Doug Fabian

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.

Posted November 25, 2015

Although we have about five weeks left in 2015, its never too early to start thinking about what is on the horizon for next year.

Posted November 16, 2015

The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF), the fourth exchange-traded fund (ETF) in our current series on select sector ETFs, focuses on one of the larger sections of the S&P 500, with the financial sector amounting to about 16% of that index.

Posted November 13, 2015

Fed officials took notice recently when the U.S. economy added 271,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate dipped to 5%. Maybe even more important than those positive headline numbers was the average hourly earnings metric, which rose to 2.4% during the month.

Posted November 04, 2015

I am often asked by readers, radio show listeners and clients about all things exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Why I like them so much, why they are better than mutual funds, why I prefer them to individual stocks, etc.

Posted November 03, 2015

To continue our trend of presenting highly focused, specific sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) each week, we now turn to the technology sector and the third ETF in our new series.

Posted October 26, 2015

Funds that focus on specific sectors of the market give investors the ability to focus extensively on one section of the S&P 500.

Posted October 26, 2015

During the final two trading sessions last week, weve seen a very nice move higher in the major averages.

Posted October 23, 2015

Funds that focus on specific sectors of the market give investors the ability to focus extensively on one section of the S&P 500. In this case, the sector in question is energy.

Posted October 20, 2015

This ETF Talk is the first in a new series that will feature funds that focus on specific market sectors and feature the SPDR Select Sector funds of State Street, which I wrote about in an ETF Talk last year. The first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be discussed is Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV).

Posted October 19, 2015

What do you get when the dollar is getting weaker due to the growing unlikelihood of a Fed rate hike in 2015?

Posted October 13, 2015

When it comes to public relations, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) havent had it all too well.

Posted October 12, 2015

Rounding out the category of the top three emerging market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for the first half of this year is another Chinese small-cap fund, iShares MSCI China Small-Cap ETF (ECNS).

Posted October 04, 2015

You call that a downright ugly Q3.

Posted October 02, 2015

The Chinese market was very strong in the first half of 2015, so it is no surprise that the silver medalist for emerging-market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in that time period was another Chinese fund: Harvest CSI 500 China A-shares Small Cap ETF (ASHS).

Posted September 29, 2015

The Federal Reserve decided on Sept. 17 to leave interest rates unchanged, citing recent global economic and financial developments that may restrain economic activity somewhat and are likely to put further downward pressure on inflation in the near term.

Posted September 25, 2015

This weeks ETF Talk moves on to another new category of top-performing exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Posted September 22, 2015

The third-best-performing exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the international equity category during the first half of 2015 has a different focus than its counterparts.

Posted September 21, 2015

The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged Thursday. Though a slight majority of pundits were predicting that the Fed would do just that, I dont think many had anticipated the reason why the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) kept rates at near-zero.

Posted September 14, 2015

I am a huge fan of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In fact, there may be no bigger advocate of these products than me. I love ETFs for multiple reasons, including their transparency, ease of use, low cost and diversity.


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