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The recent rumble on Wall Street coupled with looming fears over rising interest rates has prompted many investors to re-examine their portfolios. More specifically, investors who rely on the current income stream from their portfolios have likely been thinking of prudent ways to more favorably re-position their holdings over the coming months. We recently had an opportunity to talk with David Fabian, a managing partner at FMD Capital Management, whose firm specializes in actively managed ETF portfolios.

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We are recommending a new short  position for the month ahead, which looks to favorably position investors in the event of an interest rate hike-induced pullback on Wall Street. Below, we outline our investment thesis and outlook for the new recommendation, and as always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques.

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When building a diversified buy-and-hold portfolio, many investors utilize a well-balanced combination of fixed income and equity securities. Historically, investors have also embraced material allocation to real estate; however, since the housing crisis, investors are still quite hesitant to jump back into this corner. As the real estate market continues to grow, an allocation to this unique […]

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The ETF universe has undeniably grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, but even more impressive are some of the funds’ stellar track records since the depths of the most recent financial crisis. In light of the U.S. bull market turning five years old in March of 2014, we’ve been taking a look back to […]

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We are adding a new contrarian position to the ETFdb Insider portfolio today, which looks to take advantage of beat down prices in the domestic real estate equity market. Below we outline our investment thesis and outlook for the new recommendation, and as always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders […]

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One of the most appealing features of exchange-traded funds–aside from the ability to tap into a large variety of asset classes–has been their lower costs. Compared to regular mutual funds, ETFs are virtually free, as the average ETF has an expense ratio right above 0.43%. However, some broad stock market and bond indexes can be […]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects September 16th Edition

by on September 16, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that it is trading below its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which […]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects August 26th Edition

by on August 26, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons; first, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that it is trading below its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which […]

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For retail investors, the exchange traded fund boom has opened up a plethora of opportunities for portfolio construction. From simple indexing approaches to more complex strategies, ETFs are quickly becoming the go-to investment vehicle. Nowhere is that more prevalent than the world of real estate. Overall, the continued evolution of the ETF industry has allowed investors […]

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After suffering tremendous losses during the 2008 housing bubble, real estate investments have managed to claw their way back and are showing promising signs once again. As investors’ fears over housing have abated, interest in this corner of the market has come to the forefront once again, as this asset class offers key diversification benefits […]

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With the economic turnaround in the U.S. gaining momentum, real estate investments were among the first to come back. They were also among the first funds to be crushed in the financial crisis, but as home sales and prices are heading up for the first time in five years, real estate is being pulled back […]

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After a rather lackluster open, U.S. equities managed to log in modest gains as investors weighed today’s tepid economic data. According to the Labor Department, weekly jobless claims unexpectedly increased by 10,000 to 354,000 last week; analysts were expecting the figure to come in at 340,000. In a separate report, the U.S. economy grew at […]

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