Doug Fabian

Posted August 04, 2015

One of the most startling charts Ive seen in a long time is the DB Commodities Tracking Index Fund (DBC).

Posted August 03, 2015

The appeal of a dividend-oriented strategy is clear and established.

Posted July 31, 2015

This article features First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (FV), the third-ranked U.S. equity exchange-traded fund (ETF) for the first half of 2015.

Posted July 21, 2015

Although success has been difficult to find in the market for the first half of 2015, some exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have eked out impressive gains.

Posted July 20, 2015

Greetings from the San Francisco MoneyShow!

Posted July 15, 2015

There was a whole lot of crazy in the markets last week. From Greece to China to the corner of Wall St. and Broad St., things were indeed wild.

Posted July 14, 2015

The first half of 2015 has seen markets land relatively flat, with minimal upside to be found in broad market indices.

Posted July 04, 2015

A business development company (BDC) is one that helps relatively small companies to grow and to develop, primarily by providing loans and capital investments. Investors can buy shares in public BDCs to gain exposure to the small private companies they finance, as well as the BDCs themselves. Todays featured fund, BDC Income ETF (BIZD), pools together a collection of BDCs and offers a high dividend yield.

Posted July 03, 2015

The first half of the year is already over. Yes, I know it feels like we just kicked off 2015, but this weekend we celebrate our nations birthday. To me, the July 4th holiday represents the unofficial break before we get back to business in the second half of the year.

Posted June 29, 2015

Conventional wisdom explains that it is vitally important for any investor to diversify his or her holdings.

Posted June 23, 2015

Dividend-bearing investments can be found in a variety of places, and there are many choices.

Posted June 22, 2015

If youre an exchange-traded fund (ETF) investor like me, then you are always looking for trends that can make you money.

Posted June 13, 2015

In last weeks issue, I wrote about the pending tailwind in Chinas A-shares market, as the world awaited the decision by MSCI on whether they were going to include China A-shares in their emerging market index.

Posted June 12, 2015

There are many approaches for those seeking high-dividend-paying investments. Some people might want high or rising dividend opportunities specifically, while others may choose investments that also are likely to appreciate in share price.

Posted June 07, 2015

Yield-oriented investors often choose domestic companies that pay high dividends, but this path may not always be ideal.

Posted June 06, 2015

Vanguard Gets Cozy with China A-Shares.

Posted June 03, 2015

There was a whole lot of chatter out there in the financial media this week regarding China, more specifically on the question of whether a China equity bubble is starting to burst.

Posted June 02, 2015

A popular category of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) features those that pay dividends. Since ETFs typically do not pay high dividends, the funds that do so set themselves apart from the growing rabble of choices. Todays ETF Talk focuses on one such dividend fund, Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG).

Posted May 27, 2015

A traditional bond investment could involve purchasing government bonds and mortgage-backed securities with maturity adjusted for the desired level of return. An exchange-traded fund (ETF) could use the same strategy.