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Growth Investing

Social Media ETF On A Breakout Track

Written by David Fabian, August 19th, 2016

Social media companies may seem like an obvious avenue for growth in relation to the larger technology sector.  However, the highly competitive landscape often resulted in a growing chasm between big winners and downtrodden losers in the public equity markets.  The well-publicized success of Facebook Inc (FB) has become the benchmark from which all others are summarily measured. Read more

Ask Yourself This Question Before You Resolve To Sell A Stock

Written by David Fabian, August 17th, 2016

Every now and then I get an email from a reader asking whether they should sell a particular stock. This request typically comes in the form of an errant position that is not shaping up like the rest of the market.

For instance, maybe you own 15 or 20 holdings that are all positive on the year.  But that one persistently red security just doesn’t want to behave like everything else. Read more

International ETFS: Building An Ideal Allocation

Written by David Fabian, August 09th, 2016

In my experience as an investment advisor, most portfolios that utilize exchange-traded funds have an embedded “home country” bias.  This means that the majority of the underlying assets are focused in U.S.-centric stocks and bonds rather than foreign markets.

This trend has been further exacerbated in recent years by the outperformance of U.S. large cap stocks versus their international peers.  Many ETF investors have grown weary of the persistent lagging returns and heightened volatility of both developed and emerging markets.  As a result, they have underweighted or altogether eliminated these assets from their portfolios.

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This Overlooked Category Is A Market Leader This Year

Written by David Fabian, August 02nd, 2016

Building a diversified portfolio of U.S. stocks is a delicate mix of risk and opportunity that is often driven by attention to the distant boundaries of market capitalization.

Large-cap stocks are almost always included as a solid foundation and to provide correlation with well-known benchmarks. These companies are often lauded for their established business practices, healthy dividends and sustainable advantages. Small-cap stocks may also be recommended for enhanced growth or burgeoning competitive opportunities. They are often subject to a greater degree of risk in conjunction with a higher expected future return.

The one category in the middle that is often overlooked are mid-cap stocks. Like the middle child in a 3-sibling household, these companies can offer notable rewards that are easily overshadowed by their higher profile peers.

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3 Risks to Consider When Buying Silver ETFs

Written by David Fabian, July 19th, 2016

If someone would have told you six months ago that silver ETFs are getting ready to soar, you would have probably laughed at them.  This is the same precious metal has endured wave after wave of lower prices over the past half-decade.  So much so that many investors have flat given up on the prospect of a meaningful rebound or the re-emergence of judicious inflation.

However, like so many other investments facing negative headwinds and extremely pessimistic sentiment, it found a way to disprove the masses.

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