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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions  |  Investor Questions  |  Analyst Questions  |  Analyst Information Guide  |  Risk Questions

General Questions

What is StockHoot?
StockHoot is a one stop shop for analysts to connect with active investors and share investment ideas for cheaper fees.

What makes StockHoot different from competitiors?
StockHoot gives full transparency to the investor about analyst's investment ideas, it's also helping to keep the analyst accountable for their trade ideas by tracking their winners/losers. You have full access to the analyst, can contact them throughout the day.

Can I have multiple accounts on StockHoot?
No, we prefer the user to create one account on StockHoot.

Is it really free to become a member?
StockHoot is for one and all, it is free and easy to become a member.

How do I manage my notifications?
Go to My Accounts and click on Email Notifications.

Do you store credit card information?
No. We don't store your credit card information. We use Stripe secured services for any credit card transactions.

Where can I find the StockHoot Terms of Use?

Where can I find the StockHoot Privacy Policy?
Privacy Policy

Who is part of the StockHoot Team?
About Us

How do I reset my password?
Forgot Password

What investment idea recommendations are allowed?
Currently we allow the recommendation of stocks and ETFs listed on NYSE, NASDAQ and ASE. In future we are planning to add an option trade recommendation too.

Investors Questions

Can an inverstor also be an analyst?
Yes, once the investor is seasoned in the world of investments, he/she can definitely use their new found expertise to start recommending trades and create a following.

Does the investor pay fees for trade ideas?
The investor is not paying StockHoot directly, the investor is paying the analyst subscription fee for direct access to their investment ideas.

Does StockHoot charge the investor?
StockHoot does not charge investors.

How can I contact the analyst?
Please go to Dashboard > Service > Chat Now.

What does “Did you invest?” mean or do?
It gives you the ability to create a portfolio of trade ideas from various analysts on StockHoot and you can track their performance in one place. This also gives our analytics tool the ability to analyze what trade ideas and analysts are trending up.

What is “My Portfolio” mean?
It gives you the ability to track ideas from various analysts and you can track their performance in one place. Makes it simple to track open and closed positions for all the trade ideas you invested in or have liked.

Analysts Questions

What is the fee structure for an analyst?
We charge credit card transaction fee + StockHoot Fee (10%). The analyst will get notifications when investors get charged.

How does analyst get large number of followers?
Maintaining a great success rate, respond to investor questions and being transparent with their trade ideas.

Once I have subsribers, how do I get paid?
Once you have a subscription fee of more than $100 you can visit the my account page and follow the steps under the withdrawal section.

How can I add my Twitter, facebook or LinkedIn accounts?
Please go to My Account > Analyst Profile > Edit

How does $7 rewards work?
Once you meet ** reward rules, $7 will be credited to your account. You can withdraw from your account once you have accumulated atleast $100.

StockHoot's Risk Policy

Sharp Ratio is what StockHoot uses to calculate risk
Basis is Daily returns of the portfolio
We calculate the average of daily returns
We take the STDEV of daily returns
Sharp Ratio % is Daily Average return/Stdev of daily returns

How is StockHoot categorizing analysts?

StockHoot categorizes them into 5 buckets
StockHoot takes the median of the sharp ratio of all analysts

  Minimum risk-- between low risk and max sharp ratio

  Low risk-- avg (highest sharp ratio and the median)

  Moderate risk-- median of min & max

  High Risk-- avg (lowest sharp ratio and the median)

  Extreme risk-- between the high risk and Min sharp ratio