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Digging Into 2 New DoubleLine ETFs

Written by David Fabian, May 04th, 2016

It’s difficult to dispute the success of the first ETF offering from DoubleLine, which has managed to acquire more than $2.3 billion in assets during its short 14-month tenure.  The SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF (TOTL) is a hybrid strategy that is sourced from two prominent fixed-income mutual funds that are run by Jeffrey Gundlach. Read more

The Important Role of Currencies In Your ETF Portfolio

Written by David Fabian, May 03rd, 2016

If you have been following the ETF industry at even a cursory level, it’s been difficult to miss the fervor surrounding currency-hedged funds.  This dynamic strategy first burst onto the scene with the release of the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ) in 2006.  DXJ quickly amassed an impressive track record as its dual threat of equity and currency exposure propelled it into the spotlight.  Assets soon followed and the fund has since grown to $9.1 billion in size.d

This success was then shadowed by a slew of successive international indexes trying to capitalize on the currency hedged theme.  There now exists nearly 100 ways to play this space that include: broad baskets, regional indexes, single countries, and more.

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Choosing an Advisor: Features vs Benefits

Written by David Fabian, May 02nd, 2016

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the investment advisory business.  There are now so many options available to every-day investors that everyone starts to sound alike.  It used to be you were a rebel if you were using ETFs, transparently reporting performance, or compensated on a fee-only basis.  Now, this is the way that everyone sets up their shop.  Read more

New Online Retail ETF Offers Unique Growth Focus

Written by David Fabian, April 29th, 2016

The traditional retail sector has been dominated by brick and mortar business models that have continued to lose market share to online competitors.  Consumers simply don’t shop the way they used to, with a rising trend of mobile transactions and brand loyalty to dominating names such as (AMZN).  Read more

Why I Am Skeptical Of This Stock Market Rally

Written by David Fabian, April 27th, 2016

Skepticism is something that we hear about often in the market.  More importantly, we feel it deep in our core.  It is usually entwined with disbelief that a current trend can continue given a specific set of concerning factors.  It’s also the reason that investing can be so frustrating to those who try to fit logical arguments into a psychologically driven systemRead more