Vancouver, BC, Jan. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- equities.com, Inc., an online financial publication and social community for investors, is bringing its highly successful Small-Cap Stars portfolio strategy to Canada with the launch of the Canadian Small-Cap Stars. The new financial research product positions equities.com to extend the momentum from its recent acquisition of VantageWire.com, a leading Canadian financial website. equities.com's North American operations are now well-represented with offices in New York, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Toronto.
equities.com's Small-Cap Stars is a proprietary research tool based on a list of promising companies in the small-cap space, selected by our institutional-style algorithms. The goal is to identify which fundamental criteria were most important to a stock's success for companies with a market cap of $50 million to $1 billion over the previous 12 month period, and then finds stocks that are in a similar position of anticipated growth today.
Since its inception in 2013, the Small-Cap Stars research portfolio has produced an average annual cumulative gain of over 28%*. Based on back-tested data, the Canadian Small-Cap Stars portfolio is even more promising, producing an average annual cumulative gain of over 32%* over the past two years.
The Small-Cap Stars system is meant for research and informational purposes only, and is not for investment recommendation purposes.
"The Canadian investment markets offers many compelling opportunities for investors, and we felt that it was due time that we broadened our research coverage into this space," said David Bernard, Founder and President of equities.com. "With equities.com's expansion into the Canadian market via the VantageWire.com acquisition, we've solidified our role as the destination platform for the investment community. We are very excited to introduce the Canadian Small-Cap Stars research tool at no cost for our members, and will continue to improve upon the family of research products."
Become an equities.com member to access the 2015 List of the Canadian Small-Cap Stars and enjoy these benefits as well:
• Unprecedented access and research into the most profitable segments of the market
• A list of high quality stocks with a strong probability for success
• Stocks graded on a sector-specific basis: Perfect for investors desiring specific markets!
• A 5-star rating system
• A user-friendly interface
• Convenient sorting features and daily performance tracking
• Direct access to equities.com's E.V.A. (Equities Valuation Analysis) Reports
• Our analysts are constantly improving the selection formula for even better returns!
To learn more about equities.com or to become a member of our online financial community, please visit: http://www.equities.com/community/register
*Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
About equities.com, Inc.
equities.com, Inc. is an online financial publication and social community for self-directed investors, public and private companies, market experts, and professional service providers across the global capital markets. The equities.com Issuer Dashboard is an ideal SaaS platform to effectively manage corporate communication and investor awareness campaigns, engage with market intermediaries and financial advisors, and research industry peers. Registered members can leverage our market-leading commentary and content curation, as well as our proprietary research tools, such as the Small-Cap Stars, which spotlights promising growth companies through our institutional-quality algorithms, and our robust do-it-yourself Equities Valuation Analysis (E.V.A.) research reports. Go to http://www.equities.com/community/register to become a member.
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