Doug Fabian is the editor of Successful Investing and High Monthly Income, and is the host of the syndicated radio show, "Doug Fabian's Wealth Strategies." Taking over the reigns 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. For more than 30 years, Successful Investing (formerly the Telephone Switch Newsletter) has produced double-digit annual gains. Doug has become known for his expert knowledge and timely use of innovative tools like Exchange Traded Funds, bear funds and Enhanced Index funds to profit in any market climate.
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  • Tracking the Best ETFs in May

    Sell in May and go away? Well, that wasn’t very good advice this year, especially if you were allocated to emerging markets and, in particular, India and Russia. The table below shows the top-performing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) during May (excluding | Read More »

  • Emerging Markets Show Potential

    Most emerging-market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are broad-based investments in a universe defined largely by geography. This investment approach is fueled by economies that are driven increasingly by wealthy and better-educated populations in emerging markets. With emerging markets typically growing faster | Read More »

  • Small Providers Offer Alternative Approaches

    ETFs typically are market-capitalization weighted proxies for a sector or a country, but small providers ArrowShares, ELEMENTS and RevenueShares offer innovative ways to invest.

  • The Quiet Chinese Liftoff

    The question of whether to invest in China is one that engenders many polarizing opinions.

  • Small Providers Harvest the Commodities ETF Space

    These three providers each offer several commodities funds across the spectrum of what the sector offers.

  • Around the World with ETFs

    I want to take a little trip around the world this week by looking at a few key charts of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) pegged to various regions of the globe.

  • Explore Actively Managed ETFs with These 3 Providers

    Sometimes, in order to gain an edge on the market, active management is a must even if the costs are a bit higher. Fortunately, the ETF industry understands and created actively managed ETFs.

  • The Rise of the Emerging Market Phoenix

    While the major indices basically have done so via a slow grind toward the top this year, it has been a different story for stocks in the emerging markets.

  • Market Vectors Offers Gold and Global Trading to Investors

    Van Eck Global, the parent company of Van Eck Market Vectors, has a long tradition in international and commodities investing.

  • The Top 10 ETFs in 2014

    A big surprise this year is the gains, particularly last month, in both energy and emerging markets.

  • Global X Could be the X-Factor for Your Portfolio

    Global X is a fast-growing, multi-faceted alternative exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider.

  • The Fed Tapers and the Growth SLOWS

    If you’ve ever been caught up in a case of really bad timing, then you probably know what the Fed is feeling right about now.

  • Deutsche Bank Offers Access to Foreign Markets

    Roughly one third of Deutsche Bank’s 30 exchange-traded fund (ETF) offerings provide investors with direct exposure to foreign markets, while also engaging in currency hedging to mitigate the risk of fluctuating exchange rates.

  • Recapturing the 50-Day Average

    After a seven-day run higher in the equity markets, stocks in the benchmark S&P 500 Index now have recovered a majority of the losses they sustained during the previous two weeks.

  • You Could Watch Your Portfolio Climb with ALPS

    The next few weeks’ ETF Talks will focus on niche providers. The first in this series highlights ALPS.

  • Yellow Warning Light from U.S. Stocks

    If you were looking for a reason to be cautious about the financial markets, then last week’s action in stocks offered you one giant yellow light.

  • Direxion Differentiates Itself with Leveraged Funds

    A notable provider of alternative investment exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is Direxion. Such alternative investments also can give diversity to your portfolio, as well as provide a safe haven during a crisis.

  • The 2014 Low-Yield Conundrum

    Conventional wisdom says that the reduction in bond buying from the Fed should have caused interest rates to rise. However, this just hasn’t happened yet.

  • Fidelity Forays into Low-Cost Funds

    Fidelity Investments is a relatively recent entrant to the exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider market. Fidelity, founded in 1946, probably is best known as one of the largest providers of mutual funds and other actively managed funds, featuring actively managed sector | Read More »

  • Your Q1 ETF Scorecard

    The first quarter of 2014 is history, and now it’s time to do a little review of the various sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to show how the market performed during the past three volatile months.