Long Term Stock Ratings Overview

Long Term Stock Ratings Overview

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Overview (definition)

WikiWeath's long term analysis focuses on a collection of important investor questions, which help to identify the intuitive value of a target company. These questions focused solely on the variables Warren Buffett finds important in his investment, so they may not find every undervalued company, but they will guide an investor towards the best companies with the least risk. A company earns a buy rating by averaging a greater than four out of five stars; between 2 to 4 stars earns a hold; below that is a sell.

Your Input is Important

Every investor is encouraged to answer each question as well as possible. The more investors who answer the questions, the higher the degree of accuracy, because the sample size is larger. Additionally, the more answers we receive, the lower the risk of individual bias, which greatly decreases the score's confidence.

Sources of Question Answers

The answers to each question come primarily from three sources:

1. Personal experience: The personal experience of each visitor is critical to the accuracy of the results. Users of a companies' products or services will generate a personal experience that can aid investors in evaluating a companies' worth. The alternative - and inferior approach - is to read about an experience or relying on your personal (and biased) assumptions about someone's experience.
2. Long description: The long description is a collection of information about the target company to help a potential investor to understand the target company in greater detail. You can answer several questions from your personal experience aided by the long description.
3. SWOT analysis: The SWOT analysis is critical to answering the investment questions. The SWOT analysis fundamentally breaks down the significant characteristics of a company. Those characteristics allow investors to determine the long-term and short-term potential of a company. Additionally, the SWOT is always changing, because users update the information constantly. One user may have more information about a particular characteristic outlined in the SWOT analysis, which will help all other users to make a more rational estimate of the investment questions and company value.


The investment questions rely on the collective knowledge of investors. Each question addresses a significant element of a company that helps to formulate an accurate picture of a company's potential. Although the questions eliminate many potentially prosperous companies, the conservative approach exemplifies WikiWealth's fundamental goal: safety first.

Dictionary Definition

Short Definition

A form of analysis that focuses on the meaning, quality, and understanding of an issue. WikiWealth uses the qualitative analysis to focus on the non-numerical elements of stock research. WikiWealth believes there are two distinct elements of a proper company analysis. Those two elements are summarized in the qualitative and quantitative sections of the report.

Long Definition

Concerned with meaning, rather than with measurement. The emphasis is on subjective understanding, communication, and empathy, rather than on prediction and control, and it is a tenet that there is no separate, unique, ‘real’ world. Qualitative methods vary, and are generally based on empirical research, and all qualitative researchers are positioned subjects. As such, the rigour of their research depends not only on the suitability of the methodology, the use of multiple methods, and the inclusion of verbatim quotations, but also on its credibility and transferability. For a checklist for evaluating qualitative research, see Baxter and Eyles, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 22. There is some discussion over the extent to which the researcher should intervene, and much awareness of the way in which any research process will affect the subjects of the investigation. See also L. Kong, Area 30.

Pertaining to or concerned with quality or qualities. Relating to or involving comparisons based on qualities.

Analysis which merely determines the constituents of a substance without any regard to the quantity of each ingredient