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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.

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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

3 Reasons to Love and Hate Stock Market Trends

Written by David Fabian, November 20th, 2014

Nearly everyone in investing has heard the axiom: “the trend is your friend”.  This popular rhyme is generally used to convey confidence in an investment theme, and underscore a historical penchant for price direction.   Read more

Can You Handle An All Weather Portfolio?

Written by David Fabian, November 19th, 2014

The internet is buzzing this week about an article written by Tony Robbins touting an “all weather” portfolio developed by famed hedge fund investor Ray Dalio.  While Tony is certainly a polarizing figure and life coach, the real meat of this story is in the structure of an investment plan to ride out any storm.   Read more

Are Single Country ETFs Right For Your Portfolio?

Written by David Fabian, November 13th, 2014

ETF investors have a plethora of ways to access international exposure in their portfolios that range from single country sector funds to broad-based global indices. From a flexibility standpoint, there has never been a better time to be an ETF investor with a global and liquid market at your fingertips. Read more