Written by David Fabian, January 10th, 2018
Emerging market stocks have been red-hot over the past year amid a global rise in asset prices fueled by economic confidence. As a result, exchange-traded funds that track these companies have become an increasingly bigger focus among investor portfolio decisions.
The most common starting place in the hunt for emerging market exposure are the largest and most well-known funds in this group. The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Market ETF (VWO), for instance, has over $68 billion dedicated to a diverse group of nearly 5,000 stocks spread throughout the globe. China, Taiwan, India, and Brazil dominate the top country rankings in this broad index for a miserly cost of just 0.14% annually to own.
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Written by David Fabian, September 12th, 2017
Most people are hardwired to look for shortcuts. The fastest way home from work. The most efficient way to mow the lawn. The chance to make our lives easier or more productive can be a positive in many work environments. It may also make you feel more accomplished in other aspects of your life as well.
However, when that same impulse is applied to the stock market, it takes a much darker turn. Read more
Written by David Fabian, July 29th, 2017
Active investors are continually looking for innovative ways to beat the market. They want to believe that some perfect combination of fundamental or technical indicators will lead to the holy grail of outperformance (otherwise known as alpha).
In the broadest sense, there are two ways to beat the market: on the upside or on the downside. You either take more risk or less than the benchmark. Read more
Written by David Fabian, July 18th, 2017
The markets are doing that thing again. That thing where everything looks easy. Where the trends are picture perfect. Where good stocks keep doing good things and bad stocks keep doing bad things. Where shorting the VIX seems like the easiest money in the world and where commodities are so fractured as to be all but unbearable to own. Read more
Written by David Fabian, June 25th, 2017
The halfway point of 2017 is nearly upon us and as investors consider market dynamics, there is much to be both excited and worried about. The following are some of the most interesting charts on my radar right now and their implications for your portfolio.
PowerShares QQQ (QQQ)
In my opinion, no other major index can define the resilience of growth stocks better than the NASDAQ-100 over the last several years. This ebullient group of the 100 largest non-financial stocks on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange has now spent 137 trading days above its 50-day moving average. That’s a new all-time record according to Charlie Bilello of Pension Partners. Read more