We have excellent news.

The Journal of Financial Economics selected the paper, Core Earnings: New Data & Evidence, for publication.

The paper reveals:

  1. Legacy fundamental datasets suffer from significant inaccuracies, omissions and biases.
  2. Only our “novel database” enables investors to overcome those flaws and apply reliable fundamental data in their research.
  3. Our proprietary measures of Core Earnings and Earnings Distortion materially improve stock picking and forecasting of profits.

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Now, all investors, not just Wall Street insiders, can properly assess corporate profits after excluding the unusual gains and losses that companies bury in footnotes.

The authors, professors from Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan, invested years of research into the paper. After it was rigorously reviewed by experts, The Journal of Financial Economics, a top-three peer-reviewed journal in the world, selected it for publication.

With the 100% transparency of our models, the authors could unequivocally demonstrate the differences in our data and models versus legacy firms. We eagerly share the unrivalled rigor of our research.

The paper also highlights the difficulty in collecting critical data from the footnotes and the MD&A. It underscores the unrivaled efficacy of our Robo-Analyst technology for intelligently analyzing complex financial statements and disclosures at unprecedented scale.

Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan are not the only institutions to write papers on the superiority of our data and research. Find more papers here.

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This article originally published on January 12, 2021.

Disclosure: David Trainer, Kyle Guske II, and Matt Shuler receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector, style, or theme.

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    5 replies to "It’s Official: We Offer the Best Fundamental Data in the World"

    • Howard Snevel

      Very educating

    • Michael Scott Allen

      Sounds great. Where do I sign-up?

    • Matt Shuler


      You can sign up here. Thanks!

    • Eric S Orner

      Your reseach seems great, but the performance of your ratings seems fairly weak. Do you ratings perform better with stocks or ETFs?

    • Matt Shuler


      Our ETF ratings are linked to our stock ratings. We rate ETFs based on our ratings of their holdings. For a look recent performance of our “See Through the Dip” thesis which utilizes our reliable fundamental data see Figure 5. At the end of 4Q20, our Most Attractive Stocks Model Portfolio had an annualized return of 9.6% since its inception in 2005 vs. 7.5% for the S&P 500 and 7.9% for the Russell 2000 over the same time. Thanks for the question.

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