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Follow me on Twitter: @NewConstructs David is CEO of New Constructs (, an independent research that specializes in unearthing key insights from the Financial Footnotes of Annual Reports. Having analyzed over 50,000 annual reports and their Financial Footnotes, New... More
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  • 3Q 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.

    This article provides quick access to all our 3Q reports on sector funds.

    We began the 3Q14 Sector series with our Sector Rankings report, which details the best sectors for finding quality ETFs and mutual funds. Next, we highlight the ETFs and mutual funds that stand out in the Rating Breakdown: Best & Worst ETFs & Mutual Funds by Sector. We follow with detailed reviews of the Best & Worst for each sector (links below). The 2Q13 Sector Recap is here.

    Clients can perform similar analysis to all that is in the above reports using our ETF screener and mutual fund screener. Click here to subscribe and get full access to our reports and screeners.

    Sep 10 9:27 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Danger Zone 9/8/14: How To Spot A Company Ready To Implode

    Companies in trouble have symptoms. To interpret the symptoms you first must know what they are. The outline that follows will provide a starting point.

    The signs are there for all to see. Are you a savvy investor who can see beyond the headlines?

    Today's Danger Zone report leaves you a better investor. It shows how to recognize when a stock has destroyed its value so you can avoid the heartbreak of another bad decision. "Cautious" investing doesn't work. Seek to be ruthless in your assessment.

    The market has made many amateur investors into part-time stock picking gurus. Getting by on dumb luck without a system is doomed to fail. Inspired investing is fueled by research - the right research.

    Seek to be different. Be prepared.

    New Constructs Danger Zone Reports are lessons in loss prevention. How much is it worth to you to eliminate poor decisions? Learning to interpret intrinsic value erases uncertainty. Confidence is everything for an investor.

    We recommend you print out each Danger Zone Lesson so you can build a list of symptoms to diagnose before you make a new investment.

    Conventional wisdom says buy-back plans, and an activist investor is the recipe for a successful turnaround. In this issue we make a strong case why this plan is too late for the stock in the Danger Zone this week. Running out of cash and increased competition are only the surface problems. Throw in turmoil in the boardroom and we have a recipe for disaster.

    Stock market history says we are due for a correction. Your Danger Zone Lessons can help you profit when everyone else is caught like a deer in headlights.

    Start your Danger Zone subscription today.

    All New Constructs subscribers can download the full report here - after logging in at

    André Rouillard contributed to this report.

    Disclosure: David Trainer and André Rouillard receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.

    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Sep 08 11:34 AM | Link | Comment!
  • September's Most DANGEROUS Stocks Available To Subscribers Today

    Paying customers can access September's 40 Most Dangerous Stocks as of Thursday, September 4. We provide 20 large/mid cap names to sell or short and 20 small cap names in this monthly newsletter.

    All Most Dangerous Stocks reports more than 90 days old are free. All reports published in June and earlier are now free - access them here. The Most Dangerous Stocks (+3.1%) rose by less than the S&P 500 (+3.3%) and outperformed as a short portfolio last month.

    Public release will be on Thursday, September 11. Information on subscriptions can be found here.

    Sep 04 3:28 PM | Link | Comment!
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