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Building All Aspects of Gameday Strategy

Like a well-run football team, portfolio managers should consider offering long-term investors all three facets of game strategy: offense, defense, and special teams. Marv Levy, former head coach of the Buffalo Bills who led the team to an unprecedented four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, explained, “There’s these parts to football—offense, defense, and special teams. You’d no more ignore special teams than you would ignore offense and defense.” He further defined these three different areas of focus, which are all going on [...]

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Will Higher Interest Rates Huff and Puff Your House Down?

Ever since (think back approximately a year-and-a-half) rates began their slow upward movement, income investors have experienced a certain degree of worry about the “big bad wolf” blowing down their carefully constructed investment “abodes.” Thankfully, as Sheaff Brock senior portfolio manager JR Humphreys, CFA, CAIA explains, if you’ve “built” for the longer term (planning a longer holding period), there may be little reason for concern. In fact, Humphreys pointed out in an October interview with our SheaffBriefs editor, since December [...]

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Do Rising Interest Rates Put Investors Behind the Curve? It Ain’t Necessarily So.

Rates are rising. They will likely keep rising; accept that and adjust, is the message astute investors should be receiving. Rates are rising. They will likely keep rising; accept that and adjust, is the message astute investors should be receiving. When we compare the rates on U.S. Treasury bonds now to those of one year ago, Sheaff Brock Managing Director Dave Gilreath observes, at every maturity, rates are higher now by 60 to 95 basis points. Actually, he adds, U.S. 10-year [...]

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The Anomalies and Advantages of Exchange-Traded Funds

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), often described as “baskets” of marketable securities, contain anywhere from 30 or 40 stocks to thousands, with the typical ETF containing companies numbering in the hundreds. Asked to compare owning ETFs to owning individual stocks, Sheaff Brock joint venture partner Mark Salzinger sees the “baskets” as a risk-reduction strategy, because with ETFs, investors are exposed to a broad range of companies. In fact, through ETFs, investors can gain exposure to “satellite” or niche positions, Salzinger adds—anything from [...]

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REITs – The Timing may be Just Right

Investment income can be rather hard to find these days, as you’ve no doubt noticed. With interest rates in “the 2’s,” (not to mention the risk of principal loss when, as Kiplinger predicts, those rates likely rise), it’s time to get strategic, taking a broader look at portfolio possibilities. When both stock and bond markets become more unpredictable, Sheaff Brock feels it becomes important to diversify into assets that are less correlated with traditional stock, bond, and cash holdings. [...]

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Active vs. Passive: “Stand Up and Be Counted”

One question any investor must consider, Sheaff Brock Managing Director Dave Gilreath agrees, is whether to take an active or passive approach to investing. While there is certainly room for both approaches in an investor’s portfolio, he concedes, ’tis the season for the stock picker and sector picker to stand up and be counted. Why? “Markets are not cheap right now,” Gilreath explained in an interview with our SheaffBriefs editor, “whether judged by ‘price-to-sales’ or ‘price-to-book.’” Unlike 2009, for example, [...]

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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 [...]

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Make Room for REITs in Your Portfolio

Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are companies that own, and in most cases manage, income-producing real estate. In today’s environment, REITs may make a lot of sense for investors seeking diversification and yield. Perhaps you’ve avoided owning income-producing real estate because you’re uncomfortable losing liquidity. Since REITs trade on major exchanges like stocks, they offer the potential for a more liquid stake in real estate. In fact, as Investopedia explains, the three primary advantages of REITs include: active [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]