Doug Fabian

Posted October 18, 2014

The selling in the Dow wasn't unique, as weve seen big declines in nearly every major domestic market index, as well as in virtually every major equity market around the world.

Posted October 11, 2014

Global growth just aint what it used to be. At least thats the latest read from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Posted October 08, 2014

Fans of baseball know there are two main ways to evaluate team and individual performance: the old-school eyeball test method and the newer practice of statistical analytics, popularized in the book (and later the film) Moneyball.

Posted October 07, 2014

During the third quarter, stocks in the emerging markets really began to see a tide change. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF (EEM) was down nearly 4% in Q3 and plunged 7.8% in September alone.

Posted September 27, 2014

Over last weekend, we got several reports out of China that indicated that the worlds second-largest economy now is backsliding on its targeted growth rate in the 7.5% annual range.

Posted September 26, 2014

In the long term, the market rewards companies for demonstrating good business fundamentals. Examples include companies that sell goods and services to a large number of people while profiting handsomely by containing costs.

Posted September 20, 2014

Volatility, the potential for the market or a stock to swerve sharply in value, serves as a deterrent for many prospective investors. After all, who wants to lose a sizable portion of hard-earned savings in a flash?

Posted September 19, 2014

We need to look at is four key ETFs that will tell us what we need to know about whats going on in the major markets around the globe.

Posted September 12, 2014

Dividends are desirable as income, and they can serve as a signal of quality, since they indicate a company with the cash to spare to distribute to shareholders. However, since corporate executives realize that dividends are desirable, dividends also can be manipulated to mask a corporations underperformance.

Posted September 07, 2014

Although smart beta funds also follow a passive index like other ETFs, the smart beta funds do so in ways besides the traditional market-cap-weighted approach.

Posted September 06, 2014

The summer is over, at least in Wall Streets eyes, and traders now have returned to the floor after the long Labor Day weekend. Back to work means back to big trading volume, and I suspect that means we could see a return of volatility.

Posted August 30, 2014

This week certainly got started in unusual fashion for me, as I was nearly thrown out of bed on Sunday by the force of a 6.0 earthquake that rocked the Napa Valley.

Posted August 29, 2014

Posted August 23, 2014

Today I have an exclusive sneak peek of three presentations I have on the slate for the next several days at the MoneyShow.

Posted August 22, 2014

Due to Russian President Vladimir Putins shenanigans and the ongoing Ukraine situation, many Western investors are fleeing Russia. However, contrarian investors view this as an excellent opportunity to enter the Russian market on the cheap.

Posted August 15, 2014

When the country hosted this year’s World Cup soccer tournament, visitors poured into Brazil from across the globe to 12 stadiums spread across the host nation, testing the limits of its infrastructure.

Posted August 02, 2014

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

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.

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