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
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
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
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
Written by David Fabian, June 13th, 2017
ETF investors have wholeheartedly embraced the transparency and low-cost of passively managed investment vehicles. Billions of dollars every year since the great financial crisis have left the obfuscated world of high-priced mutual funds and transitioned into index-based ETFs.
This rotation is almost entirely based on the foundation that you know exactly what you own, why you own it, and what the minimal expenses will be. There is a comfort and reliability that the fund will perform to an exacting standard with very little deviation from its benchmark.