IBD Extends Leaderboard Functionality as Product Continues to Rout the S&P 500

Latest features include streamlined access to Leaders Near a Buy Point, expanded Leaders Watch List, and identification of recently added and removed stocks

LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Investor’s Business Daily (IBD), a leading financial news and research organization, today announced that it has extended the capabilities of its popular Leaderboard product, adding a number of new features and enhancing the interface to make smart investing even faster and easier. Leaderboard was created to distill all of the resources and analysis generated by IBD’s experts into simple-to-understand views that inform subscribers’ investment decisions.

Leaderboard has earned a reputation for consistently beating the S&P 500, and this year alone (January 1, 2018 - June 14, 2018), it has demonstrated returns of 21%, compared to the S&P 500’s returns of 4.05%. With its latest release, Leaderboard offers a thoughtfully designed experience to enable users to fully leverage IBD’s unique, data-driven market research and insights.

In addition to a new elegant, highly intuitive interface, the new Leaderboard’s advancements include:

  • Stocks Added and Removed: This entirely new feature lets investors view which stocks popped up on the IBD Top 50, Sector Leaders, and Leaderboard lists, as well as which were removed in order to identify trends within sectors and where the market is rotating. The lists are updated daily and track performance over the previous five days.
  • Expanded Leaders Watch List: One of the most popular features of Leaderboard has been the Watch List. In the new interface, it is easier to see which companies made the list as well as how many companies are on the list, in what sectors. This broader view makes it simple to track the stocks that have not broken out yet and helps identify which stocks could become leaders.
  • Streamlined Access to Leaders Near a Buy Zone: This feature helps users instantly identify the ideal buy point within a stock’s buy range so that they don’t purchase too early or too late. Relevant stock information, including article archives, is clear and easy to access, and users are alerted to what’s in buy range.

“Our subscribers are highly engaged because they understand the distinct value Leaderboard presents. They are on Leaderboard every day and have become our best product testers. That’s why when they tell us how something can be improved, we listen,” said Chris Gessel, IBD’s Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Content Officer. “The new Leaderboard was fully redesigned based on their feedback. The result is an incredible user experience that enables investors of any level to quickly, easily, and effectively execute their investment strategies.”

Leaderboard tracks IBD’s top-performing stock lists and provides in-depth analysis of each leading company’s fundamental and technical performance. It is constantly updated to help users spot opportunities as they emerge. The latest charts are annotated with IBD’s analysis, making it simple to instantly key in on bases, buy points, and areas of resistance and support. Essentially, IBD experts watch and analyze the market so that users don’t have to spend hours conducting research.

To make full use of these lists, subscribers receive instant email alerts and push notifications when stocks are added to stay ahead of the crowd. Additionally, they benefit from customized alerts based on buy/sell criteria. They can also customize their lists in Leaderboard and sync with their Investors.com account lists. All of these capabilities will soon extend to new iOS and Android Leaderboard mobile apps, which are expected to debut in the coming weeks.

In addition to identifying market trends, IBD delivers analysis to investors in ways that match their lifestyle and preferences. IBD produces compelling editorial content, reports, and webinars, and has developed user-friendly mobile apps that include several features that cannot be found anywhere else. To learn more about all that IBD offers, gain access to industry-leading market indexes, please visit www.investors.com.

Investor’s Business Daily is a leading financial news and research organization recognized for providing stock screens, comparative performance ratings, and unique commentary helping investors zero in on top performing growth stocks. IBD provides the buy rules and sell rules to properly make trading decisions that will minimize your risk and maximize your potential profit. IBD offers individual and professional investors a comprehensive lineup of print and online products, all based on a powerful investing system that has dramatically outperformed the S&P 500.

IBD’s website, Investors.com, offers tools, analysis and research for investors of all levels: IBD University learning center, IBD TV market videos and the IBD Stock Checkup®.  IBD also hosts popular investment workshops and provides Home Study programs based on the top-performing growth strategy, CAN SLIM.  IBD was founded April 9, 1984 by William J. O'Neil, who also originated CAN SLIM.

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For Editorial Contact:
Marisa Lam
GMK Communications for IBD
(650) 544-3350