Focus is on idea generation
It is not the scarcity of “money”; instead, it is the scarcity of “time” that underscores the importance of idea generation. Even if a fund manager has an army of analysts and a huge research budget, he/she is still required to “prioritize” the stock to spend time researching and thinking—that’s where “filters” play a significant role.
Snowball Research helps you with your idea generation process. Except for shareholder activism, we focus exclusively on US-listed stocks under $5 billion market capitalization
The stocks that we flag are worthy of “further research.” In other words, the best outcome after reading our report is this – you pick a stock highlighted in the report for the next level of research and/or add it to your watch list.
How do we differ?
Unlike focusing on quantitative data, we focus mostly on "qualitative information" to filter ideas. Our process is tied heavily to plenty of reading. As such, many qualitative factors that we highlight are typically hidden in quantitative screening techniques.
In short, Snowball Research focuses on the "most ignored" section in the equity research process: narrowing down ideas from plenty of screens.
List of screens we use
We summarize all significant 13Ds filing. We flag companies that are targeted by activists where the probability of potential divestment/sale is high
We also send weekly alerts.