MarketPerform.com, White Plains, NY
MarketPerform.com, the pioneering analytical measurement provider for investors, offers an efficient and accurate comparison of financial institutions’ analysts recommendations versus actual returns, and brings to the FIRST Research Consortium a key component of the requirements set forth in the global research settlement between ten investment banks and regulators.
Performance measurement is a key analytical tool recommended by NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer following the recent investment research scandals and subsequent settlement with ten investment banks, including Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. (NYSE: BSC), Credit Suisse (NYSE CSR) Credit Suisse First Boston unit, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), and Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LEH).
The other companies in the settlement were Citigroup's (NYSE: C) Citigroup Global Markets, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MWD), Merrill Lynch Cos. Inc. (NYSE: MER), UBS (NYSE: UBS) unit UBS Warburg, and the Piper Jaffray unit of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB).
For several years, MarketPerform has been collecting recommendation data which has been analyzed using its proprietary formula, to show the investment community which firms have been the most credible when recommending stocks.
Individual and Institutional Investors use this information to make more educated investment decisions as MarketPerform lists the stocks that fall into each firm's recommendation categories, and custom-design portfolios based on the resultant analytics.
Users can actively manage their investments with an email notification system, so that they can make adjustments at the same time that the top-performing financial firms make their changes. Financial Institutions can use MarketPerform’s analytics to ensure that their research teams stay on top of their fields.
MarketPerform.com was founded by Eric Shkolnik, author of “When Buy Means Sell,” named by Barron’s as one of the best business books of 2002.
MarketPerform.com allows investors to:
Select a financial institution to view and chart performance history of their recommendations, segmented by sector and industry.
Enter a stock to view price chart and recommendation history to see which financial institutions have been on track.
Compare financial institutions to see whose recommendations yield higher returns, and who outperforms in various sectors and industries.
Set up personalized email alerts to be notified when recommendations are made by particular firms or on specific stocks.
Create and test recommendation based trading strategies, and see how they compare against major indices.
The site provides free comparative data on financial institution return for the past month, three months and one month, and more in-depth data is available by subscription or free trial.
123 Main St., Suite H
White Plains, NY 10601