Doug Fabian

Posted April 19, 2015

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a great way to gain exposure to international assets and companies without having to pay big fees or jump through hoops for the privilege of owning foreign securities.

Posted April 18, 2015

Markets began the week with a sense of optimism about the potential for strong bank earnings and a continuation of upside in emerging markets such as China.

Posted April 12, 2015

The word core in the name of this ETF is intended to suggest that mid-cap stocks form the core of an investment portfolio and should be held for long periods of time to secure profits from their slower but often strong growth. Some investors will have heard of certain mid-cap companies, though many are far from household names. The mid-cap businesses are established enough to have less risk of big share-price drops than small stocks do.

Posted April 11, 2015

Stocks in China are hot, and I mean smoking hot, with HUGE gains during the past month.

Posted April 05, 2015

The first quarter of 2015 is in the books, and that means its time to do something that you should be doing every quarter at the very least. That something is taking a critical look at your portfolio to make sure its serving your goals.

Posted April 04, 2015

Many investors proclaim the effectiveness of the value-investing strategy. Value investing involves selecting companies whose stock prices seem to be lower than expected, given their fundamental strength and the valuation of similar companies.

Posted March 29, 2015

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.

Posted March 28, 2015

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).

Posted March 16, 2015

Posted March 02, 2015

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.

Posted March 01, 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.

Posted February 15, 2015

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.

Posted February 07, 2015

Its baaack! Thats right, the volatility in the markets is back.

Posted February 03, 2015

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.

Posted January 25, 2015

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.

Posted January 19, 2015

I wrote about both of these in my previous column, as well as in the most recent issue of my Successful ETF Investing newsletter.

Posted January 10, 2015

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.

Posted January 03, 2015

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.