MarketSmith Jumpstarts Investor Research with Growth 250, a Listing of Stocks Poised for Growth

Effort underscores months of research, institutional-quality data and 30 proprietary fundamental and technical screens developed by institutional portfolio managers

LOS ANGELES--()--MarketSmith, the most powerful online investment research tool, announced today it launched Growth 250, a list of stock ideas that are updated weekly and demonstrate characteristics historically found in winning equities to jumpstart any growth investor’s research.

The Growth 250 was designed to help growth investors save time by conducting the initial search for stock ideas. Built by institutional portfolio managers, the 30 distinct and advanced screens that comprise Growth 250 combine the fundamental and technical criteria proven to be good indicators for potential growth. The list is available in print or as an add-on to MarketSmith, which combines institutional quality data with clear, concise stock charts, and is $999 for an annual subscription.

“Investors want to be empowered to make their own decisions, especially at a time when there is a lack of trust in financial markets. Growth 250 provides any type of growth investor access to promising ideas,” said Scott O’Neil, President of MarketSmith. “The list highlights the strength of our research tool as well as our institutional quality data, and is a tremendous starting point for retail investors, asset managers and others who believe in the importance of extensive data and meticulous research in driving investment decisions.”

The 30 screens that comprise Growth 250 capture every growth scenario as viewed from every possible angle. Growth investors typically include earnings as a critical factor in seeking stock ideas. As one example, Growth 250 screens for accelerating earnings, long-term earnings, stability of earnings, short-term earnings and even turnaround earnings scenarios while acknowledging the nuanced differences that exist for each situation. Growth 250 then takes the same approach for other growth themes such as sales, IPO, ROE, and much more.

Growth 250 scans the nearly 7,000 companies in its institutional database to capture stocks with the facets of leading growth stocks. By using a very focused but comprehensive range of screens, Growth 250 ensures that no growth stock opportunities are left uncovered. Investors then apply their investment criteria in analyzing the potential leading stocks to ensure a particular idea fits their investment portfolio and risk tolerance.

“A challenging, volatile market can be a source of tremendous opportunity,” said O’Neil. “Growth 250 helps growth investors streamline the time-intensive equities research process and focus on the most critical characteristics of winning stocks – and ideally take some of the emotion out of investment decisions.”

In support of the launch, the developers of Growth 250 will be conducting a live webinar on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 12 PM and 6 PM ET.

About MarketSmith

MarketSmith, Inc. is a powerful stock research tool developed by a team of investment professionals at William O'Neil + Co., a leading provider of global equity market information and data research. It combines institutional quality data with clear, concise charts to provide investment research in a streamlined, intuitive interface. MarketSmith was designed to be a decision-making tool, combining the essential fundamental and technical information investors need into a single view so users can efficiently research and identify winning stocks. It is one of the few investment research tools designed to run on Mac and Windows PC platforms. MarketSmith is a wholly owned subsidiary of William O’Neil + Co. For more information, please go to www.marketsmith.com

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Kim O'Halloran
+1 312.553.6733
Kim.OHalloran@fd.com