBB, FT: 07-22-2005; Os: ENVA on OtcBB, FT: 10-11-2000; Os: ECAR on OtcBB, FT: (?); PN: U.S. Electricar Inc., NC: 10-11-2000

There are over 12,000 entries in the data base like these.

Each company is presented in a stylized format, along with the commentary and history of their stock symbol, merger, name change and similar activity.

Be aware though that company information changes rapidly.  Companies merge or go out of business, companies change names, companies change exchanges and trading symbols. There may be hundreds of such changes each month.  The list you received only six months ago may be as much as 40% to 50% out of date. The list you receive from me today is current through this week.  I maintain two sets of data: actively traded companies, and companies which are no longer actively traded on the NYSE, AMEX, or NASDAQ -- but which may be traded on the Otc.  These are kept separate for readability purposes. 

Michael Munkasey's work has been an invaluable asset to the astrological community.  In May 2008, Michael Munkasey received the Marion D. March Regulus Award for Discovery and Innovation and Research - an award that recognizes those who have developed new tools or concepts to advance the study and practice of astrology.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Yogi, Boo Boo, or Gummy - pick a Bear!

Randall Ashbourne, an associate of Astrological Investing, posts reports and articles on his web site at   The following is the Eye of RA report for May 15, 2016 
Since January we've been chatting about a new Bear ... one which rapidly mauled 20% out of some markets, but has been more like a soft-chew gummy bear on the major Wall Street indices.
So, we'll spend some time in this edition of the Eye taking a look at just what sort of Bear we're dealing with.

And whether it's a real Bear, or a Bull that dressed up as one to play mind games with us!

In the last edition, in April, I indicated the potential negative impact of Mars going retrograde, something the planet does every couple of years, but which can be particularly dangerous when it occurs while markets are in a topping phase.

Mercury is also now a little over midway through one of its regular retrograde periods, often a time when prices change course every few days and it's difficult to get an accurate reading on what to expect next.

The Reserve Bank of Australia is the latest of the central banks to cut interest rates and there is talk it, too, is headed to the negative interest rate area.

And there's the problem ... because it makes stocks the only "growth" option.

The desperate search for yield is having different impacts on different markets. We'll begin the analysis with a look at Wall Street's main trading index, the SP500.

In the last edition, I explained the impact of Mars, the planet which symbolises drive and energy, on the price of stock indices and how the 500 (as well as other indices) rises over time very much in-step with the angle of Mars' travels through our solar system. Scroll down to April's blog if you need a refresher.

In our first chart, I'll reiterate the "drive" on a weekly chart. Looking from left-to-right, we can see that almost all of the price action since the last Bear bottom in 2009 has been contained within a rising channel between two Mars price lines placed 360 degrees apart.
There have been three downside breaks of that channel, with Pollyanna recovering each time to claw her way back inside the rising channel. The next chart shows the most recent action and narrows the Mars lines down to 90 degrees, as well as including the falling channels.

The 360 degree channel of the first chart is marked by the thicker red lines in this one and we can see how the 500 has been slowly dropping since Mars went Rx a few weeks ago. It is still trying to cling to the support that channel provides.
And while Mars tends to dictate the angle of rises and falls, it tends to be the price lines of the slower-moving outer planets which set the more horizontal levels of support and resistance. In the February 7 edition, Waiting for the dead cat to bounce, I said: "It is possible a rebound could take price all the way back to the 2080s." The index went a little above the 2087 level for a few days before being repelled by a falling, primary Mercury line (pink). In theory, the rally on Wall Street should be over, done and finished.
We'll turn now to the top two European indices ... the DAX and the FTSE. Both certainly appear to be well within the grip of a real Bear. The DAX has fallen out of a long-range Pluto/Neptune price cluster and hasn't been able to score a close inside it for the past 5 months.

Its Big Bird oscillator, the 50 CCI, is in Bear mode without even a hint of positive divergence suggesting a sustained rebound.
Instead of using planetary prices for the FTSE we'll use a couple of really simple technical lines ... the rally angle and a black horizonal line of support and resistance.

