Active portfolio management for REIT investment strategy at Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors

You Can’t “Peanut Butter” REIT Diversification

Sure, diversification is key when selecting holdings for a Real Estate Investment Trust portfolio, Sheaff Brock Director Jim Murphy acknowledges. But you can’t just take a “peanut butter” approach to the real estate market, he cautions, spreading resources evenly among different sectors and assuming investment magic will ensue. After all, he reminded our SheaffBriefs editor, different sectors perform differently in different economic times. In times of high population growth and high job creation, for example, it may make sense to [...]

Healthcare REITs, real estate investment trust, Sheaff Brock REIT portfolio

Is There a Vacancy in Your Portfolio?

As markets have become more unpredictable, investors have begun to seek assets that are less correlated with traditional stock, bond, and cash holdings. While owning real estate has always been one way to diversify assets, direct ownership of property has two big challenges: as an investment, real estate is illiquid; maintaining property can be expensive and time consuming. Since 1960, however, as Sheaff Brock Director Jim Murphy explains, REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) have allowed investors the best of both [...]

Sheaff Brock REITs portfolio investment strategy

The Importance of REITs in a Diversified Portfolio

A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a company that owns, and in most cases operates, income-producing real estate. In today’s environment, Sheaff Brock Managing Director Ron Brock explains, REITS can make a lot of sense for investors searching for diversification and yield. While direct ownership of income-producing real estate typically means loss of liquidity, REITS trade on major exchanges like stocks and can provide investors with an extremely liquid stake in real estate. In fact, the three primary advantages [...]

Sheaff Brock investment advisors Indianapolis experienced money management

Duel over the Rule

“What’s it all about?” you may be asking, hearing the talking heads go on about the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule. “The Rule,” debated for years, became official under President Obama, and was scheduled to be phased in starting April 10, 2017. The rule expands the “investment advice fiduciary” definition under Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).  Meanwhile, a special memorandum issued by President Trump attempted to delay the rule’s implementation by 180 days so that the [...]

Sheaff Brock perspectives on investing for retirement dividend income and growth

Not Your Grandfather’s Retirement Portfolio

“We are living in an interesting time,” says Sheaff Brock Director and National Sales Manager, Jim Murphy, “and three factors are going to make all the difference when it comes to retirement planning.” Those factors are: Longevity Low capital market expectations Low interest rates (with the threat of ‘rising interest rates’ looming) Murphy believes that, “The idea of basing your sole retirement income on dividends and interest [from your investment portfolio] can be a challenge for investors facing retirement. Investors [...]

Sheaff Brock | Mid-Cap stocks may be just right asset category; just like Goldilocks' chair

Could Mid-Cap Serve as the Goldilocks Asset Category?

Remember the story of Goldilocks and how the little girl tried sitting in each of the Three Bears’ chairs? After rejecting the first two chairs because they were the wrong size, she tries the third: “Ahhh, this chair is just right,” she sighs. Most investors look at small stocks (they’re exciting) or large cap stocks (they’re familiar). But midcap stocks can be the “forgotten” asset class that may turns out to be “just right,” points out Sheaff Brock portfolio manager [...]

Sheaff Brock's perspective on whether the bull market will continue in 2017

Sumthin’ or Nuthin’ – What’s the Verdict on the Market?

“For next year, no strategist at a top Wall Street firm forecasts that the bull market will end,” writes Akin Oydele in Business Insider prior to the end of 2016. In fact, Oydele adds, “many expect America’s largest companies to return to earnings growth.” To put it in the vernacular of Dave Gilreath’s brother-in-law, market performance in 2017 looks to be a real “sumthin’.” (Gilreath, a Sheaff Brock Managing Director and its Chief Investment Officer, has a brother-in-law who rates [...]

Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors - recommendations for financial planning and investment strategy for distribution phase of retirement

More from Sheaff Brock about Angela’s Angst

Wealth manager Jerry Miccolis, CFP®, CFA, writing in the Journal of Financial Planning, created a character named Angela who, as she and her husband enter the “distribution phase” of their financial lives, is concerned about her financial future. What advice might YOU give to Angela? Miccolis asks other investment advisers. In an interview with our Sheaff Brock editor, wealth manager and financial planner Paul Coan responds. In Miccolis’ construct Angela is particularly uneasy about four specific pieces of investment advice [...]

Sheaff Brock financial planning advice for distribution phase of retirement

Sheaff Brock Addresses Angela’s Angst

Angela isn’t a real person, merely a “fictional amalgam” created by wealth manager Jerry Miccolis, CFP®, CFA, writing in the Journal of Financial Planning. But Angela’s concerns about her financial future, Miccolis claims, are very real indeed, typical of the angst many clients feel as they enter the “distribution” phase of their financial lives. “Readers of my prior contributions to the Journal will probably know how I would respond if Angela came to me,” Miccolis writes. “What advice would YOU [...]

Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors - post-election investment strategies

In the Wake of the Election, Looking to the Long Term

“Myths abound, but when it comes to your portfolio, it doesn’t matter much which party winds up in the White House,” at least according to Anne Kates Smith, senior editor of the Kiplinger Report. Conventional wisdom might suggest that Republicans are more “business-friendly” than Democrats, yet when we look back to 1900, it appears Democrats have actually been slightly better for stocks. Dave Gilreath, Sheaff Brock’s Chief Investment Officer, isn’t getting rattled by the post-election turmoil, either. Gilreath’s outlook on [...]