FMD Capital Management

Knowing When To Hold’em and When To Fold ‘em

Written by Michael Fabian, August 27th, 2015

Volatile markets like these always remind me how much personal wealth can be gained or lost from hysterical or knee-jerk decision making.    When 2-4% gaps become common place; the feeling of “investing” quickly goes out the window, and that empty space begins to fill with speculative or “gambling” urges that can work either for or against our day-to-day psyche.  Read more

ETF Trading: Heartbreaks And Home Runs

Written by David Fabian, August 26th, 2015

Nearly every week on the blog I tout the benefits of ETFs in our investment portfolios.  In my opinion, their low-cost, liquidity, transparency, tax efficiency, and global reach make them one of the best tools for growing your wealth.  Nevertheless, they can also provide bouts of heart stopping volatility during fast moving markets. Read more

What Do To When ETF Pricing Looks Suspicious

Written by David Fabian, August 25th, 2015

Monday’s 1,000+ opening drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average caused quite a stir in investor circles. Most notable was the tremendous sell-side volume that created inefficiencies in company share prices, which also translated to the exchange-traded funds (ETFS) that own these stocks. The pile on effect of market makers taking advantage of a one-sided market, combined with circuit breaker rules on the exchanges, led to short periods of suspicious pricing.

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Avoiding Portfolio Panic During A Sell Off

Written by David Fabian, August 23rd, 2015

By now you have likely realized something is up in the stock market.  If you are like me, you have probably consumed a tremendous amount of reading material this weekend that has framed and/or extrapolated this recent pull back in a number of different scenarios.  The end result is that stocks took a hard dive in a very short period of time and now everyone is scrambling to forecast the future or come up with a game plan in the midst of the chaos. Read more

FMD Capital New Product Alert

Written by David Fabian, August 20th, 2015

We started FMD Capital nearly three years ago with the belief that we can help investors achieve their goals through the use of low-cost ETFs, innovative portfolio designs, and personalized investment advice. As a result of our efforts, we have also been fortunate to build a loyal following of individual and institutional readers that share our market views and consume the content we publish each week on our blog. Read more