"The CandidMarkets platform is the first of its kind. It takes out the tedious parts of financial analysis so that one can focus on what really matters" -- Nabil El-Hage, Former Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 08, 2012
CandidMarkets, Inc.has launched the world’s first investment analysis portal designed to allow investors to manage their own investments without conflicted middlemen and to provide finance professionals with the web’s most robust platform to showcase their investment acumen.
CandidMarkets puts investors, first-time or experienced, in control of their investments. They no longer have to rely on brokers, motivated more by fees than their clients’ interests.
The portal contains innovative tools and instructional units that allow even first time investors to analyze and value stocks quickly and soundly. It also enables finance professionals to create and publish their own stock recommendations with ease.
"The CandidMarkets platform is the first of its kind. It takes out the tedious parts of financial analysis so that one can focus on what really matters" -- Nabil El-Hage, Chairman, Academy of Executive Education & former Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School.
CandidMarkets was created by finance professionals with MBAs and degrees from top schools including Harvard, MIT, Wharton and Brown, who have worked in investment firms, private equity and investment banking. The tools are based on their experience about what investors really need to make good decisions.
CandidMarkets is already being used by students from over 30 top MBA Schools including Harvard, Wharton and Columbia to value investments and publish research.
The MBA students used CandidMarkets’ tools and publication platform to compete in a nationwide stock picking competition. They used CandidMarkets to predict which S&P500 stocks would perform best over the six months starting November 1st 2011.
So far, their picks have outperformed the market, returning 9.2% compared to the market average 8%. The stocks chosen by the top 25% of students, based on analysis performed on CandidMarkets platform, have returned in excess of 15% and up to 54%.
The top picks, associated analysis and performance details can be seen on CandidMarkets.
CandidMarkets showcases two revolutionary patent-pending analysis tools. The first innovation is an accounting-based valuation tool that derives the fair value of a stock and its expected investment return using just three inputs: return on equity, earnings growth and future market sentiment. Within seconds, a user can understand the set of business scenarios that make a stock attractive, without having to perform detailed discounted cash flow modeling or basing an investment decision purely on financial metrics. With the fair value and investment return outputs distilled into key drivers, a user can also factor uncertainties into the key inputs and impute a margin of safety into the investment decision.
The second tool enables a user to study the past performance of stocks between two points in time, allowing users to anticipate how future business performance can impact stock performance. With this tool, a user can understand precisely how, for example, Apple’s stock was able to generate stock returns at rates exceeding 35% annually between Jan 2006 and Dec 2011. The tool demonstrates that during this time, Apple grew its earnings at over 60% annualized without expending meaningful capital.
CandidMarkets operates on the principle that long-term investing should be based on business fundamentals not financial modeling or metrics. The CandidMarkets site features a suite of tools that help professionals and first time investors analyze a company’s performance in a clear, simple and interactive way. First time investors can apply their own views and business knowledge into investment decisions without having to do detailed calculations or pay fees for conflicted advice.
For a limited time only, CandidMarkets is offering free membership registration: http://www.candidmarkets.com.