Launching the UK's most advanced Stock Picking Toolkit

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Long time users of Stockopedia will wake up this morning with wide eyes at a new design and a whole ream of new features. The core functionality of the old site has been totally preserved but we've added a premium feature set on designed to help subscribers make better and more profitable decisions in the stock market.

Expanded Coverage

There are some awesome features available here now which are totally unique to Stockopedia in the UK market. Not only have we expanded our coverage with 2000+ Stock Reports to most PLUS market stocks but also listed 1500+ ETFs and Closed Funds. We are working on integrating a pan-European data set for more advanced stock pickers which we hope to roll out later this year.

Stock Reports

We've designed the Stock Reports to be the best automated fundamental analysis tool on the web - with features including a Traffic Light system for eyeballing Stock Rankings, financial health, bankruptcy risk and earnings manipulation meters, Magic Formula scores, automated valuation tools and much much more. Please check out the free Stock Report for BHP Billiton and read the Stock Report Guide for more details.

60+ Guru Screening Strategies

We are extremely excited about the new Stock Screener. If are looking for investment ideas based on the writings of Warren Buffett, Ben Graham, Jim Slater or the Naked Trader, we've got them covered. Not only that but we are tracking the performance of these screens to try to separate the wheat from the chaff. Every stock that qualifies for a screen is 'tagged' with that screen on their Stock Report, so you know instantly the kinds of investment styles that a Stock qualifies for and who might be buying it.

Lots of other new toys

While the Stock Reports and Screener are the key new features on the site, it doesn't stop there. We've inverted the screening process to allow you to check how any stock stacks up against a checklist of screening criteria, have created a (very beta!) new set of valuation models, have rolled out a simple but effective stock comparison page and the ability to browse sectors and industry fundamentals with ease.

Keep the ideas coming

While we realise these tools aren't for everybody, we hope that interested users will take a 14 day free trial to check out the features and consider supporting the ongoing development of Stockopedia with a subscription. We are offering a 33% discount for a limited period only, please use the bonus code 'beta158' when signing up.

I can't stress enough that we are in active development so please give us feature feedback and help us improve the product at this link. We are a tiny team taking on a mammoth job and we know there are holes out there. Many eyeballs are better than one - please let us know if you find a bug!

Hope you enjoy the new toolkit!

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Edward Croft 8th Mar '12 1 of 2


Looking at the signup page for your Pro product, I see you're heading panEuropean. Should you instead be heading Asian? Nowadays I invest as much on the Singapore exchange as London, and it's really not very difficult. I suspect a lot more info on Asian companies is available in the English language than info on European ones in English, so language is less of a problem for English-only speakers in Asia than panEurope. The companies are more attractive in Asia than panEurope as well, and there's a shortage of analysis products like your Pro so anything you started up would stand out. I'm convinced investing around Asia has better prospects and is more practical than panEuropean, and I suspect for your business it would be a better direction to head than panEuropean, which I doubt looks tempting for retail investors nowadays. You've set up a lot of investing tools here which aren't as fully used as they deserve to be, and if you directed the same IT effort at opening up Asian investing to retail punters I think your product might well stand out more. How many retail investors are you going to interest in panEuropean investing? Not many I'd guess. How many might you interest in Asian investing? Far more potential IMO, and far less competing products. You'd just about have first mover advantage with a similar product to your Pro.


In reply to Sir Lurkalot on another thread...

Sirlurkalot - thanks for the feedback and I wholeheartedly agree. At the moment our data-segmentation licence with Reuters is pan-European so we will first be opening up Europe as a result. But yes Asia is where its at imo... the potential for growth stocks over there is enormous. We actually do have an office in Bangalore so are well placed to push in that direction - realistically its going to be 2013 before we are able to open it up though due to our current commitments.

On the other hand the crisis in Europe is bound to be throwing up some awesome pan-european value investing opportunities that we are all blind do right now so I'll be v. interested once we open up the box! I don't know who has tried Ben Graham style strategies across Europe but one may imagine that he's just as effective there or even more so due to less efficient markets.

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Dave Brickell 9th Mar '12 2 of 2


I am looking at the filters/screeners....they look pretty good. It is clear a lot of hard work has gone into it. IMO Stocko should look to write articles based on their screens for readers to understand how it all works & how much value it can add to ones investing.

In reply to Isaac - thanks for checking out the screens. We've done a lot of those writeups over the last 6 months as we've been building the filters/screens based on the research. We've compiled them in what we call the Library / Research Centre which can be accessed here - We've split things out so that there are separate areas for each main topic, including:

Almost all screens now have detailed writeups, explaining the underlying logic which can be found also by clicking the "Read More" tab on a page like this.

There are a few screens that don't, including actually some of the best-performers like Tomorrow's Breakthroughs, an R&D focused screen which is one of the best-performing screens since we started tracking on December 15th (it's up an amazing 26.2% since December 15th 2011 vs. 7.9% for the FTSE 100), but we will be adding that one today and the rest very shortly. 

As far as offering this kind of analysis for free is concerned, it's worth stressing that the quality of fundamental data providers varies enormously. After reviewing the options, we've chosen Thomson Reuters who we believe to be the very best in the business (better than Bloomberg for example), and it took us a lot of negotiation to be able to afford the data and only then with strict access conditions. Unlike say share price data, a good database of fundamental data and analysis understandably takes effort and costs money and the content that's available for free on the Web tends to be poor quality, which makes it of very limited use, at least in our view. 

It's also worth stressing that screening is only part of what we've added in PRO - you can see an example of the stock reports here.

Anyway, thanks to all of you who've signed up for the beta offer - we really appreciate the support and it allows us to keep investing in the product, and make it even better!

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CEO at Stockopedia where I weave code, prose and investing strategies to help investors beat the stock markets. I've a background in the City and asset management but now am more interested in building great stock selection tools for the use of investors online.   Traditionally investors online have had very poor access to the best statistics, analytics and strategies for the stock market and our aim is to set that straight.  High Quality fundamental information has been prohibitively expensive in the past and often annoyingly dull. People these days don't just want to know the PE Ratio and look at a balance sheet. They expect a layer of interpretation over data, signal from noise and the ability to know at a glance whether a stock is worth investigating or not. All this is possible using great design and the insights gleaned from quantitative research.  Stockopedia is where we try to make it happen ! more »

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