Doug Fabian

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.

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

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