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VIDEO: When Will Stock Market Volatility Return?

Written by David Fabian, March 07th, 2017

In this month’s video, I look at key trends developing in global stock and bond markets.  Chart review includes analysis of large-cap, small cap, emerging market, high yield, interest rates, and gold prices.  Observations of risk and reward are noted throughout with an emphasis on caution for new money at this phase of the rally in stocks.  Recorded on March 7, 2017.

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Defensive ETFs Are Surging Despite All-Time Highs In Stocks

Written by David Fabian, February 28th, 2017

The strength of broad domestic stock market indices in 2017 has been the dominating story in global financial markets.  The expectation of new government policies, coupled with the lack of risk asset volatility, has many investors feeling confident in a continuation of the bullish trend.

As of last week, ETFs trading in the United States have accumulated over $75 billion in fresh capital inflows since the start of the year.  The majority of that money has gone towards stock-focused index funds such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).

Read the complete article at NASDAQ.com

It’s Been A Volatile Year For Natural Resource ETFs

Written by David Fabian, December 06th, 2016

A simple screen for the year’s top-performing unleveraged ETFs reveals the unabashed strength of natural resource stocks as a standout group.  Much of this momentum can be attributed to a combination of the rebound in commodities paired with an extremely beaten down industrial complex. In a year where the unexpected has become the norm, this sector has risen to the top despite its skeptics and also experienced some volatile bumps along the way.

As we head into the final stretch of 2016, the strongest ETFs are primarily made up of companies with a metals and mining focus.

Read the complete article at NASDAQ.com

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

The Fear Trade Is Falling Apart

Written by David Fabian, October 05th, 2016

The fear trade has been one of the most successful avenues for investors to take part in this year.  Treasury bonds, gold, utilities, consumer staples, and REITs have all been a big contributor to outsized gains versus a traditional basket of diversified stocks and bonds.  These sectors are well-known defensive plays that tend to perk up during periods of duress in stocks or as interest rates fall.  They are also beloved by income investors as a meaningful pickup in yield versus a conventional Treasury bond or S&P 500 Index fund.  Read more