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7 Newly Rated ETFs Offer Slim Pickings

Four newly rated ETFs in the 'Sell' range turned in double digit losses for their first-year performance. Market Vectors China ETF (PEK), down 21.8%, starts at D-. JPMorgan Double Short US 10 Year Treasury Futures ETN (DSXJ), off 12.8%, earns an E+. Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX), losing 13.6%, gets an E+. And, JPMorgan Double Short US Long Bond Treasury Futures ETN (DSTJ), falling 23.6%, ranks at a rating of E.

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TheStreet.com Ratings condenses the available fund performance and risk data into a single composite opinion of each fund's risk-adjusted performance. This allows the unbiased identification of those funds that have historically done well and those that have underperformed the market. While there is no guarantee of future performance, these Investment Ratings provide a solid framework for making informed, timely investment decisions. The funds listed below have reached their one year anniversary.

Funds rated A or B are considered "Buy" rated based on a track record of higher than average risk-adjusted performance. Funds at the C level are rated as "Hold," while underperformers at the D and E levels our model ranks as "Sell."

-- Reported by Kevin Baker in Jupiter, Fla.



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Kevin Baker became the senior financial analyst for TheStreet Ratings upon the August 2006 acquisition of Weiss Ratings by TheStreet.com, covering equity and mutual fund ratings. He joined the Weiss Group in 1997 as a banking and brokerage analyst. In 1999, he created the Weiss Group's first ratings to gauge the level of risk in U.S. equities. Baker received a B.S. degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. with a finance specialization from Nova Southeastern University.
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