Why Weiss Ratings?

Weiss Ratings are fundamentally incomparable to nearly all other ratings available in America today. Here’s why …

Complete Independence

We are America’s only 100% independent rating agency covering stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, insurance companies, banks, and credit unions; and our independence is grounded in a very critical difference in the way we do business: Unlike most other rating agencies,

  • we never accept compensation from any company for its rating;
  • we never allow companies to influence our analysis or conclusions (although they are always free to provide us with supplemental data that’s not publicly available);
  • we reserve the right to publish our ratings based exclusively on publicly available data;
  • we never suppress publication of our ratings at a company’s request; and
  • we are always dedicated to providing our analysis and opinions with complete objectivity. 

Dedication to End Users -- Investors and Consumers

Other rating agencies derive most of their revenues from the very same companies that they cover.

In contrast, our primary source of revenues is the end user – investors seeking the best combination of risk and reward, plus consumers seeking the best deals with the most safety.

Unmatched Accuracy and Performance

Our independence and objectivity help explain why the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded that Weiss was first in warning consumers about future insurance company failures three times more often than our closest competitor (A.M. Best) and why, in comparison to S&P or Moody’s, there was no contest.

It’s the reason why The New York Times wrote “Weiss was the first to warn of dangers and say so unambiguously.”

And it’s also why The Wall Street Journal was able to report that the Weiss Stock Ratings outperformed all Wall Street investment banks, brokers and independent research organizations in a third-party study of stock ratings.

Broader Coverage

While other rating agencies focus mostly on larger companies that can afford to pay them large fees, Weiss Ratings covers all companies, large or small, as long as they report sufficient data for us to analyze. This allows us to provide far broader coverage, including nearly all U.S.-traded stocks, ETFs and mutual funds plus nearly all U.S. banks, credit unions and insurance companies.

Overall …

Weiss Ratings gives you more accuracy, more choices, and better wealth-building potential – all with stronger risk protection and safety.