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.
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.
If the first six trading days of 2015 are any harbinger of whats to come for the entire year, then strap on your seatbelts and get ready for an A-ticket rollercoaster ride.
Indeed, this time of year everyone is looking to make resolutions and to implement new ways to be better people in the year ahead. And while I cant really help you with common resolutions like eating better or exercising more, I can help you to be a better exchange-traded fund (ETF) investor in 2015.
This year brought about what I call the big four surprises. I call them that because A) each was truly a big development that influenced the entire global market, and B) because nearly all of these were completely unexpected.
Given that there are only 12 more days left in 2014, I think now is the best time to start contemplating whats really going to affect markets in 2015.
Policymakers in Washington, at central banks around the world and even just regular investors tend to react to circumstances they cant control. Much like the weather, there are many things that cant be anticipated or controlled. But rather than reacting to them after the fact, why not be prepared for them beforehand?
In the United States, we used to be able to chant, Were No. 1; were No. 1. Well, we cant do that anymore at least when it comes to the size of our economy.
The Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG) focuses on a growth investment strategy for investors who are willing to accept additional risk.