Why are you called Churr Software?
We picked Churr for our name for a number of reasons. First, we
wanted an usual, 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.
Are you affiliated with the NAIC, the national organization for
No. Churr Software contacted the organization multiple times during
the development of the Stock Investment Guide. Churr Software
continues to have a dialog with volunteer organization within NAIC,
such as the Computer Group Advisory Board. The author has been
a member of NAIC since founding his stock club in 1990.
Why don't you use any of the terms familiar to stock investment
clubs for the stock analysis and forms?
The NAIC holds trademark registrations and copyrights for terms
like "Stock Selection Guide" and "SSG." Since
NAIC does not have a relationship with Churr Software, we are
forced to 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.
Does the SIG software perform technical analysis?
Since 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.
Does 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.
Is 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.
What are the system requirements for Stock Investment Guide?
For the Macintosh version, you need a Macintosh with OS X.
The Windows version has been tested on Windows 2000 and XP. The
official specification is Pentium
or better, Windows 98, ME, NT (4.0 or higher), 2000, XP. You
will need an internet connection if you want to download NAIC
stock data for your stock analysis. You will need a printer if
you want a printout. That's all!
Does Churr offer stock data that can be downloaded?
No. Visit BetterInvesting.org and
sign up for their S&P Data Service. It only costs $25 per
year in addition to your stock club membership, and is a great
deal. We highly recommend their service. Besides, you can spend
more than $25 per year if you drive to the library and photocopy
S&P or Valueline data sheets.
I don't have a PayPal account. Can I still buy your software?
Surely. Most people have an excellent buying experience with PayPal,
and we have conducted many transactions without problems. We also
have an authorized reseller that can process your transaction.
Use our Contact Us form to send us an email to request an alternate
How 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
How 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 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 compared their results with other analysis methods
and continue to use the Stock Investment Guide for their analyses.
Lastly, you can download
the free demo version to see how the software works.
How do I exclude years of "outliers" data in the analysis?
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
Price and Earnings table (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.
13. What are the limitations of the demo version?
You can't save your data and you can't print. The sales and EPS
growth rates are locked at 15 percent. There is also "UNREGISTERED" watermarks
in the program. You can only download a select few datafiles
from the NAIC SDS. If you do not have a NAIC SDS subscription,
we have a sample online file for you to test the online functionality.
See the program's preferences to select this option. The demo
version can not be activated as a full program.
14. Do you plan to offer any expansion packs
to perform other stock club analysis?
We also offer a Portfolio Analysis Review that allows users to
create a Portfolio Review spreadsheet of all analyzed stocks.
15. What should I do if I still have questions?
Visit our contact form . We will
gladly help you with any questions you may have.
Where can I find finance-related websites?
You might explore ForInvesting.com,
which has many investing links. News and data sources are provided within the
software that will allow you to expand your research for a stock under study.