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NASDAQ 5000 And The Golden Age of Technology ETFs

Written by David Fabian, March 03rd, 2015

While it may have taken some time to regain its former glory, the technology story is one that continues to prove itself as a worthy sector to own. Well over a decade ago, the NASDAQ Composite Index peaked in a frenzied rush of exuberance that is still remembered as one of the greatest bubbles in modern-day capital markets. This week, it has once again eclipsed its prior apex and taken out the 5,000 price level to join most major market indexes at fresh all-time highs.

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Vanguard’s 3 Highest Yielding ETFs

Written by David Fabian, February 26th, 2015

The search for the highest yielding ETFs can be an interesting exercise in price movement and risk dynamics. After all, the funds with the largest expected dividend streams are usually in that category because of relative underperformance or above-average risk behavior.

That doesn’t mean these funds should be shunned because of their sky high income – rather they should be carefully researched and implemented in the proper environment to maximize total return. Income investors can use these tools in the context of a low-cost, diversified, and balanced portfolio to enhance their existing monthly or quarterly dividends. Read more

What To Do If You Are Deep In A Hole

Written by David Fabian, February 25th, 2015

I recently had a shocking conversation with a gentleman who was evaluating our asset management services for what was left of his once sizeable investment portfolio. As I often do with new investors that I meet, I asked him to give me a brief synopsis of his recent investment history and financial acumen.

What he told me was unbelievable… Read more

International ETFs Watchlist: Current Trends And Thoughts

Written by David Fabian, February 25th, 2015

The landscape of international investing has become more complex than ever, particularly for ETF investors. The reason for this is actually a good thing – there are now more choices than ever when it comes to varying country, regional, economic development, or currency exposure than ever.

The hottest trend right now is in currency-hedged ETFs that hold a diversified basket of international stocks with short positions in the underlying local currency. Essentially this type of fund is designed as the perfect overseas investing vehicle for a quantitative easing-style world in which the local currency is falling, while equity prices are rising.

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2 New Must-Watch Bond ETFs For 2015

Written by David Fabian, February 24th, 2015

Bond ETFs have become a hot topic once again as fixed-income investors are set to contend with a myriad of risks and opportunities through the remainder of 2015. While bond yields are now off their lows for the year and many funds now offering a more attractive entry point, there are still important criteria to consider in the areas of credit quality, duration, and sector exposure. This becomes even more critical when the prospect of a Fed rate hike has the potential to significantly alter the landscape that everyone has become accustomed to over the last five years.

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