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Everything Is Disjointed

Written by David Fabian, December 09th, 2014

As a blogger and investment adviser, I spend a fair amount of time on social media sharing my ideas with others and absorbing new concepts. I find that the community of the well-respected traders and investment guru’s that I follow has opened my eyes to unseen opportunities as well as potential pitfalls. All told, the sum of this engagement has been a productive use of my resources in vetting the path for the portfolios I manage. Read more

Pinpointing The Best New ETFs Of 2014

Written by David Fabian, December 09th, 2014

As the calendar begins to sunset on another successful year in the stock market, it’s worth taking note of new activity within the ETF industry that has the potential to challenge established funds. The proliferation of these innovative products will allow you the opportunity to evaluate fresh investment ideas for the coming New Year.

With any new venture, the initial year after its debut can be critical to a successful outcome. ETFs can thrive or sink based on their index construction, fees, performance, marketing, timing, and sometimes a little bit of good or bad luck. Just because they build it, doesn’t mean that investors will automatically line up at the door to participate.   Those ETFs that do thrive have likely keyed in on an inventive approach to a well-traveled area of the market with the potential for outperformance.

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4 Smart Beta ETFs That Standout From The Crowd

Written by David Fabian, December 03rd, 2014

The race to declare dominance over a particular segment of the market is one that fund companies dream about. They work hard to conjugate unique strategies that stand above plain vanilla indexes in the hopes that their secret sauce adds a measure of value. While this year found many fundamental or “smart beta” ETFs at parity with their passive benchmarks, there were some select ETFs that were worth the added layer of sophistication. Read more

VIDEO: November 2014 Chart Review

Written by David Fabian, November 26th, 2014

In our monthly ETF chart roundup video, we take the temperature of the market in relation to its long-term trend lines. In addition, we profile several key international, commodity, and bond ETFs that are showing signs of opportunity and risk. The important themes to watch this month are large cap stocks, Europe, high yield bonds, commodities, and dividend growth stocks. Recorded after the market close on November 25, 2014.

A log of our previous videos are posted here.

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The Cost of Sidelining Your Capital

Written by David Fabian, November 25th, 2014

In the waning stages of 2014, investors are starting to look closely at their returns and analyzing the pros and cons of their portfolio decisions this year. Overall the gains have been solid across the board for stocks and bonds with the exception of some errant sectors that have been misplaced. Energy stocks, precious metals, and commodities have been the focus of wrath from the inflation camp and continue to prove that trends matter. Read more