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Advice to the Advisors

Preferred Stock as Portfolio Ballast | Sheaff Brock Institutional

Preferred Stock as Portfolio Ballast

“Corporate bonds and preferred stocks are two of the most common ways for a company to raise capital,” Ravi Srikant writes in Investopedia, and income-seeking investors, he says, can make good use of both. While bonds make regular interest payments, preferreds pay fixed dividends, Srikant explains, going on to note three qualities the two investment types share: Interest rate sensitivity—the security’s price falls when interest rates rise. Callability—the issuer has the right to call back the security and issue [...]

Advice to the Advisors

Sheaff Brock Institutional Group | Active vs Passive Investment Strategy | Core and Satellite appraoch

The Core & Satellite Approach to the Market of Stocks

When it comes to advising investors, RIAs must don teachers’ caps. Clients have become comfortable (perhaps in their do-it-yourself years before meeting you) with either a largely passive (index fund) approach to investing or, at the opposite extreme, have become used to populating their portfolios with individual stock picks. Going forward, those clients now look to you for insight. Few discussions have the potential for you to offer them true guidance more than the passive vs. active “debate.” Active [...]