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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Materials Sector 1Q17: Best and Worst

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

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Information Technology Sector 1Q17: Best and Worst

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

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Industrials Sector 1Q17: Best and Worst

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

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Health Care Sector 1Q17: Best and Worst

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

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Financials Sector 1Q17: Best and Worst

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

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Energy Sector 1Q17: Best and Worst

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

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Consumer Staples Sector 1Q17: Best and Worst

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

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Consumer Discretionary Sector 1Q17: Best and Worst

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

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Sector Ratings For ETFs & Mutual Funds: 1Q17

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At the beginning of the first quarter of 2017, only the Consumer Staples sector earns 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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How to Avoid the Worst Sector Mutual Funds 4Q16

Question: Why are there so many mutual funds? Answer: mutual fund providers tend to make lots of money on each fund so they create more products to sell.

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How to Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs 4Q16

Question: Why are there so many ETFs? Answer: ETF providers tend to make lots of money on each ETF so they create more products to sell.

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How to Find the Best Sector Mutual Funds 4Q16

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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