Good news today, that one of the original stock screener sites, Company REFS has been acquired by Stockopedia.
Stockopedia has already done a pretty good job of showcasing Jim Slater’s Zulu Principle in their stock screeners, but I’m glad to see they have taken it a step further now and that the Company REFS service will continue under the Stockopedia brand.
Anyone who’s been a stockbroker or in the stock markets for any number of years will have come across a few key services in their time. Company REFS being one of them. I used it when I started off as a stockbroker in combination with my ADVFN level 2 screen looking for bargains in the small-cap world.
It’s a small world stockbroking and a few years later, when I was a dealer on a derivatives desk, the founder Jim Slater became a client and would put on currency option trades over the phone. Nice chap too, we even called him Mr Slater.
Mark Slater, son of Company REFS founder Jim Slater & Chairman of Slater Investments, said:
“My father devised REFS (Really Essential Financial Statistics) in the early 1990s. It was a revolutionary source of data and was head and shoulders above the competition for a long time. Slater Investments will invest in the database and I believe that it will become a much more valuable research tool which will enhance our investment process.”
Edward Page Croft, CEO of Stockopedia, said:
“Jim Slater and Company REFS were key inspirations when we founded Stockopedia. We’re delighted to carry the baton, ensuring that existing REFS subscribers can continue to access first-class fundamental data and screening tools on the web.”
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Richard founded the Good Money Guide (previously Good Broker Guide) in 2015 and has been a broker for 20 years most recently at Investors Intelligence and previously a multi-asset derivatives broker at MF Global (Man Financial). Richard started his career working as a private client stockbroker at Walker Crips and Phillip Securities (now King and Shaxson) after interning on the NYMEX oil trading floor in New York and London IPE in 2001 & 2000.