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stock charts wrong

billv686 2 years ago updated 2 years ago 4

When looking at a stock chart for a single stock like NLY, (https://seekingalpha.com/symbol/NLY) and you click on the 10 yr time frame, it looks like the current price is the high for the past 10 years.  If you look at the chart only for 10 years it does not even look close to the same, the high for the past 10 years was indeed 5 to 10 years ago.  I have noticed this on many stocks.  The small stock charts on websites like etrade are much more accurate.  I feel like I can not even come close to relying on the basic stock information on seeking alpha when it comes to charts.


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Hi,


The chart seems to be adjusting historically for dividends paid. I'll check with our chart provider as to why it's doing this.


Thanks,

Daniel

I have noticed this too, figured it was adjusted for distributions or divs.. maybe they can provide both options? I always have to go to Google Finance to get a "true" unadjusted chart for my analysis.  Bea

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If you click on "Advanced Chart" you will see the chart unadjusted for dividends. I agree this a bit confusing and inconsistent, but at least we have both options available here. We will look into changing the smaller chart to not adjust for dividends. 

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An adjusted chart is very confusing and does not make sense to me at all, in my 30+ years of investing this is the first time I have ever come across this.  Maybe a Notation about the chart being adjusted would help, but its a lot more inconvenient to have to go somewhere else to get a true representation of a stock price history.