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Why Growth ETFs Continue To Beat Value

Written by David Fabian, May 27th, 2015

When building out an ETF portfolio, many investors prefer to slant their large-cap U.S. stock exposure towards growth or value characteristics.

The benefit to this methodology is that you have greater flexibility to hone in on a specific theme that you (or your advisor) believe will outperform over the long run. The downside is that you may choose wrong and end up leaving money on the table versus a traditional broad-based index such as the iShares S&P 500 ETF (IVV). Read more

Not All Clean Energy ETFs Are Created Equal

Written by David Fabian, May 21st, 2015

Clean energy has been on fire so far this year as solar, wind, battery, and renewable fuel companies continue to make inroads against traditional oil & gas conglomerates. Companies such as Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) are striving to make the concept of green energy available to mainstream consumers and appear to be succeeding on many fronts. Read more

Beware The Allure of Leveraged ETFs

Written by David Fabian, May 13th, 2015

Leveraged ETFs promise the benefits of fast profits with little concern towards common-sense investing risks. In fact, a good friend and colleague of mine recently wrote an article titled When Do Leveraged ETFs Make Sense? The argument is that for a small portion of your portfolio, these funds can make you a quick buck as long as you are willing to bet boldly. Read more

3 High Growth Technology ETFs With Strong Momentum

Written by David Fabian, April 28th, 2015

Technology stocks have long been considered high growth businesses with a persistent drive to expand their products and services.  Nevertheless, it’s important to remember that being in the right place at the right time is critical to success in this sector.

We have seen a strong momentum divergence in three key areas of the technology sphere this year that have capitalized on fresh consumer-driven trends.  By analyzing these industries versus their peers, it becomes apparent that many of these companies may be positioned for continued long-term growth.

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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