Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Discretionary Sector

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The Consumer Discretionary sector ranks seventh 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 17 ETFs and 23 mutual funds in the Consumer Discretionary sector as of January 28th, 2013.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Materials Sector

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The Materials sector ranks sixth 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 15 mutual funds in the Materials sector as of January 25th, 2013.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Energy Sector

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The Energy sector ranks fifth 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 20 ETFs and 73 mutual funds in the Energy sector as of January 25th, 2013.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Industrials Sector

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The Industrials sector ranks fourth 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 16 ETFs and 18 mutual funds in the Industrials sector as of January 25th, 2013.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Information Technology Sector

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The Information Technology sector ranks third 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 27 ETFs and 157 mutual funds in the Information Technology sector as of January 24th, 2013.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Health Care Sector

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The Health Care sector ranks second out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings For ETFs and Mutual Funds. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 21 ETFs and 92 mutual funds in the Health Care sector as of January 23rd, 2013.

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

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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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Danger Zone 1/28/2013: Rydex Series Fund: Utilities Fund (RYUTX)

Rydex Sries Fund: Utilities Fund (RYUTX) is in the Danger Zone this week. Its holdings are too poor to overcome the handicap of its prohibitively high costs.

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Sector Rankings For ETFs & Mutual Funds

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At the beginning of the first quarter of 2013, only the Consumer Staples Sector earns an Attractive rating.

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1Q13 Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds—by Style—Preview

After the 1Q13 Best & Worst Sector series, we will publish our Investment Style Rankings Report (4Q12 report here), which details the best styles for finding quality ETFs and mutual funds.

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1Q13 Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds—By Sector—Preview

We will begin the 1Q13 Sector series with our Sector Rankings Report (4Q12 report here), which details the best sectors for finding quality ETFs and mutual funds.

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Danger Zone 1/21/2013: Carpenter Technology (CRS)

Carpenter Technology (CRS) makes it into the Danger Zone this week due to misleading acquisition accounting.

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Proof Is In Performance Through 4Q12

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There are many ways to define the qual­ity and merit of equity research. One mea­sure stands tallest: per­for­mance of stock rec­om­men­da­tions. And by that mea­sure, New Con­structs’ research is of very high quality. See our lat­est Proof Is In Per­for­mance Thru 4Q12 Report for more details. As you can see in the post on our stock-picking acco­lades, we…

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January’s Most DANGEROUS Stocks Available to the Public

New Constructs released January’s Most Dangerous Stocks report to the public today. All Most Dangerous Stocks reports published in October or earlier are now free. Access here. Most Dangerous Stocks have misleading earnings, which means reported earnings are rising while true economic earnings are declining.

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January’s Most Attractive Stocks Available to the Public Today

New Constructs released January’s Most Attractive Stocks report to the public today. All Most Attractive Stocks reports published in October or earlier are now free. Access here. The Most Attractive Stocks (+5.5%) outperformed the S&P 500 (-3.7%)  last month. Most Attractive Stocks have high and rising returns on capital (ROIC) and low market expectations for future profits.

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How To Avoid the Worst Style ETFs

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Picking from the multitude of style ETFs is a daunting task. There are as many as 40 in any given style and at least 217 ETFs across all styles.

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Danger Zone 1/14/2013: Fulton Financial Corp. (FULT)

Check out my lastest Danger Zone interview with Chuck Jaffe of MarketWach.com.

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January’s Most DANGEROUS Stocks Available to Subscribers Today

Paying customers can access January’s 40 Most Dangerous Stocks as of midnight last night.

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January’s Most Attractive Stocks Available to Subscribers Today

Paying customers can access January’s 40 Most Attractive Stocks as of midnight last night.

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