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What You May Not Know About Cambria ETFs

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

3 Strategic ETFs For Retired Investors

Written by David Fabian, December 19th, 2014

Investors managing their money through retirement often have different needs than during their growth and accumulation years. Often times they are more focused on income and capital preservation rather than taking the risk of seeing their hard earned capital evaporate. With that goal in mind, building out a diversified portfolio using both core and strategic positions can enhance your dividend yield and provide a strong base for steady returns. Read more

Finding a Foothold On The Wall of Worry

Written by David Fabian, March 04th, 2014

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly stocks shrug off a potentially disastrous situation and turn it into a positive slingshot of additional strength.  The quick spike in tension between Ukraine and Russia has seemingly eased which catapulted stocks to new highs.  In fact, high beta equities such as the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) rocketed nearly 3% higher on Tuesday after the perception that calmer heads have prevailed. Read more

Reducing Interest Rate Risk With Equity Income ETFs

Written by David Fabian, December 04th, 2013

One of the biggest conundrums that income investors face heading into 2014 is how to anticipate the move in interest rates.  Nearly every week we get more economic data that seems to support the dreaded “taper” scenario of the Fed easing off the bond buying gas pedal.  In addition, we are swiftly approaching a new era of Federal Reserve leadership under Janet Yellen, who will be tasked with reading the tea leaves with respect to timing the Fed’s exit strategy.

With so many factors in play, it begs the question of whether we will see a break higher or lower in rates next year and how that will impact both bonds and stocks.  More importantly, I want to focus on how to position your portfolio to insulate yourself from these risks while still taking advantage of income producing opportunities.     Read more