Markets & Finance

Investing Survey


Welcome to BusinessWeek Online's Investing Channel Survey. The time and thought you put into this survey will serve as a guide as we make additions and adjustments to the Investing channel in 2003. The information you share in this survey will be used solely for research. We will not share information with third parties.

What investing subjects interest you the most? (Choose all that apply.)

Stocks

Bonds

Mutual Funds

U.S. Markets

International Markets

The Economy

Retirement Planning

Personal finance (insurance, taxes, banking, etc.)

Real Estate

Alternative Investments (options, commodities, futures, etc.)

Hedge Funds

Other

Which of the following features of the Investing channel do you use regularly? (Choose all that apply.)

Investing News (Market Snapshot, Market Movers, Stock Picks & Pans, Word on the Street, etc.)

Standard & Poor's Investing Insights (columns by various S&P analysts)

Video interviews

Mutual Funds coverage

Free Standard & Poor's Stock Report of the day

BusinessWeek/ BW Online investing columns (Inside Wall Street, Street Wise)

BusinessWeek/ BW Online special reports

Which Investing Channel tools do you use most often? (Choose all that apply.)

Quotes

Paid Real-Time Quotes

Portfolio tracker

Simple stock price charts

Advanced technical charts

Standard & Poor's Sector Scorecard

BW Online monthly Mutual Fund Scoreboard

Stock Screener (either Quick or Advanced)

BW 50/ S&P 500 Scoreboard & Screener

Personal Finance calculators & guides

Financial Events Calendar (conference calls, earnings release dates, etc.)

Standard & Poor's Core Earnings Interactive Scoreboard

How do you usually find the material you need in the Investing Channel? (Choose all that apply.)

Plain text navigation on the left-hand side of the screen

Headlines and blurbs in the middle of the screen

Ticker symbols in stories

Site Search

Market Week Ahead email newsletter

Links from other sites (Yahoo, AOL, msnbc.com, etc.)

Do you think the opening screen of the Investing Channel provides: (Check one.)

Too little information

Too much information

Just the right amount of information, in a way that's easy to digest

Just the right about of information, in a way that's difficult to digest

Not sure

Which of the following are easy for you to find in the Investing Channel? (Choose all that apply.)

Investing News (including Market Snapshot, Market Movers, Stock Picks & Pans, Word on the Street)

Standard & Poor's Investing Insights (columns by various S&P analysts)

Video interviews

Mutual Funds coverage

Free S&P Stock Report of the day

BusinessWeek/ BW Online investing columns (Inside Wall Street, StreetWise)

BusinessWeek/BW Online special reports

Quotes

Paid Real-Time Quotes

Portfolio tracker

Standard & Poor's Sector Scorecard

BW Online monthly Mutual Fund Scoreboard

Stock Screener (either Quick or Advanced)

BW50/S&P 500 Interactive Scoreboard & Screener

Personal Finance calculators and guides

Financial Events Calendar (earnings conference calls, earnings release dates)

Standard & Poor's Core Earnings Interactive Scoreboard

Standard & Poor's STARS rankings

Do you visit the Investing Channel primarily to see: (Choose all that apply.)

Standard & Poor's data and articles

BusinessWeek/ BW Online articles

Investing tools

Other

How would you rate the usefulness of the Standard & Poor's articles

and columns in the Investing Channel? (Check one.)

Very high

High

Average

Below average

Not useful

Don't know

How would you rate the usefulness of BusinessWeek/ BW Online articles

and columns in the Investing Channel?

Very high

High

Average

Below average

Not useful

Don't know

How would you rate the quality of the articles and columns in the

Investing Channel?

Very high

High

Average

Below average

Not useful

Don't know

How would you rate the usefulness of the tools in the Investing

Channel?

Very high

High

Average

Below average

Not useful

Taking into account all of the Investing Channel's features and

tools, how often do you find useful material in the channel that isn't

provided by your other sources of investing information?

Very often

Somewhat often

No more often than average

Not very often

Not often at all

How would you rate the quality of Standard & Poor's investing advice

(on stocks to buy or avoid, etc.) in the Investing Channel?

Very high

High

Average

Below average

Not useful

How would you rate the usefulness of the Market Week Ahead e-mail

newsletter?

Very high

High

Average

Below average

Not useful

I've never seen it

How likely would you be to pay for new/additional features and tools

-- such as proprietary Standard & Poor's portfolios -- that help you

make smart investing decisions?

Very likely

Somewhat likely

Somewhat unlikely

Unlikely

Not sure

How valuable would you find video seminars with Standard & Poor's

investing strategists and analysts?

Very valuable

Somewhat valuable

Not very valuable

Not valuable at all

Not sure

How likely would you be to pay for customized training in advanced investing techniques based on web, print, and video instruction?

Very likely

Somewhat likely

Somewhat unlikely

Unlikely

Not sure

How do you buy/trade securities? (Choose all that apply.)

A discount broker

Directly, online

Via a 401(k) plan

Directly, from a mutual fund company

Other

What types of stock research do you find most useful? (Choose all

that apply.)

Company data (annual reports, earnings reports, etc.)

Opinions of independent analysts

Opinions of brokerage house analysts

Technical analysis (such as from S&P analysts Paul Cherney and Mark Arbeter)

Web chat rooms and message boards

Your broker's advice

Other

How often do you visit the Investing Channel? (Check one.)

More than once a day

Once a day

Three or four times a week

Once or twice a week

This is the first time

What's your age?

Under 18

18-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55 or older

Your gender?

Male

Female

Your approximate annual household income?

More than $150,000

$120,001 to $150,000

$100,001 to $120,000

$80,001 to $100,000

$60,001 to $80,000

$40,001 to $60,000

$20,001 to $40,000

Less than $20,000

We are interested in any other comments you may have about the Investing Channel. Please enter them in the box, then click "go" to submit your survey. Thanks!


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