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5 ETFs That Could Find A Home For PYPL

Written by David Fabian, July 30th, 2015

Investors were treated to the news this month that PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL) would be spun off from Ebay Inc (EBAY) to create a massive $45 billion stand alone company.  The fervor surrounding the successful IPO, alongside a valuation surpassing its parent company, makes for an interesting investment case.  While some may choose to own the stock directly, others may be seeking to integrate this theme in their portfolio through a diversified exchange-traded fund.

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My Eight Favorite Investment Bloggers

Written by David Fabian, July 29th, 2015

I’m heading out of town for a few days to relax with the family and take in the sights of sunny San Diego.  Before I go, I wanted to leave you with a few thoughts on my favorite independent bloggers that are must follows.  I highly recommend that you take a hard look at their content, as it will help you immensely with your investment endeavors and overall sanity. Read more

A Look At The Breakdown In Alternative Income ETFs

Written by David Fabian, July 29th, 2015

Income investors are often obsessed with the search for yield despite the typical conservative nature of their demographic.  The half decade of zero returns in safe assets such as CDs and savings accounts has created a reach for yield that has stretched the boundaries of sound portfolio discipline. Read more

Trouble Brewing For Emerging Market ETFs

Written by David Fabian, July 28th, 2015

Emerging market countries are once again succumbing to the uncertainty of global commodity deflation combined with the over excess of speculative trading.  While the world has been fixated on the machinations of high profile countries such as China and Greece, more trouble has been brewing throughout Latin America, Eastern Europe, and developing Asia regions.  This confluence of events has pushed even broad-based indexes such as the iShares MSCI Emerging Market ETF (EEM) more than 16% off its recent high.

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Staying Positive Amid The Summer Doldrums

Written by David Fabian, July 27th, 2015

The market this year has been split between areas of tremendous strength and sectors of depleted optimism.  Nowhere is this better illustrated than the divergence between soaring growth stocks and underwhelming value names.  When you add to that the mess of commodity prices and lackluster action in bonds, the picture becomes very murky indeed.
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