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What A Time To Be Alive

Written by David Fabian, October 12th, 2017

This morning I saw the graphic below posted on social media as a marketing tool for the new Schwab 1000 Index ETF (SCHK).  The intent of this message is to point out the advantageous expense ratio of SCHK in relation to its competition.  The fund charges just 5 basis points per year to own the 1,000 largest stocks in the United States. Read more

3 Unique Large Cap ETFs For Long-Term Growth

Written by David Fabian, March 13th, 2015

A significant cross section of the investment community has been conditioned to benchmark their large-cap ETF exposure against the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). After all, this market bell weather is the largest ETF in the world and the most commonly referenced yardstick of equity returns. Read more

Commodities: Buy The Momentum Or Sell The Rally?

Written by David Fabian, April 01st, 2014

Commodities as a whole have vastly underperformed the more traditional asset classes like stocks and bonds over the last three years.  A combination of tepid global growth and below-average inflationary statistics has capped the upside of commodities futures markets.  Most investors are likely underweight exposure to this asset class which can provide non-correlated returns in a diversified portfolio.  As a result, you may have overlooked the recent surge in prices that has been steadily gaining momentum this year.  Read more