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What’s trending this month?

Analyst ratings overview, cross sectional histogram, and periodic metric pitchbook charts are trending this month at Pellucid. Pellucid’s content library is designed specifically for investment bankers and st…

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WATCH: What is Pellucid?

Pellucid is a knowledge creation platform, built by bankers, for bankers. Check out the overview video to see how it works. Pellucid is a knowledge creation platform, built by bankers for bankers. It streamli…

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Ranking the James Beard NYC restaurant shortlist

Le Coucou won the James Beard award for "Best New Restaurant." How does it compare to other NYC restaurants? Le Coucou just won the James Beard award for "Best New Restaurant." In a city renowned for its food…

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What pitchbook content was trending in April?

Benchmarking metric pages, share price vs. comps and analyst recommendations are trending at Pellucid Pellucid’s content library is designed specifically for investment bankers and strategic advisors. It’s fi…

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The Pellucid challenge: Q1, 2017 results

We showed a group of analysts common pitchbook content and asked them to recreate it using Pellucid. Here's what we found. A few weeks ago we conducted our first quarterly efficiency user test. A group of ana…

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What pitchbook content was trending in March?

Visualizing differences, benchmarking arrow chart, and valuation page were trending content items in March. Pellucid’s content library is designed specifically for investment bankers and strategic advisors. I…

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Who is the most impressive on Twitter?

Since the first tweet over ten years ago, who dominates the platform today? We rank followers, tweets, sentiment, reach and more. Eleven years ago this week, the first tweet was sent. Since then, Twitter has…

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Behind the scenes: The Comps ranking chart

One of Pellucid's most popular charts is the Comps ranking chart. Here's how it is easily created using the Pellucid platform. The Comps ranking chart is one of Pellucid’s most popular content items. A Pelluc…

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What pitchbook content was trending in February?

Comps ranking with summary table, Comps index with intensity bars, and Grouped comps bubble charts. Pellucid’s content library is designed specifically for investment bankers and strategic advisors. It’s fill…

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What pitchbook content was trending in January?

Comps scatter, cumulative market returns, and horizontal benchmarking charts were trending at Pellucid. Pellucid’s content library is designed specifically for investment bankers and strategic advisors. It’s…

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The 2016 fiction book you should read

Comparing last year's most critically well-received books to one of the year's bestsellers, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. A December ritual is the publication of “best of” lists (we wrote one, too!). Han…

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Why Pellucid is a "Best Place to Work"

For four years, Outside Magazine has named Pellucid a "Best Place to Work" and in 2016 it reached number ten. Here's why. For the fourth year running, Pellucid is named a “Best Place to Work” by Outside Magaz…

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Best of Fix The Pitch 2016

Over the past year, we've shared stories, thoughts, and ideas to help you fix the pitch. Here's a collection of some of our favorites. 2016 was a great year for Pellucid. In Q4, we began our roll out across W…

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What pitchbook content is trending at Pellucid?

Share price chart with future uncertainty fan, marginal histograms, and grouped comps bubbles Pellucid’s content library is designed specifically for investment bankers and strategic advisors. It’s filled wit…

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Is the Empire Strikes Back still the best Star Wars movie?

An update to last year's Star Wars ranking chart, this year, including lightsaber battles. To mark last year’s release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, we ranked each Star Wars movie to see which…

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Fix The Pitch recommended reading list

From data viz, to advanced math, to feminism, to behavioral economics, check out the Fix The Pitch reading list. Pellucid’s goal is to streamline and elevate the pitchbook and client materials created by inve…

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November in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

Avoiding badly labeled histograms, adopting micro-content, a probability cheat sheet, and the Kevin Bacon of the art world. November didn’t go how many people expected. The impact of the election is still bei…

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Pellucid named a best place to work

For the fourth year running Pellucid Analytics is named a Best Place to Work by Outside Magazine, ranking number 10. For the fourth year running, Pellucid is named a Best Place to Work by Outside Magazine. R…

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What pitchbook content is trending at Pellucid?

Trending pitchbook content: Cumulative market returns, Comps ranking, and Metric vs. comps over time. Pellucid’s content library is designed specifically for investment bankers and strategic advisors. It’s fi…

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October in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

"Smart creatives", labeling data vs. labeling axes, the NBA, and horrror movie villians. Here's what you may have missed in October. There’s been a lot of big stories this month: the Cubs finally made it to…

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Ranking Chart: Who is the best horror movie villain?

Which movie franchise can claim the best villain? We rank body count, weapon, scariness and more. For horror movies, everything rests on the depravity of the villain. From centuries-old demons, to psychopathi…

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September in Review

Updating share price charts, how to land a summer job at Goldman Sachs, why bankers should hold after-action reviews, pitchbook content inspiration and more. September at Pellucid. There are less than 40 days…

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Pellucid Book Club: Originals: How nonconformists move the world

Before a meeting, you should imagine everything could go completely wrong. How the Pellucid Book Club works: Each month two books are nominated. A vote is taken on which to read and a few weeks later we get t…

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Does the September poll leader usually win the presidential election?

