We're regular, everyday investors who are sick of the level of innovation at the major finance portals. We've steadily been building the investing website that we wanted -- we hope you'll find it useful as well.
Setting up a portfolio on other finance sites is a pain - it requires you to manually enter in all your transactions, cost basis, and other information - and this information is out of date the minute you make your next trade.
We allow you to seamlessly import your data from your brokerage and other investment accounts. Because you can import your data into your Wikinvest portfolio acount,
One frustration we have with traditional finance portals is that most of them throw up data and statistics on the page, but little of it is meaningful and it's hard for most people to figure out what’s important and what it means about a company. Wikinvest articles boil down the important nuggets about a company or concept instead of inundating you with the smorgasbord of P/E ratios, earnings estimates, dividend yield, and run of the mill balance sheet data that you usually find.
One great example of this philosophy in action is our WikiChart. Typical stock charts plot a line that moves up and down – but most people want to know why the stock price is moving. So we built WikiCharts that allow people to annotate and explain what’s happening. Investors have already created over a thousand annotations explaining the stock price movements of hundreds of companies -- so don't be shy, jump in on the action and add an annotation!
We have ads on the site, which helps keep Wikinvest free and independent. And, we license our content and technology to other companies. We power all the stock charts on Forbes.com, all the finance content on NPR.org, finance content on USAToday.com, research / analytics for several brokerages, and other content and tools for hundreds of other sites. If you're interested in working with us, [www.wikinvest.com/licensing see our licensing page for more information].