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Visual Capitalist Launches Scoring System To Compare Precious Metals Stocks

Dynamic system uses data visualization to compare 20+ variables for hundreds of gold and silver juniors head-to-head.

Vancouver, BC — (SEPT. 3, 2013) – Visual Capitalist has launched a new subscription service for precious metals investors that allows for independent analysis and direct comparison of stocks on the TSX and TSX-V. Using a universal scoring system comprised of 20+ company metrics, Visual Capitalist’s “Tickerscores” tabulates a score for each company and compares them via jurisdiction and project stage.

“With more than a thousand gold and silver companies out there, it can be very difficult for investors to find and evaluate new investment opportunities,” said Jeff Desjardins, CEO and President. “Our analysts have designed this service to help investors make sense of an otherwise complicated market. It can help them identify new opportunities and will save hours of valuable time on due diligence.”

Over a three month period from June 1 to August 30, the system was beta tested by 250 investors. Results from the system have been promising so far. After rating hundreds of companies, Visual Capitalist compiled the average returns of all companies in each score category. Companies with scores above 70 returned 14.2% while companies with scores above 50 gained 5.25%. Conversely, companies rated below 40, 30, and 20 returned 0.3%, -2.3%, and -10.37% respectively. Over this same time period, the TSX returned -1.51% and the TSX-V returned -0.9%. The five companies with the highest overall ratings had an average return of 25.1% over the same time period.

“Tickerscores is a dynamic platform that brings comprehensive research on mining companies to life,” says John Newell, Senior Investment Advisor with Jordan Capital Markets, “It combines the most important data on each stock with strong and intuitive visuals. This makes it easy for investors to track and evaluate the companies they follow.”

So far, more than 300 companies are covered in the system, but Visual Capitalist is aiming to have every single Canadian-listed company in the database by the end of 2013.

While the rating system that measures the overall “health” of companies is the major draw for investors, Tickerscores has many other features. Power Rankings, for example, track scores over time to show a stock’s momentum against its peers. Investors also get access to all of the individual metrics that are compiled for each stock. This includes data such as burn rates, G&A expense ratios, cash-to-market caps, drill hole scores, management and institutional ownership, and other data. published an in-depth preview of Tickerscores over the summer, citing that: “Tickerscores does have the ingredients to literally redraw the map on how research on junior precious metal mining and exploration stocks gets done.”

Investors who subscribe to Tickerscores also get Visual Capitalist’s proprietary publications: Weekly Trends, Stock of the Week, and Market Intelligence. The cost per subscription is $35 per month and includes a 100% money-back guarantee. Visual Capitalist is also offering a 15% discount as an introductory offer for any subscription during the month of September 2013.

Visual Capitalist also sells individual reports on its website for as low as $49. Each individual report covers 15-60 similar companies within a specific geographical area and stage.

About Visual Capitalist

Visual Capitalist helps investors gain insight by combining proprietary research with data visualization and design. Visual Capitalist’s flagship product, Tickerscores, allows investors to compare mining stocks head-to-head and spot new opportunities. Based in Vancouver, the company has also developed the world’s largest database of investor education infographics on the natural resource sector.