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The Danger Zone Pick: 10/29/12

The Danger Zone Pick: 10/29/12

Check out my latest Danger Zone interview with Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch.com. This week all Small Cap funds are in the Danger Zone.

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Predictive ETF Ratings: Real Diligence, Real Research

Predictive ETF Ratings: Real Diligence, Real Research

Research on holdings is necessary due diligence because an ETF’s performance is only as good as its holdings’ performance. No matter how cheap, if it holds bad stocks, the ETF’s performance will be bad.

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Our Partner, Benzinga, Is Premier Financial News Provider on Windows 8

Our Partner, Benzinga, Is Premier Financial News Provider on Windows 8

Our long-time partner, Benzinga.com, was selected by Microsoft (MSFT) to be one of the PREMIER financial news providers on Windows 8.

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The Danger Zone Pick: 10/22/12

The Danger Zone Pick: 10/22/12

Check out my latest Danger Zone interview with Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch.com.
This week, a former member of our Most Dangerous Stocks, is in the Danger Zone.

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4Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Style – Recap

4Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Style – Recap

This article provides quick access to all our 4Q reports on Style funds. I also provide a link to all of our 4Q sector reports.

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Low-Cost Funds Dupe Investors – 4Q2012

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Fund holdings affect fund performance more than fees or past performance. A cheap fund is not necessarily a good fund.
Our research on fund 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 Style

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The small-cap value style ranks last out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 13 ETFs and 263 mutual funds in the small-cap value style as of October 22, 2012.

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

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The small-cap blend style ranks 11th out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 21 ETFs and 657 mutual funds in the small-cap blend style as of October 22, 2012.

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

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The mid-cap value style ranks tenth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 12 ETFs and 176 mutual funds in the mid-cap value style as of October 22, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Mid-cap Blend Style

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The mid-cap blend style ranks ninth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 17 ETFs and 334 mutual funds in the mid-cap blend style as of October 22, 2012.

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20% of CFOs Admit To Manipulating Earnings – WSJ

20% of CFOs Admit To Manipulating Earnings – WSJ

A recent Wall Street Journal article reveals that 20% of CFOs of US publicly-trade companies purposefully manipulate their earnings.

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

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The small-cap growth style ranks eighth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 11 ETFs and 493 mutual funds in the small-cap growth style as of October 19, 2012.

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

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The all-cap value style ranks seventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of two ETFs and 266 mutual funds in the all-cap value style as of October 19, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Mid Cap Growth Style

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The Mid Cap Growth style ranks sixth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 10 ETFs and 390 mutual funds in the Mid Cap Growth style as of October 17, 2012.

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

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The all-cap growth style ranks fifth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of two ETFs and 490 mutual funds in the all-cap growth style as of October 17, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Large Cap Value Style

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The Large Cap Value style ranks fourth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 39 ETFs and 727 mutual funds in the Large Cap Value style as of October 17, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: All Cap Blend Style

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The All Cap Blend style ranks third out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 31 ETFs and 753 mutual funds in the All Cap Blend style as of October 18, 2012.

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How To Avoid The Worst ETFs

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The focus of this article is investing risk or the relative investment potential of the ETF. This risk is much more difficult to asses because it requires researching the investment potential of the ETFs holdings.

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The Danger Zone Pick: 10/15/12

The Danger Zone Pick: 10/15/12

This week, the entire Technology mutual fund business is in the Danger Zone.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Large-cap Growth Style

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The large-cap growth style ranks second out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 25 ETFs and 707 mutual funds in the large-cap growth style as of October 12, 2012.

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