Doug Fabian

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.

Posted May 19, 2015

One of the things I like most about attending the MoneyShow is what I learn from the attendees. It is through taking the pulse of individuals who attend the show that I can get a great read on what the general mood is among investors, what they are most concerned about right now and how and where they are positioning their money.

Posted May 17, 2015

Market trends often affect an entire sector. For instance, biotech recently has been a wild ride for investors. Rather than dive into that uncertain investment pool right now, you may want to consider the financial services sector, which traditionally is an investing cornerstone.

Posted May 10, 2015

The biggest data point on tap this week came early Friday morning before the opening bell, and it was the official April employment report.

Posted May 09, 2015

Most investors like the idea of receiving a rising dividend. The virtual guarantee of collecting a higher nominal return each year is intrinsically appealing, and companies that boost their dividends regularly can cultivate a clientele of investors who appreciate the income in return for deploying their capital with a proven performer.

Posted May 09, 2015

Most investors like the idea of receiving a rising dividend. The virtual guarantee of collecting a higher nominal return each year is intrinsically appealing, and companies that boost their dividends regularly can cultivate a clientele of investors who appreciate the income in return for deploying their capital with a proven performer.

Posted May 04, 2015

This ETF Talk addresses another bond-focused exchange-traded fund (ETF), iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG).

Posted May 03, 2015

Behold the April commodities surge.