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Everyone Is A Trader

Written by David Fabian, August 16th, 2017

The notorious website Zerohedge has a thought-provoking tagline that reads: “On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.”  There’s plenty of truth to that sentiment and drives the philosophical underpinnings of their news and/or investment opinions.   I’m not promoting their outlook, but I will take my own thinking down a similar track and add that:

“On a long enough timeline, everyone is a trader.” Read more

There Are Two Ways To Beat The Market

Written by David Fabian, July 29th, 2017

Active investors are continually looking for innovative ways to beat the market.  They want to believe that some perfect combination of fundamental or technical indicators will lead to the holy grail of outperformance (otherwise known as alpha).

In the broadest sense, there are two ways to beat the market: on the upside or on the downside.  You either take more risk or less than the benchmark. Read more

The Markets Are Doing That Thing Again

Written by David Fabian, July 18th, 2017

The markets are doing that thing again.  That thing where everything looks easy.  Where the trends are picture perfect.  Where good stocks keep doing good things and bad stocks keep doing bad things.  Where shorting the VIX seems like the easiest money in the world and where commodities are so fractured as to be all but unbearable to own.  Read more

3 Ways To Buy The Dip

Written by David Fabian, July 06th, 2017

Buying the dip in any stock or index can be a difficult task for an active investor.  Not only do you have to worry about trade location, but also key factors such as initial position size and risk management parameters.  There is a lot to take in and easily second guess yourself when looking to start a new position in the teeth of a correction.  Read more

The Best Investment I Have Ever Made

Written by David Fabian, June 18th, 2017

I’m going to veer off course from the financial markets and I hope that you will indulge me for a few moments.  It isn’t often that I find myself talking about family or personal matters outside of a quick anecdote.

I’m fortunate enough to be able to write about finance, investments, and sound behavioral choices as a foundation of my wealth management business.  I love the opportunity to help educate others as to what I believe are the best choices you can make in the financial markets. Read more