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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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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

Preferred Stock ETFs Face New Test

Written by David Fabian, March 13th, 2017

Preferred stocks offer the distinction of being unique hybrid instruments with qualities of both stocks and bonds.  In that manner, they offer healthy dividend yields alongside a favored position in the capital structure of many companies that issue these securities.

The reason company’s issue preferred shares are to raise capital from investors that are seeking an attractive yield without adding traditional debt (bonds) that carry strict maturity dates and covenants.  Preferred stocks can also be “callable” from the issuer, who has the right to redeem them at a certain price or time at their discretion.   Read more

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