New Inputs Set to Gain Traction

As well as new markets, investors are looking for new inputs to their trading strategies, and while credit rating agencies have taken a beating from the credit crunch, traders are looking for new ways to apply ratings to potential investments. One way is to rate research or ratings themselves based on performance of the analyst, as Kei Kianpoor of Investars suggests, while another is to rate companies in a different way-by assessing their corporate integrity rather than creditworthiness as a