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When Diversifying Has Too Many Downsides

Strategies for Concentrated Equity Positions Part One: Covered Calls Whether through love or happenstance, like many investors, you may have ended up with a very large investment position in one company or in several companies within the same industry. Perhaps you received stock from an employer as part of your retirement package....

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A Bad Start, But We’ve Been Here—And Worse—Before

There’s something familiar about all this…haven’t we been here before? Wait a minute….all these things are familiar—the war, the inflation, the economy, the politics, the societal unrest…. Indeed, we have been here, four decades ago, for example. In fact, Sheaff Brock Managing Director Dave Gilreath was there, 40 years ago. And, after more than forty years...

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Value Stocks Could Hit the Comeback Trail

“Already, some small cap value stocks are outperforming the broader category of small caps,” observes Sheaff Brock Managing Partner Dave Gilreath. There are various indications, Gilreath adds, that the long period in which growth stocks dominated the stock market may be moving towards an end. Growth vs. value With both growth and value...

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Tax Hike?

“Tax increases may not be the obstacle that many investors expect,” according to Fidelity Viewpoints. Other economic factors may play a more important role, especially when sizable federal spending serves as an offset. Sheaff Brock Managing Director Dave Gilreath tends to agree. “The global economy is a good policeman of tax rates,” Gilreath says,...

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Market Bubbles and the Big Picture

A basic characteristic of financial bubbles, Troy Segal wrote recently in Investopedia, is the suspension of disbelief while a speculative stock price surge is happening. It’s only after a bubble has burst that it is recognized, much to investors’ chagrin. The term “bubble” itself refers to a situation in which a...

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Innovation Set to Spur New Roarin’ 20s-Style Market

The stock market is a forward-looking animal, explains Sheaff Brock Managing Director Dave Gilreath, yet signs indicate that clues to what lies ahead may be found in our Roarin’ 20s’ USA past. There is a very real potential for the Dow Jones Industrial Average to hit 50,000 by the year 2027, Gilreath...

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The Direction of the Market—Debunking Popular Beliefs

It might seem the stuff of a Ripley’s Believe It or Not episode, but, over the past more than 70 years, both the stock market and the economy performed better under Democratic presidents than under Republican leadership. The score for the S&P 500? As Markets Insider chronicles, 10.8% to 5.6% in favor of Democrats.  Oh, well,...

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