Quality Solutions for Staying Power
What Distinguishes True Quality?
In a time of uncertainty, a well-defined focus on quality can give investors the confidence to stay invested through market volatility rather than locking in losses during a downturn.
Over time, we believe an investment approach focused on hand-picked quality stocks can provide a solid foundation for excess return potential through a period of macroeconomic and market challenges and into a future recovery.
Persistent earnings and profit growth
These characteristics are usually a sign that a company has a differentiated and durable business that can do well through changing macroeconomic cycles.
Strong free cash flow
Good businesses generate excess cash, the lifeblood of economic activity. This gives companies more financial flexibility to enhance shareholder returns.
Healthy balance sheets
Companies with ample cash and low debt levels have a healthier foundation to invest for the future and execute strategy without being subject to the moods of capital markets.
Quality in stocks can be measured in different ways. Yet the characteristics of resilient companies have something in common—they tend to underpin consistent, long-term equity return potential. Following past crises, quality stocks have rebounded over time.
A Focus on Quality
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