In 2018 the S&P 500 recorded a loss of 6.24%. But price trend dispersion was vast as usual. Capturing medium-to-long term trends is the essence of successful investing.
The top 100 performing stocks posted an average gain of 16.32% for the year. While the bottom 100 performers generated an average loss of 36.25%. C and D ratings can be used to exit or reduce holdings, limiting damage and filling a critical gap in the standard risk management processes.