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Investors Are Latching On To Robotics ETFs

Written by David Fabian, May 23rd, 2017

Technology is one of those sectors where consumers and investors are constantly looking for the next big thing.  The truly innovative service or product that is going to have life-changing impact and ultimately lead to extensive profits for shareholders.  One of the emerging frontiers in this race is the application of robotics and artificial intelligence in our everyday lives.

Companies that research, develop, and bring to market ground-breaking robot technology can make a significant contribution to both businesses and ordinary consumers.  Not surprisingly, there are now several ways for investors to play this thriving industry through diversified and globally-focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

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Presentation: Generate High Income And Alpha Using Closed-End Funds

Written by David Fabian, May 18th, 2017

I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at the Las Vegas Money Show this week and chose to deliver an educational presentation on closed-end funds (CEFs).  My focus was on the right way to analyze, select, size, and trade these unique investment vehicles.

There are a number of advantages to using CEFs in your portfolio – from bolstering your high yield exposure to tapping into an active investment managers’ prowess.  Whatever your goal may be, these tools can be an effective way to generate income and alpha when used correctly.  Below are the PowerPoint slides from my presentation that you can download to view.

May 2017 CEF Presentation Slides

Measuring the Efficiency of Revenue Weighted ETFs

Written by David Fabian, May 16th, 2017

It’s become difficult to distinguish the efficacy of various index weighting strategies that pervade the ETF universe.  Some work best during specific market cycles or are designed to take advantage of distinguishable trends.  Others are tailor-made for the long-term with the broad diversification, reasonable costs, and sensible philosophy that investors can identify with.

It’s these latter characteristics that best describe the revenue-weighted index methodology that is delivered by a select group of Oppenheimer funds.  The Oppenheimer Large Cap Revenue ETF (RWL) is a fund that was born during the nascent months of the great financial crisis and has risen from those dark times with an impressive track record.

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What You May Not Know About Cambria ETFs

Written by David Fabian, May 12th, 2017

The ETF world is full of articles touting the advantages of mega-firms like Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street.  These companies have set the bar high for delivering exceptionally transparent, diversified, low-cost, and liquid vehicles to every American investor. Read more

The One Investment Truth That Never Changes

Written by David Fabian, May 11th, 2017

I’ve been an investment advisor for a fair amount of time now.  I’ve seen many investors come and go over my tenure – clients, portfolio managers, brokers, traders, etc…  Some that are quite successful and others that are downright miserable.  The one guiding truth to every single experience is that people are their own worst enemies when it comes to investing. Read more