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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 BW Final

Picking from the multitude of sector ETFs is a daunting task. In any given sector there may be as many as 45 different ETFs, and there are at least 183 ETFs across all sectors.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How To Avoid the Worst ETFs

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 Figure2_worstETFs

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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The Most Dangerous ETFs For March

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 MD_ETFsv3

My ratings on ETFs are unique because they are based on my stock ratings for each of a fund’s holdings.
Ergo, the “Most Dangerous” ETFs allocate the most capital to stocks on March’s Most Dangerous Stocks list, which is available for non-subscribers as of today. There are 40 stocks on the Most Dangerous list every month.

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