FAQ – Product

TST Equities – Product FAQ

  1. What is TST Equities?
  2. What does Any Thought Process in Any Language for Any Answer Mean?
  3. What Do Morgan Stanley & Bloomberg Say About TST?
  4. Why Does My Team Need TST?
  5. How Does TST Fit Into Our Workflow?
  6. How Do TST Models Help Manage Complexity at the Point of Decision?
  7. How Does TST Help Manage Our Whole Stock Selection Process?

1. What is TST Equities?

THINKSheet™ is a general purpose Microsoft Office- and .Net-based modeling and information management platform that enables professionals to collaborate with maximum productivity to make decisions. TST Equities is the THINKSheet platform for equities. The equities platform includes a best thought process methodology coupled with a set of tools to implement it. The tools include applications, development tools, models, reports, presentations, databases, user guides and research centers.

THINKSheetTM models are the technological breakthrough. THINKSheet models, or THINKSheets, are models you customize to quantify your most important qualitative (QL) & quantitative (QT) factors in your most meaningful language and let TST automate any answer you choose, including the target price for individual stocks or a group of stocks.  You use our proprietary Common Measurement System  to (1) simultaneously communicate and quantify all of your most important assumptions in small spreadsheet cells, (2) picture your thought process in an easy-to-understand way on 1 dynamic page called the 1PAGER, and (3) automate the answer based on your whole thought process.

2. What does Any Thought Process in Any Language for Any Answer Mean?

TST can quantify any thought process you can communicate because its language versatility approximates yours; it then uses the language you input to automate any answer you choose.

3. What Do Morgan Stanley & Bloomberg Say about TST?

Click on above link to see extracts captioned below from Morgan Stanley’s description of TST’s value proposition, methodology and benefits:

  •  QL+QT Approach is “Truer to Life”
  • Apples to Apples Comparisons
  • Complete Answer
  • QL Enhancement
  • QL+QT Efficiency

The global head of the Bloomberg App Store has said:

“There is nothing remotely like THINKSheet

on the terminal or in the market.”

4. Why Does My Team Need TST?

To gain a multi-year competitive advantage in managing the QL factors that drive stock prices. Despite the fact that the drivers of stock prices are usually qualitative, we are the sole source provider of a platform to help you manage QL factors as efficiently as QT factors.

Equities professionals manage QT information efficiently using models, real time data, databases, histories and research tools that work together (collectively, QT Tools).  THINKSheet provides similar tools for (1) managing QL factors (collectively, QL Tools) and (2) integrating them with QT Tools in one seamless system.  We call this combination of QL+QT tools Drivers Tools because they enable you to manage the drivers of your stock prices, irrespective of whether they are QL or QT. 

5. How Does TST Fit into Our Workflow?

The first step is to use our Excel tools to model your most important unmodeled QL thought processes and integrate them with your existing QT models into TST models.  The next step is to integrate our QL databases with your QT databases to feed the QL+QT drivers into your TST models.

6. How Does TST Help Manage Complexity at Point of Decision?

TST Equities enables you to effectively manage situations more complex than any team can handle, either:

  • unaided – without analytical tools – or
  • with other available tools, because nothing else on the market has TST’s functionality.

TST methodology and toolset combine QT information (as usual) & QL information (NEW!) in a single all-encompassing analysis.  TST enables you to move from analyzing:

  • 1-2 factors (easy to do in your head) to
  • 3-4 factors (complex, the limit of what analytical people can manage) to
  • 6-8 factors, using systematic proprietary algorithms to automate a process that’s more complex than humanly feasible without TST to
  • as many factors as you find useful.

7. How Does TST Help Manage Our Whole Stock Selection Process

The TST platform helps you manage your whole stock selection process – while staying laser-focused on the drivers at all times.  The Thought Process Center is the cloud-based central repository for all of our intellectual property (Aggregate IP). The Aggregate IP includes:

The  Model Template Inventory includes 60+ model templates across multiple asset classes.  The Drivers Databases break down the templates into sub-models, metrics and assumptions and make then accessible so you can reuse them to customize new models quickly.  The Research Center organizes the research behind our Aggregate IP.

 

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