Best and Worst Funds: Telecom Services Sector

The Telecom Services sector ranks ninth 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 41 companies in the sector.

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Best and Worst Funds: Utilities Sector

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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Best and Worst Funds: Energy Sector

The Energy sector ranks seventh out of the ten major sectors as detailed in our sector roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which, like my fund ratings, is based primarily on aggre­ga­tion of stock rat­ings for each of the 191 companies in the sector.

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Best and Worst Funds: Materials Sector

The Materials sector ranks fifth out of the ten major sectors as detailed in our sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which, like my fund ratings, is based on aggre­ga­tion of stock rat­ings for each of about 150 companies in the sector.

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Best and Worst Funds: Health Care Sector

The Health Care sector ranks third out of the ten major sectors as detailed in our sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating.

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Best and Worst Funds: Industrials Sector

The Industrials sector ranks sixth out of the ten major sectors as detailed in our sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which, like my fund ratings, is based on aggre­ga­tion of stock rat­ings for each of 430+ companies in the sector.

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Best and Worst Funds: Consumer Discretionary Sector

The Consumer Discretionary sector ranks fourth out of the ten major sectors as detailed in our sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which, like my fund ratings, is based on aggre­ga­tion of stock rat­ings for each of the 470+ companies in the sector.

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Best and Worst Funds: Consumer Staples Sector

Consumer Staples is one of my top-ranked sectors. As detailed here, only it and the Information Technology sector get my Attractive rating. Sector ratings, like fund ratings, are based on aggre­ga­tion of my rat­ings for each of the stocks.

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Best and Worst Funds: Information Technology Sector

Information Technology is my top-ranked sector. As detailed here, only it and the Consumer Staples sector get my Attractive rating. Sector ratings, like fund ratings, are based on aggre­ga­tion of my rat­ings for each of the stocks. All other sectors are rated Neutral or Dangerous. The full series of my reports on the Best &…

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CNBC Interview: Starbucks Earnings Review and Stock Rating

Another CNBC’s Closing Bell interview on Starbucks… I am still a bear on the stock (SBUX).

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Sector Roadmap For Best and Worst Funds

For those investors interested in rigorous research, I offer my roadmap to the best stocks and funds in the market by sector. The full sector roadmap is here.

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Sector Allocation Roadmap – 1Q12

We recommend investors buy funds from the Consumer Staples and Information Technology sectors, though any sector can have Attractive-or- better-rated funds based on their holdings.

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Buy Intel: A Stock For All Seasons

In an increasingly challenging market, Intel [s: INTC] is one of the safest investments with compelling upside potential. That’s right, investors get to have their cake and eat it too – at least for now.

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Eastman Kodak (EK) Will Go Bankrupt

After accounting for its underfunded retirement obligations, Eastman Kodak’s net market value is about -$3.50 per share.

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Own These Stocks If You Must Be Long

Not everyone has the luxury of or stomach for being net short as I recommended in my last article.
So, I offer some of my top picks for those that must be long.

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Interview on Fox Business: Intel Is Great Buy

Click here to see my interview on Fox Business yesterday.

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Abbott Labs (ABT): Neutral Risk Reward Rating – for Ask Matt Readers

Click here for a free copy of our report on ABT.

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Don’t Be Fooled: The Euro Will Take Us All Down

Do not be fooled by the recent stock market run-up. Think of it as a set-up for a fall. Investors need to protect their portfolios from the eventual economic decline that will stem from the euro debacle.

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Get Short Now: Explanation For “The Euro Will Take Us All Down”

Here is the explanation behind why I suggested investors “brace” their portfolio and go net short in my “Don’t be fooled: Get short now” column on MarketWatch.com. In addition, I provide free reports on the stocks and funds I suggest shorting.

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Registered Rep Interview on Economic vs Accounting Earnings

David A. Geracioti, Editor-In-Chief of Registered Rep magazine, recently invited me for an interview on why economic earnings matter when selecting stocks, mutual funds and ETFs.

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