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The Long-Term Case For ETFs Over Stock Picking

Written by David Fabian, April 25th, 2017

There is an allure to stock picking that many investors find irresistible.  They want to believe that uncovering the next Apple, Facebook, or Amazon.com is just a click away. That they will have the fortitude to hold through the desperate times, in order to reap the rewards of exponentially increasing their wealth.

Individual stocks also carry unique and personable stories that make them easier to latch onto.  Products that consumers love.  Executives with a firm grasp on their business model.  Fundamentals that belie the true value of the company’s hidden potential.  Some, or all, of these factors add to the attractiveness of publicly-traded stocks as they align with your philosophical beliefs about the markets and economy.

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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

Investment Advisors Aren’t Worth The Money

Written by David Fabian, April 19th, 2017

I had a conversation with a prospective client the other day who called me inquiring as to what we do.  I gave him the typical run down that we are a fee-only investment advisor specializing in ETF portfolios.  In other words, we provide discretionary management of client accounts using low-cost investment tools.

His response {paraphrasing}: “Mr. Fabian, I know a CFO of a big publicly traded company.  He told me they did a big study about the use of investment advisors and that they aren’t worth the 1% fee.  That all you need to do is buy ETFs to reduce the drag of expenses on your portfolio.  What do you have to say to that?” Read more

The 3 Biggest Treasury Bond ETFs And How To Use Them

Written by David Fabian, April 18th, 2017

Treasury bonds continue to be a stalwart position among income investors and those who opt for credit quality over yield or other characteristics of fixed-income.  Treasuries benefit from the highest credit rating possible and are backed by the full faith of the U.S. Government.  They are also the most directly susceptible to interest rate fluctuations and would perform poorly during a secular period of rising rates.

One attractive way to own Treasury bonds is through a diversified exchange-traded fund (ETF).  This vehicle creates the flexibility to directly hone in on a certain maturity or index methodology in an extremely low-cost and liquid package.

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VIDEO: ETF Trends and Technical Opportunities

Written by David Fabian, April 11th, 2017

In this month’s video, I look at the technical trends developing in stocks and bonds.  Chart review includes analysis of large-cap, small cap, international, Treasury bonds, and gold prices.  Observations of risk and reward are noted throughout with an emphasis on moving averages as a source of support or resistance.  Recorded on April 11, 2017.

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