Press Release

CFRA Offers Complimentary Access to Independent Research to Help Investors Navigate the Coronavirus Crisis

27 March 2020
90-Day complimentary access available for North America-based individual investors to timely, proven guidance on market behavior and its driving forcesFinancial advisor clients of CFRA able to make this robust research offering available to their clients for 90 days as wellNEW YORK, March 27, 2020 – CFRA, one of the world’s largest providers of independent investment research, today announced that it will offer individual retail investors complimentary 90-day access to its weekly online investment newsletter, The Outlook.As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) brings uncertainly to the global economic and financial industry, individual investors need access to timely, relevant insights to help them determine the best investments for their goals, strategies and respective risk tolerance. “This has been a trying time for just about every investor, but the individual investor may be finding herself particularly at sea in the current environment. After a record-setting decade-long bull market, many individuals must learn to navigate a significant downturn and figure out how to manage unprecedented volatility,” explained Peter de Boer, Chief Executive Officer at CFRA. “Crucial to these efforts is access to high-quality professional research and insights. The best way we can help is by providing complimentary access to our leading investment research to assist as an input in their overall investment strategy and decision-making process.” Drawing from the deep expertise of CFRA’s widely respected staff of 75+ strategists, researchers and analysts, The Outlook identifies the developments and trends that affect stock performance and makes recommendations on when to buy, hold, and sell. The Outlook features CFRA’s proprietary and proven investment decision-making tool: STARS (STock Appreciation Ranking System), which evaluates the immediate investment potential of about 1,000 U.S. stocks, with emphasis on the timing of investment decisions. In addition to The Outlook weekly newsletter, included with the complimentary access is up to five equity and five fund research reports per month, access to a selection of CFRA’s thematic research on the most important investment themes of the week, weekly notes from the CFRA Investment Policy Committee chaired by Chief Investment Strategist Sam Stovall, and CFRA’s Sector Scorecard, Market Movers and Street Talk columns. North America-based investors can request their access at CFRA also noted that financial advisors making use of CFRA’s research offerings can make The Outlook available to their own clients for the next 90 days, providing advisors with a powerful tool to share with their clients and help with ongoing discussions around market volatility, opportunities and recommendations. “Investors are facing some difficult choices with the current market unrest, but information is power. By providing complimentary access to fundamental market and equity insight during this period of heightened economic and market turbulence, CFRA is pleased to help empower more investors to better weather this ongoing storm,” added de Boer.ABOUT THE OUTLOOKThe Outlook is an investment solution from CFRA that is specifically designed for the individual investor, having been published weekly since the 1920s under its predecessor, S&P Global. CFRA acquired the Equity and Fund Research business from S&P Global in 2016. For more information about CFRA, please visit CFRACFRA is one of the world’s largest providers of independent investment research. Through a differentiated methodology blending forensic accounting and fundamental equity research, CFRA empowers sophisticated investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable analysis and proven results. CFRA’s global research team of 75 analysts critically evaluates industries, funds and companies of interest to help over 2,000 clients, including the world’s leading institutional investors, wealth advisors, corporations, academics and governments, to make sound investment and business decisions. Founded in 1994, CFRA is privately held with offices in or near New York, London, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Charlottesville, Denver, and Washington, D.C. In October 2016, CFRA acquired and has since fully integrated the Equity and Fund Research business from S&P Global.ContactsCFRA Press InquiriesOne New York Plaza, 34th Floor New York, N.Y. 10004press@cfraresearch.comorChris SullivanMacMillan Communications c/o 473-4442