The FTSE has not closed below that black line, despite the spikes down, for many months. And that's one reason I remain more than a tad cautious about the exact nature of this Bear. The FTSE is finding support on TOP of the line, rather than consolidating below it.
And what makes me cautious is that price is not following the patttern Big Bird established during the 2007-2009 crash. Yes, this Bear also took a huge bite out of the index on its first decline ... but lately has morphed into some sort of gummy bear. Normally, when the oscillator drops but price simply goes sideways, it is a preliminary warning that the oscillator is just readying itself for another rally surge.

And I've been getting the same sense of real caution on the ASX 200. This index slumped more than 20% in 11 months from April last year and Big Bird started a death dive much the same as it did after the previous Bull peak.

But something odd is happening. Big Bird's dive has been constantly stalling, something it did not do during the crash into 2009.
We can also see it in the performance of all three Birds on the weekly chart below. The rebound hasn't been able to climb and stay above the 50% retrace level ... but the performance of the red Medium Bird and the blue Big Bird strongly suggest the index is not finished trying to do exactly that.

The only negative divergence here is in the green Fast Bird, which indicates only short-term resistance.
So, overall, my impression is that we are probably still wrapped in the claws of a very nasty and quite long-range Bear.

But, there are a few caution flags warning us not to get so certain of that as an imminent outcome ... and to be gently aware that Yogi and Boo Boo are taking time out for a picnic!

Safe trading - RA

Randall Ashbourne (Disclaimer: This article is not advice or a recommendation to trade stocks; it is merely educational material.)
Copyright: Randall Ashbourne - 2011-2016

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Will Mars hit the brakes on stock rally?

Randall Ashbourne, an associate of Astrological Investing, posts reports and articles on his web site at   The following is this weekend's Eye of RA report: Week beginning April 10, 2016 
Stock trading is likely to become a lot more volatile in the next few weeks

In the past two editions, I outlined the price targets and potential time turns for what seemed likely to be no more than a significant dead cat bounce within a new, long-term Bear market.

Now that the probable targets have been hit, I wish to talk, just a little, about The Spooky Stuff.

Mars, the planet of drive and energy, goes retrograde next weekend until late in June. Mercury, which deals with thinking and communicating, goes retrograde on April 28 for about a month.

Long-term readers know that any trend which starts within a day of two of Mercury going Rx is likely to reverse course again about 1.5 to 2 weeks later; And that we're prone to making mistakes, so need to double-check before hitting the Buy or Sell buttons.

Mars is another matter entirely. The symbolism is simple: Mars is Drive; when the planet goes Rx, Drive slips into Reverse.

It doesn't happen every time. But. If the circumstances are in place, that slipping of the gears from Drive into Reverse can see indices backing off a cliff!

Below is a monthly chart of Pollyanna, the SP500. As I've remarked many times, Polly moves up and down within Martian channels. If we look at the Bull peaks in early 2000 and late 2007, we can see the big Mars channels which defined the overall angle of the entire Bull runs.

And we can see the same impact almost all the way through the 2009 to 2015 Bull market. Now, note those little "blips" along the lines ... they're the retrograde periods. In the two previous Bears, prices slipped out of the main rising channels ... and started to crash badly when Mars Rx came along. Those two instances are marked with the yellow ovals.

And we can see from the current price position of the index, such a danger period is now immediately ahead of us. It is not guaranteed, of course. But if it does take hold, the index tends to fall sharply down declining Mars channels, even more easily than it climbs the rising channels. You can see the impact during the two previous Bear markets.

In the last edition, Dead cat bounce nears its likely peak,(click or scroll down to March 13, 2016 post) I indicated that I expected the SP500 to hit a Saturn line, then priced around $2049, but that while that might signal the "price" target, it was unlikely to satisfy the "time" component. In fact, I was a tad mean with the $2049 price tag. When I shifted to a daily chart, Saturn was around $2056 by the time the daily bars hit it. After making first contact, the index backed off before aiming for a gap breakout. At this stage, still a "false" breakout ... because the index is back down to play with the primary Mars line.

