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ETF Pair Trade To Navigate Shifty Tech Stocks

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 ETF Pair Trade To Navigate Shifty Tech Stocks

I have a pair trade (i.e. long/short) ETF strategy for investors who want to maximize upside potential and minimize downside risk in Technology stocks.

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Barron’s Features My Analysis on DAL’s Abnormal Pension Accounting

Saturday, May 26th, 2012 Barron’s Features My Analysis on DAL’s Abnormal Pension Accounting

In his weekly column, The Trader, Vito Racanelli features my in-depth work on the funky accounting Delta Airlines’ (DAL) uses… Read more >>

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Fox Business TV Interview: Market Outlook and Top Stock Picks

Friday, May 25th, 2012 Fox Business TV Interview: Market Outlook and Top Stock Picks

I discuss my market outlook and top stock picks in this interview today.
In general, I think most of the… Read more >>

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“S&P: Delta could be in line for upgrade” – Are they kidding?

Friday, May 25th, 2012 “S&P: Delta could be in line for upgrade” – Are they kidding?

I do not think S&P’s analysts are aware of Delta’s staggering $22.3 billion in off-balance sheet liabilities, which include $14.1 billion in underfunded pensions and $8.2 in operating leases.

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Waterstechnology Features New Constructs Unique Research Technology

Monday, May 21st, 2012 Waterstechnology Features New Constructs Unique Research Technology

Incisive Media’s Max Bowie features New Constructs unique footnote-searching research system in “New Constructs Unwraps ETF, Fund Screeners, Eyes Partners”.

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Bail Out of DAL Before the Stock Crashes

Friday, May 18th, 2012 DAL_EEvEPS

I recommend investors avoid Delta Airlines (DAL). I think the stock could see significant downward pressure as more investors realize how the company is propping up its earnings with relatively aggressive accounting for its pension and postretirement plan (“pensions”), which are already seriously underfunded.

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New Constructs’ Offerings: Custom Reports

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 New Constructs’ Offerings: Custom Reports

We can quickly and easily create custom reports for clients.
We deliver the reports with the data/analysis you request as often as you request.

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Buy Apple, Naysayers Are Missing the Point

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 AAPL_Fig2

With so much written about Apple (AAPL), I am amazed that so few have focused on the most important driver of its stock price: the company 270% return on invested capital (ROIC).

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Low-Cost Funds Dupe Investors

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 DupeFig1

Fund holdings affect fund performance more than fees or past performance. A cheap fund is not necessarily a good fund.
Our research on holdings enables investors’ to find funds with high quality holdings – AND – low fees.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Small-cap Value

Monday, May 7th, 2012 SmallCapValue_Fig1

The small-cap value style ranks last out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 16 ETFs and 309 mutual funds in the small-cap value style as of May 2, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Mid-cap Value

Monday, May 7th, 2012 MidCapValue_Fig4

The mid-cap value style ranks eleventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 11 ETFs and 217 mutual funds in the mid-cap value style as of May 2, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Small-cap Blend

Monday, May 7th, 2012 SmallCapBlend_Fig1

The small-cap blend style ranks tenth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 27 ETFs and 639 mutual funds in the small-cap blend style as of May 1, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Small-cap Growth

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 SmallCapGrowth_Fig1

The small-cap growth style ranks ninth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 12 ETFs and 463 mutual funds in the small-cap growth style as of May 1, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Mid-Cap Blend

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 MidCapBlend_Fig1

The mid-cap blend style ranks eighth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 20 ETFs and 270 mutual funds in the mid-cap blend style as of May 1, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Mid-cap Growth

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 MidCapGrowth_Fig1

The mid-cap growth style ranks seventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of ten ETFs and 387 mutual funds in the mid-cap growth style as of May 1, 2012.

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Home Depot (HD): Neutral Rating — for Ask Matt Readers

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 Home Depot (HD): Neutral Rating — for Ask Matt Readers

HD gets my Neutral rating. In short, Home Depot is a good company that is not a good stock.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: All-cap Value

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AllCapValueFig1

The all-cap value style ranks sixth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of two ETFs and 285 mutual funds in the all-cap value style as of April 24, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Large-cap Value

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 largeCapValueFig1

The large-cap value style ranks fifth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 39 ETFs and 782 mutual funds in the large-cap value style as of April 24, 2012,

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: All-cap Growth

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AllCapGrowthFig1

The all-cap growth style ranks fourth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 2 ETFs and 457 mutual funds in the all-cap growth style as of April 24, 2012.

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