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Yeah, But The Economy….

Written by David Fabian, January 29th, 2018

As an investment advisor, I’m often asked my opinion on what I think will happen to the market on any given time frame.  It’s one of those things like talking about sports or the weather.  People just ask you what you think will happen so they can confirm their pre-existing bias, size you up, or argue with your opinion.

The other day I had a surprisingly common conversation with a casual acquaintance that went something like this: Read more

Preparing Your ETF Portfolio For A Successful 2018

Written by David Fabian, January 02nd, 2018

Everyone starts out the New Year with a fresh metaphorical slate and the expectation that the next twelve months will be full of opportunity. This view is one that many investors are now embracing as we continue to experience expanding prices through the breadth of the current bull market.

The turning of the calendar is also a perfect opportunity to evaluate your positions and diligently prepare your portfolio for success. The following tips can help balance risk and shore up any holes in your existing asset allocation.

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6 Lessons I learned In 2017

Written by David Fabian, December 27th, 2017

The end of every calendar year brings about a sense of accomplishment from both a personal and professional standpoint.  It’s also a wonderful time to reflect on lessons that were learned or re-enforced over the course of the preceding twelve months.  I have made this somewhat of an annual tradition and believe wholeheartedly that this process makes me a better investor, advisor, and writer.  Read more

Watch For These Key ETF Milestones In 2018

Written by David Fabian, December 06th, 2017

While 2017 is not quite yet in the books, some investors are already looking ahead to what the New Year might have in store for their portfolios. ETF investors have been repeatedly rewarded over the last decade with fresh and innovative funds, lower costs, and better liquidity. They are also becoming more discerning over the expenses and quality of their holdings rather than falling for marketing gimmicks or advisor distribution pipelines.

This foresight will come in handy as these products become even more mainstream in the coming years and 2018 will certainly bring many interesting funds to market. The following are some ETF insights to look out for in the New Year.

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3 ETFs For 2017 Tax-Loss Harvesting

Written by David Fabian, November 28th, 2017

Tax-loss harvesting is one of the more underutilized strategies for taxable investment accounts. This approach involves selling holdings at a loss in the current calendar year to offset capital gains and income. Furthermore, there is the opportunity to replace a mutual fund or ETF with a similar investment to maintain a like-kind asset allocation. The net effect is to mitigate the impact of taxes in a particularly bountiful year.

The first step in this process is identifying holdings that are sitting at a loss and may be ripe for a transition. Your monthly brokerage statement or online portfolio view should allow you to easily spot these culprits. The following categories may be the most easily exploited tax-loss harvesting opportunities for 2017.

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