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Predictive ETF Ratings: Real Diligence, Real Research

Friday, October 26th, 2012 Predictive ETF Ratings: Real Diligence, Real Research

Research on holdings is necessary due diligence because an ETF’s performance is only as good as its holdings’ performance. No matter how cheap, if it holds bad stocks, the ETF’s performance will be bad.

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4Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Style – Recap

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 4Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Style – Recap

This article provides quick access to all our 4Q reports on Style funds. I also provide a link to all of our 4Q sector reports.

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New Constructs’ Offerings: Custom Reports

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 New Constructs’ Offerings: Custom Reports

We can quickly and easily create custom reports for clients.
We deliver the reports with the data/analysis you request as often as you request.

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How To Avoid the Worst ETFs

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From the start, avoid any ETFs below a $100 million market cap. Anything smaller puts you at risk of inadequate liquidity, too large a bid/ask spread and tracking error. Even $100 million can be too low. The bigger the market cap the less trading risk. There are plenty of free services that allow you to screen out the smaller ETFs and minimize your trading risk.
The focus of this article, however, is investing risk or the relative investment potential of the ETF.

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Top Fund-Indsutry Expert: New Constructs’ Predictive Ratings Are Gaining Following

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 Top Fund-Indsutry Expert: New Constructs’ Predictive Ratings Are Gaining Following

Competition for Lipper and Morningstar is “heating up” according to fund-industry expert Chuck Jaffe. Research based on past performance is losing favor as investor recognize its lack of rigor and value.

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Large-Cap Value Has 36 Aliases in ETF World

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There are 36 “large cap value” ETFs. Per Figure 1, these 36 ETFs have drastically different stock holdings and, therefore, allocations. The lowest number of holdings is 30 while the highest is 1178.
How do investors pick the ETF that will deliver the best performance?

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Five Utility Sector ETFs To Sell

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We recommend investors avoid all utility sector ETFs. There are no ETFs in the utility sector with an attractive-or-better rating. None of the ETFs rank better than the S&P500.
Investors should sell the following dangerous-rated utility sector ETFs:

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Tech Sector ETF Rankings for 3Q11

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ProShares Ultra Semiconductors (USD) is our top pick among the 25 ETFs we analyzed for our 3Q11 update on the “Best & Worst Tech Sector ETFs”.

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Show Discretion When Choosing Consumer Discretionary Sector ETFs

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Retail HOLDRS (RTH) is our top pick for consumer discretionary sector ETFs.  RTH is one of 51 ETFs that gets… Read more >>

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Many Tasty Choices In Consumer Staples Sector ETFs

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Select Sector SPDR-Consumer Staples (XLP) is our top pick for consumer staples sector ETFs. XLP is one of four ETFs, out of the 270 we currently cover, to get our very attractive rating. We also rate the investment merit of the top five consumer staple sector ETFs.

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Don’t Employ Any Industrial Sector ETFs

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We recommend avoid or sell all industrial sector ETFs. We also rate the investment merit of the top six industrial sector ETFs.

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Nothing But Ugly Financial Sector ETFs

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We recommend investors short the KBW Bank ETF (KBE) and avoid or sell all other financial sector ETFs. We also rate the investment merit of the top nine financial sector ETFs.

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