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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How To Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs 2Q15

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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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Utilities Sector

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

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Rating Breakdown: Best & Worst ETFs and 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 Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs

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

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Utilities Sector

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The Utilities sector ranks tenth out of the ten sectors

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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 45 different ETFs, and there are at least 183 ETFs across all sectors.

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Utilities Sector

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The Utilities sector ranks last 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: Utilities Sector

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The Utilities sector ranks tenth 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 eight ETFs and 33 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of October 11, 2013. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector are here.

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How to Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs

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Fund holdings affect fund performance more than fees or past performance. Why are there so many ETFs? The answer is: because ETF providers are making lots of money selling them.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

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he Utilities sector ranks ninth 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 8 ETFs and 33 mutual funds in the Utilities 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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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

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The Utilities sector ranks ninth 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 8 ETFs and 35 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of January 30, 2013.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

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The Utilities sector ranks ninth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of eight ETFs and 40 mutual funds in the Utilities sector as of October 11, 2012.

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Utility Sector: Check The Ingredients Before Buying

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High dividend yields are NOT enough to warrant investing in the utilities sector.
Too many investors put their hard-earned money in utility stocks with the assumption that relatively high-yielding dividends from stable business make a good investment.
The real question that investors in any equity security must ask is: does my expected return from a stock justify the risk of investing in it?

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Five Utility Sector ETFs To Sell

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We recommend investors avoid all utility sector ETFs. There are no ETFs in the utility sector with an attractive-or-better rating. None of the ETFs rank better than the S&P500.
Investors should sell the following dangerous-rated utility sector ETFs:

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