IB Research Reports
Each IB Report is written by a member of the IB Analyst community. Each analyst typically has years of "buyside" and/or "sellside" experience under his or her belt, and maintains an easily accessible IB Analyst bio for review. Every report contains a content-rich amount of information on a company that (most likely) has an identifiable catalyst on the horizon (whether it be 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, etc.). Information of any specific investment that can be found within each report include:
- Trade recommendation ("buy"/"sell"), along with upcoming and identified catalyst(s)
- Company overview
- Company valuation
- Market overview
- Investment highlights
- Financial analysis
An IB Report is meant to be a "one-stop-shop" to enable YOU, the individual investor, to gain fundamental knowledge on an investment, a timeframe of the investment, and a recommendation (buy or sell) by a seasoned investor. All this offering for the starting cost of an iTunes song. Each IB Report is designed to supply the investor with all the information needed to make a sound investment decision.
Control the Discounted Pricing
Each IB report starts off costing you only $0.99 (i.e., the cost of an iTunes song)! Except this discounted price will yield you investment knowledge from a seasoned investor, with a huge potential return on investment. Depending on how much you like the report you purchase, rate it on a 5-Star IB rating system. If you appreciated the quality of the report you accessed, then give it a high rating which will subsequently increase the report price. If you didn't enjoy the quality of the report, then give it a low ratiing and the report price will drop (floor price of $0.99). Control the pricing and rating of all IB Reports!
Benefits for Investors in Signing Up
Once you create an account, you are entitled to any IB research report for FREE. Check out a near-term catalyst investment. Check out a longer-term value investment. Browse through the quality of your free report and even follow the analyst's advice and make the investment! With an IB account, you are free to browse our library of content (via ticker symbol search, catalyst-date search, and analyst name) and purchase any and all reports to your liking. Our content is at your disposal, all for a discounted price.
Return on Investment
If you access an IB report and you think the proposed investment (a) makes sense to you, (b) is appropriately analyzed by the analyst, and (c) meets your desired time horizon, then put the trade on! The nominal report price gives you access to a wide breadth of knowledge in a matter of seconds that is investable and actionable. Think of each IB Report purrchase as an investment in itself. Invest in knowledge.
Message the Analyst
Questions about the analysis done in the report you just purchased? Questions about an analyst's view on a specific sector?...or specific stock? Once you create your IB account, you are free to message any analyst. Reach out and communicate with the analyst! Form a relationship that will develop into further idea generation. Find out when the analyst you like is publishing his or her next report. You might even be interested in working for or with an analyst (or an analyst's employer) -- shoot over your resume and see where it takes you! IB encourages open dialogue and communication on the IB platform.
Rate the Analyst
Love the report? Hate the report? Either way, the cost is quite minimal. However, IB wants high quality reports written at ALL TIMES, which is why we encourage all investors to rate the reports they purchase. You want to know the quality of the report you are purchasing at all times, and we get that.
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Becoming an IB Analyst
We at IB encourage all individuals who have a fundamental knowledge of investing and a background in finance to write IB reports on any type of public company. We encourage the investment to have a specific catalyst timeline (a "path-to-payday" if you will), so that we can fit the investment in one of the following 6 categories:
The IB template is easily accessible on our site, which is very basic and which should be used as a framework to write your report. We know that a lot of time not all the information an investor may have at his or her disposal can be categorized within the IB template, so we obviously encourage you to include all supplementary detail and analysis when submitting your report. Your report will be reviewed by IB management, and will either be posted on the platform in a timely manner, or we will come back to you with some changes/tweaks. Our goal is to make your translation of knowledge onto paper as seamless as possible so that you may achieve the financial and professional benefits of the IB platform as fast and as powerful as possible.
Benefits in Becoming an IB Analyst
Every analyst who writes an IB Report is entitled to 50% of all report sale proceeds on the IB platform. Analysts are encouraged to write higher quality reports, so that their published research will get rated higher by consumers, hence be sold at a higher price. We at IB believe the individual investor is starved for quality company research and analysis, meaning that the total available market that IB serves is enormous.
Personal & Professional Exposure
Become known within the IB community! The higher quality research you write, the more of a following you will get. The more of a following means there are tremendous amounts of eager investors out there waiting to purchase your next report. In addition, reports will be read by your peers as well at other financial firms. Peek their interest. Make them want to work with you, share ideas with you, hire you, or potentially partner with you! Get your name out there and prosper financially and professionally.
Firm Exposure & Marketing
Analysts can choose to publish their reports anonymously, however IB encourages analysts to publish their firm name on each research report. There are thousands of small and medium sized investment funds out there, and fund managers need to make it a priority to market their firm name, strategy, and investment ideas. Use the IB platform to share with the rest of the investment community what investments you like and what you don't like. Let people know how you think, so they can better understand how your fund operates.
Talk Up Your Book
Once an analyst puts a trade or investment on, then why not share the idea with the investment community. Talk up your book! Give others the knowledge you were able to gain with your hard work, get paid for it, and watch people follow in your footsteps. Letting others know about a trade after your position has been put on can only help your investment.
Communication with Peers
For every IB Report you publish, you get access to numerous reports free. Browse other analysts' work. See how others think and shoot them a message. Build your relationships within the buyside or sellside community. Expand your professional network and share more investment ideas with others as knowledgeable as you.