David Trainer

Articles by David Trainer
Apple’s Declining Advantage is Undeniable
Last week, The New York Times posted a story relating Apple‘s (AAPL) lackluster growth in the Chinese mobile phone market.
Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Financials Sector 

The Financials sector ranks last out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It is the only sector to get my Very Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 46 ETFs and 232 mutual funds in the Financials sector as of October 11, 2012.

Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector 

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. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector and style are here.

Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Telecom Sector 

The Telecom sector ranks eighth 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 4 ETFs and 13 mutual funds in the Telecom sector as of October 11, 2012. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector and style are here.

Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Discretionary Sector 

The Consumer Discretionary sector ranks seventh 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 17 ETFs and 27 mutual funds in the Consumer Discretionary sector as of October 10, 2012. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector and style are here.

Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Materials Sector 

The Materials sector ranks sixth 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 10 ETFs and 15 mutual funds in the Materials sector as of October 9, 2012. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector and style are here.

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. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector and style are here.

Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Industrials Sector 

The Industrials sector ranks fourth 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 an aggregation of the ratings of 16 ETFs and 18 mutual funds in the Industrials sector as of October 9, 2012. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector and style are here.

Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Health Care Sector 

The Health Care sector ranks third 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 21 ETFs and 91 mutual funds in the Health Care sector as of October 9, 2012. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector and style are here.

Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Information Technology Sector 

The Information Technology sector ranks second 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 27 ETFs and 146 mutual funds in the Information Technology sector as of October 9, 2012. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector and style are here.

Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Consumer Staples Sector 

The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in my sector rankings for ETFs and mutual funds. It gets my Attractive rating, which is based on an aggregation of the ratings of 9 ETFs and 9 mutual funds in the Consumer Staples sector as of October 9, 2012.

4Q Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds – by Sector – Recap
Each quarter, we provide the most comprehensive review of equity ETFs and mutual funds available. We review the Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds by sector and style.
ETF Pair Trade To Maximize Profits In The Energy Sector

Oil prices have been on a wild ride the last few years to say the least. There are many ways to play these trends. You can buy crude oil futures [s: CLN12.NYM] and hedge with airline stocks, though not always a good oil hedge.

THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR: How To Find the Best ETFs
First, you need to determine the category or sector to which you want exposure.
THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR: Flaws In Traditional Fund Research Should Not Be Tolerated
My top-rated mutual fund is GMO Trust: GMO Quality Fund (GQLOZ). It is one of only four funds (out of 7400+) to get my Very Attractive rating. It gets my top rating because 68% of the fund is in Attractive-or-better rated stocks and none of the fund is in Dangerous-or-worse rated stocks. My report has all details.
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