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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Three Strategies For Buying The Dip

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…

2 Factors For Valuing An Investment Strategy

The ability to compare your historical returns to an index or benchmark is an important component of investment success. This exercise allows you to judge whether your strategy is performing up to your expectations or review the effectiveness of someone else’s advice before you decide to hire them. While this…

2Q Investing Outlook: Seasonality, Trends, And Market Risks

Market Trends & Insights – 2Q Outlook Forecasting the direction of the markets on a quarter by quarter basis is no easy feat.  There are simply too many unknowns to determine exactly what will happen and how investors will react to future events on both a micro and macro level….

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…