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
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
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
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.