NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- This article is the first of a series that will give you further information on stocks that are highly rated by TheStreet staff. During the last 40 years I have reviewed many rating systems, some which led me to follow stocks I might have otherwise overlooked. Most lists cannot address the widely different investment needs and risk tolerances of the individual investor.Before you start using any rating list you need to first identify whether you are a growth, value, income or momentum investor. A stock that might be suitable for your tax-deferred IRA may be totally unsuitable for your taxable accounts. Here is a link to a video I made that further explains some investment issues: The 3 Stages of Investing.
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