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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4Q16 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. The following is a recap of our analysis of each sector for the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Telecom Services Sector 4Q16: Best and Worst

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The Telecom Services sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 4Q16 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Dangerous rating.

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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs 3Q16

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The large number of ETFs has little to do with serving your best interests. Here are three red flags you can use to avoid the worst ETFs.

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Telecom Services Sector 3Q16: Best and Worst

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The Telecom Services sector ranks eighth out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 3Q16 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Dangerous rating.

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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs 2Q16

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Why are there so many ETFs? ETF providers tend to make lots of money on each ETF so they create more products to sell. The large number of ETFs has little to do with serving your best interests. Below are three red flags you can use to avoid the worst ETFs:

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The Best and Worst of the Telecom Services Sector 2Q16

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The Telecom Services sector ranks eighth out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 2Q16 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Dangerous rating.

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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs 1Q16

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Why are there so many ETFs? ETF providers tend to make lots of money on each ETF so they create more products to sell. The large number of ETFs has little to do with serving your best interests. Below are three red flags you can use to avoid the worst ETFs:

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The Best and Worst of the Telecom Services Sector 1Q16

The Telecom Services sector ranks eighth out of the ten sectors as detailed in our 1Q16 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Dangerous rating.

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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs 3Q15

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Why are there so many ETFs? ETF providers tend to make lots of money on each ETF so they create more products to sell. The large number of ETFs has little to do with serving your best interests. Below are three red flags you can use to avoid the worst ETFs:

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The Five Riskiest ETFs

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ETFs have a reputation for being safe investments. However, that does not mean that all ETFs are low risk.

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True Fund Costs: Telecom Services Sector

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This report focuses on providing investors the true costs incurred when investing in Telecom Services ETFs and mutual funds.

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Telecom Services Sector

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The Telecom Services sector ranks fifth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report.

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Danger Zone: United States Cellular (USM)

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USM’s profits, margins, and return on invested capital are all in decline, and its revenues have been stagnant for a number of years. In addition, reported earnings per share conceal the company’s growing profit losses.

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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs

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Picking from the multitude of sector ETFs is a daunting task.

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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 with so many to choose from.

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Telecom Services Sector

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The Telecom Services sector ranks sixth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Telecom Sector

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The Telecom sector ranks fifth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 4 ETFs and 12 mutual funds in the Telecom sector as of October 10th, 2013. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector are here.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Telecom Sector

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The Telecom sector ranks seventh out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 4 ETFs and 13 mutual funds in the Telecom sector as of July 10, 2013.

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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs

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Picking from the multitude of sector ETFs is a daunting task. In any given sector there may be as many as 43 different ETFs, and there are at least 171 ETFs across all sectors.

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