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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 What Institutional services does Zacks offer?
 Can I trial your equity research platforms?
 How can I receive a web demonstration of Zacks services?
 How many stocks are covered by Zacks and how many data screening items are available?
 How much do your Institutional platforms cost?
 How often is the data updated?
 How would I find out about Zacks software updates?
 Does the software include sample screens, charts and reports?

What Institutional services does Zacks offer?
Zacks offers a unique suite of equity research platforms for the institutional investor to enhance and improve their investment performance. Our platforms integrate Zacks data into one flexible system for fundamental and quantitative equity research. These platforms satisfy all of your backtesting, reporting and model building needs through tools such as:

Can I trial your equity research platforms?
Yes, we can set you up for free trials of our platforms by selecting the Free Trial Offer link or by contacting Tim Nyland at 800-767-3771 ext. 9455 or at tnyland@zacks.com.

How can I receive a web demonstration of Zacks services?
To schedule a time for a demo of Zacks platforms via the Internet, please contact Tim Nyland at 800-767-3771 ext. 9455 or at tnyland@zacks.com.

How many stocks are covered by ZACKS and how many data screening items are available?
Approximately 8,500 U.S. and Canadian stocks and ADR's are represented in the databases. The number will fluctuate within a few stocks in either direction as brokerage analyst coverage increase or decreases. There are over 600 data items available for screening. In addition, Research Wizard allows you to create your own items for screens and reports.

How much do your Institutional platforms cost?
The pricing of Zacks platforms varies depending on several factors including number of platforms, customization, number of users and what databases you need access to. Please contact Tim Nyland at 800-767-3771 ext. 9455 or at tnyland@zacks.com to discuss your pricing needs.

How often is the data updated?
Depending on your needs and the data desired, Zacks data is updated on an intra-day, daily, weekly or monthly frequency.

How would I find out about Zacks software updates?
Software updates are available on the Product Update page.

Does the software include sample screens, charts and reports?
Yes, the software includes sample screens, charts, and reports. Follow these step-by-step instructions to view these included samples.

 ICA includes sample Price Action chart definitions. To view the chart definitions: Click the Price Action button on the ICA Components Access toolbar. From the Chart menu select the Chart Settings command. The list of Current Settings will be shown. Click on a Chart Definition name to display it.
 To view Research Wizard sample screens: From the Screen menu, select the Open Screen Definition command. The Screen Definition dialog box will appear. Select a screen (files with the extension *.und, usually located in the \zir\inputs folder) and click Open. The Screening Criteria and Report Definition tables will fill up with data.
 To view Research Wizard sample reports: From the Report menu, select the Open Report Definition command. The Report Definition dialog box will appear. Select a report (files with the extension *.rpd, usually located in the \zir\inputs folder) and click Open. The Report Definition table will fill up.
 To view Zacks Link sample reports: From the Zacks menu, select the Zacks Company Reports command. The Zacks Company Reports dialog box will appear. Select a report from the list.

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