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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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The Pros and Cons Of Currency ETFs

Written by David Fabian, January 10th, 2017

The impact of currency fluctuations is a dynamic that more and more investors have taken an interest in over the last several years.  A decade ago, it was difficult to trade the currency markets without a dedicated forex account and sophisticated knowledge of the landscape.  This was the realm of institutional investors and macro hedge funds.  Fast forward to 2017 and there is a myriad of mainstream options to take advantage of these markets in a normal brokerage account.

At present, there are 32 exchange-traded products dedicated to currency trading pairs or indexes.  There are also countless other ETFs and mutual funds with embedded currency strategies coupled with stock or bond holdings.  These “local currency” or “currency hedged” indexes allow ETF investors the ability to mitigate certain risks of owning foreign investments or take advantage of a specific currency trend.

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VIDEO: Propensity For Panic

Written by David Fabian, January 28th, 2016

In this video series, we take a look at the panic that has gripped the stock market in the first month of 2016. This review includes several key charts, trends to watch, and important levels we are monitoring at this time.  Recorded after the market close on January 28, 2016.

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The State Of The Market In 5 Charts – November 2015 Edition

Written by David Fabian, November 15th, 2015

This week’s opening blog post is dedicated to a more wide-ranging overview of the global financial markets. This purpose of this analysis is to take a broader view of several key indices in order to reaffirm current trends or assess new opportunities. Without further preamble, let’s dive in… Read more

Taking Stock Of International ETFs After The Sell Off

Written by David Fabian, October 09th, 2015

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track international markets started the year with tremendous promise that ultimately lost ground to a host of fundamental concerns. Despite the best efforts of the European Central Bank to stimulate economic growth through quantitative easing programs, both developed and emerging markets overseas have seen momentum vanish in 2015. Read more