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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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Sector Rankings For ETFs & Mutual Funds

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 BW Final-3rd

At the beginning of the third quarter of 2014, only the Consumer Staples sector earns an Attractive-or-better rating.

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Danger Zone: Rydex Funds

Monday, May 12th, 2014 images

At best, Rydex offers a more expensive, lower quality portfolio than what investors can get from other ETFs or mutual funds. At worst, Rydex poses significant risk of diminishing investors’ wealth.

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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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Are Investors Wishing Upon Their Stars?

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Morningstar’s ratings are useful, but without analysis of holdings investors have not done their due diligence.

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How To Find the Best Sector ETFs

Monday, February 10th, 2014 BW Final

Finding the best ETFs is an increasingly difficult task in a world with so many to choose from.

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

Friday, January 17th, 2014 Screen shot 2014-01-17 at 9.01.57 AM

Read more >>This report focuses on my top picks and pans for all sector funds. I will follow this summary with a

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Sector Rankings For ETFs & Mutual Funds

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Check out my rankings video on Reuters Insider here.
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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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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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Rating Breakdown: Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds by Sector

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 Screen shot 2013-07-11 at 8.31.10 AM

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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Sector Rankings For ETFs & Mutual Funds

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 Screen shot 2013-07-08 at 2.43.55 PM

At the outset of the 3Q2013, only the Consumer Staples sector earns an Attractive rating. My sector ratings are based on the aggregation of my fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each sector.

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Wal-Mart: Still Offering Great Value

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 WMT_Fig1

Wal-Mart’s stock has done well since we first opened a position in June 2011, but it is still significantly undervalued.

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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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Sector Rankings For ETFs & Mutual Funds

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 SRT7

At the outset of the second quarter of 2013, only a single sector earns an Attractive rating. My sector ratings are based on the aggregation of my fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each sector.

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Samples of my reports on stocks, ETFs and mutual funds

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 Samples of my reports on stocks, ETFs and mutual funds

Free samples of my reports on stocks, ETFs and mutual funds so you can see what we provide

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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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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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