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3 Sectors To Watch In The Second Half Of 2015

Written by David Fabian, July 01st, 2015

The S&P 500 Index was nearly unchanged in the first half of 2015, yet the divergences in underlying sectors told a very different tale. The tepid return in the major averages was generated by weakening in interest rate sensitive areas and continued strength in high growth leadership categories. This tug-of-war style market has created a relative valuation chasm between several important sectors that warrants close attention. Read more

Recent Thoughts On Trend Following And Long-Term Moving Averages

Written by David Fabian, June 16th, 2015

Technical analysis of the market price in relation to its long-term moving averages can be a helpful tool in deciphering trend direction and areas of potential support or resistance. These never turn out to be perfect inflection points, but can provide guideposts for those inclined to take a more active approach to portfolio management. Read more

The Unique Case For Small Cap ETFs

Written by David Fabian, June 16th, 2015

As we near the midpoint of 2015, gains in the vast majority of diversified stock indices have been tepid at best. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is clinging to a total return of just 2% and has been jostling sideways in a narrow trading range over the last four months. This slowing price action in large cap stocks may trigger a search for other diversified ETF opportunities demonstrating more attractive technical momentum.

One corner of the market that has been showing better relative strength this year has been small cap stocks.  Read the complete article on

ETF Momentum Strategies For Growth Investors

Written by David Fabian, June 09th, 2015

Everyone knows the first rule of investing is to buy low and sell high. However, in long-term bull markets, there is a theory that you should latch on to leading stocks and ride them for all they are worth. Stocks with a great deal of interest and momentum tend to gravitate upward faster than their peers. As a result, a basket of these high growth stocks has the potential to significantly outperform a broad-based index such as the S&P 500.

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VIDEO: June 2015 Chart Review

Written by David Fabian, June 04th, 2015

In our monthly ETF chart roundup video, we analyze the current trends of the market along with important technical indicators.  The key themes to watch this month are large cap stocks, small cap stocks, international, interest rates, bonds, and commodities. Recorded after the market close on June 4, 2015.

A log of our previous videos are posted here.

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