Doug Fabian is the editor of the monthly investment newsletter Successful Investing and is the host of the syndicated radio show, "Doug Fabian's Wealth Strategies." Taking over the reins from his dad, Dick Fabian, back in 1992, Doug has continued to uphold the reputation of the newsletter as the #1 risk-adjusted market timer as ranked by Hulbert’s Investment Digest. Doug published the book “Maverick Investing” and has appeared on CNBC, Fox News and CNN. He also has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Barron’s and other publications.
This ETF Talk addresses another bond-focused exchange-traded fund (ETF), iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG).
Behold the April commodities surge.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a great way to gain exposure to international assets and companies without having to pay big fees or jump through hoops for the privilege of owning foreign securities.
Markets began the week with a sense of optimism about the potential for strong bank earnings and a continuation of upside in emerging markets such as China.
The word core in the name of this ETF is intended to suggest that mid-cap stocks form the core of an investment portfolio and should be held for long periods of time to secure profits from their slower but often strong growth. Some investors will have heard of certain mid-cap companies, though many are far from household names. The mid-cap businesses are established enough to have less risk of big share-price drops than small stocks do.
Stocks in China are hot, and I mean smoking hot, with HUGE gains during the past month.
The first quarter of 2015 is in the books, and that means its time to do something that you should be doing every quarter at the very least. That something is taking a critical look at your portfolio to make sure its serving your goals.
Many investors proclaim the effectiveness of the value-investing strategy. Value investing involves selecting companies whose stock prices seem to be lower than expected, given their fundamental strength and the valuation of similar companies.
John Jack Bogle is an icon in the investing industry. The founder of Vanguard and the father of index mutual fund investing has had a lot of good ideas over the years. Unfortunately, the ideas in his recent editorial in the Financial Times are not among those good ideas.
Consistent followers of the ETF Talk will recognize this weeks return to the world of real estate investment trusts (REITs). A REIT is a company that invests in real estate and gains revenue by renting it out to other organizations. REITs are required by law to distribute a large portion of their profits to shareholders, so they tend to pay solid dividends. One method of investing in this space is through Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ).
This disparity between the Fed and the worlds other large central banks is reason enough to think the outperformance of international ETFs vs. domestic ETFs remains firmly on target for 2015.
For investors seeking an ETF that lets them speculate in a large number of smaller companies, rather than a comparatively modest number of larger ones, iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) is a useful and convenient fund to consider.
This weeks ETF is among the most well known funds in existence. It is the sixth-largest ETF in size and taps into a different but related segment of the domestic market.
Its baaack! Thats right, the volatility in the markets is back.
The markets fourth-largest ETF is simply one to invest in when you think times are good and things are looking up across the board in the United States.
The ECB now has committed to buying 60 billion euros worth of bonds per month for 18 months, much larger than the estimate for 50 billion euros per month for 12 months.
I wrote about both of these in my previous column, as well as in the most recent issue of my Successful ETF Investing newsletter.