Ionic Information was founded by Martin Stamp in 1998 when he created ShareScope - an innovative stock market analysis tool for private investors. Martin's vision was for a service which combined stock market prices, company results, news announcements, charting and portfolio management. A one stop shop.
In polls of private investors run by Investors Chronicle and Shares Magazine, ShareScope was voted "Best Investment Software" every year from 2002 to 2014.
In 2015, the company launched a new web-based product called SharePad. Whereas ShareScope is primarily for Windows PCs, SharePad can be used on any device with a browser - including tablets and smartphones.
ShareScope/SharePad have been voted Best Investment Software 2015, 2016 and 2017.
We have always believed that most investors want to be able to analyse stocks themselves - to take ownership of their investment decisions. If you understand why you bought a stock, you'll better understand when to sell it and maximise your profit. But many investors lack the confidence to pick their own investments, relying instead on tips from their broker or the press. Or investing in managed funds and paying for the privilege. Ionic is the only company dedicated to teaching its customers how to become confident, independent investors.
Key to this is Phil Oakley who joined the company in 2015. Phil has a unique combination of skills: he's an experienced City analyst who writes in plain-English. His weekly tutorials are hugely popular with customers and avidly read by many in the professional investment community as well. Phil's Step-by-Step Guide to Investment Analysis is available free on our website as are his weekly stock analysis and investment technique articles. Subscribers receive an exclusive weekly newsletter. Investors Chronicle - the leading publication for UK investors - has recognised Ionic's vision and contribution in its annual awards.
We are extremely proud that both Martin Stamp (2015) and Phil Oakley (2017) have been recognised with the prestigious FT/Investors Chronicle Editor's Award for Services to Private Investors. We never rest - our products are continuously upgraded as we strive to make successful investing easier.
I think your product is very good and I value the way you maintain close links with the customer in order to improve it. It is rare for me to encounter such a positive approach with respect to customer relations - consequently, it stands out.EV, Canterbury