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3 Ways To Buy The Dip

Written by David Fabian, July 06th, 2017

Buying the dip in any stock or index can be a difficult task for an active investor.  Not only do you have to worry about trade location, but also key factors such as initial position size and risk management parameters.  There is a lot to take in and easily second guess yourself when looking to start a new position in the teeth of a correction.  Read more

Does The 200-Day Moving Average Still Matter?

Written by David Fabian, January 08th, 2017

Clients and readers often ask my opinion about an investment relative to its 200-day moving average.  This trend line is one of the most common foundations of simple technical analysis.

In fact, the 200-day moving average has deep-rooted meaning to my family legacy.  My grandfather Dick Fabian was one of the first investors to pioneer a trend following system based on this measurement.  Read more

The Double Edged Sword of Trend Following ETFs

Written by David Fabian, April 01st, 2016

I’ve always been a big proponent of following the major trends in the market to serve as guideposts for sizing the stock allocation of my portfolio.  Trend lines like the infamous 200-day moving average have never been a perfect predictor of stock market direction.  However, using these types of technical indicators can serve as a useful tool for making incremental adjustments over time. Read more

VIDEO: Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO)

Written by David Fabian, February 29th, 2016

Investors dodged a bullet in January and the chase for performance is now instilling a “fear of missing out” in the current rally. I look at some of the top technical and fundamental reasons the market is behaving the way it is. Charts include: large cap stocks, small cap stocks, high yield bonds, low volatility, gold miners, and more. Recorded after the market close on February 29, 2016.

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Recent Thoughts On Trend Following And Long-Term Moving Averages

Written by David Fabian, June 16th, 2015

Technical analysis of the market price in relation to its long-term moving averages can be a helpful tool in deciphering trend direction and areas of potential support or resistance. These never turn out to be perfect inflection points, but can provide guideposts for those inclined to take a more active approach to portfolio management. Read more