Investing.com offers the most dynamic analysis – Hummingbird CEO
By Rajiesh Seetharam
Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has stopped investing.com from offering CSE equity anlaysis on its website.
Investing.com is one of the world’s top three financial platforms and news website offering market quotes, information about stocks, futures, options, analysis, commodities, and an economic calendar.
Ceylon FT spoke to a dynamic equity investor in CSE and Hummingbird International MD/CEO Shiraz Latiff, who stated that investing.com offers the best and user friendly analysis on a live basis.
“There are many platforms, but I consider investing.com as the best, offering live analysis and charts in regular intervals of 5 minutes, 15 minutes, one hour, one day, one month and so on. Bloomberg is a good platform, but its subscription charge is very expensive as it mainly caters to large banks, global investment management companies and stock brokering firms.
Most Investing.com service is free. Even analysis offered by other CSE stock broker platforms are not as user friendly like investoring.com,” noted Latiff.
He added, CSE is trying various ways to broadbase equity participation through educational programmes, road shows, webinars. The Government has also offered tax concessions for companies going for IPO’s this year.
“Many retail investors, mainly the youngsters, were using investing.com for decision making purpose. To access equity analysis, there is a subscription charge in CSE. Even after subscription, the analysis doesn’t match with investing.com and it is half an hour delayed.”
Latiff urged CSE to quickly come into a formal agreement with investing.com so that investors can access CSE data and analysis via investing.com.
“CSE already charges 1.12% commission from all trades taking place. CSE can earn more from commission, if it has wide retail participation than from charging a subscription fee from investing.com.
However, curtailing data access through investing.com can have negative impact as retail investors may now take longer time to make investment decisions. Rather than expecting investing.com to fast track a formal agreement, it should be CSE which should initiate a quick decision, as CSE data and analysis being available at investing.com can help and encourage more retail participation.”
ASPI closed at 11951, gaining 1.16% from previous day’s close. Latiff noted that despite the bull run, equity investments still offers the best returns, as the inflation is high and interest rates are still low.
Ceylon FT spoke to a CSE official, who said that a discussion was held on 21 December with investing.com, and a proposal was forwarded to investing.com. Accordingly if investing.com agrees to the terms and conditions, it would be able to access CSE data and offer analysis in it’s website, with a reasonable subscription charge to CSE.