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

Monday, January 28th, 2013 RatingBreakdown_Fig5

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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How To Find the Best Sector ETFs

Friday, November 30th, 2012 BestSectorETFs

Finding the best ETFs is an increasingly difficult task in a world where a new ETF seems to be born every 10 seconds.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Energy Sector

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 EnergyFig1

The Energy sector ranks fifth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 20 ETFs and 79 mutual funds in the Energy sector as of October 10, 2012.

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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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Sell Baker Hughes Before The Stock Goes Up In Fumes

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 BHI_Figure3

It is only a matter of time before oil and gas stocks stop moving with the price of oil and start reflecting their underlying economics.
When this happens, Baker Hughes (BHI – “very dangerous” rating) will be among the stocks that fall the hardest.

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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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