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  • Nov 7, 2013
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    Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Large Cap Value Style

    The Large Cap Value style ranks second out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 45 ETFs and 765 mutual funds in the Large Cap Value style as of October 18, 2013....More
  • Nov 5, 2013
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    Best & Worst ETFs and Mutual Funds: Large Cap Blend Style

    The Large Cap Blend style ranks first out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Neutral rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 33 ETFs and 908 mutual funds in the Large Cap Blend style as of October 17, 2013....More
  • Oct 31, 2013
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    Danger Zone: Consumer Discretionary Mutual Fund Managers and ETF Providers

    Consumer Discretionary mutual fund managers and ETF providers are in the Danger Zone this week. They do the worst job of picking stocks out of all the sectors. The quality of the funds and ETFs in the Consumer Discretionary sector is the worst of all sectors compared to the quality of the stocks available to them....More
  • Oct 29, 2013
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    Investment Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds

    No fund style earns better than a Neutral rating going into 4Q13. My style ratings are based on the aggregation of my fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each style....More
  • Oct 28, 2013
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    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....More
  • Oct 25, 2013
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    Danger Zone 10/25/13: Tangoe (TNGO)

    TNGO checks all the marks of a Wall Street rollup scheme. Beating earnings estimates by a penny for share every quarter? Check. Constant acquisitions to keep the top line growing? Check. Shady management rewarding itself with massive stock options? Check....More
  • Oct 25, 2013
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    Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds: Utilities Sector

    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....More
  • Oct 1, 2013
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    If Institutional Consultants Can’t Pick Managers, Who Can?

    If even pension fund consultants—who’s sole job it is to rigorously vet managers for use by the largest asset pools in the world—can't pick winners, what makes advisors think they can?...More
  • Jun 17, 2013
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    What Would a Cup of Coffee Cost at Vanguard's Prices?

    The world’s largest mutual company, Vanguard, is branching out—into coffee. The company stopped in New York on Monday as part of a multi-city national tour, bringing coffee to the masses....More
  • Jun 17, 2013
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    How to Find the Best Style Mutual Funds

    Finding the best mutual funds is an increasingly difficult task in a world with over 6000 to choose from....More
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