Safest Dividend Yields Model Portfolio: July 2017

Platinum Members and higher can access July’s Safest Dividend Yields Model Portfolio as of Friday, July 21.

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Update Your Email Preferences More Easily On the Dashboard

You can now update your email preferences from the Dashboard page.

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Podcast: Why CoStar Group Is In The Danger Zone

CEO David Trainer sat down with Chuck Jaffe of Money Life and to talk about our Danger Zone pick this past week: CoStar Group (CSGP).

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Podcast: Why Investors Ignoring This Toy Stock Are In The Danger Zone

CEO David Trainer sat down with Chuck Jaffe of Money Life to talk about a Long Idea that investors should not overlook.

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Changing the Names, But Not the Meaning, of Ratings

In response to feedback, we are making two changes to the names of our ratings. These changes in language have no impact on our underlying stock or ETF & mutual fund rating methodologies.

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New Stocks on Exec Comp & ROIC Model Portfolio: July 2017

The best performing stock in last month’s portfolio was Insteel Industries (IIIN), which was up 5%. Get a free look at a new stocks on July’s Model Portfolio.

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Style Ratings For ETFs & Mutual Funds: 3Q17

At the beginning of the third quarter of 2017, no styles earn an Attractive-or-better rating. Our style ratings are based on the aggregation of our fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each style.

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Enhanced Auditability of Valuation Models

We’ve enhanced our marked-up filings service, provided for all of our company valuation models. 

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3Q17 Sector Ratings Recap

At the beginning of each quarter, we rank each sector from best to worst with our Sector Ratings Report. The following is our analysis of each sector for the third quarter of 2017.

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A Misunderstood and Overvalued Growth Stock

This firm’s questionable acquisition strategy has resulted in a ballooning balance sheet that diminishes the capacity to create shareholder value by improving return on invested capital (ROIC). Further, the profit growth expectations embedded in the stock price have moved beyond what the company can reasonably be expected to achieve.

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Why Robo-Analysts, Not Robo-Advisors, Will Transform Investing

Robo-advisors and Robo-Analysts are both important to enabling wealth management firms to cut costs without sacrificing quality of advice, but the importance of a Robo-Analyst to enhance the quality of investment advice shouldn’t be underestimated.

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“Overvalued Tech: Verint” – Barron’s

On Saturday, Barron’s featured our research on Verint (VRNT) and the company’s misleading use of non-GAAP metrics.

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ICYMI: Hidden Trigger for a Flash Crash, Updated Model Portfolios, CNBC Interview & 3Q17 Sector Funds Research

Here’s what happened at New Constructs this past week.

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Hidden Trigger For Another (Flash) Crash: Passive Investing

When the investment process makes no effort to differentiate winners from losers, there is no diligence, no intelligent capital allocation, and, eventually, no efficient market.

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Podcast: Why Investors Ignoring This Auto Parts Stock Are In The Danger Zone

CEO David Trainer sat down with Chuck Jaffe of Money Life to talk about a Long Idea that investors should not overlook.

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Podcast: Why Touchstone Sands Capital Select Growth Fund Is In The Danger Zone

CEO David Trainer sat down with Chuck Jaffe of Money Life and to talk about our Danger Zone pick this past week: Touchstone Sands Capital Select Growth Fund.

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Exec Comp Aligned With ROIC Model Portfolio: July 2017

Platinum Members and higher can access July’s Executive Compensation Aligned With ROIC Model Portfolio as of Thursday, July 13.

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Utilities Sector 3Q17: Best and Worst

The Utilities sector ranks fifth out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 3Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Neutral rating.

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Telecom Services Sector 3Q17: Best and Worst

The Telecom Services sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 3Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Dangerous rating.

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Materials Sector 3Q17: Best and Worst

The Materials sector ranks seventh out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 3Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Neutral rating.

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