Performance of our Most Attractive Stocks consistently ranks as among the best of all the major firms according to Barron’s. Our top-ranked stock research drives our Predictive Ratings for 7400+ ETFs and mutual funds.
- 2nd Half of 2011 Survey: “Focus Lists Were Out of Focus in 2011’s Turmoil“, ranked #4 over 3 years
- 1st Half of 2011 Survey: “Stumbling To the Halfway Mark”, ranked #2 over 3 years
- Full-year 2010 Survey: “Market Beaters”, ranked #2 over the prior 12 months and #3 over the prior 3 years.
- 1st Half of 2010 Survey: “Finding Good Stocks in Bad Markets”, ranked #1 over the prior 12 months
- Full-Year 2009 Survey: “How the Brokers Stack Up”, ranked #2 over the prior 12 months
- 1st Half of 2009 Survey: “The Bull Resurfaces Just In Time”, ranked #2 over the prior 12 months
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Even if you think the Financial Footnotes do not matter, you have to appreciate the consistency of our stock-picking success.
Why do our stock picks work? Our success comes from the unrivaled analytical rigor enabled by our Paradigm-shifting research platform and the fact that we are the only firm to have completely analyzed over 100,000 annual reports, 10-Ks, 10-K/As, 20-Fs, 40-Fs, 8-Ks, etc.
Historically, high levels of analytical rigor could be applied to only a handful of companies because manually reading and analyzing the Financial Footnotes takes an enormous amount of time and expertise. Analyzing the Notes requires reading hundred of pages for details on items like off-balance sheet debt, hidden charges, false revenues, option liabilities, pension liabilities and asset disposals. And every company reports differently, which makes analyzing the Notes even harder. Our patented research system coupled with our expertise enables us to read, analyze and model the impact of data from the Financial Footnotes for 3000+ companies.
As detailed in Decoding Wall Street Propaganda, Wall Street firms are in the business of selling stock not good research. In fact, good research is in conflict with their investment banking business, which makes all the profits of the bank while research departments are pure cost centers. This helps explain why New Constructs consistently outperforms the big Wall Street firms, all of which have many multiples of the resources we employ. Better to be efficient and have shared interests with our clients…better for clients…at least. 🙂