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3 ETF Charts Showing Red Flags

Written by David Fabian, March 22nd, 2017

I’m normally an optimistic, “glass-half-full” kind of guy.  I roll my eyes every time I see a headline decrying the next market crash or cataclysmic event that will cripple the global economy.  I’m quick to discern speculation from truths and prefer taking the opposite side of most mainstream assumptions.

It’s not that I see everything through rose colored glasses, but rather that I have found an unruffled approach to be a strong foundation for better decision making.  Navigating the markets with a calm and calculated strategy produces far superior returns than simply worrying about what dangers might lurk around every corner.  Read more

Four Years Ago…

Written by David Fabian, March 15th, 2017

Four years ago, we set out to build something special.  The founding of FMD Capital Management became not only a professional achievement, but also the start of a journey to find a better way to manage money.

This week marks the fourth anniversary of our firm’s origin.  We started this company with the commitment to work harder than other investment advisors.  To be advocates for our client’s best interests and to share our knowledge in real-time.  It’s with great pride that we continue that same bedrock promise to this day. Read more

The Downfall of A ‘Yield At Any Price’ Strategy

Written by David Fabian, January 25th, 2017

Many investors are familiar with the GARP acronym, which stands for Growth At A Reasonable Price.  The basic definition is to uncover stocks with reasonable fundamentals (undervalued) that have sustainable growth potential.  The methodology seems sound and is essentially a way of saying – don’t chase price simply for the sake of recent performance.

On the flip side of that ideology is a perilous path that I have seen many investors tread in recent years.  I call it “Yield at Any Price” or YAAP.  Read more

The Humility Factor

Written by David Fabian, January 15th, 2017

The stock market is a machine that will eventually humble every single one of us.  It doesn’t care what you think it should do.  It has no alignment with your political, social, or environmental beliefs.  It is simply a mechanism for transferring your hard-earned money into an asset that will fluctuate over time.  Sometimes that means higher and sometimes that means lower. 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