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Materials Sector

Monday, April 14th, 2014 BW Final2

The Materials sector ranks fifth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report.

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Danger Zone: Ashland (ASH)

Monday, January 27th, 2014 10381940334_08c69eae35

Specialty chemicals producer Ashland Inc. (ASH) is in the Danger Zone this week. Those that consider ASH a “value” stock are mistaken. The stock is cheap by traditional metrics such as price to earnings, but a closer look reveals the value to be an illusion.

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Materials Sector

Friday, January 24th, 2014 BW Final

The Materials sector ranks seventh 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 11 ETFs and 15 mutual funds in the Materials sector as of January 22nd, 2014.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Materials Sector

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 Screen shot 2013-10-15 at 4.01.20 PM

The Materials sector ranks seventh 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 10 ETFs and 15 mutual funds in the Materials sector as of October 10, 2013. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector are here.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Materials Sector

Friday, July 12th, 2013 MF1

The Materials sector ranks sixth 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 10 ETFs and 15 mutual funds in the Materials sector as of July 9, 2013.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Materials Sector

Thursday, April 25th, 2013 MT1

The Materials sector ranks sixth 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 15 mutual funds in the Materials sector as of April 18, 2013.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Materials Sector

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 Materials_Fig5

The Materials sector ranks sixth 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 15 mutual funds in the Materials sector as of January 25th, 2013.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Materials Sector

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 MaterialsFig1

The Materials sector ranks sixth 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 10 ETFs and 15 mutual funds in the Materials sector as of October 9, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Materials Sector

Friday, April 20th, 2012 MaterialsFig1

The Materials 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 11 ETFs and 11 mutual funds in the Materials sector as of April 16, 2012.

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Best and Worst Funds: Materials Sector

Monday, February 6th, 2012 Materials1

The Materials sector ranks fifth out of the ten major sectors as detailed in our sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which, like my fund ratings, is based on aggre­ga­tion of stock rat­ings for each of about 150 companies in the sector.

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Bad and Ugly Materials Sector ETFs

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 Figure1

We recommend investors avoid all materials sector ETFs. We found no ETFs in the materials sector that offer investors attractive investment merit and acceptable structural integrity. We rate the investment merit of the top-6 materials sector ETFs.

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