Weiss Ratings is the source for accurate, unbiased ratings that you can rely on to make sound, informed financial decisions. Weiss directs consumers and business professionals alike toward safe banking and insurance options while avoiding unnecessary risks that could lead to financial losses.
Weiss does not accept compensation from the companies it rates for issuing the rating. Nor does it give the companies an opportunity to preview the ratings or suppress their publication for any reason. Weiss is totally independent and unbiased because its loyalty is to you — the customer.
Every quarter, Weiss evaluates the safety and financial strength of more than 11,000 institutions, including life and annuity insurers, health insurers, property and casualty insurers, banks, and savings and loans.
Weiss encourages you to use its ratings and analyses to avoid the potential dangers of the weakest companies and to find those that you can trust — now and well into the future.
Weiss Ratings’ mission is to empower consumers, professionals and institutions with high-quality advisory information for selecting or monitoring a financial services company.
In doing so, Weiss will adhere to the highest ethical standards by maintaining its independent, unbiased outlook and approach to advising customers.
With the growth in popularity of self-directed investing, you need a reliable source to help you track and evaluate the performance of your common stock and mutual fund holdings. Plus, you need a way to identify and monitor other stocks and mutual funds as potential new investments. However, the hundreds of performance and risk measures available—multiplied by the vast number of stocks and mutual funds in the market today—can make this a daunting task for even the most sophisticated investor.
TheStreet Investment Ratings simplifies the evaluation process by condensing a broad range of fundamental and technical data into a single composite opinion of each stock’s and mutual fund’s risk-adjusted performance. This allows you to instantly separate those securities that have performed well and appear to represent a good value from those that are most likely to deliver weak future performance. And while it is impossible to guarantee an investment’s future performance, TheStreet Investment Ratings provide a solid framework for making informed investment decisions.
You simply choose the companies you want to watch, and Weiss will monitor the ratings every day and send you an email any time the rating of one of the companies on your Watchlist changes. It’s that simple!
Using the Weiss Watchdog couldn’t be easier! Click here to sign up or just start searching and sign up later.
The easiest and fastest way to search for a stock or mutual fund is by ticker. Enter the ticker symbol in the search box, and that security will show up.
If you don’t know the ticker or if you’re searching for a bank or insurer that isn’t publicly traded, you need to enter a company name into the search field. Once you do that, all banks, insurers, stocks, and mutual funds that meet that search criteria will appear. Be careful in reviewing the results list to make sure you find the one you are interested in. Information is provided along with each name to help you identify the right one.
Specifically, under each name there will be a label for the type of rating. They are Bank Financial Strength Rating, Insurance Financial Strength Rating, Stock Investment Rating, or Mutual Fund Investment Rating. In addition, you will see the states an insurance company or bank is licensed in, or has branches in, to help you identify the right one.
Once you’ve identified the right company that you want to monitor, just click on the “Add to My Watchlist” button. You can do additional searches and add each company to your Watchlist. Then, at any time, click on the “My Watchlist” button to view your full list. These are the companies for which you will receive email alerts each time one of their ratings has changed. Very Important: If a company is not on this list, you will not receive notification if its rating changes!
Then just sit back and watch your inbox for alerts from Weiss letting you know when the rating of any company on your Watchlist has changed and what that means to you!