What is stock metadata?
Simply put, metadata is data about data. And when properly understood and interpreted, stock market metadata, simply called stock market metadata, can help you imagine what happens to a company’s stock. So if a trading trend develops, one of the tools you can use to observe a trend as it moves would be the stock market metadata.
Do you work with stock metadata?
When you go online, you will find a wide variety of stock charts, current and historical stock market results, and a growing number of online news sources. But finding any stock metadata is a challenge.
To get a better idea of how this type of information can be used, consider any of the following scenarios:
- You are planning to buy shares in a company and you want to have an idea in what period of 15 minutes of the trading day the stock trades statistically at the lowest points
- You want to sell your shares and you want to have an idea of the best time of day to execute your transaction
- You want to know the iterations of different price range differences for a stock to help you establish transactions and get a great price for you.
- Want to buy or sell a large block of shares and want to see a breakdown of different times of the day when the volume of shares traded for certain shares is both the highest and the lowest
The answers to these and many other questions can be found by going online and searching. I use Google and search for either the terms stock metadata or stock metadata, which returns links to all relevant information. Stock metadata reports are unique. For example, you can easily see the relationships between the Open and Close values of the stock prices for that day. You can also see what the values are for the other days, day after day.
These reports may cover a specific data range for the submitted company. And, with the availability of multiple arrays of values for the different categories of groups in each array, there is more than enough data there to complete an in-depth analysis. This is easy to see when you look at a report.
Used as an analysis tool, stock market metadata can also be used to show market trading activity for stocks covering 15-minute time blocks. Statistically speaking, you can see quickly.
- Periods in which the highest and lowest prices were reached
- Periods in which the highest and lowest trading volumes were reached
It also provides clear answers to questions that cover any period of time (days, months, or years), such as:
- How many times in each of the 15-minute periods during normal trading hours were the shares traded at the maximum of the day?
- How about the smallest day?
- What moments of the day recorded the highest volume of transactions?
- How about the smallest transaction volume?
Why is this type of information important? Statistically speaking, it identifies the best potential time of day to buy or sell shares. When you learn to use stock market metadata, you realize that:
- History tends to repeat itself
- The numbers don’t lie either
- The trend is your friend.
Previously, the general public could not easily locate a viable source of stock metadata and stock market metadata. Now that has changed. When you search for any of these specific terms, you are sure to find the information presented on the source sites or through links to articles written on the subject.
Look for sites that also feature features of companies traded on major North American stock exchanges. This includes numerous links to key sources of standard stock market information, as well as a selection of stock market metadata reports.
When choosing to review a featured company, make sure the links included are to some of the best online sites available with key stock market information. Do they also have stock metadata reports for each company submitted by them?
Look for reports published every day of the week, Monday through Friday. Usually, the standard report titles, listed below, also have appropriate links to the pages of the site that explain and describe the content of each of the reports.
- Daily historical metadata detail
- Daily summary of historical metadata
- 15 minute metadata detail
- 15-minute metadata summary
- Number of minimum values of 15 minutes
Does the use of stock metadata work?
Stock charts show graphical images of a company’s stock performance. There are several patterns to learn. They must be understood and interpreted correctly. This can be quite complicated. And when used properly, they can be quite effective for trading and investment purposes.
The advantage of stock metadata is that it uses something you’ve used all your life: numbers. If you know how to do simple additions and subtractions and you know how to count, then you can use and understand metadata.
Some people even boast of using stock metadata to predict price results. See the following link to Yahoo! Morgan Stanley stock forum.
It was sent after noon on Friday, October 9th, 2009, to this Yahoo! message regarding the closing price on the day of Morgan Stanley shares. It was developed using specific selection criteria in relation to the detailed daily report of historical metadata for MS actions from stock metadata reports available online to humans. As you read the entry, you will see that if the Bulls had led at the end of the day, the prediction would be that the stock would close at 32.18. Well, MS ended the day at 32.09, but a few seconds later after closing, the first transaction in trading after hours was at, you’re ready for that, 32.18. Talk about making a good prediction. I let you be the judge.