Keyword: Quality Ratings

measure a company’s investment quality and ability to withstand risk over the long term. We use our own proprietary Quality Ratings, which have proved to be a very effective measuring stick over the years. They rank companies on the basis of assets. In some cases, our Investment Planning Committee may move the rating up or down a notch based on the firm’s economic sector, capital structure, etc. Here are our quality ratings, based on assets: Very Conservative over $1.5 billion; Conservative $750 million to $1.5 billion; Average $150 million to $750 million; Higher Risk $75 million to $150 million; Speculative under $75 million. Due to the much larger size of the United States market, we multiply each of these figures by 10 for U.S. stocks.

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Bargain stocks: think globally

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