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There Are Two Ways To Beat The Market

Written by David Fabian, July 29th, 2017

Active investors are continually looking for innovative ways to beat the market.  They want to believe that some perfect combination of fundamental or technical indicators will lead to the holy grail of outperformance (otherwise known as alpha).

In the broadest sense, there are two ways to beat the market: on the upside or on the downside.  You either take more risk or less than the benchmark. Read more

The Markets Are Doing That Thing Again

Written by David Fabian, July 18th, 2017

The markets are doing that thing again.  That thing where everything looks easy.  Where the trends are picture perfect.  Where good stocks keep doing good things and bad stocks keep doing bad things.  Where shorting the VIX seems like the easiest money in the world and where commodities are so fractured as to be all but unbearable to own.  Read more

Investors May Not Be Worrying About Downside Risks, But ETF Issuers Are

Written by David Fabian, June 06th, 2017

Complacency in the stock market is almost palpable as $300 billion has flowed into ETF coffers since the U.S. presidential election just seven months ago.  With domestic and international indices hitting new all-time or 52-week highs, there continues to be a pervasive sense of calm in stock markets around the globe.

While many investors may be ignoring the risks of a pullback, there are some select ETF issuers who are thinking of the bigger picture and delivering tools to ride out future storms. Three fund companies have released diversified equity strategies this year with built-in hedges or risk management measures to reduce downside volatility.  These risk-aware funds will provide active investors greater options to consider if capital preservation or minimizing volatility is a top priority.

Read the complete article at NASDAQ.com

Contemplating Risk At All-Time Highs In Stocks

Written by David Fabian, May 29th, 2017

It’s easy to get sucked into the tunnel vision of an easy market.  Trends are strong, liquidity is abundant, credit markets are cheerful, and volatility is low.  This is when it becomes easy to get complacent.  To trick yourself into believing the recent past will extend indefinitely into the future.  It’s a mental trap that even the most tenured investors find themselves falling into over various cycles. Read more

The Low Down On Long-Short ETFs

Written by David Fabian, April 21st, 2017

EMAIL INBOX: Dave – read your article today.  What is your take on the long short ETF space at this point in the market?  Products like DYLS and DYB are looking more appealing in my opinion.  Interested to hear your take.

The long/short ETF category is one that many investors may not even know exists.  These strategies have typically been the realm of institutional portfolios and sophisticated hedge funds.  Now, they are readily available in the form of a diversified and liquid investment vehicle.  Read more