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  • Best And Worst ETFs And Mutual Funds: Consumer Staples Sector 0 comments
    Aug 7, 2014 9:40 AM

    The Consumer Staples sector ranks first out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Very Attractive rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 10 ETFs and 15 mutual funds in the Consumer Staples sector as of July 9, 2014. Prior reports on the best & worst ETFs and mutual funds in every sector are here.

    Figure 1 ranks from best to worst the nine Consumer Staples ETFs that meet our liquidity standards and Figure 2 shows the five best and worst-rated Consumer Staples mutual funds. Not all Consumer Staples sector ETFs and mutual funds are created the same. The number of holdings varies widely (from 20 to 117). This variation creates drastically different investment implications and, therefore, ratings. The best ETFs and mutual funds allocate more value to Attractive-or-better-rated stocks than the worst ETFs and mutual funds, which allocate too much value to Neutral-or-worse-rated stocks.

    To identify the best and avoid the worst ETFs and mutual funds within the Consumer Staples sector, investors need a predictive rating based on (1) the stocks ratings of the holdings, (2) the all-in expenses of each ETF and mutual fund, and (3) the fund's rank compared to all other ETFs and mutual funds. As a result, only the cheapest funds with the best holdings receive Attractive or better ratings. Investors need not rely on backward-looking ratings. My fund rating methodology is detailed here.

    Investors seeking exposure to the Consumer Staples sector should buy one of the Attractive-or-better rated ETFs or mutual funds from Figures 1 and 2.

    Get my ratings on all ETFs and mutual funds in this sector on my free mutual fund and ETF screener.

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