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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 [...]

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Harvesting Losses can be about More than Taxes

Tax loss harvesting is the practice of selling a security that has experienced a loss. By realizing, or “harvesting” that loss, investors are able to offset taxes on both gains and income. The sold security might be replaced by a similar one to maintain the same asset allocation strategy. How does tax loss harvesting work? An advantage of taxable accounts is the ability to use the losses that inevitably occur in some years to lower your tax bill. There are three [...]

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After the Recent Election, There’s New Reason to Love the Unloved

In certain oversold industries, it’s been a long, long stretch with stocks deprived of investors’ love and appreciation, observes Sheaff Brock Chief Investment Officer Dave Gilreath. Over-regulation and disfavor have swung the “affection pendulum” away from certain basic areas of our economy, Gilreath points out, including: pharmaceuticals industrials “traditional” energy (coal, natural gas, oil) After all, Gilreath reasons, with an aging population, the importance of pharmaceuticals and medical devices isn’t going away. Similarly, as the Energy Xchange emphasizes, “renewables have [...]

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With Put Options, Portfolio Strategy is of Premium Importance

While put option buyers are interested in insuring their risk, put option sellers (also called put writers) are willing to take on that risk in exchange for additional portfolio income, explains Dave Gilreath, Sheaff Brock Managing Director. That income takes the form of premiums paid by the put buyer to the put seller. Put writing is a strategy whereby an investor writes a contract, selling that contract to a buyer. The contract obligates the put seller to buy share at [...]

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Selling Put Options: A Strategy for Those Who Want a Bit More

There are two main reasons, explain James Cordler and Michael Gross, writing in Futuresmag.com, for the popularity of option selling: investors’ ability to generate reliable income generally positive performance under varying market conditions However, the authors caution, there is no free lunch here, and option selling has its own set of risks. Two mistakes Cordler and Gross see investors make include: selling too many options relative to account size being too concentrated in a particular market sector Dave Gilreath, manager of [...]

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Don’t Let “False Negatives” Lead to “False Fixes”

Whenever we see portfolio losses, the alarm system in our brain tends to go into overdrive – “Don’t just stand there – DO something!” it silently screams to our more rational selves.  And the more often we look and listen to financial media messages, Jay Mooreland, author of The Emotional Investor, points out,  the more our amygdala, fear center of the brain, is likely to exert its uncanny power over our actions. When logic is allowed to prevail, on the other [...]