Written by David Fabian, May 12th, 2017
The ETF world is full of articles touting the advantages of mega-firms like Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street. These companies have set the bar high for delivering exceptionally transparent, diversified, low-cost, and liquid vehicles to every American investor. Read more
Written by David Fabian, May 01st, 2015
The search for income has many investors looking for yield outside of the confines of the typical ETFs you find here at home. After all, there is a broad universe of potentially undervalued securities in many overseas countries along with attractive fundamentals in place to drive prices higher. Read more
Written by Michael Fabian, November 06th, 2013
A trend I’m beginning to notice more and more during my conversations with investors in their 60s or 70s is the desire for not only income, but also capital appreciation with a portion of their investments. And why shouldn’t they want that?
I think it’s safe to say the vast majority of income investors focus their attention toward the total yield of their holdings, screening their individual stock or ETFs choices by that one statistic alone. By doing so, however, realize you are narrowing your portfolio’s aim only to those areas of the stock market that are categorically considered high-dividend stocks, and consequently missing key areas for capital appreciation through alternative means. Furthermore, many of those same value sectors have posted significant gains over the last nine months, and as a result, fundamentally inexpensive dividend payers are becoming hard to find. Read more