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Advice to the Advisors

two puppies | the difference between SPX and SPY | Sheaff Brock Institutional Group

Have Your Clients Warmed to SPY and SPX? What’s the Diff?

“Many advisors have warmed to using options and products that use options in their portfolios in 2018,” Christopher Robbins writes in Financial Advisor magazine. “They have been encouraged by both more volatile markets in stocks and bonds and by the increasing ease and efficiency of applying the strategies.” In fact, not that long ago, the Chicago Board Options Exchange reported a new monthly volume record in October 2018 for S&P 500 options, at 41.4 million contracts traded. Two of the most [...]

Advice to the Advisors

Lens Viewing Downside Risk Analysis | Sheaff Brock Institutional Group

Innovative Research Approach Sees Stocks Through a Different Lens

As the longest bull market in history continues its (generally) upward trajectory, and as debates rage about recent “corrections,” Sheaff Brock portfolio managers continue to focus on analyzing and managing downside risk. Motley Fool, by the way, reminds investors of 5 very important things about corrections: 1. They happen. 2. They rarely last long. 3. We can’t reliably predict them. 4. They only matter in the short term. 5. They represent great buying opportunities. Keeping all five of those “tenets” in [...]