Doug Fabian

Posted February 04, 2016

A little over a week ago, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi made headlines by reiterating his organizations commitment to reinvigorating the euro zone by whatever means necessary.

Posted January 26, 2016

This is the first article in a new series about growth funds that I am recommending for investors in 2016.

Posted January 25, 2016

Surprise! The market actually saw some green screens during the past week, a welcome relief from the virtual sea of red through the first dozen or so trading days of the year.

Posted January 20, 2016

The first two weeks of 2016 have crushed just about every investor, and just about every sector out there has seen red, and nothing but red, for nearly the first 10 trading days of the year.

Posted January 20, 2016

The last exchange-traded fund (ETF) recommendation in this series for income and dividend-focused investors is the iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY). DVY is a big player in the land of dividend-focused ETFs, as it gives investors exposure to the biggest and arguably the best dividend-paying stocks in the market today.

Posted January 12, 2016

This weeks exchange-traded fund (ETF) spotlight for income and dividend investors focuses on the iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR), a fund of funds that gives investors broad-based exposure to real estate investment trusts (REITs) operating in the market today.

Posted January 11, 2016

It was the worst first week of the year for stocks ever.

Posted January 05, 2016

As we jump out of the 2016 starting gate, the global economy, as well as financial markets, face several big headwinds.

Posted January 01, 2016

The next fund to be discussed in our series featuring good exchange-traded fund (ETF) investments for income and dividend seekers is PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio (PCEF), a fund of funds that holds other exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in a carefully balanced arrangement.

Posted December 30, 2015

By the time you read this, chances are that you have already opened your holiday presents.

Posted December 29, 2015

I recently launched a new ETF Talk series focusing on what I believe will be some of the most notable funds for income-oriented investors in 2016 and this week I want to feature one of my favorite funds in this area, the iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF).

Posted December 22, 2015

This ETF Talk marks the beginning of a new series on what I see as the best growth and income funds for prospective investors to pay attention to as we enter 2016.

Posted December 21, 2015

Fed Chair Janet Yellen and her fellow U.S. central bank colleagues just served up a platter consisting of a 25-basis-point increase in the cost of capital. Now the market is trying to digest that decision.

Posted December 15, 2015

Last but not least in our series on the sector-specific exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offered by SPDR is SPDR Select Sector Utilities ETF (XLU). The utilities sector of the S&P 500, where this fund focuses, includes companies involved in electric utilities, gas utilities, energy traders and similar businesses.

Posted December 14, 2015

About this time each year, the markets are historically treated to a visit from that corpulent bull, Santa Claus.

Posted December 11, 2015

The economy added 211,000 net new jobs in November. Thats a solid number, one thats and better than expectations calling for about 200,000 new jobs.

Posted December 08, 2015

The industries covered in SPDR Materials Select Sector ETF (XLB) provide the inputs needed by a wide variety of other companies

Posted December 07, 2015

SPDR Consumer Staples Select Sector ETF (XLP) is a fund comprised of companies whose products and services are virtually essential for everyday life in the 21st century. Included in the consumer staples sector are companies involved in food and retailing, food products, personal products, tobacco and beverage making.

Posted December 04, 2015

I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving, a holiday I love. We have much to be thankful for in America, despite the downbeat headlines around the world lately.

Posted November 26, 2015

The industrials sector contains some of the great workhorses of the U.S. economy. Containing about 10% of components on the S&P 500, the corresponding exchange-traded fund (ETF), Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI), invests in large-cap companies in the Industrial Select Sector Index.

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