By David Trainer via Iris.xyz

The Large Cap Blend style ranks second out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in our 3Q18 Style Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter, the Large Cap Blend style ranked first. It gets our Attractive rating, which is based on an aggregation of ratings of 79 ETFs and 811 mutual funds in the Large Cap Blend style. See a recap of our 2Q18 Style Ratings here.

Figures 1 and 2 show the five best and worst rated ETFs and mutual funds in the style. Not all Large Cap Blend style ETFs and mutual funds are created the same. The number of holdings varies widely (from 7 to 1510). This variation creates drastically different investment implications and, therefore, ratings.

Investors seeking exposure to the Large Cap Blend style should buy one of the Attractive-or-better rated ETFs or mutual funds from Figures 1 and 2 on the next page.

Our Robo-Analyst technology[1] empowers our unique ETF and mutual fund rating methodology, which leverages our rigorous analysis of each fund’s 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.

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