Rating Breakdown: Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds by Sector

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This report focuses on my top picks and pans for all sector funds. I will follow this summary with a detailed report on each sector.

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How To Find the Best Sector ETFs

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Finding the best ETFs is an increasingly difficult task in a world where a new ETF seems to be born every 10 seconds.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Health Care Sector

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The Health Care sector ranks third out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 21 ETFs and 91 mutual funds in the Health Care sector as of October 9, 2012.

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How To Find the Best ETFs

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This article explains how I determine the best ETFs in the 25 reports I publish each quarter on the Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds Series by Sector and Style. Here is my 4Q Best & Worst preview. I follow these steps:

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Rating Breakdown: Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds by Sector

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This report focuses on my top picks and pans for all sector funds. I will follow this summary with a detailed report on each sector.

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Sector Rankings For ETFs & Mutual Funds

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At the outset of the fourth quarter of 2012, only a single sector earns an attractive rating. My sector ratings are based on the aggregation of my fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each sector.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Health Care Sector

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The Health Care sector ranks third out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of the ratings of 22 ETFs and 83 mutual funds in the Health Care sector as of July 11, 2012.

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Best & Worst Sector ETFs & Mutual Funds

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The best ETFs and mutual funds have high-quality holdings and low costs. As detailed in “Low-cost funds dupe investors”, there are few funds that have both good holdings and low costs. While there are lots of cheap funds, there are very few with high-quality holdings. The following is a summary of my top picks and pans for all sector funds. I will follow this summary with a detailed report on each sector.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Health Care Sector

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The Health Care sector ranks 2nd out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 22 ETFs and 86 mutual funds in the Health Care sector as of April 13, 2012.

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Best & Worst Sector ETFs & Mutual Funds

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The best ETFs and mutual funds have high-quality holdings and low costs. As detailed in “A cheap fund is not always a good fund”, there are few funds that have both good holdings and low costs. There are lots of cheap funds, but there are too few funds with high-quality holdings.

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PowerShares Leads The “Most Attractive” ETFs

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PowerShares Buyback Achievers (PKW) is the #1 “most attractive” ETF out of the 375+ ETFs we ranked according to our predictive rating system.

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