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

This article provides quick access to all our 4Q reports on Style funds. I also provide a link to all of our 4Q sector reports.

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3Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Style – Recap

Each quarter, we provide the most comprehensive review of equity ETFs and mutual funds available. We review the Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds by sector and style.
This article provides quick access to all our reports on Style funds.

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Cheap Funds Dupe Investors: 3Q12

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Fund holdings affect fund performance more than fees or past performance. A cheap fund is not necessarily a good fund. A fund that has done well in the past is not likely to do well in the future (e.g. 5-star kiss of death). Yet, traditional fund research focuses only on low fees and past performance.

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

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The small-cap value style ranks last out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 16 ETFs and 311 mutual funds in the small-cap value style as of July 20, 2012.

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

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The mid-cap value style ranks eleventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on an aggregation of the ratings of 12 ETFs and 206 mutual funds in the mid-cap value style as of July 19, 2012.

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

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The small-cap growth style ranks ninth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 12 ETFs and 478 mutual funds in the small-cap growth style as of July 19, 2012.

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

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The mid-cap growth style ranks seventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 10 ETFs and 367 mutual funds in the mid-cap growth style as of July 18, 2012.

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

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The all-cap value style ranks sixth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on an aggregation of the ratings of 2 ETFs and 285 mutual funds in the all-cap value style as of July 18, 2012.

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

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The all-cap growth style ranks fifth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It earns my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 2 ETFs and 436 mutual funds in the all-cap growth style as of July 18, 2012.

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

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The large-cap blend style ranks second out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 40 ETFs and 1127 mutual funds in the large-cap blend style as of July 17, 2012.

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

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The large-cap growth style ranks the best out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 26 ETFs and 724 mutual funds in the large-cap growth style as of July 16, 2012.

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3Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Sector – Recap

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Each quarter, we provide the most comprehensive review of equity ETFs and mutual funds available. We review the Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds by sector and style.
We begin the 3Q12 Sector series with our Sector Roadmap report, which details the best sectors for finding quality ETFs and mutual funds. Next we highlight the ETFs and mutual funds that stand out as the Best & Worst among all the sectors. We follow detaileds review of the Best & Worst for each sector. Look for a similar series of reports for all the Investment Styles next week.

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Free report for Ask Matt, AT&T (T) – Dangerous Rating

Here is our free report on AT&T (T), which gets our Dangerous Rating.

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Pensions Weigh On Goodyear (GT) Stock Potential

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) must overcome $3.7 billion in underfunded pensions plus $6.3 billion in debt ($1.1 billion of which is off balance sheet) before investors could see any upside.

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ETF Pair Trade To Navigate Shifty Tech Stocks

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I have a pair trade (i.e. long/short) ETF strategy for investors who want to maximize upside potential and minimize downside risk in Technology stocks.

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Low-Cost Funds Dupe Investors

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Fund holdings affect fund performance more than fees or past performance. A cheap fund is not necessarily a good fund.
Our research on holdings enables investors’ to find funds with high quality holdings – AND – low fees.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Mid-cap Value

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The mid-cap value style ranks eleventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 11 ETFs and 217 mutual funds in the mid-cap value style as of May 2, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Mid-Cap Blend

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The mid-cap blend style ranks eighth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 20 ETFs and 270 mutual funds in the mid-cap blend style as of May 1, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Mid-cap Growth

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The mid-cap growth style ranks seventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my style roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of ten ETFs and 387 mutual funds in the mid-cap growth style as of May 1, 2012.

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Home Depot (HD): Neutral Rating — for Ask Matt Readers

HD gets my Neutral rating. In short, Home Depot is a good company that is not a good stock.

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