Answer (C) is correct. A conservative working capital policy minimizes liquidity risk by increasing net working capital (current assets – current liabilities). The result is that the company forgoes the potentially higher returns available from using the additional working capital to acquire long-term assets. A conservative working capital policy is characterized by a higher current ratio (current assets ÷ current liabilities) and acid test ratio (quick assets ÷ current liabilities). Thus, the company will increase current assets or decrease current liabilities. A conservative policy finances assets using long-term or permanent funds rather than short-term sources.