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Financials Sector

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 BW Final-3rd

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

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Danger Zone 6/24/13: REITs

Monday, June 24th, 2013 REITvUtilities

Even with this recent price drop, the current valuations of REITs look disconnected from their fundamentals.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Financials Sector

Friday, February 1st, 2013 Financials Table 3

The Financials sector ranks tenth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Very Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 46 ETFs and 227 mutual funds in the Financials sector as of January 30, 2013.

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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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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Financials Sector

Friday, July 13th, 2012 Financials1

The Financials sector ranks last out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It is the only sector to earn my Very Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 47 ETFs and 222 mutual funds in the Financials sector as of July 13, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Financials Sector

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 FinancialSectorFig1

The Financials sector ranks last out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It is the only sector to earn my Very Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 48 ETFs and 224 mutual funds in the Financials sector as of April 18, 2012.

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Best and Worst Funds: Financials Sector

Monday, February 6th, 2012 Financials1

The Financials sector ranks last out of the ten major sectors as detailed in our sector roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which, like my fund ratings, is based on aggre­ga­tion of stock rat­ings for each of 563 companies in the sector. The Financials sector is the bottom of the sector barrel.

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ETF Shoppers: Accounting Trickery At Its Worst In Financial Sector

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 Figure2

There are 25 financial sector ETFs. Per Figure 1, these 25 ETFs have drastically different stock holdings and, therefore, allocations. The lowest number of holdings is 24 while the highest is 496.
For starters, investors interested in the financial sector cannot expect many good investment options given that the sector gets my “dangerous” rating and ranks ninth out of the ten sectors that make up the economy. Details are in our sector roadmap report.

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Don’t Gamble In Financial Sector ETFs

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 figure1

The financial sector is one of four sectors to earn our “dangerous” rating and is the worst-ranked sector in the our 3Q11 Sector Roadmap report according to my methodology at New Constructs.

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