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Wikinvest wants to make investing easier by creating the world’s best source of investment information and investment tools. Read more about us.
Nope, Wikinvest is completely free. (Although, we'd love for you to contribute to Wikinvest!)
A wiki is a place where people can work together to write an article that explains something and links to other related articles. The most well known is Wikipedia, which provides a great example of how powerful a source of information written and edited by a community can be. Wikinvest is creating the world's largest investment research wiki. While Wikinvest is not directly associated with Wikipedia, we admire and are inspired by what the Wikipedia community has created.
Wikinvest is open to all. There is no single description that applies to all Wikinvestors. Our community includes everyone from everyday investors to investing professionals and people who work in the industries they cover.
Wikinvest has fleshed out articles on over 10,000 different investing topics, including thousands of companies, and the number is growing every day. Consider lending a hand in building the world's largest pool of free investment research.
Wikinvest offers a new way of organizing investment research around concepts, trends, and ideas rather than just companies and ticker symbols. These articles explain which companies are affected by a trend, giving you ideas for how to invest in the trend. Concepts link to other relevant articles so you can see the relationships between individual companies, products and economic or cultural trends.
A WikiChart is a special chart we've built that allows you to explain what's happening to a company's stock price by adding annotations. Read more about them on the WikiCharts page.
Bulls and Bears are investment nicknames for people who have positive and negative outlooks on the prospects of an investment. On Wikinvest, if you want to make arguments for or against investing in a stock, put those arguments in the Bulls and Bears sections, respectively.
If there's a new reason to be bullish or bearish, or if an existing reason can be updated or improved, just go to the bulls or bears tab and click on the add or edit links.
There may be many different reasons to be bullish or bearish about an investment and those reasons change over time. We created a system that ranks the reasons by their importance according to user voting. Go ahead, try voting, it only takes a second!
No stuffing the ballot box! In order to help prevent people from voting multiple times, we require you to log in to your Wikinvest account and limit voting to once per account per reason.
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Our major source of revenue is advertising, which will help keep Wikinvest free and independent. Wikinvest grew out of our personal frustration about the investing resources out there today. We opened Wikinvest to the public in July 2007, and since then we've been focused on building the site and trying to make investing more intuitive and more democratic for our users. We are 100% committed to keeping the site free and open to everyone, always.
Feel good about helping to build the best investing tool for investors, by investors. Wikinvest also recognizes folks who have contributed by giving them reputation points.
Contribute! The more valuable the contributions you make to Wikinvest, the higher your contributor points and rank will be. Learn more about your Wikinvest reputation.
We've developed a sophisticated system to determine which users are making substantial contributions to Wikinvest. The Top Contributors to an article are listed at the top of each article as a way to recognize and thank those who have worked together to create the article.
If you're not familiar with how to write something in a wiki, here are some tips to get started.
A wiki page can be thought of as a single document inside a collection of related documents. It is typically designed to have multiple authors, and it may or may not have a final published version that is delivered on paper or other static form. In most cases, people editing the wiki page will be online while they are doing it, and their changes will be instantly reflected in the page text.
In contrast, a Word document can be thought of as a single document unconnected to any related documents. At any time it has a single author, and there is very typically a final published version which is designed and formatted for distirbution. In most cases, people editing a Word document will do it independent of Internet access. Changes from multiple people are typically done sequentially, with subsequent authors able to accept or reject annotated changes in Track Changes.
Word is overwhelmingly presentation focused, and generally provides tools for people to build documents that look great. Most wikis have much more limited user control over the aesthetics of the page, and are often designed around collaboration first and only secondarily on presentation for print.
In most cases, you can copy and paste from any Word document directly into a wiki page. Some formatting will be lost, and some features of the original source document (footnotes, side bars, page layout, and more) will not be preserved. But the Edit Buttons on top of this box in Wikinvest will help you to recover a clear presentation in the wiki page.
Wikinvest seeks to provide information that is clear, verifiable and unbiased. For a more detailed description of Wikinvest editorial policies visit our content guidelines.
Neutral company articles and concept pages are meant to give the reader a general overview of the companies and concepts covered and should not be written in a manner that is either biased or opinionated. While Bulls and Bears company articles should still be fact-based, contributors are encouraged to argue a particular point of view. For a more detailed description of acceptable article content please visit our content guidelines.
It's easy to create new articles on Wikinvest. We've even created a special page for you: create an article.
Wikinvest only covers companies with at least $100 million in market capitalization, or that are listed on major exchanges. Stock prices for companies that fall into these baskets are less susceptible to manipulation and spam. If your company does fall into one of those buckets but it's still not on our site, we goofed. Send us feedback and let us know.
We review changes on the site for stock spam. If someone makes an edit that's not constructive or that runs afoul of the ground rules for the site, it takes just a few quick mouse clicks (by anyone in the community) to undo the change. Read more about how Wikinvest combats stock spam.
The Wikinvest community has a zero tolerance policy for copyright infringement. If you come across an instance of copyright violation, please follow the instructions for reporting copyright infringement as described in our Terms of Service.