In This Issue:
- The 6 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Any ETF
- An ETF for the Next Cyber Attack
ETF Talk: A Technology Fund Chart Climber
- ‘ETF Success with Doug Fabian’ Goes National!
- Reagan’s Relatable Table
The 6 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Any ETF
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I am often asked by readers, radio show listeners and clients about all things exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Why I like them so much, why they are better than mutual funds, why I prefer them to individual stocks, etc.
Today, I am going to provide a few questions for you, questions you should ask yourself before you buy any ETF.
Here is my list of the six key questions you must ask before you commit your investment capital to an exchange-traded fund.
1) Why am I buying? Do you need to generate growth from your assets, or is income more what you are looking for? Are you buying this ETF for a long-term hold, or do you plan on trading the fund? The first question of why you are buying is all about you and your goals, so the more defined your objectives are, the better your outcome is likely to be.
2) What asset class am I buying? Is this ETF an equity (stock) fund, or is it a bond fund? Is it pegged to a specific market sector, or is it an inverse fund? Knowing what you are buying is critical, so make sure you are fully aware of what’s in that ETF.
3) What index is my ETF following? Is your ETF exposed to the S&P 500? Is it pegged to the Dow? Or, is it pegged to the NASDAQ 100? All funds of this sort are broad-based equity funds, but they are not created equal in terms of composition and diversification. Knowing how diversified you are in a fund is important, and you know that by looking at the index the ETF follows.
4) What’s the cost? How much is that ETF going to cost you? What is its “expense ratio?” If you don’t know how much you’re paying for something, you can’t make a good decision about value.
5) What’s the asset size and volume of this ETF? Are you buying an ETF with a lot of liquidity and a lot of trading volume? Or, are you looking at an ETF with minimal assets under management and one that trades at low volumes? The answer here can make a difference when it comes to efficient trade execution and fund pricing, so be aware of the size of the ETFs you want to buy.
6) What’s my exit point? Do you know when you’re going to sell this ETF? How much downside can you handle? When will you take your winnings off the table? Only you can answer these questions based on your personal investing situation, but answer them you must if you want to be an efficient, and successful, ETF investor.
Finally, this week subscribers to my Successful ETF Investing newsletter received the first new domestic equity buy signal in some time. If you want to find out what we’re buying, then I invite you to check out the newsletter today!
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An ETF for the Next Cyber Attack
Cybersecurity is a serious problem.
From the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, to MIT, to American Airlines and Ashley Madison -- the cyber hits just keep rolling along and doing serious damage to the U.S. economy.
During the past several years, the volume of high-profile attacks has sparked a massive demand for cyber defense.
What that means for you is the opportunity to profit from one of the most innovative ETFs to come to market during the past few years, the PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK).
I really believe in this fund, which is why I recently hosted a free online webinar featuring a panel of cybersecurity experts, as well as investment experts from PureFunds.
Now, I am happy to tell you that a replay of that free webinar is available for viewing right now.
If you want to understand the cybersecurity boom and how to properly invest in this burgeoning area, this free webinar is a must.
I guarantee you’ll feel more secure knowing that some great companies are out there waging the cyber war against hackers, identity thieves and other nefarious sorts.
ETF Talk: A Technology Fund Chart Climber
To continue our trend of presenting highly focused, specific sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) each week, we now turn to the technology sector and the third ETF in our new series.
The Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) tracks the Technology Select Sector Index and puts a strong focus on products which have been developed by Internet software and service companies, semiconductor equipment and wireless telecommunication services, among other things.
View the current price, volume, performance and top 10 holdings of XLK at ETFU.com.
One might expect the technology market to be very stable, with a constant demand for newer and more advanced products. Yet no sector is immune to bear markets, as XLK’s graph, shown below, demonstrates.
XLK suffered in the recent market downturn, but it is up 6.26% year to date. Its current dividend yield fluctuates slightly, but is small, as it remains less than two percent. On top of that, the fund’s expense ratio sits at only 0.14%. One thing that is not tiny about XLK is the depth of its assets, as the fund currently has some $12 billion in assets managed.
The top 10 holdings of XLK maintain about 60% of the fund’s sizable total assets. Well-known computer superstars Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) are the two largest holdings, at 16.19% and 9.11%, respectively. Facebook (FB), AT&T (T) and Alphabet (GOOGL) round out the top five holdings of XLK, each with 5% of total assets.
If a potentially re-emerging fund that focuses on the technology sector seems appealing to you, you may want to take a look at Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK).
