"Wikinvest, which recently licensed some content to the Web sites of USA Today and Forbes, seeks to be an alternative to Web portals that are little more than “a data dump” of income statements and government filings...Users annotate stock charts with notes explaining peaks and valleys, edit company profiles and opine about whether to buy or sell. The site is creating a wire service with articles from finance blogs and building a cheat sheet to guide readers through financial filings by defining terms and comparing a company’s performance to competitors’."
"Wikinvest's entries are penned by a broad range of investors who layer their own research on top of each other. Each entry, on a stock or a theme, includes separate pages for bullish, bearish and neutral commentary so that investors better understand a company or investment idea. Annotated charts, meanwhile, offer explanations for big moves in share prices."
"The design is excellent, as is the ease of use. There are already quite comprehensive entries on a number of topics, including subprime lending and Rock Bank vs. Guitar Hero. This latter entry provides a compelling example of the attractiveness of alternative research sites like Wikinvest - FT Alphaville hasn't seen any broker notes recently that highlight the companies benefiting from the success of these titles..."
Wikinvest Stock Charts Find Their Way Onto USAToday.com and Forbes.com
"San Francisco startup Wikinvest is making inroads as a stock data provider for media Websites. Its embeddable, annotatable charts now grace the stock pages of USAToday. Beginning next week, they will also power the stock charts on Forbes.com, replacing its current stock data provider, INVESTools. (On USAToday, the Wikinvest charts are supplementing the main charts)."
Add Stock Quotes To Every Post With Upcoming Wikinvest Plugin
"Financial bloggers are going to like this one. Wikinvest is getting ready to release a Livequotes plugin that automatically adds a stock quote every time a publicly traded company is mentioned in a post. It auto-detects company names and adds the ticker symbol, price, and the percent change in parentheses after the name, with links to the Wikinvest page for that stock. It also can add links for financial terms and definitions such as “PEG ratio” or “price to book.”
As the Markets Melt, Wikinvest Wire Launches To Offer Advice From Financial Blogs
"The current market gyrations have investors running everywhere seeking advice. What better time to launch a newswire culled from the latest posts of financial bloggers? That’s the idea behind Wikinvest Wire, which has just been launched by the user-edited investment site Wikinvest. Except that it is not really a newswire in the traditional sense. It is more like a contextual recommendation system for the blogs invited to participate."
Wikinvest Gives the World Embeddable, Interactive Stock Charts
"But starting today you can get interactive, embeddable WikiCharts like the one below from Wikinvest. Hold the mouse down over the chart and you can pan it from left to right. Hover over the line and you will get date, price, and volume, information."
Wikinvest to Add Unique Comp Data For Stock Research
"By the end of next week, Wikinvest is planning on introducing a new feature to help investors dig deeper...Each industry has its own unique set of comparable metrics by which analysts and professional investors gauge the health and productivity of the companies in that industry. For airlines, it might be fuel costs, revenue per available seat-mile, cost per available seat-mile, and load factors (what percentage of seats are sold per flight)."
Wikinvest Closes $2.5 Million for Investing Wiki
"Wikinvest does a good job of providing business focused company profiles, which include market information and product histories...They also have a very novel feature, WikiCharts, which let users explain trends across real-time share price graphs through embedded comments."
Wikinvest: Social Stock Picking And Analysis
"The site is constantly updated with new user information and new stock quotes, so it should prove an incredibly useful tool for those of us not strong enough to weather a Jim Cramer rant daily. My favorite part of the site is a section called Concepts, where users can list a company or product (for example, the iPhone) that may affect the future of other companies."
Investors get some free tips
"Wikinvest adds information you need to understand a company's business and future prospects."
Sharing the wealth
"...promising to be a constantly updated resource that reflects more than just a single expert's opinion of a certain company..."
Helpful tool will let you know if you're an Internet addict
"Not only can you browse stocks by company, but you can also search the site by investing concept. For example, there is information about subprime lending, aging baby boomers, carbon trading and many other subjects. Active contributors are highlighted on the site, so you may find yourself tracking posts made by particular individuals who share the same investing philosophy as you."