S&P Gives Marketscope a Makeover

RESEARCH AND COMMENTARY

NEW YORK--Standard and Poor's is releasing a redesigned, XML-based version of its Marketscope analysis and commentary service on March 18. S&P is also planning to launch a fund ranking tool and a stock analyzer and to license use of GICS Direct, a feed of GICS industry classification codes.

Marketscope provides real-time analysis and commentary on equity markets. The new iteration looks more like a Web site than the current page-based design and adds graphics, charts and hyperlinks. However,