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Buy Accenture (ACN): Profiting Off Others’ Innovations


No matter what time range I review, Accenture’s history attests to the quality of its management and business model.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Information Technology Sector


The Information Technology sector ranks second 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 27 ETFs and 155 mutual funds in the Information Technology sector as of April 16, 2013.

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Low-Cost Funds Dupe Investors – 1Q13


Fund holdings affect fund performance more than fees or past performance. A cheap fund is not necessarily a good fund. Investors are good at picking cheap funds. We want them to be better at picking funds with good stocks. Both are required to maximize success.

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


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 an aggregation of the ratings of 2 ETFs and 285 mutual funds in the all-cap value style as of July 18, 2012.

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