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TransparentShare automatically rates stocks with data-based key figures and recommends them for buying or selling.
All shares are automatically rated daily after the market closes. The rating is objective and based on publicly available price, company and market data.
The rating of the shares is based on the successful Levermann strategy, which Susan Levermann described in her book "Der enstpannte Weg zum Reichtum (The relaxed way to wealth)". Based on our many years of experience, we have expanded and automated the method.
The rating of a share is calculated from the sum of 12 key figures. Each metric can have a value of +1, 0, or -1. A share is recommended for purchase if the sum of the key figures reaches at least 4 points (DAX, S&P 500, EURO STOXX 50) or 6 points (MDAX, SDAX, CDAX).
The method of determining the key figures is based on the successful one Levermann strategy (article / Video). because of our 11 years of experience with the Levermann strategy (article / Video) we have further optimized the strategy. the Levermann expert Petra Wolff reported very positively about the optimizations we made.
You have the option of choosing whether the “distance” criterion is also taken into account for a purchase recommendation in addition to the rating. This means that shares are only recommended for purchase if the current share price is at least 10% below the year's high. In order to use this functionality, you must select the "Use distance for rating" choose. If this indicator is not selected, only the rating is used to determine buy recommendations.
We call the "distance" the percentage difference between the current share price and the year's high. The distance regulation is intended to help find cheap stocks.
Further information on how the valuation of the shares works can be found at https://www.transparentshare.com/konzept
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A stock is recommended for sale if that rating of the stock falls below 0 points.
For more information on how shares are rated, see https://www.transparentshare.com/konzept.
- TransparentShare: stock recommendations understandable for everyone -
The rating of a share is calculated from the sum of 12 key figures. Each key figure can have the value +1, 0 or -1. A share recommended for purchase must have a total of at least 4 points (DAX, S&P 500, EURO STOXX 50) or 6 points (MDAX, SDAX, CDAX).
The method of determining the key figures is based on the Levermann method, which Susan Levermann described in her book "Der entspannte Weg zum Reichtumg (The relaxed way to wealth)". Ms. Levermann's method was extended by TransparentShare.
More information on how the rating of the shares works can be found at https://www.transparentshare.com/konzept.
- TransparentShare: stock recommendations understandable for everyone -
We call the "distance" the percentage difference between the current share price and the year's high (52-week high). The high for the year is the highest price the share has achieved in the last 52 weeks.
You can test Premium for 14 days free of charge and without specifying a credit card. After that, TransparentShare Premium is chargeable. We offer the following options:
- 12 months at a price of € 4.99 / month
Annual debit of 59.88 euros. Can be canceled annually.
- 6 months at a price of € 6.99 / month
Semi-annual debit of € 41.95. Can be canceled every six months.
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You can cancel the subscription at any time with effect from the end of the selected duration (1 month, 6 months or 12 months).
In the Apple app, the subscription is billed directly by Apple. Apple only allows amounts ending in 99 cents. That's why the annual subscription in the Apple app costs €59.99 and the semi-annual subscription €41.99.
The Levermann strategy is a value investment strategy and is based on objective key figures. The strategy helps find undervalued stocks that have a high probability of doing well. The Levermann strategy is strictly based on facts and figures. It is simple, understandable and comprehensible.
The strategy is named after Susan Levermann. Susan Levermann is a German economist, author and former fund manager. She managed 1.7 billion euros as a fund manager at Germany's largest fund company - DWS - and in 2008 was recognized as a fund manager for the best German equity fund. She is the author of the book "Der entspannte Weg zum Reichtum (The relaxed way to wealth)". In her book she describes her strategy in detail. In 2011 the book was awarded the German Finance Book Prize.
We have been using the Levermann strategy ourselves for more than 11 years and have optimized the strategy based on our experience. Our 11 years of experience with the Levermann strategy we have in this article and Video summarized.
Our rating of the shares is based on the successful Levermann strategy, which Ms. Susan Levermann described in her book "The relaxed way to wealth". It uses objective key figures for its stock recommendations.
We have been using the Levermann strategy to value stocks for more than 11 years. Based on our personal experiences, we have made some tweaks to the strategy. We have our 11 years of experience with the Levermann strategy in this article and Video summarized.
Here is a summary of the optimizations:
- The Levermann method only uses the rating according to key figures for the buy recommendation of a share. Therefore, stocks that are currently trading at a 52-week high (high for the year) are also recommended for purchase. We only recommend buying a stock if, in addition to evaluating the key figures, the current share price is at least 10% below the 52-week high. However, each user can set whether they want to use this functionality or not. You can find more information in this article: Configure recommendation criteria.
- Our system considers a return on equity of 15% to be a good value. The Levermann method uses a higher value of 20%. Some stock market gurus see a return on equity between 10% and 20% as a good value.
- We compare the change of the share price with the change of the index for the key figures “price change over the last 6 months” and “price change over the last 12 months”. When compared with the index, the key figure is only given a positive rating if the share outperforms the index (market average). The Levermann method only considers the change of the share price.
- We do not use the “three-month reversal” key figure from the Levermann method. The reason for this is that we have already taken the development of the index into account in the key figures for price changes over the last 6 or 12 months.
- We also do not use the key figure “analyst opinions”. From our point of view, this is only the personal opinion of individual people. It is often not clear which facts were used to form this opinion.
- We have included the price-to-book ratio (P/B ratio) as a further key figure for the evaluation. Many stock market gurus such as Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett and Joel Greenblatt use the P/B ratio for their assessment. The P/B ratio indicates whether the stock exchange price is higher or lower than the actual value per share. The actual value is calculated from the company's property (e.g. machines, buildings, computers) minus its debts. With a P/B ratio below 1, one could theoretically buy the company for less money than it is worth according to the balance sheet.
- According to Levermann, stocks from the MDAX, SDAX and CDAX (small caps) are recommended to buy with a rating of 7 points or more. Our system recommends buying shares with a rating of 6 or more. We have determined that in the past years a rating of 6 points has led to a better result for the investor.