Conducting research that fuels confident business and investment decisions requires access to content from across all key market perspectives. Without a holistic view of the market, you leave yourself vulnerable to missed opportunities, which can seriously impact your bottom line in precarious economic times.
While earnings transcripts, sector news journals, and interviews with experts provide integral context to industry trends and intel on market movements, equity research possesses invaluable perspectives around the “why” behind market movements that you won’t find anywhere else.
However, most professionals are under-utilizing these reports in their research process. Equity research keeps you abreast of every trend, development, and shift before it unfolds in the market, and consequently, allows you to approach strategic decisions with greater confidence. But, with the sheer amount of high-value information included in these reports—which are published by thousands of brokerages—it can be challenging to quickly identify the insights you need without a modern technology solution.
Unlike most market intelligence platforms, AlphaSense aggregates exclusive real-time and aftermarket equity research from global investment banks like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, and Bank of America within our Wall Street Insights® collection.
Below, we dive into how equity research can improve your decision-making and how AlphaSense’s Wall Street Insights® makes it even easier to stay one step ahead of the competition.
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What is Equity Research?
Banks publish equity research reports as a means of providing trading recommendations to their clients. For these reports, research analysts produce analyses and recommendations that contain differentiated insights on the industries and sectors that fall within their coverage areas. The main purpose of equity research is to provide investors with detailed financial analyses and recommendations on whether to buy, hold, or sell a particular investment. Banks often use equity research as a way of backing their decision-making, ranging from investment banking to sales and trading clients.
Why is Equity Research Important?
The primary purpose of equity research, otherwise referred to as broker research, is to provide information to the market about the market. Without it, stocks would be entirely misrepresented, as most would either be over or undervalued. Analysts leverage their expertise to dissect a stock, its industry, and its peer group and then translate their findings into earnings and valuation estimates. Ultimately, equity research fills information gaps so that investors do not have to independently analyze every stock on their radar, making the market more efficient.
There are different layers of coverage when it comes to equity research. Global banks like Goldman Sachs, Citi, and Deutsche Bank produce reports that focus on large market capital and liquid stocks to drive highly lucrative investment banking deals and high-profit trades. This research is almost unanimously respected and consumed by hedge funds, private equity professionals, and investment bankers.
Additionally, there are numerous independent research firms and boutique brokerages that produce research aimed at providing context around sizable investment banking deals and tracking stocks that big banks overlook. Historically, independent and boutique firms have been largely ignored by Wall Street, because with the sheer amount of these firms in the market, investors are reluctant to pay for research without ascertaining the quality and coverage of its contents. Not all research is worth buying–either because coverage areas don’t align, or the information is downright inaccurate.
Access Leading Research and Quickly Find Valuable Insights
Understanding how an industry will evolve or a market trend plays out often starts with broker research. An analyst’s perspective is formulated from years of studying and reporting on a specific sector—you won’t come across this kind of expertise in any other resource. With that said, it can take weeks, if not months, to conduct the level of analysis required to identify opportunities and devise strategies based on your findings.
So how can you take advantage of this indispensable content set in a timely yet effective manner?
AlphaSense not only aggregates research from thousands of global, regional, and boutique brokers, but it also leverages proprietary technology so users can quickly parse through the extensive amounts of information these reports contain. In fact, our platform allows users to wield powerful AI tools for monitoring industry trends and quickly learning what companies have to say about major themes in a particular industry.
With Search Summaries, you can glean important insights from our extensive library of broker research–alongside millions of company documents, news articles, and expert interviews–by inputting simple search terms into AlphaSense and discovering relevant companies, industries, and regions trending in relation to that theme.
Our platform also acts to eliminate blind spots in your research with Smart Synonyms™, which expands your keyword and thematic searches to deliver the most relevant results on any topic. Smart Synonyms™ compensates for the fact there are many different ways to say the same thing and ensures that users don’t miss any critical insights or data.
Search through millions of documents in seconds with the help of our premium AI features to quickly hone in on research that will help you create strategic business plans, conduct deeper competitive analyses, evaluate mergers and acquisitions, and make better product and marketing decisions.
Stay On Top of Every and Any Industry
Spotting opportunity means staying on top of every industry or market development, and AlphaSense is the only platform that consolidates equity research from all global investment banks in one convenient Wall Street Insights® (WSI) offering. With AlphaSense, you can access this research alongside other key market perspectives to make high-risk decisions with confidence.
Unlock The Power of AlphaSense
Increasingly, professionals are embracing market intelligence platforms to find the insights they need faster. AlphaSense sets itself apart from the competition by providing access to over 10,000 business-grade sources, including a rich collection of premium equity research—as well as AI capabilities that expedite and enhance your research.
Without the context broker research provides to industry trends and market movements, your decision-making and strategy are susceptible to misinformation and fall short of driving results. You need a market intelligence platform that not only provides access to a premium collection of broker research but helps you separate the crucial insights from the noise.
Download our infosheet, Critical Areas Missing from Your Research: Wall Street Insights® (WSI), to learn how AlphaSense can take your research to the next level.
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