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VIDEO: November 2014 Chart Review

Written by David Fabian, November 26th, 2014

In our monthly ETF chart roundup video, we take the temperature of the market in relation to its long-term trend lines. In addition, we profile several key international, commodity, and bond ETFs that are showing signs of opportunity and risk. The important themes to watch this month are large cap stocks, Europe, high yield bonds, commodities, and dividend growth stocks. Recorded after the market close on November 25, 2014.

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The Cost of Sidelining Your Capital

Written by David Fabian, November 25th, 2014

In the waning stages of 2014, investors are starting to look closely at their returns and analyzing the pros and cons of their portfolio decisions this year. Overall the gains have been solid across the board for stocks and bonds with the exception of some errant sectors that have been misplaced. Energy stocks, precious metals, and commodities have been the focus of wrath from the inflation camp and continue to prove that trends matter. Read more

3 Reasons to Love and Hate Stock Market Trends

Written by David Fabian, November 20th, 2014

Nearly everyone in investing has heard the axiom: “the trend is your friend”.  This popular rhyme is generally used to convey confidence in an investment theme, and underscore a historical penchant for price direction.   Read more

2 Vanguard ETFs For Steady Retirement Income

Written by David Fabian, November 20th, 2014

When most investors begin planning for a steady income stream in retirement, they tend to gravitate towards fixed-income as a predominant asset class. The low volatility and reliable dividends from bonds offer an attractive combination for replacing career earnings. However, it’s important to remember that these assets can be susceptible to swings in price due to interest rate fluctuations and credit cycles. Read more