News and Info

Apr 23, 2015
Q1 2015 RRINTL Index Insights...More

Apr 23, 2015
Q1 2015 RRBCUS Index Insights...More

Feb 12, 2015
Q4 2014 RRINTL Index Insights...More

Feb 12, 2015
Q4 2014 RRBCUS Index Insights...More

Dec 23, 2014
Fourteen Additions/Twelve Deletions in RRBCUS Q4 2014 Rebalancing...More

Oct 22, 2014
Q3 2014 RRINTL Index Insights...More

Oct 22, 2014
Q3 2014 RRBCUS Index Insights...More

Sept 22, 2014
Correction to Press Release Regarding RRINTL Q3 2014 Rebalancing...More

Sept 18, 2014
Twenty-Four Additions/Twenty-Seven Deletions in RRINTL Q3 2014 Rebalancing...More

Sept 18, 2014
Eleven Additions/Twelve Deletions in RRBCUS Q3 2014 Rebalancing...More

June 30, 2014
Q2 2014 RRINTL Index Insights...More

June 30, 2014
Q2 2014 RRBCUS Index Insights...More

June 18, 2014
Thirty-Three Additions/Twenty-Nine Deletions in RRINTL Q2 2014 Rebalancing...More

June 18, 2014
Eighteen Additions/Nineteen Deletions in Q2 2014 Rebalancing...More

Apr 16, 2014
Q1 2014 RRINTL Index Insights...More

Apr 16, 2014
Q1 2014 RRBCUS Index Insights...More

Mar 19, 2014
Seven Additions/Fifteen Deletions in RRINTL Q1 2014 Rebalancing...More

Mar 19, 2014
Twelve Additions/Fourteen Deletions in RRBCUS Q1 2014 Rebalancing...More

Mar 3, 2014
Q4 2013 RRINTL Index Insights...More

Feb 4, 2014
Q4 2013 RRBCUS Index Insights...More

Dec 19, 2013
Thirty-One Additions/Twenty-Six Deletions in RRINTL Cap Blue Chip Index Quarterly Rebalancing...More

Dec 19, 2013
Twenty-Nine Additions/Twenty-Six Deletions in RRBCUS Index Quarterly Rebalancing...More

Dec 2, 2013
Q3 2013 RRINTL Index Insights...More

Dec 2, 2013
Q3 2013 RRBCUS Index Insights...More

Sept 18, 2013
Fourteen Additions/Fourteen Deletions in RRINTL Quarterly Rebalancing...More

Sept 18, 2013
Fourteen Additions/Twelve Deletions in RRBCUS Quarterly Rebalancing...More

Jan 25, 2012
Rapid Ratings Blue Chip Equity Indexes Featured in Wall Street Letter...More

Dec. 11, 2012
S-Network Launches Blue Chip Equity Indexes Based on Rapid Ratings...More

Rapid Ratings Blue Chip Equity Indexes

The Rapid Ratings Indexes offer investors a family of benchmarks that are characterized by the superior financial strength of their constituents.  The financial strength of the constituents is based on the Financial Health Ratings produced by Rapid Ratings, an independent rating agency.  Rapid Ratings’ Financial Health Ratings are a composite of 62 separate objective quantitative metrics calibrated with more than thirty years of data and derived 100% from filed financial statements with no input from security issuers. There are currently two indexes in the Rapid Ratings Index Family:

  • Rapid Ratings US Blue Chip Index (RRBCUS).  Large Cap US stocks, diversified by     sector.
  • Rapid Ratings International (ex-US) Blue Chip Index (RRINTL).  Large Cap stocks domiciled in Europe, Australia and the Far East, diversified by sector.

Key defining factors include:

Diversification
The Rapid Ratings Indexes provide diversified exposure to approximately 40% of the companies contained in the relevant major benchmarks.  Sector diversification is based on the capitalization weights of a broad universe of comparable stocks.

Correlation
The indexes demonstrate high correlations to the relevant benchmarks.  Accordingly, RRBCUS correlates highly to the S&P 500, while RRINTL correlates highly to MSCI EAFE.

Rules Based
The Rapid Ratings Indexes are rules based and fully transparent, employing a methodology that maintains sector allocations comparable to the major benchmarks.  The methodologies used to determine Rapid Ratings’ Financial Health Ratings also provide a high level of transparency and consistency.

Extensive Data
The Rapid Ratings Indexes are supported by extensive data, including the wide dissemination of real time prices and a twelve-year back tested history.


 


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