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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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  • Top Expert Names New Constructs As One Of The Best Fund Ratings Firms

    Chuck Jaffe, senior columnist for MarketWatch and one of the foremost experts on mutual funds, names New Constructs' mutual fund ratings as among the most important to consider when choosing a mutual fund.

    Here is the quote from Mr. Jaffe's column: "If a fund's ratings from firms like Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN), Lipper (NYSE:TRI), New Constructs or others make me question my analysis…"

    Here is a copy of the article. Here is the link to the article.

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

    Jul 25 5:06 PM | Link | Comment!
  • What We're Reading This Morning — July 23, 2014
    July 23:
    • Who Routinely Trounces the Stock Market? Try 2 Out of 2862 Funds - (NYT)
    • NY Fed Slams Deutsche Bank: Accuses it of "Significant Operational Risk - (Zero Hedge)
    • The Difficulty in Holding Executives Accountable - (NYT)
    • The Tab for the Financial Crisis - (The Big Picture)
    • Why the Markets Brush off Horrific World Events - (MarketWatch)
    • What Millenials Want That Their Parents Hate - (TIME)
    • Apple's Net Cash Hasn't Increased in Two Years - (Zero Hedge)
    • Facebook is the Best-Performing Stock in the S&P 500 -(Quartz)
    Jul 23 9:42 AM | Link | 1 Comment
  • What We're Reading This Morning
    • Public companies are returning more cash to shareholders, and investing less in projects to grow future cash flows. (Five Thirty Eight)
    • The mega merger madness continues with Rupert Murdoch's massive bid for Time Warner. (NYT)
    • Revenue from the Google Play store will overtake the Apple app store by 2018. (Quartz)
    • Don't fool yourself, any investment plan is making at least an implicit forecast about the economy and markets. (Pragmatic Capitalism)
    • Bank of America is next in line to feel the wrath of the DOJ. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
    • Asset managers growing profits are purely a bull market phenomenon. (Bloomberg)
    • Investors often underestimate their most basic time horizon, their lifespan. (MarketWatch)
    Jul 17 11:10 AM | Link | Comment!
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