David Rea, president of Salem Investment Counselors in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Salem Investment Counselors
Stock prices are “OK” — neither cheap nor pricy — given prevailing interest rates and other factors like federal stimulus money that’s been pumped into the U.S. economy since the spring, according to David Rea, the president of Salem Investment Counselors.
The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based financial-advice firm ranked No. 1 on CNBC’s second annual Financial Advisor 100 list. The firm, which manages $1.75 billion in client assets, also placed first in 2019, when CNBC debuted its list of top advisors.
“We think probably, like last year, the market’s OK,” Rea said Tuesday on CNBC’s Power Lunch program.
“When adjusted for interest rates where they are, it seems fine,” Rea said. “We’re looking at an economic reopening, I think. We’re looking at some good science on the horizon [via] probable vaccines, probably treatments [for Covid-19].”