I Know First Stock and ETF Coverage Update

I Know First currently generates daily predictions for over 8000 investments, 89% of the MSCI All Country World Index, 106 Equity ETFs, and is continuing to expand its coverage.

The Growing I Know First Stock Universe

Our system currently includes a total of over 8200 investments for which we generate daily forecasts of which about 4000 are stocks. Moreover, we are continuously expanding our coverage with particular focus on China, Japan and India to increase our predictive algorithm’s performance and fulfill our clients’ needs. We currently cover 89% of the MSCI All Country World Index (MSCI ACWI) which tracks the combined performance of 23 developed and 24 emerging markets by covering approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization of each market for a total of over 2400 stocks.

MSCI ACWI Coverage of Europe, USA, Canada and Japan

The table below shows the MSCI ACWI stocks traded in Europe, USA, Canada and Japan we cover broken down among the countries in which they are traded.

The first column in the table indicates the country, the second the total number of stocks traded in the respective country that are part of the MSCI ACWI, the third column the number of stocks among them for which I Know First generates forecasts and the fourth the percentage. The bottom row summarizes the total numbers.

In general, one can see that we cover 88% of the MSCI ACWI stocks in these countries with the biggest weaknesses coming from Germany (48%) and Sweden (26%).

Total MSCI ACWI Coverage

The following table shows the same table for all MSCI ACWI stocks we cover traded in the respective countries.

The last row shows that we cover a total of 2203 MSCI ACWI stocks which equates to 89% of the index.

The Universe of Equity ETFs Covered by I Know First

The following table shows the equity ETFs covered by I Know First. All ETFs are traded in the US while the “Region” column refers to where the securities that make up the ETFs are traded. The “Region representative ETF covered” column shows the name of the ETF that we cover most representative of the entire region.

We currently cover a total of 106 equity ETFs in 31 different regions and for each region at least one ETF tracking the main index. This offers potential for the development of global allocation strategies which use the algorithm’s ETF ranking to determine regions that will outperform in the near term and build a portfolio by overweighting/underweighting regions according to their rank.

Conclusion

I Know First currently generates predictions for a total of 8200 investments and 4000 stocks. We currently cover 2203 or 89% of the stocks that are part of the MSCI All Country World Index and a total of 106 equity ETFs from 31 geographical regions. Finally, I Know First is continuously adding new stocks to the system in order to fulfill clients’ needs and improve the algorithm’s predictive power.