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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  • Behold the Golden Breakout!

    What do you get when the dollar is getting weaker due to the growing unlikelihood of a Fed rate hike in 2015? You get a golden breakout. This week, we saw a dramatic rally in gold, silver and gold mining | Read More »

  • This S&P Healthcare Fund Makes Gains

    This week’s ETF Talk is the first in a new series that will feature funds that focus on specific market sectors and feature the SPDR Select Sector funds of State Street, which I wrote about in an ETF Talk last | Read More »

  • Despite the Bad Press, ETFs are Better than Mutual Funds

    When it comes to public relations, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) haven’t had it all too well. It was just more than six weeks ago that the world of ETFs suffered the embarrassment of Aug. 24. That was the day of the | Read More »

  • Chinese Funds’ First-Half Rise Outstrips Alternatives

    Rounding out the category of the top three emerging market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for the first half of this year is another Chinese small-cap fund, iShares MSCI China Small-Cap ETF (ECNS). Rather than focus on any specific market exchange, this | Read More »

  • A Downright Ugly Q3

    What can you say about a third quarter that witnessed the worst decline in the major domestic averages since 2011? You call that a downright ugly Q3. Just about everywhere you looked among domestic and global equities, it was easy | Read More »

  • Small Cap Stocks Outperform Most Other Chinese Funds

    The Chinese market was very strong in the first half of 2015, so it is no surprise that the silver medalist for emerging-market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in that time period was another Chinese fund: Harvest CSI 500 China A-shares Small | Read More »

  • A Yellen Turnabout on Rates?

    Last Thursday, the Federal Reserve decided to leave interest rates unchanged, citing recent global economic and financial developments that “may restrain economic activity somewhat and are likely to put further downward pressure on inflation in the near term.” Fast-forward to | Read More »

  • China Fund Awaits a Market Bounce

    This week’s ETF Talk moves on to another new category of top-performing exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The funds of the next three ETF Talks fall under the emerging markets category and offer the three best-performing ETFs for the first half of | Read More »

  • Just Blame It on ‘Global Economic Developments’ 

    The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged Thursday. Though a slight majority of pundits were predicting that the Fed would do just that, I don’t think many had anticipated the reason why the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) kept rates | Read More »

  • Buyback Fund Shows Gains

    The third-best-performing exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the international equity category during the first half of 2015 has a different focus than its counterparts. That fund is PowerShares International BuyBack Achievers Portfolio (IPKW), which invests in international companies that have cut | Read More »

  • Searching Abroad for Brighter Opportunities

    This week’s ETF Talk concerns the second-best-performing ETF in the international equity fund category during the first half of 2015.

  • New Rule for ETF Investors: Stop Using Stops

    The recent price action in many ETFs during a period of extreme market stress has prompted very real concerns for investors.

  • Selective Dividend-Focused ETF

    This ETF Talk rounds out the category of the top-performing domestic dividend-paying exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for the first half of 2015 with Cambria Shareholder Yield ETF (SYLD). View the current price, volume, performance and top 10 holdings of SYLD at | Read More »

  • It’s More Like 2011 than 2014

    The latest bout of selling in equity markets has been compared to the big drop below the 200-day moving average that occurred in October 2014. While the 2014 breakdown was similar to what’s happened this year in terms of its | Read More »

  • Trusted Covered-Call Income Producer

    Even in market areas that are underperforming, there always are some stocks and funds that hold up better than the rest, demonstrating remarkable relative strength.

  • Bad Things Happen Under the 200-Day Average

    To describe this wild week as anything but the epitome of craziness would be the height of understatement.

  • U.S. Small-Cap Fund Outperforms Dividend-Paying Peers

    This article will focus on the top-performing U.S. domestic dividend equity fund for the first half of 2015.

  • The Three Bears Have Arrived

    There’s no Goldilocks in the markets right now. There are only the three bears — and those bears are growling with ferocity.

  • Protection from a Stronger U.S. Dollar

    IHDG seeks to provide exposure to developed market companies outside the United States or Canada while also limiting fluctuations between the value of the U.S. dollar and foreign currencies.

  • The Truth about Currency Manipulators

    The big news rocking global markets early this week was China and its surprise move to devalue its currency not once, but twice in two days.