20% of CFOs Admit To Manipulating Earnings – WSJ

A recent Wall Street Journal article reveals that 20% of CFOs of US publicly-trade companies purposefully manipulate their earnings.

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

The small-cap growth style ranks eighth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 11 ETFs and 493 mutual funds in the small-cap growth style as of October 19, 2012.

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

The all-cap value style ranks seventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of two ETFs and 266 mutual funds in the all-cap value style as of October 19, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Mid Cap Growth Style

The Mid Cap Growth style ranks sixth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 10 ETFs and 390 mutual funds in the Mid Cap Growth style as of October 17, 2012.

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

The all-cap growth style ranks fifth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of two ETFs and 490 mutual funds in the all-cap growth style as of October 17, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Large Cap Value Style

The Large Cap Value style ranks fourth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 39 ETFs and 727 mutual funds in the Large Cap Value style as of October 17, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: All Cap Blend Style

The All Cap Blend style ranks third out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 31 ETFs and 753 mutual funds in the All Cap Blend style as of October 18, 2012.

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How To Avoid The Worst ETFs

The focus of this article is investing risk or the relative investment potential of the ETF. This risk is much more difficult to asses because it requires researching the investment potential of the ETFs holdings.

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The Danger Zone Pick: 10/15/12

This week, the entire Technology mutual fund business is in the Danger Zone.

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

The large-cap growth style ranks second out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 25 ETFs and 707 mutual funds in the large-cap growth style as of October 12, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Large Cap Blend Style

The Large Cap Blend style ranks first out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 39 ETFs and 1,046 mutual funds in the Large Cap Blend style as of October 12, 2012.

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4Q12 Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Style – Preview

We continue the 4Q12 Sector series with our Investment tyle Rankings report, which details the best styles for finding quality ETFs and mutual funds.

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Rating Breakdown: Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds by Style

This report identifies the “best” ETFs and mutual funds based on the quality of their holdings and their costs for each style.

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Investment Style Rankings For ETFs & Mutual Funds

None of the fund styles earn a rating better than Neutral. See Figure 1 for my rankings on all twelve investment styles. My style ratings are based on the aggregation of my fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each style.

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4Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Sector – Recap

This post provides quick access to all 14 reports we published on the Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds by sector.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Financials Sector

The Financials sector ranks last out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It is the only sector to get my Very Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 46 ETFs and 232 mutual funds in the Financials sector as of October 11, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

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: Telecom Sector

The Telecom sector ranks eighth 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 4 ETFs and 13 mutual funds in the Telecom sector as of October 11, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Discretionary Sector

The Consumer Discretionary sector ranks seventh 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 17 ETFs and 27 mutual funds in the Consumer Discretionary sector as of October 10, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Materials Sector

The Materials sector ranks sixth 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 10 ETFs and 15 mutual funds in the Materials sector as of October 9, 2012.

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