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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Telecom Services Sector

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The Telecom Services sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on an aggregation of the ratings of 5 ETFs and 12 mutual funds in the Telecom Services sector as of July 13, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

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The Utilities sector ranks eighth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 9 ETFs and 33 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of July 13, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Discretionary Sector

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The Consumer Discretionary sector ranks seventh out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 18 ETFs and 21 mutual funds in the Consumer Discretionary sector as of July 12, 2012.

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Goldman’s Sell Rating on DAL Follows My Short Call

Goldman’s Sell Rating on DAL Follows My Short Call

Yesterday, Goldman Sach’s initiated on Delta Airlines (DAL) with a Sell Rating. This stock call comes two months after my note to clients recommending shorting DAL.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Energy Sector

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The Energy sector ranks sixth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 20 ETFs and 76 mutual funds in the Energy sector as of July 12, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Materials Sector

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The Materials sector ranks fifth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 11 ETFs and 11 mutual funds in the Materials sector as of July 12, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Industrials Sector

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The Industrials sector ranks fourth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 17 ETFs and 18 mutual funds in the Industrials sector as of July 11, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Health Care Sector

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The Health Care sector ranks third out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of the ratings of 22 ETFs and 83 mutual funds in the Health Care sector as of July 11, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Information Technology Sector

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The Information Technology sector ranks second out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 27 ETFs and 137 mutual funds in the Information Technology sector as of July 11, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Staples Sector

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The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It is the only sector to earn my Attractive rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of ten ETFs and nine mutual funds in the Consumer Staples sector as of July 10, 2012.

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Best & Worst Sector ETFs & Mutual Funds

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The best ETFs and mutual funds have high-quality holdings and low costs. As detailed in “Low-cost funds dupe investors”, there are few funds that have both good holdings and low costs. While there are lots of cheap funds, there are very few with high-quality holdings. The following is a summary of 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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Roadmap to the Best & Worst Sectors for ETFs & Mutual Funds

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Only one sector, Consumer Staples, earns my Attractive rating. See Figure 1 for my rankings of all ten sectors. 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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How To Survive the Euro Crisis

How To Survive the Euro Crisis

As I wrote in “Don’t Be Fooled: Get Short Now”, the euro is not that different from Enron, WorldCom or the Madoff fund. All of these organizations were able to pretend they were profitable or solvent long after they were insolvent.
Now markets are finally acknowledging the intractability of the Euro debacle.

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US Steel (X) At Risk Of Pension Pressure

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Some stocks are more dangerous than others. In an anemic economic environment, the most dangerous stocks are those with issues that are lurking behind the scenes or in footnotes.

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Definition: Price-To-EBV, or Price to Economic Book Value ratio

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The difference between the stock price and Economic Book Value (EBV) of s stock measures the difference between the market’s expectation for future profits and the no-growth value of the stock.

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Free report for Ask Matt, AT&T (T) – Dangerous Rating

Free report for Ask Matt, AT&T (T) – Dangerous Rating

Here is our free report on AT&T (T), which gets our Dangerous Rating.

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Pensions Weigh On Goodyear (GT) Stock Potential

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) must overcome $3.7 billion in underfunded pensions plus $6.3 billion in debt ($1.1 billion of which is off balance sheet) before investors could see any upside.

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Top Stock Picks & Shorts: Moneylife Radio Interview w/ Chuck Jaffe

Top Stock Picks & Shorts: Moneylife Radio Interview w/ Chuck Jaffe

Listen in on my 15 minute interview describing the rigorous diligence New Constructs applies to every rating on the stocks, ETFs and mutual funds we cover.

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ETF Pair Trade To Maximize Profits In The Energy Sector

ETF Pair Trade To Maximize Profits In The Energy Sector

Oil prices have been on a wild ride the last few years to say the least. There are many ways to play these trends.

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Why is S&P Raising Its Outlook on Delta (DAL)?

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After S&P’s recent upgrade to its outlook on Delta Airlines [s: DAL], I cannot help but to wonder how they do their analysis.

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