The Consumer Cyclicals sector ranks ninth in Q219.

Based on an aggregation of ratings of 439 stocks in the Consumer Cyclicals sector.

RCD is our top-rated Consumer Cyclicals sector ETF and FDLSX is our top-rated Consumer Cyclicals mutual fund.

The Consumer Cyclicals sector ranks ninth out of the 11 sectors as detailed in ourQ219 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual st quarter, the Consumer Cyclicals sector ranked eighth. It gets our Unattractive rating, which is based on an aggregation of ratings of the 439 stocks in the Consumer Cyclicals sector. See a recap of ourQ119 Sector Ratings here.

Figures 1 and 2 show the five best and worst rated ETFs and mutual funds in the sector. Not all Consumer Cyclicals sector ETFs and mutual funds are created the same. The number of holdings varies widely (from 25 to 294). This variation creates drastically different investment implications and, therefore, ratings.

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

OurRobo-Analyst technology[1]empowers our uniqueETF and mutual fund rating methodology, which leverages our rigorous analysis of each funds holdings.[2]We think advisors and investors focused on prudent investment decisions should include analysis of fund holdings in their research process for ETFs and mutual funds.

Figure 1: ETFs with the Best & Worst Ratings – Top 5

* Best ETFs exclude ETFs with TNA less than $100 million for inadequate liquidity.

Sources: New Constructs, LLC and company filings

Six ETFs (FTXD, PMR, IEDI, PBS, JHMC, PSCD) are excluded from Figure 1 because their total net assets (TNA) are below $100 million and do not meet our liquidity minimums.

Figure 2: Mutual Funds with the Best & Worst Ratings

* Best mutual funds exclude funds with TNA less than $100 million for inadequate liquidity.

Sources: New Constructs, LLC and company filings

RCDis the top-rated Consumer Cyclicals ETF andFDLSXis the top-rated Consumer Cyclicals mutual fund. Both earn a Very Attractive rating.

PEJis the worst rated Consumer Cyclicals ETF andICCAXis the worst rated Consumer Cyclicals mutual fund. PEJ earns a Neutral rating and ICCAX earns a Very Unattractive rating.

439 stocks of the 2750+ we cover are classified as Consumer Cyclicals stocks.

Buying a fund without analyzing its holdings is like buying a stock without analyzing its business and finances. Put another way, research on fund holdings is necessary due diligence because a funds performance is only as good as its holdings performance. Dont just take our word for it,see what Barrons sayson this matter.

Analyzing each holding within funds is no small task. Our Robo-Analyst technology enables us to perform this diligence with scale and provide the research needed to fulfill the fiduciary duty of care. More of the biggest names in the financial industry (seeAt BlackRock, Machines Are Rising Over Managers to Pick Stocks) are now embracing technology to leverage machines in the investment research process. Technology may be the only solution to the dual mandate for research: cut costs and fulfill the fiduciary duty of care. Investors, clients, advisors and analysts deserve the latest in technology to get the diligence required to make prudent investment decisions.

Figures 3 and 4 show the rating landscape of all Consumer Cyclicals ETFs and mutual funds.

Figure 3: Separating the Best ETFs From the Worst ETFs

Sources: New Constructs, LLC and company filings

Figure 4: Separating the Best Mutual Funds from the Worst Mutual Funds

Sources: New Constructs, LLC and company filings

This article originally published onApril 11, 2019.

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