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New Stocks Make Most Attractive/Dangerous Lists For April

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Our Most Attractive and Most Dangerous stocks for April were made available to the public at midnight on Wednesday.

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Proof Is In Performance Through 1Q14

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There are many ways to define the quality and merit of equity research. One mea­sure stands tallest: per­for­mance of stock rec­om­men­da­tions. And by that mea­sure, New Con­structs’ research is of very high quality.

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Consumer Staples Sector

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The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 10 ETFs and 9 mutual funds in the Consumer Staples sector as of April 3, 2014.

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Consumer Discretionary Sector

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The Consumer Discretionary sector ranks fourth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 18 ETFs and 21 mutual funds in the Consumer Discretionary sector as of April 2, 2014.

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Rating Breakdown: Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds by Sector

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This report focuses on my top picks and pans for all sector funds. I will follow this summary with a detailed report on each sector.

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Johnson & Johnson is a Safe Pick in a Dangerous Market

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JNJ is not a get rich quick stock that will double within a year, but it is a safe investment with limited downside risk and significant upside potential. A safe investment like JNJ could benefit a lot of investors in such a risky market.

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Sector Rankings For ETFs & Mutual Funds

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For the second quarter of 2014, only three sectors manage to even earn a Neutral rating. My sector ratings are based on the aggregation of my fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each sector.

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April’s Most DANGEROUS Stocks Available to Subscribers Today

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Paying customers can access April’s 40 Most Dangerous Stocks as of Wednesday, April 2. We provide 20 large/mid cap names… Read more >>

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April’s Most Attractive Stocks Available to Subscribers Today

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Paying customers can access April’s 40 Most Attractive Stocks as of Wednesday, April  2. We provide 20 large/mid cap names… Read more >>

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Netflix (NFLX): Even More Dangerous

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In November of last year, Netflix (NFLX: ~$355/share) landed in the Danger Zone after rising 363% year-to-date on promising quarterly… Read more >>

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Danger Zone: Value Investors

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Check out this week’s Danger Zone Interview with Chuck Jaffe of Money Life and MarketWatch.com.
Value investors are in the… Read more >>

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NOPAT Adjustment: Foreign Exchange Loss

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Converting GAAP data into economic earnings should be part of every investor’s diligence process. Performing detailed analysis of footnotes and the MD&A is part of fulfilling fiduciary responsibilities.

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Danger Zone: Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN)

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DNKN’s illusory growth in accounting earnings has driven the stock up nearly 40% while the S&P 500 is up only about 20% over the past year. Our diligence reveals that while reported earnings are up, DNKN’s economic earnings are in decline. Future growth expectations are overblown as well because the company’s plans to expand outside of the Northeast pit it against formidable, entrenched competitors.

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New Constructs Video Tutorials: Most Attractive/Most Dangerous Reports

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Click any of the links below to view a video tutorial and outline about our Most Attractive Stocks or Most… Read more >>

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Danger Zone: Tuesday Morning (TUES)

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Any brick and mortar retailer carries some risk in this environment, but investors who really want exposure to this sector should look for higher quality companies than TUES. Other retailers have superior profitability metrics, better branding and e-commerce capabilities, and a cheaper valuation. The only reason to touch TUES is to short it.

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New Constructs Video Tutorials: Earnings Adjustments

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Click any of the links below to view a video tutorial and outline about our Earnings Adjustments

Financials & Metrics:… Read more >>

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New Constructs Video Tutorials: DCF Analysis

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DCF Model Video Tutorials: Access to all video tutorials for our DCF valuation models.

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New Constructs Video Tutorials: Ratings

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Click any of the links below to view a video tutorial and written outline about our ratings.

Access Individual Stock… Read more >>

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New Constructs Video Tutorials: Valuation Models

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Valuation Model Video Tutorials: Access to all video tutorials for our valuation models.

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New Constructs Website Video Tutorials

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Whether you’re a new or existing client, our video tutorials and written outlines are here to help you get the… Read more >>

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