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New Feature Announcement - Value Analysis on Demand, for Readers and Writers

Want to get research analysis on a stock, now you can request it here.

March 10, 2011

Dear GuruFocus Users,

As we value investors perform research and analysis on companies that we are interested in buying, especially as a value pick, often times there may be the need/request to receive expert opinions on these companies. The usual approach to this would be to look for headlines or read investment blogs online, but these articles may not be written by professionals or value-oriented. However, GuruFocus is here to present a new, community driven service, which we call Value Analysis on Demand. With this new service, GuruFocus users will be able to receive high quality, in-depth reports on the companies that they select, written by experienced and professional analysts.

This is how it works.

1. If you want to get in-dept analysis on a stock, you can request on GuruFocus’ new Value Research on Demand page. All requests are FREE.

2. Once received, GuruFocus will solicit the request among some of the best value analysts out there.

3. The analysts will do their homework on the stock requested by users and submit the research after they are ready

4. GuruFocus will review each submission strictly by following value investing principles in the areas of business quality, management capability, competition, valuation, etc.

5. Once accepted, GuruFocus will pay $50 to the analyst. (The analyst has opportunities to earn more, which will be explained in detail later).

6. Now the requestors will be able to read the analysis for FREE if they are Premium Member. If they are not, they can either Subscribe the Premium Membership or purchase the analysis for a small fee if they want to read the report immediately. Or they can wait up to 3 months to read the analysis for FREE.

7. All premium members and the buyer of the reports will have the opportunity to rate the analysis. The ratings will be used for future references by us.

In this way, investors will be able receive high quality research that are paid upfront by GuruFocus. Premium Members will get all the high quality value analysis for Free.

To Analysts (Deep Value Oriented Only):

If deep-value investing research is your passion, this is an opportunity for you to get paid for the investing research you do anyway. The potential earnings for each high quality research can be anywhere from a few hundred to even a few thousand dollars.

This is how it works:

1. The analysts can submit research on any stocks requested by users

2. All submissions will go through strict review process in multiple areas such business quality, management capability, competition, valuation, etc.

3. Once accepted, the author will be paid $50 per analysis.

4. The analysis will be available to all Premium Members immediately.

5. Only the introduction part of the analysis will be available to Non-Premium Members in the first 3 months. After 3 months the complete analysis is open to all members

6. If Non-Premium Members sign up GuruFous Premium Membership through this analysis, 20% of the earned Membership fee will be paid to the author.

7. If Non-Premium Members did not sign up the Premium Membership, but purchased the analysis, the authors of the analysis will receive 60% of the fees.

8. Ratings and credits will be established to the authors

With this new feature our readers will receive high quality research, while our authors are paid for the work they love to do. If you have any comments, please feel free to let us know.

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Bill Smith
Bill Smith premium member - 5 years ago
A few questions:

  • I'm assuming existing site contributors are eligible analysts? or is there a different qualification?
  • Is there a time limit for an analyst to submit research?
  • What happens in the event multiple analysts submit research for the same requested company?

Gurufocus premium member - 5 years ago
Yes, the existing contributors are certainly eligible.

Once there is new request, please reply the request to indicate your interest and the time you are going to submit the research

GuruFocus will control the numbers of researches accepted for each request. The request will be closed once we have enough high quality research.

Bill Smith
Bill Smith premium member - 5 years ago
Ok, thanks for the clarification.

Yswolinsky - 5 years ago    Report SPAM
I would like to request Geoff Gannon to do a write up on every stock in the Wilshire 5000 :)
chris lowe
Chris lowe premium member - 5 years ago
Would really appreciate: An estimate of IV and show how derived; Updated schedule of obligations to Gov't.; Thoughts on Chartis' reserves( are they adequate now); Present managements'quality, ability to access risk, and incentive to be disciplined underwriters going forward.
Softdude2000 - 5 years ago    Report SPAM
I think requestor should pay something to keep things serious.
Eric McGough
Eric McGough - 5 years ago    Report SPAM
This is AWSOME!
Paulwitt - 5 years ago    Report SPAM

Softdude2000 says : I think requestor should pay something to keep things serious.That's an interesting idea. How about something like a premium + membership. For an extra $100 a subscriber gets to make 5 requests per year.

Sjdoyon - 5 years ago    Report SPAM
This was a good idea until this one came. Being a Premium Member already keeps thing serious.
Sjdoyon - 5 years ago    Report SPAM
Robintan premium member - 5 years ago

great idea and service
ReinLudwig premium member - 5 years ago
This is a brilliant idea - I'm glad I'm a subscriber!
Pedro.sosa - 5 years ago    Report SPAM

Could you make an analysis on ADP, AAPL, TEF, SAN, ANA:xmce


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