A stock analysis report is a document that provides readers with the necessary information to make an investment decision.
It’s important that this information be presented in a way that’s easy to understand and digest.
It should also be free of jargon, high-level technical terms, or other confusing language that makes it difficult for investors who don’t have any experience doing stock analyses (or even those who do).
In addition, there are several other things you need to know about how to write a great stock analysis report:
1. The report should be written in a way that’s easy to understand
The report should be written in a way that’s easy to understand.
If you can’t explain your analysis to your grandmother, then it’s not good enough for the market.
Your report should be written in plain English, not business-speak or other “fancy” language.
A client doesn’t want to spend time deciphering what you’ve written; they want to know what the bottom line is and how you came up with it (and why).
2. It should include a breakdown of all the different factors that go into a stock analysis
The report should also include a breakdown of all the different factors that go into stock analysis.
There are many different factors to consider, but most reports will focus on three major ones:
- The company’s performance
- The company’s future prospects
- How these two things are related to each other and how they interact with the overall economy
3. It should be free of jargon and high-level technical terms
It should be free of jargon and high-level technical terms.
Jargon can be a barrier to understanding for your readers. They won’t have the background knowledge necessary to decode it, so they will stop reading and move on to another report that is easier to comprehend.
Technical terms are often confusing and not relevant to the reader. For example, if you write “the company has an enterprise value of $1 billion USD” instead of just saying “the company is worth $1 billion USD”, your reader won’t understand what you mean without looking up these two unfamiliar words in Wikipedia (which no one does).
The report should be written in plain English, not business-speak or other “fancy” language.
4. The report should be easy to read, even if it’s long
You should also make the report easy to read. Use simple language, and keep it concise.
Make sure there’s a clear structure with headings so that the reader knows exactly what they’re reading about. The font size, line spacing and margins should all be easy on the eyes, too.
And finally, use white space: leave blank areas between sections of text so that you don’t have walls of words to read through; this makes it easier for people to focus on what they’re interested in rather than getting lost in a sea of words!
5. It should be written in plain English, not business-speak or other “fancy” language
A great stock analysis report should be easy to read and understand.
It should be written in plain English, not business-speak or other “fancy” language.
Avoid jargon and technical terms, which can make even the most straightforward idea difficult for readers to grasp. Instead of using words like “distribution,” “demand,” or “productivity,” use everyday language such as “sales,” “customers,” and “work.”
Use short sentences and paragraphs so that your analysis is easy to read and digest quickly.
Avoid long sentences with multiple clauses, which are hard to follow when reading through a long report.
Use simple words whenever possible; avoid fancy adjectives or adverbs that don’t add value but just complicate matters unnecessarily.
Finally, write in the active voice (i.e., make sure the subject does something) rather than passive voice (i.e., have something done on it).
6. It should include a list of references that can be used to verify the information contained in the report
A stock analysis report is only as good as the information used to support it.
If the data is wrong, then everything falls apart.
The best way to ensure your stock analysis report contains sound information and that you’re not making any mistakes with it is by citing references for all of your findings.
If someone else has already done research on a topic, cite their work in your own report by citing their sources.
This will let them know that you’ve done some homework on the subject, too—and if something important changes later on (like if they realize they made an error), they’ll know where to find out about it so they can correct their findings before anyone else gets hurt or damaged by them.
It’s also important to cite references even when using original data because there could be errors in how you collected or analyzed this material yourself!
A great example would be if one person measured something wrong while another one wrote down what they thought he said instead of listening carefully enough…then both got mixed up when writing down results later!
7. The report should contain charts and graphs that make it easier for readers to digest data and understand how it relates to other factors involved in a stock analysis (e.g., historical trends)
When you’re analyzing a company, it can be difficult to process all of the information you have in front of you.
Using charts and graphs can help your readers do just that.
There are many different types of charts and graphs that are useful for presenting data; some examples include:
1. Line graph
This type of chart shows changes over time. For example, an investor might use this type of chart to look at how a stock’s price has changed over the past five years
2. Pie chart
A pie chart is another way to show how parts relate to each other as a whole.
For instance, an investor looking at different sectors within an industry might use this kind of graph because it distributes portions according to their relative size
3. Bar graph
A bar graph shows comparisons between groups or categories by breaking them down into smaller pieces (bars) across axes representing variables such as age group or gender
8. The report should have an executive summary at the beginning
Just like a good book, your stock analysis report should have an executive summary at the beginning. Your executive summary should include:
- A summary of the report (what you did, how long it took and why you did it)
- Highlights from the main body of your report (the most important parts)
- Any conclusions you’ve reached about whether or not to buy or sell a stock
We hope this blog post helped you understand what makes a great stock analysis report.
In the end, it’s all about making sure your readers can understand what you’re saying and why it matters to them. Keep these tips in mind when writing reports of your own!