What a crazy start to 2014!
While most of the bull-happy pundits on Wall Street thought the market would pick up right where it left off in 2013, the first month of the year turned out to be anything but a party for the bulls.
Stocks experienced one of their worst one-month performances in nearly five years, and so far the first day of February has turned into another selling fest. So, what’s in store for the markets over the next several weeks, and several months? Will buyers come back into the mix and do some bargain hunting, or will the bears continue to impose their will on stocks?
While nobody actually knows what’s going to happen in the markets next, there is a way to make sure you have your finger on the pulse of the key indicators—both technical and fundamental—that will tell us what’s most likely to happen in both the short- and long-term.
In my opinion, both the technical and fundamental indicators are telling us that the correction has begun, and that it’s not over yet.
But how far down will stocks go, when will it be time step in and buy, and what indicators will tell us it’s safe to dive back in?
Every Monday, you’ll get information on all of the action in the markets, as well as key insight into what to watch and what’s likely to transpire next, in my weekly audio podcast—Doug Fabian’s Monday Morning Market Update. Make sure you’re on top of all of the market action each Monday.
Get the Newly Updated ETF Report
The action in January saw a lot of aggressive selling in many markets, but there also was a lot of buying in ETFs around the globe. If you want to know what happened in any particular market, then simply download the complete ETF Report, updated through January, right now.
This beefy, 18-page report includes performance data for every ETF currently available to investors as of Jan. 31, 2014. The report is grouped by categories such as major market indices, domestic ETFs, international ETFs, market-cap ETFs, etc. If you’re looking for the definitive guide on ETFs, this is your one-stop source.
Monthly ETF Sector Spotlight—Multi-Asset Funds
In addition to the complete list of ETFs posted each month at FabianWealth.com, each month we also feature a more detailed look at a subsector of the ETF universe. This analysis is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of one of the many areas available to investors, and to highlight the prominent trends developing in each featured sector.
This month, we take a look at one tool in the arsenal that allows investors to help smooth out the volatile market ride, multi-asset ETFs. These funds invest in a wide variety of asset classes such as domestic and international stocks and bonds, as well as REITs, MLPs, and high-yield bonds. As a result of the diversity within each fund, they can be used to either compliment or provide a degree of stability to your portfolio.
This month, I have selected my top 10 multi-asset ETFs along with three key reasons why investors should consider exploring these funds further. To get your ETF Sector Spotlight, simply click here.
A Return to the Radio Airwaves
I’m back on the radio, and I love it!
Last month, I began broadcasting my new weekly radio show, and after a two-year hiatus, it’s great to be back on the air where I belong. Fortunately, today’s technology also lets my broadcast to a specific radio market be heard not just in that market, but also over the Internet.
Every Monday, 11 a.m. Pacific, you can hear me live on the radio in Palm Springs, Calif., or via the internet from virtually anywhere, at moneyradio1200.com.
I’m very excited to be back on live radio again, as it’s a passion of mine, as well as a great way to help investors make better decisions. And given the radio format, I am able to touch on a lot of topics that influence your money, including politics and the antics of those running things out of Washington. If you have a question about investing, the economy, personal finance, politics, or anything money related, then I invite you to tune in and give me a call.
The Year of Enhanced Content
This year is going to be big for Fabian Wealth Strategies, and we want to let you in on all of the fun. In 2014 we have expanded our media presence, including much more free content on our website, FabianWealth.com.
Available right now, you’ll find much more educational material on the website, and going forward we are including more ETF news, along with additional weekly, monthly and quarterly updates. We also will continue providing recaps of all of our podcast segments each week, as well as replays of our live radio show.
As always, if you’d like to speak with us about how we can help you achieve your investing goals in the year ahead; just give us a call at (800) 391-1118 and make an appointment for a complimentary consultation.
Yours in prosperity,