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State Of The Market In 5 Charts – August 2017 Edition

Written by David Fabian, August 19th, 2017

The summer is rapidly closing and a new season will shortly be upon us.  The seasonality of the markets this time of year has always been a tricky proposition as well.  With that in mind, I’m going to outline my current thoughts on some of the big picture charts. Read more

VIDEO: Dollar Down!

Written by David Fabian, July 26th, 2017

In this month’s video, I look at the overall trends in global stock markets with particular emphasis on the U.S. dollar impact. Chart review includes analysis of U.S. stocks, international stocks, interest rates, oil prices, and volatility. Observations of risk and reward are noted throughout, with an emphasis on trend following and sensible portfolio management strategies. Recorded on July 26, 2017.

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Second Quarter Outlook: Trends, Risks, and Opportunities

Written by David Fabian, March 30th, 2017

Forecasting the direction of the markets on a quarter by quarter basis is no easy feat.  There are simply too many unknowns to determine exactly what will happen and how investors will react to future events on both a micro and macro level.  Nevertheless, a look back at recent price action and examining seasonal trends can be helpful to frame expectations.  It may also elevate the need for closer examination of your existing holdings and offer consideration for changes to reduce risk or capitalize on fresh opportunities. Read more

State Of The Market In 7 Charts – November 2016 Edition

Written by David Fabian, November 13th, 2016

It feels like we have almost packed a full year’s worth of stock market price action into just the last two weeks.  With so many diverging market sectors and overall fluctuations, I thought it would be prudent to do an examination of some key charts.

Taking a closer look at these categories can help frame macro views as well as determine areas of strength and weakness. Read more

10 Ways I Use StockTwits

Written by David Fabian, September 28th, 2016

One of my go-to resources for sharing investment ideas and collaborating with other smart investors is StockTwits.  This community-based platform is built solely around the ability to share information on stocks, ETFs, and indexes in real-time.  It’s a tremendously valuable tool that many are probably under-utilizing in their weekly routines.

As such, I thought it would be helpful to share how I use this resource and potentially uncover some areas that you may not even know existed. Read more