Investment Style Rankings For ETFs, Mutual Funds & Stocks

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At the beginning of the third quarter of 2014, only the Large Cap Blend style earns an Attractive rating. My style ratings are based on the aggregation of my fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each style.

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1Q Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds — By Style — 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. This article provides quick access to all our 4Q reports on Style funds.

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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 3Q reports on Style funds.

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How To Find the Best Style ETFs

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Finding the best ETFs is an increasingly difficult task in a world with so many to choose from.

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Investment Style Rankings For ETFs & Mutual Funds

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No fund style earns better than a Neutral rating at the beginning of the second quarter of 2013. My style ratings are based on the aggregation of my fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each style.

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How To Avoid the Worst Style Mutual Funds

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Picking from the multitude of style mutual funds is a daunting task. There are as many as 1,019 in any given style and at least 6,130 mutual funds across all styles.

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How To Find the Best Style ETFs

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Finding the best ETFs is an increasingly difficult task in a world with so many to choose from. Only a careful analysis of an ETF’s holdings can allow investors to find the best ETFs for each style.

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1Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Style – Recap

Each quarter, we provide the most comprehensive review of equity ETFs and mutual funds available.

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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 Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 13 ETFs and 269 mutual funds in the small-cap value style as of February 13th, 2013.

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

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The small-cap blend style ranks eleventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 21 ETFs and 648 mutual funds in the small-cap blend style as of February 13th, 2013.

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

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The mid-cap value style ranks tenth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 12 ETFs and 196 mutual funds in the mid-cap value style as of February 12th, 2013.

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

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The mid-cap blend style ranks ninth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 17 ETFs and 332 mutual funds in the mid-cap blend style as of February 8th, 2013.

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

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The small-cap growth style ranks eighth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 11 ETFs and 477 mutual funds in the small-cap growth style as of February 8th, 2013.

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

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The all-cap value style ranks seventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of two ETFs and 270 mutual funds in the all-cap value style as of February 7th, 2013.

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

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The mid-cap growth style ranks sixth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 10 ETFs and 368 mutual funds in the mid-cap growth style as of February 7th, 2013.

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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 Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of two ETFs and 440 mutual funds in the all-cap growth style as of February 6th, 2013.

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

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The large-cap growth style ranks fourth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 23 ETFs and 694 mutual funds in the large-cap growth style as of February 6th, 2013.

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

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The large-cap value style ranks second out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 39 ETFs and 728 mutual funds in the large-cap value style as of February 5th, 2013.

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

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The large-cap blend style ranks first out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 33 ETFs and 944 mutual funds in the large-cap blend style as of February 1st, 2013.

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Roadmap to the Best and Worst Fund Styles

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There are no Attractive-rated investment styles. The primary driver behind the Neutral-or-worse ratings is poor portfolio management. Fund managers are simply not picking stocks well. More details in my article “A Cheap Fund Is Not Always a Good Fund”. Arti­cles on all style and sec­tor funds are here. Investors looking for the best style funds…

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