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.
This article features First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (FV), the third-ranked U.S. equity exchange-traded fund (ETF) for the first half of 2015.
Although success has been difficult to find in the market for the first half of 2015, some exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have eked out impressive gains.
Greetings from the San Francisco MoneyShow!
There was a whole lot of crazy in the markets last week. From Greece to China to the corner of Wall St. and Broad St., things were indeed wild.
The first half of 2015 has seen markets land relatively flat, with minimal upside to be found in broad market indices.
A business development company (BDC) is one that helps relatively small companies to grow and to develop, primarily by providing loans and capital investments. Investors can buy shares in public BDCs to gain exposure to the small private companies they finance, as well as the BDCs themselves. Todays featured fund, BDC Income ETF (BIZD), pools together a collection of BDCs and offers a high dividend yield.
The first half of the year is already over. Yes, I know it feels like we just kicked off 2015, but this weekend we celebrate our nations birthday. To me, the July 4th holiday represents the unofficial break before we get back to business in the second half of the year.
Conventional wisdom explains that it is vitally important for any investor to diversify his or her holdings.
Dividend-bearing investments can be found in a variety of places, and there are many choices.
If youre an exchange-traded fund (ETF) investor like me, then you are always looking for trends that can make you money.
In last weeks issue, I wrote about the pending tailwind in Chinas A-shares market, as the world awaited the decision by MSCI on whether they were going to include China A-shares in their emerging market index.
There are many approaches for those seeking high-dividend-paying investments. Some people might want high or rising dividend opportunities specifically, while others may choose investments that also are likely to appreciate in share price.
Yield-oriented investors often choose domestic companies that pay high dividends, but this path may not always be ideal.
Vanguard Gets Cozy with China A-Shares.
There was a whole lot of chatter out there in the financial media this week regarding China, more specifically on the question of whether a China equity bubble is starting to burst.
A popular category of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) features those that pay dividends. Since ETFs typically do not pay high dividends, the funds that do so set themselves apart from the growing rabble of choices. Todays ETF Talk focuses on one such dividend fund, Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG).
A traditional bond investment could involve purchasing government bonds and mortgage-backed securities with maturity adjusted for the desired level of return. An exchange-traded fund (ETF) could use the same strategy.
One of the things I like most about attending the MoneyShow is what I learn from the attendees. It is through taking the pulse of individuals who attend the show that I can get a great read on what the general mood is among investors, what they are most concerned about right now and how and where they are positioning their money.
Market trends often affect an entire sector. For instance, biotech recently has been a wild ride for investors. Rather than dive into that uncertain investment pool right now, you may want to consider the financial services sector, which traditionally is an investing cornerstone.