Why Robo-Analysts, Not Robo-Advisors, Will Transform Investing

Robo-advisors and Robo-Analysts are both important to enabling wealth management firms to cut costs without sacrificing quality of advice, but the importance of a Robo-Analyst to enhance the quality of investment advice shouldn’t be underestimated.

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Danger Zone: ICON Energy Fund

This fund is one of the most expensive Energy funds with over $100 million in assets. All told, its high fees and overvalued holdings land it in the Danger Zone this week.

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How to Avoid the Worst Sector ETFs 1Q17

The large 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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Energy Sector 4Q16: Best and Worst

The Energy sector ranks last 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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Energy Sector 3Q16: Best and Worst

The Energy sector ranks ninth 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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The Best and Worst of the Energy Sector 2Q16

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

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Stock Market Outlook: Any Claus for Concern?

What’s in store for the rest of the year?

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Energy Sector

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

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Energy Sector

The Energy sector ranks eighth 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 19 ETFs and 87 mutual funds in the Energy sector as of April 3, 2014.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Energy Sector

The Energy sector ranks eighth 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 19 ETFs and 86 mutual funds in the Energy sector as of January 15th, 2014. Prior reports on the best…

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Energy Sector

The Energy sector ranks eighth 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 18 ETFs and 70 mutual funds in the Energy sector as of October 10, 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: Energy Sector

The Energy sector ranks eighth 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 18 ETFs and 63 mutual funds in the Energy sector as of July 10, 2013.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Energy Sector

The Energy 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 20 ETFs and 73 mutual funds in the Energy sector as of January 25th, 2013.

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

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

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: Energy Sector

The Energy sector ranks fifth 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 20 ETFs and 79 mutual funds in the Energy sector as of October 10, 2012.

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Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Energy Sector

The Energy sector ranks seventh out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector roadmap. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 20 ETFs and 89 mutual funds in the Energy sector as of April 17, 2012.

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Cutting Thru the Smoke in the Energy Sector

Two of the three stocks added to our large/mid cap Most Dangerous stocks list for November are from the energy sector. Those stocks are Energy XXI (Bermuda) Ltd. (EXXI) and Superior Energy Services (SPN) – both get my very dangerous rating as do all of the Most Dangerous stocks.
All of the energy sec­tor ETFs get a dan­ger­ous rat­ing, which means you should sell them.

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Sell Baker Hughes Before The Stock Goes Up In Fumes

It is only a matter of time before oil and gas stocks stop moving with the price of oil and start reflecting their underlying economics.
When this happens, Baker Hughes (BHI – “very dangerous” rating) will be among the stocks that fall the hardest.

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Energy Sector ETFs Could Incinerate Your Savings

I recommend investors avoid all energy sector ETFs. There are no ETFs in the energy sector with an attractive-or-better rating from my methodology at New Constructs. None of the ETFs rank better than the S&P500.
Investors should sell all dangerous-rated energy sector ETFs. The five ETFs below are the worst-rated of all energy sector ETFs:

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