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Every Monday, Start the Week with Doug Fabian

As you know, Doug records his in-house podcast every Monday morning, and he’s also added a new element this year – a live show on MoneyRadio 1200 in Palm Springs, California. Every Monday, we’ll have both recordings on our podcast page, and you can also listen live if you’re in the Palm Springs area.

This is a great opportunity for investors to get solid investment tips, ideas and educated observations that will help you make smart financial decisions. If you have questions about the resources mentioned in the recordings, or if you want to know how to make Doug’s ideas work for your portfolio, call us at 1-800-391-1118 or email askdoug(at)dougfabian(dot)com.

Also, be sure to check out our Special Reports page, as we are adding new resources all the time for our listeners and clients.

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Video Update: Time to Get Your Buy List Together

The correction is in motion, and it’s time to get your buy list together, so that you are prepared to take advantage of this stock market movement.

The three sectors that we’re watching closely are:

  • Energy
  • Technology
  • Financial Services
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    Here’s What’s New in February at Fabian Wealth Strategies

    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,

    Doug Fabian

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    The Correction Has Begun

    Corrections should present opportunities to savvy investors. It’s important to remember that we are in the “price discovery” space right now, seeing where those price supports are and how volatile things are right now.

    It will be interesting to see how the markets react to the Federal Reserve meeting today. The markets of China and the Emerging Markets should be avoided right now, because we believe that they have further to fall. In 1997, we had an emerging market crisis, and Greenspan stepped in with a massive rate cut to rescue the U.S. markets. Today, the emerging markets represent 40% of the global economy, and we believe that the global economy will be growing, despite rising interest rates. However, things may change and other rallies may happen, but as of right now, we believe that risk is in play right now in the markets.

    Emerging market companies and economies are under a lot of stress, and money is flowing out of those markets, which could set up a great buying opportunity for investors. Stay alert and mindful of what’s going on in these markets in the weeks to come.

    These are all important news items for you to know about – if you have questions about how this trend affects your portfolio, call us at 800-391-1118.

    This is a podcast summary. For more details, listen here.

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    Why Are Investors Selling Stocks?

    Doug has a new live radio show on MoneyRadio1200.com at 11 a.m. every Monday, or you can podcast it commercial-free on our website here.

    Most people are feeling very bullish, especially in the media. Stocks are down, bonds are up, gold is up – all things that the media did not expect. The moral of the story is this: the crowd is not always right, and it’s important that investors stay educated, not just following the crowd.

    The most recent sell-off in the stock market can be related to four things:

    • Pull-back on economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve
    • Growth worries in the U.S. and elsewhere
    • China banking system, lack of clarity and regulations causing worries there
    • Emerging markets broke down and those currencies are falling in value

    These are all important news items for investors to be abreast of – if you have questions about how this trend affects your portfolio, call us at 800-391-1118.

    This is a podcast summary. For more details, listen here.

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    Video Update: Investing in 2014

    If you have questions or concerns about the topics in this video, please email Doug at askdoug(at)dougfabian(dot)com or give us a call at 800-391-1118.

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    Investment Outlook for 2014

    Stocks enjoyed a big year in 2013, but what’s going to happen in 2014?

    Will stocks continue to take the path of least resistance and keep climbing higher, or are there headwinds out there ready to break the market’s main sail?

    What about bonds, interest rates and the Fed’s taper plans? And what about the economy, both here at home and around the globe? Will we see continued improvement, or are there threats to a recovery that must be factored in to your investment decisions?

    So far, the beginning to 2014 has given most market observers cause for raised eyebrows, and I don’t expect that to end anytime soon.

    So, what do we think will happen in 2014, and what are our strategies to profit in what has started off to be a very unpredictable year?

    Find out the answer to these questions, and much, much more, in our FREE digital seminar titled, Fabian Wealth Strategies Investment Outlook for 2014.

    This FREE digital seminar includes an interactive PowerPoint presentation, along with an accompanying audio presentation by me, Doug Fabian, President of Fabian Wealth Strategies.

    In this one-hour digital seminar, you’ll learn about:

    • The current state of the economy, and current conditions in the equity and debt markets
    • Why the global economic recovery is likely to continue
    • Why income seekers should look at closed-end funds, dividends, floating-rate securities and other alternative investments in 2014
    • Why growth investors need to look outside US borders and toward Asia, emerging markets and other developed markets for success in 2014
    • How to pull it all together and get prepared to prosper in the year ahead
    • Our newest offering, the Thematic Growth Portfolio, and how it can play a vital role in helping you achieve your financial goals
    • Plus, much, much more…

    To download this presentation right now, simply click here.

    Doing so will give you a great sense of where we’ve been, where we’re going…and most importantly, how we’ll get you there in 2014.

    Sincerely,

    Doug Fabian, President
    Fabian Wealth Strategies

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    Three International ETFs to Watch

    For a complete list, check out our latest special report here. In the meantime, here’s Doug’s top three international ETFs to watch:

    • VNQI – Vanguard Global Real Estate ETF – Like an international REIT, with no U.S. exposure, and yielding 11.75% as of right now. Big-yield play, and one that’s worth putting on your watch-list.
    • STIV – Globex Super dividend ETF – Yield paid monthly of 6.4%. It is right below 200-day average right now, but look for buying opportunity soon.
    • EMLC – Emerging markets dividend ETF – Yield 5.6%, if we have a global recovery and commodities rally in 2014, this will be a good ETF to watch.

     

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    Three Reasons to Consider International Dividends in 2014

    Three reasons to put International Dividends on your watch-list in 2014:

    • Most investors have U.S.-centric portfolio, and you need diversification in order to succeed in your investing.
    • Much higher yields internationally than U.S.
    • Potential of out-performance of international equities over the U.S., and if we have a recovering global economy, those equities are likely to do quite well.

    If you have any questions or concerns about how to use international dividends in your portfolio, please check out the latest special report, and call our offices at 800-3901-1118 for a free personalized investing consultation.

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    Three Areas Doug is Watching in 2014

    2014 is going to be a very interesting year. One way to navigate this year is to look at our ETF reports as an investing resource, a “yellow pages” of Exchange Traded Funds for your review.

    Also, here are three areas Doug is paying particular attention to this year:

    • Commodoties
    • International and international dividends
    • Currencies

    These areas are all going to be key areas for the next year of investing, so keep an eye on these factors as you work on your portfolio.

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