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

Monday, July 14th, 2014 BW Final-3rd

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 Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 BW-Final2

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

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Consumer Staples Sector

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 BW Final2

The Consumer Staples sector ranks first 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 9 mutual funds in the Consumer Staples sector as of April 3, 2014.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Staples Sector

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Check out my sector overview on Reuters Insider here.
The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors… Read more >>

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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs

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Picking from the multitude of sector ETFs is a daunting task. In any given sector there may be as many as 44 different ETFs, and there are at least 183 ETFs across all sectors.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Staples Sector

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The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Attractive rating, which is based on an aggregation of ratings of eight ETFs and eight mutual funds in the Consumer Staples sector as of October 3, 2013. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector are here.

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How to Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs

Friday, July 26th, 2013 HTFTBSETFS1

Fund holdings affect fund performance more than fees or past performance. Why are there so many ETFs? The answer is: because ETF providers are making lots of money selling them.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Staples Sector

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 CST1

The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Attractive rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 9 ETFs and 9 mutual funds in the Consumer Staples sector as of July 8, 2013.

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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 WSRET1

Picking from the multitude of sector ETFs is a daunting task. In any given sector there may be as many as 43 different ETFs, and there are at least 171 ETFs across all sectors.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Staples Sector

Friday, April 19th, 2013 CST1

The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Attractive rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of nine ETFs and nine mutual funds in the Consumer Staples sector as of April 16, 2013.

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ETF Pair Trade to Maximize Gains in the Consumer Staples Sector

Thursday, April 4th, 2013 ETF Pair Trade to Maximize Gains in the Consumer Staples Sector

The consumer staples sector may be a less volatile sector than most, but that does not mean it is immune to market volatility. Buying XLP and shorting PSCC (or PBJ) puts investors in a position to profit no matter which way the sector goes.

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Danger Zone 3/26/13: PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio (PSCC)

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 Danger Zone 3/26/13: PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio (PSCC)

Despite the Consumer Staples Sector being ranked #1 in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report, PSCC is one of the worst sector ETFs I cover.

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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs

Thursday, March 14th, 2013 HowAvoidWorstSectorFig1

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

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Staples Sector

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 ConStaples_Fig1

The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Attractive rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of nine ETFs and eight mutual funds in the Consumer Staples sector as of January 23rd, 2013.

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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 WorstSectorETF_Fig1

Why are there so many ETFs? The answer is: because ETF providers are making lots of money selling them. The number of ETFs has little to do with serving investors’ best interests. Here are three red flags investors can use to avoid the worst ETFs…

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Staples Sector

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 ConsumerStaplesFig1

The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Attractive rating, which is based on an aggregation of the ratings of 9 ETFs and 9 mutual funds in the Consumer Staples sector as of October 9, 2012. Reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector and style are here.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Staples Sector

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 COnsumerStaples1

The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It is the only sector to earn my Attractive rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of ten ETFs and nine mutual funds in the Consumer Staples sector as of July 10, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Staples Sector

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 ConsumerStaplesFig1

The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Attractive rating, which is based on the aggregation of my ratings for 10 Consumer Staples ETFs and 9 Consumer Staples mutual funds as of April 12, 2012. Reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector and style are on my blog and MarketWatch’s Trading Deck.

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Best and Worst Funds: Consumer Staples Sector

Monday, January 30th, 2012 ConsStapl5

Consumer Staples is one of my top-ranked sectors. As detailed here, only it and the Information Technology sector get my Attractive rating. Sector ratings, like fund ratings, are based on aggre­ga­tion of my rat­ings for each of the stocks.

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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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