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Re: FinancialData errors

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  • Subject: [mg120626] Re: FinancialData errors
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 07:27:33 -0400 (EDT)
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  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at yahoo.com

> So, at least in this case, FinancialData is correct

Correct in what sense? In the sense that it agrees with an unexplained  
column on a Yahoo page?

> It seems the the price of this Janus fund is adjusted daily for
> dividends/distributions

And no, IMHO, that is not an explanation.

Bobby

On Sat, 30 Jul 2011 05:03:03 -0500, magma <maderri2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> DrMajorBob wrote:
>> As you see, FinancialData says the price was 10.23.
>
>> But I BOUGHT the stock through Janus Funds on that day, and the price  
>> was
>> 10.36.
>
>> Moreover, if I go to Yahoo's interactive price chart for the stock at  
>> the
>> following page, 10.36 is the price I find:
>
> Pierpaolo Bernardi replied:
>
>> Prices do vary continuously, they don't stay the same for a whole day,
>> At the moment you bought it was 10.36.  At the moment the data source
>> was sampled it was 10.23. Usually historical data use the closing
>> price, AFAIK. I see nothing strange in this.
>
> Bernardi's argument is valid in general, but not in this particular
> case.
> It seems that this Janus fund is not traded the whole day long, but
> that only a closing price is issued every day, and all transactions
> are executed at that price.
>
> The solution to this mysterious price divergence is simple.
> Check the historical price series in yahoo:
> http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=JANFX&a=01&b=05&c11&d=06&e=2=
> 9&f11&g=d&z=66&y=66
>
> (I hope the link comes out right, anyway check the historical price
> link on the fund's page in Yahoo finance )
>
> For the date 10 Feb 2011 you will see that the price is indeed 10.36$,
> but in the rightmost column the ADJUSTED price is 10.23$, the same
> reported in FinancialData.
> It seems the the price of this Janus fund is adjusted daily for
> dividends/distributions and that FinancialData just reports the
> Adjusted price.
>
> So, at least in this case, FinancialData is correct
>
>
>
>


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