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What To Do If You Are Deep In A Hole

Written by David Fabian, February 25th, 2015

I recently had a shocking conversation with a gentleman who was evaluating our asset management services for what was left of his once sizeable investment portfolio. As I often do with new investors that I meet, I asked him to give me a brief synopsis of his recent investment history and financial acumen.

What he told me was unbelievable… Read more

International ETFs Watchlist: Current Trends And Thoughts

Written by David Fabian, February 25th, 2015

The landscape of international investing has become more complex than ever, particularly for ETF investors. The reason for this is actually a good thing – there are now more choices than ever when it comes to varying country, regional, economic development, or currency exposure than ever.

The hottest trend right now is in currency-hedged ETFs that hold a diversified basket of international stocks with short positions in the underlying local currency. Essentially this type of fund is designed as the perfect overseas investing vehicle for a quantitative easing-style world in which the local currency is falling, while equity prices are rising.

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It’s 13F Season Again – Are You Excited?

Written by David Fabian, February 17th, 2015

Getting a peek at some of the top holdings of the world’s most famous and successful investors seems like an exciting moment that should be celebrated on the caliber of the Fed meeting. However, there are some poignant facts you should know before you go making any changes to your portfolio based on these findings. Read more

Do Commodity ETFs Deserve A Place In Your Portfolio?

Written by David Fabian, February 17th, 2015

The deflationary price action of commodities over the last several years has brought into question whether investments such as gold, oil, or agriculture deserve a place in your investment portfolio.  Many of these asset classes are traded on futures exchanges, but are easily accessible in a highly liquid and relatively low-cost exchange-traded fund.

The physical act of investing in commodities is easy.  You can purchase a single asset class such as the United States Oil Fund (USO) or a diversified basket such as the iPath Dow Jones UBS Commodity Total Return ETN (DJP).  Either way, you are going to get instant exposure to the daily price fluctuations of the underlying commodity index.

The real question isn’t how to access or what commodity is best to invest in – but whether they are appropriate given the risks and rewards that you assume.  Read the full article at

3 Under-The-Radar ETF Breakout Contenders

Written by David Fabian, February 10th, 2015

With the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) trading in a wide range since the beginning of the year, many momentum investors may be searching for signs of life in alternative areas of the market.   Just because the broad measure of U.S. stocks is waffling sideways, doesn’t mean that there aren’t suitable ETF candidates to add to your watch list at this juncture. Read more