Vermilion delivers timely, actionable research to professional investors.
Our unique technical and quantitative research methodology enables our team to deliver superior investment recommendations to our clients regardless of their investment style. Vermilion produces both U.S. and international, local currency, technical and quantitative research.
Vermilion offers a range of research solutions from predictive quantitative signals to classical technical research, all aimed at maximizing outperformance by highlighting areas of absolute and relative strength, weakness, and momentum across the world’s equity markets. Products are based on our proprietary relative strength ranking system and sector and group focus. Our historical price data is among the most robust in the industry and contains no survivorship bias which is critical for a true understanding of historical market trends.
VERMILION U.S. RESEARCH
VERMILION INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH
Similar to our U.S. analysis, our database of 7,000 international stocks is analyzed in the context of our 12 proprietary sectors and 440 industry groups and based on both, price and Vermilion’s proprietary relative strength ranking system (RSR). In addition, international stocks are categorized into seven distinct regions (Asia/Pacific, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Latin America, and Middle East/Africa), for a better understanding of relative outperformance.
VERMILION ETF RESEARCH
Vermilion’s ETF research database covers approximately 1,600 active U.S. exchange-traded ETFs, each uniquely placed into one of our 77 groups. Our analysis encompasses both, price and Vermilion’s proprietary relative strength ranking system (RSR).
Vermilion Research was founded in 2006 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Vermilion’s research team has a combined 80 years of experience in the analysis and management of investment securities.
Vermilion’s objective is to deliver timely, actionable, and unique investment insights to professional investors through the application of our various technical indicators.
Our research strategists seek to highlight securities which we believe are at major inflection points, based on our various technical and quantitative indicators, and offer asymmetric risk/return profiles. Our unique research methodology, centered on relative strength, enables our strategists to deliver superior investment recommendations.
Our process begins by organizing the universe of actively traded stocks into discrete sectors, then into industry groups. We then apply our technical and quantitative tools to identify developing price trends. Once attractive trends are identified within a selected sector or group, we screen for individual stocks which we believe offer the best risk/reward profile. We provide a historical perspective that often reveals, through our long-term charts, how price patterns often repeat themselves over time.
Technical Analysis Explained
Technical analysis is the study of price and volume relationships as a means to gain insight into stock market and individual stock trends. The underlying premise of technical analysis is that investors’ perceptions toward a sector, group, or stock drive the supply and demand. A pattern of movement establishes a trend. Therefore, inflections or trend violations may occur and forecast changes in the direction of stock prices.
CFA Institute published report
Meet the Team
Our team has been together for over 20 years and has received numerous honors and distinctions for its technical research publications and research-based recommendations.
Vermilion Domestic Research SamplesVermilion’s domestic research is based on a sample of approximately 6,000 active U.S.-traded stocks, commodities, and ETFs. Stocks are analyzed in the context of 12 sectors and 450 groups
Weekly Sector, Group & Market recommendations
Vermilion’s Compass reports contain market observations and sector/group leadership commentary. A recent report provided sector commentary for Materials, Manufacturing, and Transport along with a review of supporting groups and constituent stocks.
Vermilion Vital Signs
Charts and comment on noteworthy domestic stocks
Vermilion’s Vital Signs report ranks the most positive and negative domestic stocks, filtered by market-cap and trading volume, and then divided into sectors and groups. Vermilion reviews these charts for technical significance, calling attention to breakouts/breakdowns, sector/group themes, relative strength leadership changes, bottoms-up/top-down ideas, and important short-term patterns.
Vermilion ETF Pathfinder
Actionable ETF highlights & strategy
Vermilion’s ETF Pathfinder delivers market themes along with actionable commentary. A recent report highlighted charts for ACWX, DFE, GDX, GLD, IWB, IWM, IYT, RHS, RYU, SPY, VGK, VOX, VWO, XLF, XLI, and XRT and focused on themes such as equities – domestic – broad indices; equities – domestic – specific sectors; equities – domestic – specific industries; equities – international; and bonds, commodities & currencies.
Vermilion International Research Samples
Vermilion’s international research is based on a sample of approximately 5,000 active stocks traded around the world. Stocks are analyzed in the context of 12 sectors and 450 groups based on 30-year weekly adjusted price histories expressed in USD. In addition, international stocks are analyzed by sector and 7 regions (Asia/Pacific, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Latin America, and Middle East/Africa).
Vermilion International Compass
Weekly International Sector & market recommendations
Vermilion International Compass contains market observations and global sector/group leadership commentary. A recent report focused on Europe, Japan and Emerging Markets while providing actionable sector commentary and and a review of themes emerging in Autos, Chemicals, Macau Casinos, Banks and Manufacturing.
Emerging Markets Screen & Chartbook
Vermilion’s Emerging Market Screen & Chart Book helps pinpoint leading stocks, weeding out lagging and stagnating trends. Stocks are selected via a simple filter, with only stocks trading within 5% of a 52-week relative strength high making the cut.