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Mutual Funds

You Don’t Want These Advisors Managing Your Money

Written by David Fabian, October 20th, 2016

Choosing an investment advisor or money manager should be a careful process based on diligent research.  The best relationships start with a shared investment philosophy, followed by a building of trust through education and transparency. Read more

6 Gigantic Bond Funds With High Fees And Poor Performance

Written by David Fabian, September 23rd, 2016

The rise of low-cost, index-based options in the mutual fund and ETF space has created a truly amazing environment for investors.  Companies like Vanguard, BlackRock, and Charles Schwab have created ways for investors to access diversified pools of stocks and bonds for very little (to almost zero) cost.  This translates into more money that stays in your accounts and compounds over time. Read more

4 Funds To Buy If You Don’t Know Anything About Investing

Written by David Fabian, August 30th, 2016

There is a stigma associated with investing that it is complicated and fraught with risks.  Those who have never been taught how stocks and bonds work can be intimated by the process of putting their money in the market for fear of making a mistake.  For as well all know, a mistake in investing is measured in real dollars lost.     Read more

Don’t Leave Your Old 401(k) Behind!

Written by David Fabian, August 22nd, 2016

I recently went to an early pre-season NFL football game in Los Angeles with my best friend from college.  During the course of the game, he filled me in on the latest ins and outs of his life.  This included the fact that he purposefully left his old job, took a sabbatical for several months, and is now looking to re-enter the workforce.  We talked about the opportunities he is exploring and it gave me the chance to ask him what he has done with his legacy 401(k) from his old job. Read more

Active Management’s Second Act

Written by David Fabian, August 08th, 2016

If there has been one dominant force over the latter stages of this bull market, it has been the switch from active to passive investment management.  There has been a tremendous movement of assets from traditional money managers to the likes of Vanguard, Charles Schwab, and other index-based platforms.  The latest iteration to try and capitalize on this trend are robo-advisors and their low contact, systematic approach. Read more