Posts From David Fabian

David Fabian
David Fabian is a Managing Partner at FMD Capital Management, a fee-only registered investment advisory firm specializing in exchange-traded funds. He has years of experience constructing actively managed growth and income portfolios using ETFs. David regularly contributes his views on wealth management in his company blog, podcasts, and special reports. Visit www.fmdcapital.com to learn more.
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Biotech ETF (XBI) On The Brink Of A Breakout

The volatility in the biotech space over the last two years has been quite a sight to behold. I’m not strictly speaking of volatility in terms of downside either. There has been money to be made on both sides of the market for those that have been nimble in their…

6 Investing Takeaways From 2016

Some would say (read: my wife) that I’m a creature of habit. However, I think that having consistency with your investment routine creates a culture of success. It allows you to continually act on what works and avoid straying from a predesigned plan of attack. One of my habits is…

Cash Is A Position… But Investors Need A Plan

A hoard of cash in your portfolio is always a double-edged sword. It provides security, comfort, and the flexibility to deploy in virtually any asset class at any time. It also can be a significant drag on your returns if you prolong your stay and cause undue stress with the…

Stock Market Video: Consolidation A Positive For Investors

The past 3 months have seen the major stock market indices transition into consolidation mode. This churning in the stock market has created little net gain for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) over this time. However, the consolidation looks healthy. October Stock Market Video In the video below, I look at sectors…

Stock Market Insights: Is The Fear Trade Over?

The fear trade has been one of the most successful avenues for investors to take part in this year. Treasury bonds, gold, utilities, consumer staples, and REITs have all been a big contributor to outsized gains versus a traditional basket of diversified stocks and bonds. These sectors are well-known defensive…

Taking Stock Of Your Bond ETFs: Is Your Portfolio Too Vanilla?

Is Your Bond Portfolio Too Plain Vanilla? Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) make for an easy way to access a diverse portfolio of bonds with very minimal fees. The most widely owned Bond ETFs are filled with hundreds or thousands of securities that track a proven benchmark. They are transparent, liquid, and highly…

Treasury Bonds Over-Loved And Over-Owned This Year

If there is one major theme that pervades the financial markets this year, it’s the shift from stocks to treasury bonds. You can romanticize about the momentum in gold stocks. You can peek over at emerging market strength, but nothing compares to the pervasive re-allocation of global assets. According to…

Investing Faceoff: $SPY vs $QQQ Bull Market Performance

The biggest and most heavily-traded ETFs are often the ones that investors default to for stock exposure. The most obvious benefits are liquidity, low-cost, and flexibility to be either long or short the market in size. For traders, the clear favorites are the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) and PowerShares…

Investor Chart Watch: European Financials (EUFN)

The carnage in banking stocks of developed countries in Europe has been a persistent theme throughout the last year. The combination of adverse economic progress coupled with negative interest rates in many developed countries has wreaked havoc with European financial institutions such as Credit Suisse Group (CS) and Deutsche Bank…

Nothing Changes Investor Sentiment Like Price

Coming back from a week-long vacation has its advantages.  I was lucky enough to be able to unplug from the day-to-day operations of the business and markets, which allowed me to return with fresh eyes and outlook. I recommend that anyone who spends their day’s head down in their profession…