How often does September's poll leader become the next White House resident? It's just over 40 days until the presidential election. Awareness of the two candidates is reaching its peak (as is media saturatio…

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What pitchbook content is trending at Pellucid in September?

Pellucid's library is filled with content specifically for pitchbooks. The three charts that were trending in September. Pellucid’s content library is designed specifically for investment bankers and strategi…

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Ranking Chart: SNL cast members

There have been over 140 Saturday Night Live cast members. 16 have appeared in eight or more seasons. Who are they and how do they compare? Saturday Night Live will soon begin its 42nd season. Iconic for its…

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August in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

Expanding your pitchbook content repertoire, a reason to brush up your people skills, what "alpha" really means, and how to read more books. We’ve been borrowing best practices from design and applying them t…

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What pitchbook content is trending at Pellucid in August?

Pellucid's content library is filled with content for pitchbooks and analysis. Here's what was popular in August. Pellucid’s content library is designed specifically for investment bankers and strategic advis…

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Pellucid book club: The Design of Everyday Things

How "signifiers" and "affordances" can help investment bankers guide their audience to different conclusions. How the Pellucid Book Club works: Each month two books are nominated. A vote is taken on which to…

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Ranking Chart: Brooklyn neighborhoods

The L train's closure will cut off easy access to Williamsburg. Where should you go instead? In 2019, New York City’s L subway line will be closed for 18 months for repairs, effectively cutting off easy acce…

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July in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

Why you should attend your company happy hour, the genealogy of popular music, inspirational pitchbook content, and the importance of Liar's Poker. Maybe it’s something in the air, but there were a few excell…

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What pitchbook content is trending at Pellucid?

Trending pitchbook content: analyst recommendations, share price performance, and benchmarking. From pitchbook essentials to advanced data visualizations, Pellucid's content library is designed to help banke…

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Ranking Chart: The 13 Original Colonies

Since the first Independence Day almost a quarter of a century ago, how have the original 13 colonies changed? Ranked for population, size, and more. After some boundary adjustment and name updates, the 13 or…

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June in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

Banks shaking up their recruitment methods, movie reboots, and why running five minutes late may cost you a seat at the table. In June, more banks announced changes to try and retain and attract junior banker…

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Ranking Chart: Movie reboots

How do movie reboots from 2015, 2016, and 2017 compare to the original version? Ranking actual and predicted success. Next month the new Ghostbusters movie, the latest in a string of remakes, reboots, and lon…

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May in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

The end of the school year means graduation speeches and interns flocking to Wall Street. Here's May from Fix The Pitch. End of the school year means graduation time, and thousands of interns getting pumped f…

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How have commencement addresses changed?

We chart the industries of commencement speakers over time to see how they have changed. Over the coming weeks, nearly two million students will graduate from college. Integral to the celebration is a commenc…

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April in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

Speculation and intrigue in April. Is John Snow dead? Who will the running mates be? And how to fix the junior banker problem. April was a month of speculation and intrigue in the Pellucid offices. Is John Sn…

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Ranking Chart: The best city for investment bankers

When you actually get to leave the office, which is the best finance city to live in? New York vs. London? Beijing vs. Hong Kong? Zurich vs. Frankfurt? Each city has its own unique appeal for bankers, with op…

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March in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

We hope your first quarter has been as productive as ours. If not, here are a selection of stories from the Pellucid team to fix that. The first quarter of 2016 is over! We hope your year has been as producti…

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February in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

In case you spent February hibernating from the polar vortex and umpteen award shows, here are a selection of stories you missed. In case you spent February hibernating to avoid the polar vortex and umpteen a…

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What is the most productive month of the year?

Looking at box office stats, Facebook traffic, and Google searches to see when we are at our most productive. We’re about five weeks into 2016. The holiday lethargy has been shaken off, school summer vacation…

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Ranking Chart: Performance of oldest companies listed on NYSE

We rank the performance of some of the oldest companies listed on NYSE. At this week's World Economic Forum, corporate, political, and cultural leaders will be talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution…

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Why is Pellucid Analytics a “Best Place to Work”?

Outside Magazine name's Pellucid Analytics as a "Best Place to Work" for the third-year running. For the third year running, Pellucid Analytics is named a “Best Place to Work” by Outside Magazine, reaching nu…

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At which U.S. airport are you most likely to get stuck?

We ranked 13 U.S. airports by traffic, snow, and average delays to see which is most likely to give the winter woes. Traveling over the holidays is a well-documented nightmare. Bad weather and over-booked f…

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Rankings Chart: Which is the best Star Wars movie?

The first six movies ranked by ratings, box office, and awards to see which could be called "the best." A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… It is a period of anticipation. A new Star Wars movie, the se…

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