4Q16 Style Ratings Recap

At the beginning of each quarter, we rank each style from best to worst with our Style Ratings Report. These rankings are forward looking and are indicative of how each style should perform going forward.

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Small Cap Value Style 4Q16: Best and Worst

he Small Cap Value style ranks last out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in our 4Q16 Style Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter, the Small Cap Value style ranked last as well. It gets our Dangerous rating

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3Q16 Style Ratings for ETFs & Mutual Funds

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At the beginning of the third quarter of 2016, 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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The Best and Worst of the Small Cap Value Style 2Q16

The Small Cap Value style ranks last out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in our 2Q16 Style Ratings. It gets our Dangerous rating.

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2Q16 Style Ratings for ETFs & Mutual Funds

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At the beginning of the second quarter of 2016, only the Large Cap Value and Large Cap Blend styles earn 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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How To Avoid the Worst Style Mutual Funds 2Q15

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The large number of mutual funds has little to do with serving investors’ best interests. Here are three red flags investors can use to avoid the worst mutual funds:

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Mid Cap Value Style

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The Mid Cap Value style ranks ninth out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report.

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Rating Breakdown: Best & Worst ETFs, Mutual Funds & Stocks by Style

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This report identifies the “best” ETFs and mutual funds based on the quality of their holdings and their costs.

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Mid Cap Value Style

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The Mid Cap Value style ranks seventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report.

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

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This report identifies the best ETFs and mutual funds based on the quality of their holdings and their costs.

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Mid Cap Value Style

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The Mid Cap Value style ranks tenth out of the twelve 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 184 mutual funds in the Mid Cap Value style as of January 28th, 2014.

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

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This report identifies the “best” ETFs and mutual funds based on the quality of their holdings and their 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.

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Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Mid Cap Value Style

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The Mid Cap Value 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 12 ETFs and 190 mutual funds in the Mid Cap Value style as of October 22, 2013.

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

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This report identifies the “best” ETFs and mutual funds based on the quality of their holdings and their 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.

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

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This report identifies the “best” ETFs and mutual funds based on the quality of their holdings and their 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.

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Danger Zone 2/25/2013: Small-cap Value ETFs & Mutual Funds

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Small-cap value ETFs and mutual funds are in the Danger Zone this week due to poor holdings and high total annual costs.

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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 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. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 13 ETFs and 263 mutual funds in the small-cap value style as of October 22, 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: 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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