in the Tennessee Valley, Huntsville, Alabama is home to Brad
Taylor who is a rocket scientist (really). Brad was a long-time
Macintosh user, but he felt abandoned when the single
developer of stock club software stopped supporting his favorite
operating system. The Stock Investment Guide fills a niche
for stock club members, regardless if they use Windows or
Why are you called Churr Software?
We picked Churr for our name for a number of reasons.
First, we wanted an unusual, but easy to remember name.
The name is also unusual enough that we were able to
secure a one word domain name, which is almost impossible
to achieve. Also, we like the definition of Churr, which
is a "vibrant noise" (like
that made by a bird or an insect). Our logo is a representation of a Churrinche,
a bird native to South America.
you affiliated with the NAIC, the national organization
for stock clubs?
No. Churr Software contacted the organization multiple times during the development
of the Stock Investment Guide.
The author has been a member of NAIC since founding his stock club in 1990.
you affiliated with Stock Central?
Churr Software has been in discussions with Stock
Central. We participate in
their user forums, and have a relationship with Stock Central. While
we cross-promote our products, we don't have any joint financial interest. We
are both interested in promoting the growth and development of stock clubs.
don't you use any of the terms familiar to stock investment
clubs for the stock analysis and forms?
The Better Investing/NAIC holds trademark registrations and
copyrights for terms like "Stock
Selection Guide" and "SSG." Since NAIC does not have a business
relationship with Churr Software, we must remain independent and use
our own terminology. You will find the transition to the Stock Investment Guide
to be very easy and seamless. Other club members using "approved" software
will easily understand your stock analysis.
your software perform technical analysis?
If you are asking this question, you are not familiar with the type of stock
analysis performed by stock investment clubs. You need to research and understand
this type of analysis before purchasing our software. Visit the NAIC's website
at betterinvesting.org and
read about stock clubs and their approach to stock analyses.
Churr Software offer investment advise?
No! Our software is only a tool for stock club members, and does not provide
any investment advise. See answer 4 above.
a Windows version available?
Yes. We have many satisfied users on the Windows platform. Please visit our
online store and try out our free demo program.
are the system requirements for Stock Investment Guide?
For the Macintosh version, you need a Macintosh with OS X 10.4 or greater.
All of our applications are Universal Binary.
The Windows version requires a Pentium or better,
Windows 2000, or later.
will need an internet connection if you want to download
NAIC stock data for your stock analysis (highly recommended).
You will need a printer if you want a printout.
Churr offer stock data that can be downloaded?
No. However, we
highly recommend a data service, since they are really
a great value. Using a data service with the Stock
Investment Guide will save users a great amount of time.
recommends signing up for Stock
use their data service. They currently have a promotion for
90-day free trial. (Annual membership costs $39.) Stock Central
includes some other great features with you subscription. The
Stock Investment Guide is fully integrated with the StockCentral
also offers a Stock Data Service. NAIC Membership costs $79
per year. SIG 3 is fully integrated with the NAIC
SIG 2 also includes an option to automatically extract data from free internet
sites. This option provides the minimal data for completing a stock analysis.
You must verify the accuracy and completness of the free data. (This
feature is likely to break any time the internet data source changes their
do I learn how to complete a stock analysis?
First, we highly recommend that you find a good stock club in your area. Clubs
are a wonderful way to learn about investing by actually investing. You can
also check out this online
tutorial. SIG also has Help built into the software that can lead you through
the basic steps of completing an analysis. Stock
Central's online forums offer
an excellent place to discuss an analysis with other members who follow this
do I know your software performs the correct analysis?
Brad, the founder of Churr Software has been a member of NAIC since 1990. He
founded a local investment club that has invested every month since that time,
building a club portfolio of more than $300,000. This is not due to any individual
achievement, but rather by participation as a member of a successful club.
His club members have compared their results with other analysis methods and
continue to use the Stock Investment Guide for their analyses. Lastly, you
the free demo version to see how the software works.
How do I exclude years of "outliers" data in
You can exclude any particular year by clicking on the year label at the bottom
of the graph. Also, you can click on the year in the Price and Earnings
(this is on the Analysis tab). Additionally, an individual High PE or Low PE
may be excluded by clicking the particular cell in the Price and Earnings History
table in the Analysis tab.
What are the limitations of the demo version?
In demo mode, users can download data from StockCentral
or NAIC for HD, AAPL, BBBY, and IBM. Also, your analysis
is limited to only 15% growth rates for sales and EPS.
Printouts will have "UNREGISTERED" marked across
the page contents. You can't save your data. Even with
these limitations, users can create an analysis, then print
the results to see the type of output provided by the Stock
How do I submit a bug report or ask for help?
Read how to write a good bug report, and use the Contact Us form to send an
email describing your problem. Usually, we can easily solve any issue you are
What should I do if I still have questions?
Visit our contact form . We will gladly help you
with any questions you may have.
can I find finance-related websites?
SIG 3 includes an integrated web browser
that will link you to a variety of online resources to learn
more about the company being analyzed.
16. I can't download data
from Stock Central. Help!
Better Investing changed some security settings on the Stock
Central data feed. You must use SIG 3.1.7 or later if you use