In this column next week, I’ll have another sector highlighted for your consideration.
Remember to look for the current price, volume, performance and top 10 holdings of XLK at ETFU.com.
If you want my advice about buying and selling specific ETFs, including appropriate exit points, please consider subscribing to my Successful ETF Investing newsletter.
As always, I am happy to answer any of your questions about ETFs, so do not hesitate to send me an e-mail. You just may see your question answered in a future ETF Talk.
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'ETF Success with Doug Fabian’ Goes National!
Are you a regular listener to my radio show, “ETF Success with Doug Fabian”?
If not, then I hope you soon will be, and here’s your chance.
Today, I am very excited to announce that my weekly radio show is now syndicated nationally throughout the Salem radio network.
The table below shows the station, city and day and time the show will be aired (check your local listing for start dates, as not all stations carry the show yet).
The syndication of “ETF Success with Doug Fabian” is something I’ve been looking forward to for some time, and it’s a dream come true for me.
|WAFS-AM ||Business Radio 1190 ||Atlanta ||Sundays 6:00 am |
|WGKA-AM ||AM 920 The Answer ||Atlanta ||Sundays 10:00 am |
|WHK-AM ||AM 420 The Answer ||Cleveland ||Sundays 6:00 am |
|WTOH-FM ||89.8 FM The Answer ||Columbus ||Sundays 5:00 pm |
|KVCE-AM ||AM 1160 The Business Authority ||Dallas ||Sundays 2:00 pm |
|WDTK-AM ||News Talk 1400 ||Detroit ||Sundays 8:00 am |
|KGU-AM ||AM 760 Business Radio ||Honolulu ||Wednesdays 2:00 pm |
|KNTH-AM ||AM 1070 The Answer ||Houston ||Weekdays 9:00 pm |
|KHTE-FM ||96.5 FM The Answer ||Little Rock ||Saturdays 8:00 am |
|WGTK-AM ||AM 970 The Answer ||Louisville ||Saturdays 7:00 am |
|WZAB-AM ||AM 880 Business Radio ||Miami ||Sundays 2:00 pm |
|KYCR-AM ||AM 1570 Business Radio ||Minneapolis ||Sundays 6:00 am |
|WNYM-AM ||AM 970 The Answer ||New York ||Sundays 4:00 pm |
|WBZW-AM ||AM 1520 Business Radio ||Orlando ||Saturdays 8:00 am |
|WNTP-AM ||News Talk 990 AM ||Philadelphia ||Sundays 9:00 am |
|KKNT-AM ||960 AM The Patriot ||Phoenix ||Saturdays 5:00 am |
|WPGP-AM ||AM 1250 The Answer ||Pittsburgh ||Saturdays and Sundays 5:00 pm |
|KSAC-FM ||Money 105.5 FM ||Sacramento ||Saturdays 9:00 am |
|KLUP-AM ||AM 930 The Answer ||San Antonio ||Saturdays 6:00 pm |
|KCBQ-AM ||AM 1170 The Answer ||San Diego ||Sundays 3:00 pm |
|KDOW-AM ||AM 1220 Business Radio ||San Francisco ||Sundays 8:00 am |
|KKOL-AM ||AM 1300 Business Radio ||Seattle ||Wednesdays 3:00 pm |
|KLFE-AM ||AM 1590 The Answer ||Seattle ||Saturdays 1:00 pm |
|WGUL-AM ||AM 860 The Answer ||Tampa ||Saturdays 5:00 pm |
|WWRC-AM ||AM 1260 The Answer ||Wash. DC ||Sundays 4:00 pm |
I hope you’ll join me in living this dream each week, on the station, day and time near you.
Reagan’s Relatable Table
“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”
-- Ronald Reagan
The great president was definitely right about the origin of change, i.e., it comes from the people, not the government. I like this quote for another, personal reason. It was on my family’s dining room table nearly four decades ago that my dad, Dick Fabian, came up with the idea to create a newsletter that would help investors navigate the market and let them become their own investment counselors. I am happy to say that very dinner table moment changed my life forever, and that moment is why you are reading this right now.
Wisdom about money, investing and life can be found anywhere. If you have a good quote you’d like me to share with your fellow readers, send it to me, along with any comments, questions and suggestions you have about my audio podcast, newsletters, seminars or anything else. Ask Doug.
In case you missed it, I encourage you to read my e-letter column from last week on Eagle Daily Investor about why global central banks may engage in further quantitative easing policies. I also invite you to comment in the space provided below my Eagle Daily Investor commentary.
All the best,
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