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Andrew T. Gillies is Director of Communications at the Center for Audit Quality, an affiliate of the American Institute of CPAs, in Washington, DC. Based in Washington since 2002, he has also worked in editorial and communications roles at the Investment Company Institute, the World Bank, Forbes, and Vault.com. His policy-themed writing has focused on aerospace and defense, energy and environment, transportation, and financial services.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Seven Big Bets: Large-Capitalization Stocks

With the S&P 500 priced 16% below its 52-week high, mustering the courage to make an investment in a big company isn't easy. In certain cases, however, it might be worth it.

What cases are those? Philip Tasho, portfolio manager of the ABN AMRO/TAMRO Large Cap Value fund, suggests looking for outfits with ample cash flow, healthy debt-to-capital ratios and consistent results. "Look at how the company has performed through good and bad times," he says.

Full story at Forbes.com