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VIDEO: Sentiment, Trends, and Technicals

Written by David Fabian, September 24th, 2017

In this month’s video, I look at the overall trends in global stock markets with emphasis on the complacency and low volatility. Chart review includes analysis of U.S. stocks, international stocks, interest rates, U.S. dollar index, and volatility. Observations of risk and reward are noted throughout, with an emphasis on trend following and sensible portfolio management strategies. Recorded on September 24, 2017.

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The Pros and Cons Of Currency ETFs

Written by David Fabian, January 10th, 2017

The impact of currency fluctuations is a dynamic that more and more investors have taken an interest in over the last several years.  A decade ago, it was difficult to trade the currency markets without a dedicated forex account and sophisticated knowledge of the landscape.  This was the realm of institutional investors and macro hedge funds.  Fast forward to 2017 and there is a myriad of mainstream options to take advantage of these markets in a normal brokerage account.

At present, there are 32 exchange-traded products dedicated to currency trading pairs or indexes.  There are also countless other ETFs and mutual funds with embedded currency strategies coupled with stock or bond holdings.  These “local currency” or “currency hedged” indexes allow ETF investors the ability to mitigate certain risks of owning foreign investments or take advantage of a specific currency trend.

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VIDEO: Churning and Burning – October 2016

Written by David Fabian, October 25th, 2016

The churning in the stock market has created little net gain in the major domestic indices over the last four months.  In this video, I look at areas of the market that are showing strong momentum, alongside those that should be viewed with caution.  Charts include: large cap stocks, technology stocks, U.S. dollar index, emerging markets, interest rates, and municipal bonds.  Recorded on October 25, 2016.

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VIDEO: Bear Market Rally?

Written by David Fabian, March 24th, 2016

The rally in the stock market has extended to new recovery highs in March and some are now calling this a bear market rally. I look at some of the top technical and fundamental reasons the market is behaving the way it is.  Charts include: large cap stocks, technology stocks, high yield bonds, tips, U.S. dollar index, and more.  Recorded on March 24, 2016.

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VIDEO: Propensity For Panic

Written by David Fabian, January 28th, 2016

In this video series, we take a look at the panic that has gripped the stock market in the first month of 2016. This review includes several key charts, trends to watch, and important levels we are monitoring at this time.  Recorded after the market close on January 28, 2016.

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