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Danger Zone: First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ETF (FXU)

Monday, July 28th, 2014 3508252914_73e09af9d3_z

First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ETF (FXU) is in the Danger Zone this week due to its poor holdings. FXU might not have any obvious red flags on the surface, but a look at its holdings reveals a number of stocks with the potential to blow up, including some recent features in the Danger Zone.

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Danger Zone: Utility Funds

Monday, April 28th, 2014 monopoly

Utility sector ETFs and mutual funds are in the Danger Zone this week.

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Utilities Sector

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 BW-Final2

The Utilities sector ranks tenth out of the ten sectors

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Utilities Sector

Friday, January 24th, 2014 BW Final

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

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 Screen shot 2013-10-17 at 1.12.10 PM

The Utilities sector ranks tenth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of eight ETFs and 33 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of October 11, 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: Utilities Sector

Monday, July 15th, 2013 utilities5

he Utilities sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 8 ETFs and 33 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of July 10, 2013.

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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 Find the Best Sector ETFs

Monday, May 20th, 2013 BSRETFT

Finding the best ETFs is an increasingly difficult task as there are more and more to choose from every day.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

Friday, April 26th, 2013 UT1

The Utilities sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of eight ETFs and 28 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of April 23, 2013.

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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 Find the Best Sector ETFs

Monday, March 4th, 2013 Fig1_HowFindBestSectorETFs

With so many ETFs out there, investors cannot simply look at ETF labels. They need in-depth research of the ETFs holdings and costs. New Constructs offers this kind of research.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

Friday, February 1st, 2013 Utilities Table 3

The Utilities sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 8 ETFs and 35 mutual funds in the Utilities 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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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 Find the Best Sector ETFs

Friday, November 30th, 2012 BestSectorETFs

Finding the best ETFs is an increasingly difficult task in a world where a new ETF seems to be born every 10 seconds.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 UtilitiesFig1

The Utilities sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of eight ETFs and 40 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of October 11, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

Friday, July 13th, 2012 Utilities1

The Utilities sector ranks eighth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 9 ETFs and 33 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of July 13, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

Friday, April 20th, 2012 UtilitiesFig1

The Utilities sector ranks eighth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 9 ETFs and 39 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of April 17, 2012.

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Best and Worst Funds: Utilities Sector

Monday, February 6th, 2012 Utilities1

The Utilities sector ranks eighth 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 86 companies in the sector.

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Utility Sector: Check The Ingredients Before Buying

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 utilitiesFigure1

High dividend yields are NOT enough to warrant investing in the utilities sector.
Too many investors put their hard-earned money in utility stocks with the assumption that relatively high-yielding dividends from stable business make a good investment.
The real question that investors in any equity security must ask is: does my expected return from a stock justify the risk of investing in it?

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