All Cap Growth Style 4Q16: Best and Worst

The All Cap Growth style ranks sixth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in our 4Q16 Style Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Neutral rating.

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Danger Zone: Perrigo Company (PRGO)

We found that Perrigo Company (PRGO), the firm Mr. Papa is leaving behind, exhibits many similarities to Valeant, including misleading non-GAAP measurements, aggressive, shareholder destructive acquisitions, and executive compensation misaligned with shareholders’ interests.

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How EV/EBITDA Misses The Point On Valuation

In reality, EV/EBITDA can actually be significantly worse than P/E or P/B ratios because EBITDA ignores certain real costs of doing business like taxes, depreciation, and amortization. Put simply, EBITDA is even farther removed from the real cash flows of the business than EPS or net income.

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10 Stocks To Get You Through A Bear Market

We’ve put together a list of ten stocks that could continue to earn strong returns even if the market turns bearish. These stocks have three things in common

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The Best and Worst of the Health Care Sector

The Health Care sector ranks fifth out of the 10 sectors as detailed in our 3Q15 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets our Neutral rating.

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The Best and Worst in the Large Cap Blend Style

The Large Cap Blend style ranks second out of the 12 fund styles as detailed in our 2Q15 Style Ratings report. It gets our Attractive rating

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Best Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Last week, we wrote about the riskiest stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. We thought we’d be remiss to not mention our favorite stocks in the index as well. Not all of the blue chips are created equal, and the following are what we consider to be the most attractive investment opportunities in the Dow at the moment.

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Ranked: Our Top 10 ETFs

The following is a list of our top 10 ETFs that have over $100 million in assets under management (AUM), and that are not leveraged.

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1Q15 Style Ratings for ETFs, Mutual Funds & Stocks

At the beginning of the first quarter of 2015, only the Large Cap Blend style earns an Attractive-or-better rating. Our style ratings are based on the aggregation of our fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each style.

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Stock Pick of the Week: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson

Earlier this week, Johnson & Johnson announced that it was capitalizing on global growth opportunities by expanding into one of the world’s largest market for pharmaceuticals. We’ll discuss why now is the perfect time to invest in Johnson & Johnson.

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Style Rankings For ETFs & Mutual Funds

At the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2014, only the Large Cap Value and Large Cap Blend styles earn an Attractive rating.

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Strike While the Iron is Hot: Stryker (SYK)

Stryker (SYK) is a rarity in the current market: a strong business with a stock that is still attractively valued.

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Cheap Funds Dupe Investors – 3Q2014

Investors are good at picking cheap funds. We want them to be better at picking funds with good stocks. Both are required to maximize success.

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Large Cap Growth Style

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.

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All Cap Blend Style

The All Cap Blend style ranks third out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report.

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Johnson & Johnson is a Safe Pick in a Dangerous Market

JNJ is not a get rich quick stock that will double within a year, but it is a safe investment with limited downside risk and significant upside potential. A safe investment like JNJ could benefit a lot of investors in such a risky market.

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Deferred Tax Assets and Liabilities – Invested Capital Adjustment

DTAs artificially raise reported assets and do not help generate operating profit while DTLs are like a source of interest-free financing. We remove the impact of DTAs and DTLs from our calculation of invested capital to ensure the more accurate measure of a firm’s return on invested capital (ROIC).

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Investment Style Rankings For ETFs & Mutual Funds

None of the fund styles earn a rating better than Neutral. 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 Sector ETFs

Why are there so many ETFs? The answer is: because ETF providers are making lots of money selling them. The 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 ETFs

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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