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QualityStocks Launches Tiered Rating Service As Tool To Expose Risk And Reward Transparency

QualityStocks is pleased to announce that it has rated more than 3,000 fully reporting OTC companies as an extension of its commitment to protect investors. Taking this commitment a step further, QualityStocks has also used the information gained from tracking hundreds of online newsletter firms to measure their legitimacy.

QualityStocks has rated fully reporting OTC companies and research firms based on their investor relations and transparency practices. QualityStocks has placed these companies into one of five tiers based on their compliance with market regulations, available information, transparency to shareholders, trust within the investor community, and the value of their product and/or services: QSP (QualityStocks Partner); QSV (QualityStocks Verified); QSL (QualityStocks Limited Information); QSN (QualityStocks No Information); and Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware).

Trading OTC stocks poses a significant risk to any investor; those investors who are successfully managing an OTC portfolio know the importance of thorough due diligence. The QualityStocks rating service is a convenient and complementary tool designed to aid a trader's individual research.

"Transparency is absolutely critical in this market. Our team has researched each company on our list to examine their fundamentals and apply an appropriate rating," Michael McCarthy, Managing Director of QualityStocks stated. "The result is a valuable tool that investors can use to quickly separate more trustworthy companies from more risky investments."

To see the list of rated newsletter firms, visit: www.qualitystocks.net/ratings.php

To see the list of rated companies, visit: www.qualitystocks.net/companies.php

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