Founder & Publisher of ETF Digest and author of the new series, "The Best ETFs"
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Dave Fry is founder and publisher of ETF Digest and best selling author of Create Your Own ETF Hedge Fund, A DIY Strategy for Private Wealth Management published by Wiley Finance in 2008. His new eBook, The Best ETFs: U.S. Equities, A Companion Guide to Building Your ETF Portfolio was released on ...more


The Empire Strikes Back!
The Empire strikes back! Or was it just a short squeeze courtesy of Pension Plans?
Between Long-Term Treasury Bonds And Apple, A One-Two Punch
Bond take a hit, and Apple continues to lead the decline.
Time For IBM To Leave The Dow?
IBM has been an earnings disappointment no matter how the bulls spin it.
"Event Risk" - Will Oil Go Poof?
Given the "event risk", gains could go poof like the rockets they came in on.
Will The Bulls Remain Tentative?
Bulls see the market 'coiling' higher. This may well be the case, but volume remains weak.
Bond Investors Confused By Fed
Yep, it's a mess..


CEF Sprott Physical Gold and Silver Trust
DGP PowerShares DB Gold Double Long ETN
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
DVY iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund
EEB Claymore Exchange-Traded Fund Trust
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE Index
EU WisdomTree Dreyfus Euro Fund
EWC iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
EWQ iShares MSCI France Index Fund
EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund
FXE Euro Currency Trust
FXI iShares China Large-Cap
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
HDGE AdvisorShares Active Bear ETF
HVPW US Equity High Volatility Put Write ETF
IAU iShares COMEX Gold Trust
IBB iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund
IEF iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund
IFN India Fund Inc.
ILF iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
MO Altria Group Inc.
PBW PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio
PEK Market Vectors China ETF
PFF iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index Fund
PHYS Sprott Physical Gold Trust
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
RKH HOLDRS-Regional Bank
RTH Market Vectors Retail ETF
SLV iShares Silver Trust
SMH Semiconductor HOLDRs Trust
SOCL Global X Social Media Index ETF
TIP iShares Lehman TIPS Bond Fund
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
TRF Templeton Russia and East European Fund Inc.
TTFS TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
WETF WisdomTree Investments Inc.
XHB SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF
YYY YieldShares High Income ETF
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Work Experience

Founder & Publisher
ETF Digest
1999 - Present (24 years 9 months)

ETF Digest is an online investment newsletter specializing in exchange traded funds. Free services include Dave's Daily blog, ETF In Focus Videos and more. With a premium subscription, you have access to follow over 80 ETFs and 10 ETF hedge fund-like portfolios.

Managing Director, Proprietary Investments
JWH Investment Management (JWHIMI)
1997 - 1999 (2 years 5 months)

From 1997-99, he was Managing Director, Proprietary Investments, at JWH Investment Management (JWHIMI), an affiliated company of John W. Henry & Company. In that capacity, Dave was responsible for the management of private investments as well as some corporate accounts.

Founder & President
Fry Financial Services
1989 - 1997 (8 years 6 months)

Fry Financial Services was the umbrella to Asia Pacific Investment Management (RIA), Fry & Co. (B/D), Fry & Co. Futures LP (CTA, CPO, IB) and the 21st Century Fund (Hedge Fund) specializing in emerging Asian stock markets. Dave was one of the earliest advocates in investing in the China markets in the late 1980s. In 1980, he raised $25 million for the funding of a start-up hedge fund in San Francisco, Andromeda Partners LP.

VP, Investments; Directors Council Member
Shearson Lehman Bros.
1982 - 1988 (6 years 6 months)

One of the first brokers to pioneer the use of 3rd party money managers at a national wirehouse firm. Of the 25 Registered Reps at the branch, Dave was responsible for 35% of the revenues for the branch.

VP, Investments; Chairmans Council
Paine Webber
1978 - 1982 (4 years 5 months)

Having come from a bond dealer, specializing in tax exempt municipal bonds, Dave was able to conduct his own bond dealer activities and train branch brokers in the intracacies in the dealings of municipal securities and inventories for the branch. Dave was consistently the #1 broker in the branch.

Assistant Manager
Donald Sheldon & Company
1975 - 1978 (3 years 5 months)

Municipal bond salesman specializing in NYC tax-exempt municipal bonds during the "great fiscal crisis" in NYC and the region.


Drake University
Marketing/Marketing Management, General


The Best ETFs: U.S. Equities, A Companion Guide To Building Your ETF Portfolio
David Fry
TechInvest, Inc.

In "The Best ETFs: US Equities" renowned market commentator and ETF expert David Fry draws on his 40 years of experience in the investment industry to pinpoint the best ETFs in the US Equities space. Thinking first as a strategist and secondarily as a technician, Fry uses his unique methodology to hand-pick ETFs in 26 subcategories, ranging from different market capitalizations and approaches, to sector and subsector-specific ETFs, to dividend and high yield dividend ETFs. The book offers a detailed look at Fry's ETF picking methodology, a bird's eye view of the evolving ETF landscape, as well as a look ahead at what the markets may have in store for us.