This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

4 Newly Rated ETFs for Your Portfolio

NEW YORK ( TheStreet Ratings) -- TheStreet.com Ratings initiated coverage of 34 exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that accrued a sufficient track record of risk and performance data by the end of March 2012. Of the 34 newly rated exchange-traded funds, only four start out at 'Buy' with grades of B- or better on superior first year results.

13 funds get initial 'Hold' level ratings of C+ to C- by finishing in the middle of the pack. Lastly, 17 ETFs begin at 'Sell' with grades of D+ or worse after underperforming alternative ETF investments in the past year on a risk-adjusted return basis.

Here are the four newly rated ETFs ranked at 'Buy':

-----------------------------

4. Focus Morningstar Health Care Index ETF

Focus Morningstar Health Care Index ETF (FHC) seeks to provide investment result that correspond, before fees and expenses, generally to the price and yield performance of the underlying Morningstar Health Care Index which consists of companies involved in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, research services, home healthcare, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and medical equipment.

Expense Ratio: 0.19%

One Year Total Return: 14.69%

Rated "B-" by TheStreet Ratings:

-----------------------------

3. PowerShares DB 3x German Bund Futures ETN

PowerShares DB 3x German Bund Futures ETN (BUNT) seeks to offer investors three times leveraged exposure to the monthly performance of the German Bond Futures Index plus the monthly T-Bill index return, reduced by the investor fee.

While this fund turned in a spectacular first year performance, it was also much more volatile than the other top rated funds. Tripe leverage funds like this warrant extra caution as they tend to decline as fast as they rise.

Expense Ratio: 0.95%

One Year Total Return: 55.0%

Rated "B-" by TheStreet Ratings:

-----------------------------

2. Focus Morningstar Consumer Cyclical Index ETF

Focus Morningstar Consumer Cyclical Index ETF (FCL) seeks to provide investment results that correspond, before fees and expenses, generally to the price and yield performance of the underlying Morningstar Consumer Cyclical Index.

Expense Ratio: 0.19%

One Year Total Return: 14.6%

Rated "B+" by TheStreet Ratings:

-----------------------------

1. Focus Morningstar Technology Index ETF

Focus Morningstar Technology Index ETF (FTQ) seeks to provide investment results that correspond, before fees and expenses, generally to the price and yield performance of the underlying Morningstar Technology Index, which consists of companies engaged in the design, development, and support of computer operating systems and applications.

Expense Ratio: 0.19%

One Year Total Return: 15.9%

Rated "A" by TheStreet Ratings:

-----------------------------

Here are the 13 newly rated ETFs ranked at 'Hold':

13. PowerShares Senior Loan

PowerShares Senior Loan (BKLN) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of an index called the S&P/LSTA U.S. Leveraged Loan 100 Index. The fund will normally invest at least 80 percent of its total assets in bank loans.

1 of 4

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
BUNT $51.38 0.18%
HDV $77.45 -0.26%
TSLA $199.54 1.10%
YHOO $42.63 -3.40%
AAPL $129.38 0.22%

Markets

DOW 18,203.37 -85.26 -0.47%
S&P 500 2,107.78 -9.61 -0.45%
NASDAQ 4,979.9010 -28.1950 -0.56%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs