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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  • ProShares Offers Alternative Investments

    ETFs offer the chance to invest in a range of alternative investments other than traditional stocks and bonds, yet with the simplicity of buying and the transparency of pricing that is available in the stock market.

  • Behold the Commodities Bounce

    It’s not just the precious metals’ market segment that has been enjoying a bounce of late. The entire commodities sector has been on a tear.

  • Vanguard’s Low Fees Aid Your Returns

    Vanguard generally claims lower ETF expense ratios than its peers, aided by tapping tax-management strategies that normally are only used by conventional index funds.

  • A Dovish Yellen and a Dovish Congress Drive Stocks Higher

    Comments by Yellen indicating she was “surprised” by the weakness in the December employment report, and that despite seeing some improvement in the labor market, things weren’t yet back to “normal,” were widely read as “dovish.”

  • iShares Offers 600-Plus Dividend and Non-Dividend Funds

    iShares has more than 600 funds globally that give investors exposure to equities, fixed income and commodities.

  • The Dow Cracks Critical Support Level

    Monday’s steep 300-plus point drop in the Dow sent the most widely watched measure of the equity market plunging below its long-term support at the 200-day moving average.

  • ETF Talk: State Street Started It All

    What company pioneered the concept of trading a bundle of stocks in the form of a fund, as easily as buying a single stock?

  • You Are ‘Correct’ Sir

    You’ll definitely want to play the waiting game a bit longer to see if a full-blown correction takes place.

  • Covering the Commodities Sector

    While a baker may have opinions about the source of his grain or a rocket engineer may carefully choose a specific aluminum for her satellite housing, investors tend to see commodities as equivalent inputs for products.

  • Too Much Conviction in Consensus

    When it comes to a widespread consensus in the markets, I tend to get very nervous.

  • Metals are Not a Great Foundation for Your Portfolio

    DBB is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that offers a way to tap into the prospects of several key metals.

  • Where in the World to Invest

    After a couple of weeks of trading, things haven’t been as smooth for the equity markets as they were last year.

  • Focusing on Futuristic Fuel

    Approximately 13% of the world’s energy needs currently are met by nuclear power plants, with leading users including Finland, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland and Ukraine.

  • Emerging Markets off to a Bad Start

    There’s only been five days of trading so far in 2014, but for emerging market equities and for China, the year has gotten off to a very bad start.

  • Sink Your Teeth Into Soybeans

    As a commodity, soybeans are ubiquitous in the American food supply. Soybeans appear as protein-rich flour in processed foods, vegetable oil and meal for animal feed.

  • The Best ETF Developments of 2013

    The past 12 months have been another banner year for exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but what were the best new developments on the ETF front in 2013?

  • The Three Vital Signs to Watch in 2014

    As a market advisor, I am constantly asked about what investors should be paying attention to in order to sidestep potential speed bumps in the financial markets.

  • Will Commodities Start to Shine?

    Commodities have had a volatile go of it in 2013. Yet the recent rebound in the global economy that, in part, led to the Fed’s decision to taper, means that commodities could be on the road to recovery in 2014.

  • Triple X Bears in Japan

    If the Japanese stock market retreats, one exchange-traded fund (ETF) that you may want to consider is the Direxion Daily Japan Bear 3X Shares (JPNS), which is designed to capitalize on any drop in that market.

  • The Fed Will Taper in 2014

    Although the taper won’t begin until 2014, the early sign from Wall Street is that traders love the decision.