Looking for beta testers

Looking for beta testers

Some of you may have noticed a distinct lack of posts on this blog for the last few months. This is because I have been working on something big behind the scenes.

For the last couple of years I have been trying to set up a new way for investors to quickly and easily analyze stocks. I know of a lot of online platforms that provide information like summary financial statements already, but none have the level of customization that I think is necessary for an investor. I wanted to set up a completely customizable spreadsheet that an investor could personalise to analyze stocks however they want to, and that would populate with reliable data on any stock at the click of a button.

Moreover I wanted to provide this analytical tool cheaper than you can get elsewhere on the web. I have now almost realized this vision, and I have what I believe is an invaluable analysis tool, the only thing left now is to see if other people agree, and to test it out for real. That is where I need the help of my readers.

I need volunteers to use this spreadsheet to analyze stocks and give me their feedback on it. There is nothing in particular I will require from you, simply use it as you see fit and give me any comments you have. This is what I have to offer to any would be testers (and eventually customers)

  • Free access, no strings attached. If you are helpful this free access could continue long after the product goes live.
  • Data on over 7,000 US stocks both listed and over the counter
  • Includes 20 years of historical financial statements on any stock
  • Built in models and analysis

The only requirement for now is that you have Excel 2007 or later. There will be a Google Spreadsheet available at launch, but for now I am only testing the Excel version. Here is a preview of what the spreadsheet looks like – IS Excel preview.xlsx

If you are interested, please send me an email: mail@investingsidekick.com, or leave a comment below and I will send you the working spreadsheet. As I said, there will be no strings attached, all I ask for is for you to use it, push it to its limits and let me know your feedback.

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Investing Sidekick

Founder of Investing Sidekick. Works as a research analyst and is an avid value investor, always searching for undervalued shares. An SA certified writer.

7 Responses to Looking for beta testers

  1. 60°North Investments says:

    Hi Andy,

    I’d certainly be interested in volunteering as a beta tester, and hope that I could provide you with some useful feedback. Thanks in advance!

  2. walter says:

    hi,Andy.
    i am very interested in your this great plan. Thanks in advance!

    • Investing Sidekick Investing Sidekick says:

      Thanks for the responses guys, I’ve sent you the details. Walter, I’m not sure if the email address you gave is valid but sent the stuff anyway. If you don’t get it just drop me another message 🙂

  3. M says:

    Hi Andy,

    I’m interested in helping out.

    Cheers

  4. JKeat says:

    Hi Andy, I would be delighted to give it a go.

    Thanks!

  5. Sebastian says:

    Happy to help out. Great idea by the way!

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