PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chaikin Stock Research, creator of a suite of stock tools that empower individuals to invest like the pros, today announced the launch of Portfolio Health Check, the only personalized portfolio analysis that shows where your stocks are headed over the next 3-6 months. Developed by Marc Chaikin, creator of the first real-time analytics workstation for portfolio managers and stock traders, Portfolio Health Check uses powerful analytics once available only to professionals to help improve portfolio performance. Like a watchdog for stock investors, Portfolio Health Check helps individual investors identify and act on the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in their stock portfolios.
Portfolio Health Check, delivered weekly via email in a digestible, easy-to-read PDF format, provides individual investors with an overview of changes and potential surprises in their stock portfolio, including closing prices, price change percentages, earnings surprises, estimate revisions and news sentiment. In addition, Portfolio Health Check uses the acclaimed Chaikin Power Gauge stock rating model to indicate which stocks turned bullish or bearish, allowing self-directed investors to identify winning and losing stocks ahead of price shifts.
Key features of Portfolio Health Check:
The Chaikin Power Grid: Displays investors' stock portfolio in a 4-quadrant view, organizing stocks by industry group and ranking them from weakest to strongest based on the Chaikin Power Gauge Rating. The Power Grid highlights potential trouble spots in the bottom left quadrant and opportunities in the top right quadrant, allowing individuals to quickly adjust their portfolios to be better positioned for growth.
Potential Swaps: Identifies weak stocks and industry groups in investors' stock portfolios and offers specific strong stocks in strong industry groups as potential replacements.
The Chaikin Power Gauge Rating: The centerpiece of Portfolio Health Check, the Chaikin Power Gauge Rating is an unbiased 20-factor model based on financial metrics, earnings performance, price/volume activity and expert opinions. This unique model distills complex data into simple ratings - green for bullish, red for bearish - so an investor can quickly find the winners and drop the losers ahead of price moves.
"Investors disillusioned with Wall Street are increasingly turning to the Internet for decision support, yet there is a lack of helpful, actionable investor research available," said Marc Chaikin, CEO and Founder of Chaikin Stock Research. "Chaikin Portfolio Health Check is the answer for these investors, providing an easy-to-understand roadmap that lets investors know if they are positioned for success while providing specific stock ideas to consistently improve the performance of their portfolios."
Portfolio Health Check is available for subscription at http://www.chaikinpowertools.com/portfolio-health-check.shtml. Subscriptions cost just $9.95 a month or $95 a year.
About Marc Chaikin
After more than 40 years on Wall Street, Marc Chaikin founded Chaikin Stock Research in 2009 to level the playing field by delivering professional-quality stock tools to self-directed investors so they, too, can invest with the same edge as the pros.
A recognized expert in developing computerized stock selection models for professional money managers, as well as for individual investors, he is best known for the Chaikin Money Flow Indicator and Chaikin Persistency of Money Flow, the basis of Investor's Business Daily's Accumulation/Distribution Rating. Chaikin pioneered and developed the first real-time analytics workstation for portfolio managers and stock traders when he co-founded Bomar Securities in 1989. In 1992, Bomar was acquired by the Instinet subsidiary of Reuters. The proprietary Bomar analytics are now part of Thomson Reuters' institutional workstation.
Marc Chaikin was recently named one of the "Top Wall Street Experts and Opinion Leaders" by WallStreetEconomists.org and is a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg TV.
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