Munkasey's Financial Astrology Software -
The Company Database
Review by Kaye Shinker
I collected Company Data on my own
through the 1980's and early 90's. I had a very thick and
heavy notebook because I printed the incorporation charts
and the IPO charts in my collection. I used them to buy stocks.
I was a rookie financial astrologer then and wow did I learn
quickly just how important these charts can be when trying
to determine whether to buy, sell or hold a specific equity.
Every Dell split was right there in the chart. Every Red Flag
for Tyco screamed from the chart.
Then one afternoon Michael sent an e-mail
describing his collection of company data. He included the
comment that he had the Incorporation dates and IPO dates
of about 3,000 companies. I was impressed, my collection was
about 200. I asked if I could use it on a Mac. He said Yes.
I sent him a check and he sent the disk. I was the happiest
girl in Alaska.
This is my theory: If you are going to spend
several thousand dollars on a stock, you better know more
about it than their web address and the opinion of a few dozen
research analysts. Mike's company data gives you the date
of incorporation which will tell you something about how things
are going at corporate headquarters as well as on the production
line. It also gives you the IPO date, so you can determine
if the other traders/public feel that this company can make
money. The data is very concise, accurate, and
the explanations of other important dates in the history of
the company are included in the "notes column"
Included are a number of Mutual Funds and
also exchange traded funds. Whenever I speak or write about
any company I verify all of my information with Company Data.
It is Financial Astrology's version of the Lois Rodden data
bank. It is an indispensable tool.
Michael Munkasey's Company Database information by Michael
Michael Munkasey's Company Database contains
company information on over 11,000 companies. The company
information is delivered on a CD-R in an easy-to-read and
-use format. There are currently over 5600 active companies
in the data base and over 1600 mutual or electronic traded
funds. There are also about 4000 historical records for ticker
symbols which have been removed from the NYSE, the AMEX or
the NASDAQ. In addition to the company information there are
several 'information-style' files included in the overall
most updated, informed and official source for First Trade
Dates and Incorporation Dates used by financial astrology
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M. Munkasey's Company Database online at Astrological
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- Michael Munkasey's updates data daily. When ordering The
Company Data, Mr. Munkasey will ship you the most completed
database he has worked on to that date.
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.
However, updates to the data are
increasingly difficult for Mr. Munkasey to obtain due to web
sites now charging exorbitant rates for previously free access
to their data. This makes it impossible to maintain the data
with his prior diligence.
"Just because an exchange
posts data, there is no guarantee that the data posted is
accurate. Their data has to be checked through other sources.
In my experience, only about 75% of the posted "official"
exchange data is correct. Checking to ensure accuracy is
/ was another large time consuming effort. It did help some
to have certain free-access web sites for this, but these
web sites are now charging for their access.
Updating the company data
has to be done independently through checking the postings
at each US (or foreign) exchange. The major US exchanges
presently active are the NYSE (which includes the Arca,
the Euronext, and the old AMEX); and the NASDAQ (which itself
now has three levels). There are also the "Over the
Counter" (OTC) markets, which recently have been subdivided
into several classifications depending on the reporting
requirements for listing on the subdivision (the OtcBB has
the highest standards; while the "Pink Sheets"
have the lowest standards = virtually none).
Probably due in some part
to security concerns the exchanges have tightened access
to their data. They have also, over the past two years,
started to charge very large fees for previously free data.
In the past I spent about 20 to 50 hours
a week keeping the data current. With the increasing costs
of data, and with the increasing restrictions on who can
access the exchange data, it is no longer feasible for me
to continue this effort.
Thus, pressured on all
sides (inaccurate data, increasing costs, etc.) -- I have
had to scale back on what I will or can do with the data.
- M. Munkasey
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