Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Portfolio Grader 500?

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The Portfolio Grader 500 is a quarterly guide to the best and worst stocks for the current quarter, all packaged into an interactive website. On this website, you can view a master list list of 250 A- and B-Rated powerhouses, 250 D- and F-Rated sell immediately stocks. You can click through this list to view individual stock report pages, which are chock full of helpful company information and my proprietary stock analysis.

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This is my first time with the Portfolio Grader 500. How do I get started?

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If you're new to the Portfolio Grader 500, there are three things you should do. First, read this FAQ section from top to bottom—it includes some helpful information about how to get the most out of this service. Second, read the User's Guide by clicking the tab at the top of this page. It will give you more information about this interactive website and how to navigate through it.

And if you're new to Portfolio Grader as well—which is the underlying system that powers the Portfolio Grader 500—I also recommend that you click on the "Navellier Formula" tab at the top of this page.

My team and I have designed this website to be easy and fun to use. You'll find the complete list of stocks to buy and sell on the homepage. You can click on "The 500" tab to navigate back to the master list at any time. From the list, you can click on individual stock tickers and company names to visit each individual stock page.

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How did you pick the top stocks in the Portfolio Grader 500?

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The Portfolio Grader 500 features predominantly large-cap stocks that are either at the top of the heap (which are our stocks to buy) or the bottom of the heap (which are our stocks to sell) in Portfolio Grader. The Portfolio Grader 500 is selected with different criteria than my other Buy List stocks (like in Blue Chip Growth, for example).

This list was generated entirely using the information covered by Portfolio Grader (namely the Quantitative Grade, and the eight parts that make up the Fundamental Grade). For information on my proprietary stock grading system, click on the "Navellier Formula" tab at the top of this page.

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Why do the some of the Fundamental and Quantitative letter grades in Portfolio Grader 500 differ from what's listed in Portfolio Grader?

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Each grade listed in the Portfolio Grader 500 report is a projection for the entire quarter. If you want week-to-week grades for shorter-term buying and selling, you should refer to the Portfolio Grader website.

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What do I do if a Portfolio Grader 500 top stock is dropped from the list next quarter?

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If one of this quarter's top 250 doesn't make the list next quarter, use Portfolio Grader to determine the stock's current grade. If it is still an A- or B-rated stock, then you can continue holding it until the stock is downgraded to a D-rating. Alternatively, if the stock has had a nice run that quarter, you can take profits and put the proceeds back into a new top 250 stocks for the current quarter.

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Can I download a spreadsheet version of the Portfolio Grader 500 stock list?

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Absolutely. All you have to do is click the "Download CSV" button that is at the top right of this page. This will start a download of the spreadsheet version of the Portfolio Grader 500.

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Can I save a portfolio of certain Portfolio Grader 500 stocks, like I can in Portfolio Grader?

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You can! When you visit a stock report page, you'll see a little icon in the top left hand corner that is labeled "Watchlist." Simply click on that icon to add a stock to your Watchlist. You can view your Watchlist by then clicking the "My Portfolio" tab at the top of the page. This will take you to the Portfolio Grader website. As long as you're logged in, you should see an option to view your Watch List in the blue sidebar at the right of the page.

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Can I print individual stock report pages?

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Yes. When you visit a stock report page, you'll see a little print icon in the top left hand corner (right next to the "Watchlist" icon). Simply click it to print out that page.

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How is the Total Grade calculated?

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The Total Grade is calculated from a blend of the Quantitative Grade and the Fundamental Grade. The Total Grade indicates Louis Navellier's current buy (A or B) or sell (D or F) recommendation.

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How is the Fundamental Grade calculated?

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The Fundamental Grade is calculated from a weighted blend of eight fundamental variables: Operating Margin Growth, Sales Growth, Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprises, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow and Return on Equity. Be sure to view the Stock Report of any graded stock to see the grades assigned for each of these eight variables.

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How is the Quantitative Grade calculated?

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The Quantitative Grade is a proprietary quantitative measure. This quantitative measure is the most powerful variable in the Navellier stock-rating formula. It indicates the current level of buying pressure.

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I have more questions. How do I contact you?

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If after reviewing the information on this page you still need help, please let us know. You can send us an email by clicking on the "Contact" tab at the top of this page. Or you can call 1-866-363-5768 to speak with a member of our Customer Service team.