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Analyst Notes: Definitions

Friday, May 30th, 2014 7827785878_34859830a8_m

The “Analyst Notes” column on the stock screener at newconstructs.com features insights into corporate events or disclosures that cause us to question the validity of a company’s financial reporting or the efficiency of the market for its stock.

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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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3Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Style – Recap

Friday, July 20th, 2012 3Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Style – Recap

Each quarter, we provide the most comprehensive review of equity ETFs and mutual funds available. We review the Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds by sector and style.
This article provides quick access to all our reports on Style funds.

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Cheap Funds Dupe Investors: 3Q12

Friday, July 20th, 2012 DupeInvestors1

Fund holdings affect fund performance more than fees or past performance. A cheap fund is not necessarily a good fund. A fund that has done well in the past is not likely to do well in the future (e.g. 5-star kiss of death). Yet, traditional fund research focuses only on low fees and past performance.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Small-cap Value Style

Friday, July 20th, 2012 SmallCapValue1

The small-cap value style ranks last out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 16 ETFs and 311 mutual funds in the small-cap value style as of July 20, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Mid-cap Value Style

Friday, July 20th, 2012 MidCapValue1

The mid-cap value style ranks eleventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on an aggregation of the ratings of 12 ETFs and 206 mutual funds in the mid-cap value style as of July 19, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Small-cap Growth Style

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 SmallCapGrowth1

The small-cap growth style ranks ninth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 12 ETFs and 478 mutual funds in the small-cap growth style as of July 19, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: All-cap Value Style

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 AllCapValue1

The all-cap value style ranks sixth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on an aggregation of the ratings of 2 ETFs and 285 mutual funds in the all-cap value style as of July 18, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: All-cap Growth Style

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 AllCapGrowth1

The all-cap growth style ranks fifth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It earns my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 2 ETFs and 436 mutual funds in the all-cap growth style as of July 18, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Large-cap Value Style

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 LargeCapValue1

The large-cap value style ranks fourth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on an aggregation of the ratings of 38 ETFs and 744 mutual funds in the large-cap value style as of July 17, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Large-cap Blend Style

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 LargeCapBlend1

The large-cap blend style ranks second out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 40 ETFs and 1127 mutual funds in the large-cap blend style as of July 17, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Large-cap Growth Style

Monday, July 16th, 2012 LargeCapGrowth1

The large-cap growth style ranks the best out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 26 ETFs and 724 mutual funds in the large-cap growth style as of July 16, 2012.

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Best & Worst Style ETFs & Mutual Funds

Monday, July 16th, 2012 BestWorstStyle1

This report identifies the “best” ETFs and mutual funds based on the quality of their holdings and their costs. As detailed in “Low-Cost Funds Dupe Investors”, there are few funds that have both good holdings and low costs. While there are lots of cheap funds, there are very few with high-quality holdings.

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3Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Sector – Recap

Monday, July 16th, 2012 3Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Sector – Recap

Each quarter, we provide the most comprehensive review of equity ETFs and mutual funds available. We review the Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds by sector and style.
We begin the 3Q12 Sector series with our Sector Roadmap report, which details the best sectors for finding quality ETFs and mutual funds. Next we highlight the ETFs and mutual funds that stand out as the Best & Worst among all the sectors. We follow detaileds review of the Best & Worst for each sector. Look for a similar series of reports for all the Investment Styles next week.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Telecom Services Sector

Friday, July 13th, 2012 Telecom1

The Telecom Services sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on an aggregation of the ratings of 5 ETFs and 12 mutual funds in the Telecom Services sector as of July 13, 2012.

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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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Pensions Weigh On Goodyear (GT) Stock Potential

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 GT1

Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) must overcome $3.7 billion in underfunded pensions plus $6.3 billion in debt ($1.1 billion of which is off balance sheet) before investors could see any upside.

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ETF Pair Trade To Navigate Shifty Tech Stocks

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 ETF Pair Trade To Navigate Shifty Tech Stocks

I have a pair trade (i.e. long/short) ETF strategy for investors who want to maximize upside potential and minimize downside risk in Technology stocks.

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Waterstechnology Features New Constructs Unique Research Technology

Monday, May 21st, 2012 Waterstechnology Features New Constructs Unique Research Technology

Incisive Media’s Max Bowie features New Constructs unique footnote-searching research system in “New Constructs Unwraps ETF, Fund Screeners, Eyes Partners”.

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Low-Cost Funds Dupe Investors

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 DupeFig1

Fund holdings affect fund performance more than fees or past performance. A cheap fund is not necessarily a good fund.
Our research on holdings enables investors’ to find funds with high quality holdings – AND – low fees.

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