2Q17 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 second quarter of 2017.

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Utilities Sector 2Q17: Best and Worst

The Utilities sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 2Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Dangerous rating.

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Telecom Services Sector 2Q17: Best and Worst

The Telecom Services sector ranks eighth out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 2Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Dangerous rating.

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Materials Sector 2Q17: Best and Worst

The Materials sector ranks seventh out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 2Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Dangerous rating.

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Information Technology Sector 2Q17: Best and Worst

The Information Technology sector ranks fourth out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 2Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Neutral rating.

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Industrials Sector 2Q17: Best and Worst

The Industrials sector ranks second out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 2Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Attractive rating.

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Health Care Sector 2Q17: Best and Worst

The Health Care sector ranks sixth out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 2Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Neutral rating.

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Financials Sector 2Q17: Best and Worst

The Financials sector ranks third out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 2Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Neutral rating.

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Energy Sector 2Q17: Best and Worst

The Energy sector ranks last out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 2Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Very Dangerous rating.

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Consumer Staples Sector 2Q17: Best and Worst

The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 2Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Attractive rating.

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Consumer Discretionary Sector 2Q17: Best and Worst

The Consumer Discretionary sector ranks fifth out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 2Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Neutral rating.

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Sector Ratings For ETFs & Mutual Funds: 2Q17

At the beginning of the second quarter of 2017, only the Consumer Staples and Industrials sectors earn an Attractive-or-better rating. Our sector ratings are based on the aggregation of our fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each sector.

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Cheap Funds Dupe Investors – 1Q17

Fund holdings affect fund performance more than fees or past performance. A cheap fund is not necessarily a good fund.

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How to Avoid the Worst Sector Mutual Funds 1Q17

The large number of mutual funds has little to do with serving investors’ best interests. Here are three red flags investors can use to avoid the worst mutual funds.

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How to Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs 1Q17

The large 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 Mutual Funds 1Q17

Finding the best mutual funds is an increasingly difficult task in a world with so many to choose from. How can you pick with so many choices available?

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How to Find the Best Sector ETFs 1Q17

Finding the best ETFs is an increasingly difficult task in a world with so many to choose from. How can you pick with so many choices available?

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1Q17 Sector Ratings Recap

At the beginning of each quarter, we rank each sector from best to worst with our Sector Ratings Report. These rankings are forward looking and are indicative of how each sector should perform going forward.

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Utilities Sector 1Q17: Best and Worst

The Utilities sector ranks seventh out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 1Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report.

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Telecom Services Sector 1Q17: Best and Worst

The Telecom sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 1Q17 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report.

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