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Why Volatility Works In Favor of Gold ETFs

Written by David Fabian, October 14th, 2014

The majestic rise and fall of gold-related ETFs can only be described as a wild roller coaster ride of emotionally-driven price swings. This once beloved asset class has fallen out of favor so many times this year; it is hard to keep track of the number of false breakouts and breakdowns. Read more

Another Sound Lesson In Risk Management

Written by David Fabian, October 07th, 2014

About 8 months ago I received an email from a friend that is a successful entrepreneur and all around buttoned up individual. He copied me on a note that he had send to all of his friends and acquaintances regarding a company that we had to check out as an investment opportunity.

You probably know where this is heading…. Read more

SPY Technical Update and Gross Assessment

Written by David Fabian, September 26th, 2014

Just when you think everything is looking good, the market pulls a fast one on you. That’s what happened to me this week on the day after I posted our monthly video (see below) stating large-cap stocks were still indicating a bullish uptrend. Read more

Seeking Global Value From ETFs In the Land Down Under

Written by David Fabian, September 24th, 2014

International ETFs have been under fire this summer as shifting currency woes and economic forecasts continue to indicate signs of trouble. Europe has continued to show relative overall weakness despite the commitment to lower rates and quantitative easing efforts. Now emerging markets and other Asian nations are starting to show signs of weakness in the month of September. Read more

3 (More) Mistakes To Avoid With Your ETF Portfolio

Written by David Fabian, September 18th, 2014

A little over a year ago I wrote a well-received article about the 5 mistakes to avoid with your ETF portfolio. The tips ranged from not falling in love with your ETFs to trade execution and tax consequences.

Fast forward to today and the ETF universe has expanded in a number of ways that warrant some additional advice in a number of key areas. I share these thoughts as a consequence of my daily research and experience so that you can be better prepared to analyze your holdings and make informed decisions about your ETF portfolio. Read more