Newsletter Login

Username:

Password:


Need help logging in?

New Subscriber?
Start Here!

Q & A

I mostly follow your recommendations, but I also own two small-cap stocks with 100 Overall scores. Why are they not on one of your buy lists?



Read More from Q&A


Tools & Resources

Real Questions from Real Subscribers


Q: I mostly follow your recommendations, but I also own two small-cap stocks with 100 Overall scores. Why are they not on one of your buy lists?

A: Dear Subscriber,

Our Quadrix system computes scores for about 5,000 U.S.-traded stocks, which means at any given time, about 500 will score above 90.

High Quadrix scores alone are not sufficient reason to buy a stock. No quantitative system will consider every investment angle, and some stocks with high scores have problems the statistics won't reflect. That explains why we always follow up with individual company analysis before adding a stock to our recommended lists — and why not every stock that earns a score of 100 makes it onto the Buy List.

In addition, the two stocks you mentioned are far too small for the Dow Theory Forecasts, which prefers to focus on stocks with market capitalizations of $5 billion or higher. If small-cap stocks interest you, check out Upside, our sister newsletter, which focuses on these stocks. You can find Upside at www.UpsideStocks.com.

Thanks for your interest,

Bob Sweet, CFA
Managing Editor, Dow Theory Forecasts

More Investment Newsletters and Services

Drip Investor

DRIP Investor — how you can buy dividend-paying stocks without a broker.

Visit us at DRIP Investor, your source for dividend reinvestment plans.

Lazy Investor

The Lazy Investor — free weekly e-letter that delivers market updates and stock market information via email.

Visit us at The Lazy Investor, our free investment newsletter.

Horizon Investment

Horizon — registered investment advisor seeks to provide investors at all stages the ability to build, preserve and enjoy wealth.

Visit us at Horizon Investment Services to get started in an investment program that's right for you.

Upside

Upside — discovers today's small and midcap stocks poised to be tomorrow's Blue Chip leaders.

Visit us at Upside, your guide to the best buys in small and midcap stocks.

Current Hotline

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Dow Industrials and S&P 500 Index have advanced six straight days

Read More from the Hotline

Stock Spotlight

Go with the veteran — Applied Materials

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Applied Materials ($45; AMAT) was around for the birth of the modern semiconductor, creating the first commercial system for depositing silicon dioxide on a chip in 1967. In the ensuing years...

Read More from Stock Spotlight

Individual Stock Reports

ISRs make stock research easy!

Perhaps the most valuable two page reports available anywhere.

All the data you would normally have to plow through years of 10-K filings, earnings reports, and reams of market data to assemble — yours all in one concise report.

ISRs contain our proprietary Quadrix scores — find out how we rate all the stocks in the S&P 500.

Visit us at individualstockreports.com