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How To Avoid the Worst Style Mutual Funds

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 BW-Final2

Picking from the multitude of style mutual funds is a daunting task.

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How To Avoid the Worst Style ETFs

Monday, May 5th, 2014 BW-Final2

Picking from the multitude of style ETFs is a daunting task.

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Energy Sector

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 BW Final2

The Energy sector ranks eighth 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 19 ETFs and 87 mutual funds in the Energy sector as of April 3, 2014.

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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 BW Final

Picking from the multitude of sector ETFs is a daunting task. In any given sector there may be as many as 45 different ETFs, and there are at least 183 ETFs across all sectors.

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Danger Zone: Energy Sector Funds

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 7640206488_f744ee7fcd_m

Check out this week’s Danger Zone interview with Chuck Jaffe of Money Life and MarketWatch.com.
Energy sector ETFs and mutual… Read more >>

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Energy Sector

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The Energy sector ranks eighth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual… Read more >>

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How To Avoid the Worst Style Mutual Funds

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 HTAWSMF2_4Q13

Picking from the multitude of style mutual funds is a daunting task. In any given style there may be as many as 949 different mutual funds, and there are at least 6,260 mutual funds across all styles.

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How to Avoid the Worst Style Mutual Funds

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 htawstylemf2

Why are there so many mutual funds? The answer is because mutual fund providers are making lots of money selling them. The number of mutual funds has little to do with serving investors’ best interests.

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

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 largecapblend5

The Large Cap Blend style ranks first out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 31 ETFs and 955 mutual funds in the Large Cap Blend style as of July 11, 2013.

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Danger Zone 2/11/2013: Energy Sector

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Investors who want exposure to this sector should buy a basket of Attractive-or-better rated stocks and avoid paying undeserved fees. Get the list of my top 20 Energy stocks to build your own portfolio.

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How To Find the Best Style ETFs

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 HowFindBestStyleETFs

Finding the best ETFs is an increasingly difficult task in a world with so many ETFs to choose from.

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Forensic Accounting Says Avoid Energy & Financial Stocks

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 Figure1

As one financial scandal follows another, it seems the good guys are having a tougher time catching the bad guys. Recent revelations about MF Global’s ponzi scheme are another reminder of how our regulatory and oversight systems seem to let whales pass through their net.

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Cutting Thru the Smoke in the Energy Sector

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 EnergyFigure1

Two of the three stocks added to our large/mid cap Most Dangerous stocks list for November are from the energy sector. Those stocks are Energy XXI (Bermuda) Ltd. (EXXI) and Superior Energy Services (SPN) – both get my very dangerous rating as do all of the Most Dangerous stocks.
All of the energy sec­tor ETFs get a dan­ger­ous rat­ing, which means you should sell them.

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Energy Sector ETFs Could Incinerate Your Savings

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 EnergyFigure1

I recommend investors avoid all energy sector ETFs. There are no ETFs in the energy sector with an attractive-or-better rating from my methodology at New Constructs. None of the ETFs rank better than the S&P500.
Investors should sell all dangerous-rated energy sector ETFs. The five ETFs below are the worst-rated of all energy sector ETFs:

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Lots Of Ugly in Energy ETFs

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 Figure1

We recommend investors avoid all energy sector ETFs. We found no ETFs in the sector that offer investors attractive investment merit and acceptable structural integrity. We also rate the investment merit of the top-9 energy sector ETFs.

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