Sheaff Brock is making news in the investment industry. Dave Gilreath, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, is a contributor of investment news for abcnews.com. He also contributes his perspectives on the investment market to FA Playbook, the opinion column for financial advisors’ on CNBC.com.
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Grocery Shopping in the Era of 'Whole Amazon', by David Gilreath, principal at Sheaff Brock, for abcnews.com's Market Moves
We compare the possible synergies from Amazon's plan to aqcuire Whole Foods Market to some of the companies' obvious (and not so obvious) competitors, and consider what may be 'in store' for the way we buy groceries in the future.
A Portfolio Diversifier for a Rising Rate Environment, by David Gilreath, principal at Sheaff Brock, for cnbc.com
REITs - investments in the equity of companies with real estate holdings - have historically performed well in rising rate environments. With the policy-making Fereral Open Market Committee increasing its benchmark target a quarter point (to 1.25%, for a rate that is currently 0.91%), could investing in REITs be something to consider?
With New iPhone in the Works, Apple Shares Headed Toward $200, by David Gilreath, principal at Sheaff Brock, for abcnews.com's Market Moves
Do you think Apple is heading towards the $1 trillion mark? This month, we look at the how, and the why, behind the lofty analyst estimate, and what effect a market down-turn could have on the tech giant.
Too Much Cash on the Books Should be a Red Flag for Investors, by David Gilreath, principal at Sheaff Brock, for cnbc.com
Is having too much cash on hand just as bad as having too little? We look at which types of companies are sitting on piles of gold, why they think it can hurt (or hinder), and what this might mean for the shareholders.
Riding the Uptrend in Housing Construction, by David Gilreath, principal at Sheaff Brock, for abcnews.com's Market Moves
After 10 years of under-building, the home construction industry has turned brisk and is gaining momentum as consumers of various ages, motivated by high consumer confidence, seek new places to live. We look at how you can participate in the ride - through seeking to own the stock of various builders, investing in industry ETFs, and considering REITs.
The Case for Market Pessimism Versus Optimism, by David Gilreath, principal at Sheaff Brock, for abcnews.com's Market Moves
After the wild ride of January and February 2017, the 300 point decline of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from early March to early April came as a bit of a let down. We look at the possible causes for this growing investor skittishness, and also review some of the positives that are, conversely, encouraging the optimists.
How Investors Might Navigate Trump's Likely Reforms, by David Gilreath, principal at Sheaff Brock, for abcnews.com's Market Moves
It has become something of a parlor game to predict President Trump's new financial policies and initiatives - even harder may be forecasting the effects these modifications will have on investment markets. We muse over what could happen if there are major changes made to the Dodd-Frank Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Department of Labor's pending fiduciary rule, and a possible Corporate Tax Rate decrease.
How to Handle the Coming Bond Market Turbulence, by David Gilreath, principal at Sheaff Brock, for abcnews.com's Market Moves
Last month we looked at the stock market - this time, we're taking some (educated) guesses about what is looming on the Bond Market horizon. Also, some ways you can protect yourself from a bumpy market arising from anticipated rate changes (including keeping your money in cash, considering preferred stocks, and playing the waiting game).
Send in the Bulls: 2017 Could Be a Banner Year for Stocks, by David Gilreath, principal at Sheaff Brock, for abcnews.com's Market Moves
'What will 2017 have in store for the stock market?' - the question in everyone's mind. With the S&P 500 up more than 10 percent for 2016, many market experts are looking to see continued growth during this upcoming year. We take a closer look at why this is the expectation, how you might participate, and what hiccups we could run into along the way.
Surge in Stock Buybacks Raises Questions for Investors, by David Gilreath, principal at Sheaff Brock, for abcnews.com's Market Moves
Corporate America is on a spending spree this year - not to hire new talent or purchase new equipment, but to buy back its own shares. But how do we know if a buyback is a signal of good times to come or a warning of possible struggles on the horizon? We look at when this strategy has and has not worked, and outline some factors to consider if you own shares of a company engaging in buybacks.
How Investors Can Increase Returns Without Undue Risk, by David Gilreath, principal at Sheaff Brock, for abcnews.com's Market Moves
In a slow-growth environment that could linger for years, where can investors accustomed to the strong market of mid-2009-2014 look for robust returns? This month, we compare the slow-and-steady approach of buying value stocks and positioning for dividends to some slightly-riskier but hopefully speedier alternatives.
How to Win the Value Stock Waiting Game, by David Gilreath, principal at Sheaff Brock, for abcnews.com's Market Moves
We take a look at some of the approaches to value (or 'contrarian') investing, and why value stocks may be making a comeback for those willing to be patient.