FMD Capital Management

How To Use ETFs To Reduce The Tax Bite In Your Portfolio

Written by David Fabian, May 06th, 2015

Now that the 2014 tax season is in the rear view mirror, it is a perfect time to start analyzing and strategizing your game plan for 2015. With two-thirds of the year still to go, there are a number of smart moves you can make to reduce the impact of future taxes that will have to be paid on any non-retirement accounts.

One of the easiest ways to do that is by reviewing your exiting positions and trading history to determine if there are reasonable adjustments or substitutions that can be made. Often legacy mutual funds, inefficient income assets, or over trading within a taxable account can create a significant tax burden. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you can enhance your tax efficiency using exchange-traded funds.

Read the complete article at

3 Aggressive ETF Income Plays Outside The U.S.

Written by David Fabian, May 01st, 2015

The search for income has many investors looking for yield outside of the confines of the typical ETFs you find here at home. After all, there is a broad universe of potentially undervalued securities in many overseas countries along with attractive fundamentals in place to drive prices higher. Read more

3 High Growth Technology ETFs With Strong Momentum

Written by David Fabian, April 28th, 2015

Technology stocks have long been considered high growth businesses with a persistent drive to expand their products and services.  Nevertheless, it’s important to remember that being in the right place at the right time is critical to success in this sector.

We have seen a strong momentum divergence in three key areas of the technology sphere this year that have capitalized on fresh consumer-driven trends.  By analyzing these industries versus their peers, it becomes apparent that many of these companies may be positioned for continued long-term growth.

Read the complete article at

The One-Fund Lazy Retirement Income Portfolio

Written by Michael Fabian, April 28th, 2015

Investors that take a natural interest in the art of investing prefer to dedicate their time to being well-informed of new cutting edge investment themes, emerging trends, and economic prospects. But what about the retirement investor that doesn’t have the predisposition for spending hours in front of a computer screen, researching and debating these important issues? Read more

Good Riddance To Target Date ETFs

Written by David Fabian, April 27th, 2015

About 8 months ago, Blackrock announced it would be shutting down its line of target date ETFs.  Now, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has declared it is pulling the plug on the last lineup of target date ETFs available to U.S. investors.

I say – good riddance.   Read more