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The State Of Precious Metals In 3 Charts

Written by David Fabian, April 22nd, 2015

The precious metals market continues to be one of the most schizophrenic trades of the year that has confounded both bulls and bears. Every rally attempt is fierce and short-lived, while ever decline seems to overshoot rational boundaries. Some love it, while others have given up on it long ago. Nevertheless, speculation over the future price action of gold and silver continually garners headlines as investors look for clues to a rebound from this multi-year malaise. Read more

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Trading ETFs

Written by David Fabian, April 21st, 2015

It is always a good idea for investors that are getting used to the structure of exchange-traded funds to review some common trading mistakes. That way you won’t fall into the same pitfalls that even large professional traders have been known to make.

While most ETF trading falls into a similar category as individual stocks, there are some definable nuances that must be addressed to successfully buy and sell these vehicles. After all, the costs associated with slippage, liquidity, or incomplete information can immediately put you at a disadvantage and are easily avoided.

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Best Funds to Hold in a Roth IRA

Written by Michael Fabian, April 20th, 2015

What’s interesting about managing other people’s retirement assets is how often I get asked about how I manage my own. While, my immediate response is usually: “not unlike how I manage your portfolio!” there are always individual considerations such as goals, objectives, and acquired taste for volatility.   Yet, above all I think it’s very important that managers remain as transparent as possible and always eat their own cooking. Read more

Refreshing Your Risk Management Approach

Written by David Fabian, April 15th, 2015

Risk management has become a buzz word in the investment business with little real world application over the last several years. The need for stop losses, hedging, strategic asset allocation, and other counter measures to traditional market cycles has been overridden by a “buy the dip” mentality. Active investors have been conditioned to wait for a little speed bump and then race into the fray with extra cash to buy up stocks and ETFs. Read more

Look For The Best Core Index ETFs In Your Own Backyard

Written by David Fabian, April 14th, 2015

One of the biggest benefits to incorporating ETFs in your portfolio is the capability of these funds to provide instant exposure to a particular market segment with built-in diversification. Too often this simple facet goes overlooked as the analysis of enhanced indexes, fees, tax considerations, and liquidity overwhelm our senses.

While these characteristics are important, they often provide additional noise that can drown out the sound principles of index investing. i.e. Owning a well-diversified mix of assets to smooth out volatility and enhance long-term returns.

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