Written by David Fabian, January 27th, 2015
The calendar of earnings announcements this week has a notable slant towards large-cap technology stocks. Companies such as Microsoft Corp (MSFT), Texas Instruments (TXN), Apple Inc (AAPL), Facebook Inc (FB), and Google Inc (GOOGL) are just some of the top names that are set to release their latest quarterly results.
This sector has been a strong area of the market over the last several years and many investors likely have exposure to some of these individual stocks or an associated ETF. In fact, the number of innovative ETFs that offer varying degrees of exposure to these companies has continued to multiply in recent years.
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Written by David Fabian, January 22nd, 2015
The topic of energy stocks and crude oil prices has reached epic proportions on social media and financial news outlets. I have seen a myriad of “experts” pointing to oil prices plunging as low as $23 per barrel to as high as $80, by the middle of this year. Read more
Written by David Fabian, January 21st, 2015
The beginning of a new calendar year in the financial markets is often met with excitement as new trends are expected to emerge, while others are predicted to reverse. Everyone seems to benchmark their performance on an annual basis, and thus starting with a fresh slate can be a motivational force to improve your investment outcome in the New Year.
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Written by Michael Fabian, January 16th, 2015
It’s already been a bumpy ride so far in 2015 and with so many retirement savers and investors with fresh capital to put to work, making the right decisions now will have a profound impact on your total return come year-end.
A new year brings about fresh contributions, and at our firm we have just gone through another wave of rebalancing, as investors make their IRA contributions or toggle their funds with required minimum distributions to taxable accounts for reinvestment. Read more
Written by David Fabian, January 13th, 2015
The deflation in energy prices has been one of the more sensationalistic headlines in the financial media for the last seven months. The continued month over month declines in crude oil, natural gas, energy stocks, and other associated industries has many experts scratching their heads. The entire sector has defied calls for a bottom and continues to trade with extreme oversold readings.
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