Miss Polly isn't the only index driven up and down by Mars channels. Despite some positive divergence in the oscillators at the time of writing the March edition, the ASX 200 hit the lower limits of the weekly price targets I showed then ... and, instead of hanging around to fill in "time", as Polly did, it just started sliding down a primary Martian channel ... making its actual Highs and Lows very close to long-range Neptune price lines (grey on the chart below).
 That does leave the ASX more than a little vulnerable to further falls ... especially if Mars has a Bearish impact during this Rx period. You can see on the weekly planets chart below the index continues to hit those lines regularly during multi-week moves.

A drop below the blue Saturn lines, right where it finished last week, leaves a large hole to fall down.

Safe trading - RA

Randall Ashbourne (Disclaimer: This article is not advice or a recommendation to trade stocks; it is merely educational material.)
Copyright: Randall Ashbourne - 2011-2016

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Dead cat bounce nears its likely peak

Randall Ashbourne, an associate of Astrological Investing, posts reports and articles on his web site at   The following is this weekend's Eye of RA report: Week beginning March 13, 2016 
In the last Eye of Ra, on February 7, I predicted a dead cat bounce in major stock markets was imminent.

Five weekends later, we need to go into ultra-cautious mode yet again because that bounce is probably very close to hitting its peak ... in Price, though maybe not in Time.

In the last edition, I indicated the bounce may already be underway, with the mid to late January lows marking a turning point.

That was the case in some markets, with others hanging on another few days, until February 10, to hit a final low before the bounce took off.

I also indicated it was probable that Central Banks would try desperately to stop the drop ... and we also saw that happen with the European Central Bank taking unbelievable risks with a decision to prop up corporate bonds.

This edition will be relatively short. I'll give you the all-important planetary price targets for the SP500, but use the ASX 200 as an example of why the bounce may be running out of Price, but not of Time

As usual, Wall Street has been leading the pack higher. The Pollyanna index, the SP500, ended last week only about 5% off its 2015 peak.

There is still a slim chance that we have not entered into Bear territory and that Wall Street could make new all-time Highs in the next few months. But, it is very slim.

More likely is that Pollyanna will start to roll over again, possibly around Wednesday after Jupiter trines Pluto.

The most obvious price target is $2049, a Saturn price line on the index's long-range planetary price chart. I think there is enough positive momentum in the daily, weekly and monthly charts to get Pollyanna to those levels.

In fact, it's the positive momentum, especially in weekly and monthly charts of various indices, that suggests markets are not going to hit a certain price point and then collapse and go into crash mode.

Most Bears seem to be trying to call a "top-and-crash" at every single overhead resistance level and then stand there wondering what went wrong when prices just power through that supposed resistance.

Simply, they're reading the wrong charts. Or reading the right ones wrongly.

Below is the Weekly Planets chart for the ASX 200.

It shows the 200 is about to run into heavy resistance. But the need to be wary of being overly Bearish ... here and now ... is the slow build-up of positive divergence in the Big Bird oscillator. It's distinctly possible it will need some Time to be sufficiently debased to warn of another imminent Bear leg down.

The next chart shows price is still reaching for a Fibonacci 38.2% retracement of the first downleg. It's worrying that it hasn't climbed back as far as Pollyanna, but you can see how the Fast Bird (green) and Medium Bird (red) lines mirror the Big Bird's efforts to make higher peaks at lower prices.

And if that's not sufficient to warn the Bears to be just a little cautious in growling so adamantly, take note of the higher troughs in both Fast and Medium Birds on the monthly chart below. Monthly divergence. That's not something easily wiped away ... and is why I said in the introduction to this edition, we may well be nearing the peak of the bounce in terms of Price, but not of Time.

Markets have an annoying habit of trying to fool the majority of investors.

So, that's it for this edition. We did get the strong dead cat bounce I spoke about last time. There is a slim chance it will morph into a totally-surprising final upleg of the Bull market.

I urge you to do what I always suggest:

Use the monthly and weekly charts for the long and medium range targets ... up or down. And WHEN price gets near to those targets, THEN turn your attention to daily and intraday charts for signs from the momentum of the oscillators that a trend change is starting to get really close.

Safe trading - RA

Randall Ashbourne (Disclaimer: This article is not advice or a recommendation to trade stocks; it is merely educational material.)
Copyright: Randall Ashbourne - 2011-2016

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