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3 Ways To Buy The Dip

Written by David Fabian, July 06th, 2017

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

ETF Trading: Heartbreaks And Home Runs

Written by David Fabian, August 26th, 2015

Nearly every week on the blog I tout the benefits of ETFs in our investment portfolios.  In my opinion, their low-cost, liquidity, transparency, tax efficiency, and global reach make them one of the best tools for growing your wealth.  Nevertheless, they can also provide bouts of heart stopping volatility during fast moving markets. Read more

Avoiding Portfolio Panic During A Sell Off

Written by David Fabian, August 23rd, 2015

By now you have likely realized something is up in the stock market.  If you are like me, you have probably consumed a tremendous amount of reading material this weekend that has framed and/or extrapolated this recent pull back in a number of different scenarios.  The end result is that stocks took a hard dive in a very short period of time and now everyone is scrambling to forecast the future or come up with a game plan in the midst of the chaos. Read more

4 Risk Aware ETFs For Nervous Investors

Written by David Fabian, August 04th, 2015

The risk of a pullback in stocks that morphs into a full blown correction or even bear market is one that lurks out on the horizon. While no one knows when it will materialize or how long it will last, there are steps that nervous investors can take to help cushion their portfolios from a pernicious decline.

Some may turn to low volatility strategies such as the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) that include a mix of quality stocks with defensive characteristics. Nevertheless, even “safe stocks” can experience significant declines during periods of extreme duress.

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Recent Thoughts On Trend Following And Long-Term Moving Averages

Written by David Fabian, June 16th, 2015

Technical analysis of the market price in relation to its long-term moving averages can be a helpful tool in deciphering trend direction and areas of potential support or resistance. These never turn out to be perfect inflection points, but can provide guideposts for those inclined to take a more active approach to portfolio management. Read more