Doug Fabian

Posted July 26, 2014

We featured FXI, a general Chinese exchange-traded fund (ETF), a little more than a month ago, and that fund’s upward climb warrants us looking at other ETFs focused on that huge emerging market.

Posted July 25, 2014

One very important reason why I’ve come to really love ETFs, particularly during the past several years, is product innovation.

Posted July 22, 2014

Six of the 10 most populated countries in the world are in Asia, and the continent holds more than half of the world’s population. The second- and third-largest economies in the world, as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), also are in Asia.

Posted July 12, 2014

?India, one of the most populous nations on Earth, is an interesting country for investors because it holds the promise of significant growth potential.

Posted July 04, 2014

Russia’s developed economy is the eighth largest in the world, with a rich array of natural resources: timber, precious metals and fossil fuels. However, many people regard Russia as an unstable market with poor or even punitive business regulations, so Russian stocks tend to trade at a discount.

Posted July 03, 2014

The first half of a most unusual year for the financial markets now is in the books, and that means it’s time to break out the halftime exchange-traded fund (ETF) scorecard...

Posted June 27, 2014

There are two perspectives that investors may use to assess emerging markets. In the first view, the easy-money policies of central banks are buoying the share prices of publicly traded companies and enhancing the returns for investors in emerging markets.

Posted June 20, 2014

The Brazilian government mismanaged spending on stadiums and other athletic facilities in its role as the host of this year’s World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Posted June 13, 2014

I don’t know about you, but I always have at least a little fear in my head whenever I put my money to work in the financial markets. Now, I don’t let this healthy sense of skepticism about the positive direction in stocks rule my world; however, it is just plain smart to be on the lookout for the “fear factor” operating in stocks.

Posted June 07, 2014

Posted May 31, 2014

Small exchange-traded fund (ETF) providers can sometimes craft interesting alternative strategies for investors.

Posted May 30, 2014

For every bull out there arguing in favor of a rebound in the Chinese economy and stock market, there are an equal (perhaps greater) number of bears proclaiming that China’s economic data cannot be trusted.

Posted May 24, 2014

If you are interested in investing in the commodities space, realize that there are many varieties of ETFs to choose from in the sector. In addition, there are many different providers offering these funds.

Posted May 23, 2014

I want to take a little trip around the world this week by looking at a few key charts of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) pegged to various regions of the globe.

Posted May 16, 2014

The Dow and the S&P 500 are hovering in lofty new-high territory these days. While the major indices basically have done so via a slow grind toward the top this year, it has been a different story for stocks in the emerging markets.

Posted May 15, 2014

One major difference between exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds is that ETFs tend to be passively managed. This means they follow the components of a specific industry group, sector, index, etc.

Posted May 09, 2014

I doubt that very many market mavens thought that Egypt would be the best-performing sector in the market through the first third of the year, but that’s what’s happened. I also doubt that many had selected gold mining stocks as potential big winners.

Posted May 03, 2014

If you’ve ever been caught up in a case of really bad timing, then you probably know what the Fed is feeling right about now.

Posted May 02, 2014

As its name suggests, a large proportion — roughly half — of Global X’s ETFs are international, with China and the rest of Asia having the greatest presence in the provider’s portfolio.

Posted April 26, 2014

After a seven-day run higher in the equity markets, stocks in the benchmark S&P 500 Index now have recovered a majority of the losses they sustained during the previous two weeks.

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