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Sector Rotation: Sell Tech and Buy Energy?

Written by David Fabian, June 15th, 2017

Every year brings with it new challenges with respect to sector leaders and laggards.  This is particularly acute for investors that own individual stocks or that like to add tactical exposure via sector-focused ETFs.  Sometimes you are in the sweet spot and other times you miss the mark entirely.

That scenario perfectly encapsulates the recent divergence between the top and bottom performing sectors this year.  Technology has been the big outperforming growth theme that has been driven by tremendous momentum and enthusiastic sentiment.  Conversely, energy stocks have languished by the wayside as falling oil and natural gas prices weigh on valuation prospects.  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

2017 Outlook: Reading The Trends In Emerging Market ETFs

Written by David Fabian, December 10th, 2016

Investors are likely feeling emboldened by the strength of stocks as we close out the final month of 2016.  Bullish enthusiasm can be infectious and now the race is on to determine which sectors or regions will be the top-performing areas of the market in 2017.  While there is no way to know where the winner will be ahead of time, there is one noteworthy area that has piqued my interest – emerging markets. Read more

10 Ways I Use StockTwits

Written by David Fabian, September 28th, 2016

One of my go-to resources for sharing investment ideas and collaborating with other smart investors is StockTwits.  This community-based platform is built solely around the ability to share information on stocks, ETFs, and indexes in real-time.  It’s a tremendously valuable tool that many are probably under-utilizing in their weekly routines.

As such, I thought it would be helpful to share how I use this resource and potentially uncover some areas that you may not even know existed. Read more

The Double Edged Sword of Trend Following ETFs

Written by David Fabian, April 01st, 2016

I’ve always been a big proponent of following the major trends in the market to serve as guideposts for sizing the stock allocation of my portfolio.  Trend lines like the infamous 200-day moving average have never been a perfect predictor of stock market direction.  However, using these types of technical indicators can serve as a useful tool for making incremental adjustments over time. Read more