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3 Reasons to Love and Hate Stock Market Trends

Written by David Fabian, November 20th, 2014

Nearly everyone in investing has heard the axiom: “the trend is your friend”.  This popular rhyme is generally used to convey confidence in an investment theme, and underscore a historical penchant for price direction.   Read more

2 Vanguard ETFs For Steady Retirement Income

Written by David Fabian, November 20th, 2014

When most investors begin planning for a steady income stream in retirement, they tend to gravitate towards fixed-income as a predominant asset class. The low volatility and reliable dividends from bonds offer an attractive combination for replacing career earnings. However, it’s important to remember that these assets can be susceptible to swings in price due to interest rate fluctuations and credit cycles. Read more

Can You Handle An All Weather Portfolio?

Written by David Fabian, November 19th, 2014

The internet is buzzing this week about an article written by Tony Robbins touting an “all weather” portfolio developed by famed hedge fund investor Ray Dalio.  While Tony is certainly a polarizing figure and life coach, the real meat of this story is in the structure of an investment plan to ride out any storm.   Read more

Emerging Market Bonds: Where Do We Go From Here?

Written by Michael Fabian, November 14th, 2014

Investors that were early to identify the attractive valuations following the volatility in emerging market bonds in early 2014 are still sitting atop a pile of gains, yet in recent months new investors haven’t experienced the same steady uptrend.

Partly due to the slack in the credit markets domestically, bonds in emerging markets have largely moved sideways in a 2% range over the past few months. The seemingly endless uptrend in the U.S. dollar has been weighing heavily on retail interest for foreign assets, even those that are in fact already denominated in U.S. Dollars. Read more

Are Single Country ETFs Right For Your Portfolio?

Written by David Fabian, November 13th, 2014

ETF investors have a plethora of ways to access international exposure in their portfolios that range from single country sector funds to broad-based global indices. From a flexibility standpoint, there has never been a better time to be an ETF investor with a global and liquid market at your fingertips. Read more