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Technology ETFs In Focus On Big Earnings Week

Written by David Fabian, January 27th, 2015

The calendar of earnings announcements this week has a notable slant towards large-cap technology stocks. Companies such as Microsoft Corp (MSFT), Texas Instruments (TXN), Apple Inc (AAPL), Facebook Inc (FB), and Google Inc (GOOGL) are just some of the top names that are set to release their latest quarterly results.

This sector has been a strong area of the market over the last several years and many investors likely have exposure to some of these individual stocks or an associated ETF. In fact, the number of innovative ETFs that offer varying degrees of exposure to these companies has continued to multiply in recent years.

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A Golden ETF Opportunity That’s Bucking Its Downtrend

Written by David Fabian, January 21st, 2015

The beginning of a new calendar year in the financial markets is often met with excitement as new trends are expected to emerge, while others are predicted to reverse. Everyone seems to benchmark their performance on an annual basis, and thus starting with a fresh slate can be a motivational force to improve your investment outcome in the New Year.

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How To Put Fresh Capital To Work In 2015

Written by Michael Fabian, January 16th, 2015

It’s already been a bumpy ride so far in 2015 and with so many retirement savers and investors with fresh capital to put to work, making the right decisions now will have a profound impact on your total return come year-end.

A new year brings about fresh contributions, and at our firm we have just gone through another wave of rebalancing, as investors make their IRA contributions or toggle their funds with required minimum distributions to taxable accounts for reinvestment. Read more

An Investors Guide to Closed End Fund Pitfalls

Written by Michael Fabian, January 16th, 2015

We frequently come into contact with investors that are intrigued by the unique strategies and high returns offered in the closed end fund space.  The allure becomes even greater when you consider the massive amount of income that CEFs throw off when compared to standard open-ended funds traded at net asset value.  Yet, investors rarely prepare themselves for the downsides that come along with this small corner of the market.  So instead of focusing on all of the great reasons to integrate CEFs in your portfolio, I’m going to focus on a few potential pitfalls that nearly all investors will probably experience first hand owning a CEF.  Read more