Truly personalized asset management.

Our Philosophy

We aim to build a properly diversified portfolio of high-quality, well-researched investments for our clients. Operating under the philosophy of ‘buy and manage’, we plan to hold every security over the long term but we are always monitoring our positions and making changes when appropriate. We believe that sticking to a properly selected target risk level in both good times and bad is the best recipe for long-term investment success.

What sets us apart?

Truly Custom Approach

Our specialty is allowing clients to have real input into their investments, while still creating a properly constructed portfolio.

Dedicated Internal Research

Along with the advisors, our investment team of CFA® charter holders’ primary responsibility is to monitor clients’ positions and research new investment ideas.

Advisors Acting as Fiduciaries

Our clients can connect directly with their knowledgeable advisor who act as independent fiduciaries–having no incentive to place them in any investment product for our benefit.

Beliefs, ideals, and goals.

Your Goals

At GGS, we believe that your investment portfolio should reflect who you are. We create custom portfolios for every client, working closely with you to ensure your personal beliefs, ideals, and goals are represented within a professionally-designed, diversified portfolio.

Portfolio Management

We work closely with you to construct a portfolio made up of selected stocks, bonds and ETF's aggregated to your specific risk level.

Retirement Planning

Whether you are still working, transitioning to retirement, or already retired, we will work with you to develop a retirement plan that ensures your ability to meet your life goals.

Clients We Serve

We work with Individuals, Families, Organizations and Institutions.

Experienced. Attentive. Personal.

Working with Us

By following a disciplined selection process consisting of the following three steps, we believe that our stock picks will generate long-term risk-adjusted outperformance for our clients:

Based on academic studies and GGS research, we favor companies with the following characteristics:
  • Attractive Valuation
  • Consistent Dividend Growth
  • Low beta/volatility
  • Solid earnings quality
  • Strong profitability
  • High expected growth
We believe that the best fair value estimate of a firm’s stock price is to discount the company’s expected future cash flows at an appropriate discount rate based on risk. Unlike simple ratios like P/E and EV/EBITDA, this method is robust to accounting tricks that inflate earnings and properly incorporates future growth estimates.
  • Competitive advantages that support long-term revenue growth, profit margins and returns on capital
  • Shareholder-friendly management teams with strong records
  • Red flags such as high customer, supplier, geographic or shareholder concentration; significant lawsuits; debt or accounting issues
  • Recent news and upcoming potential catalyst events

Disciplined approach.

About Us

Formed by its members as a Registered Investment Advisory Firm, Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC provides personalized asset management, wealth management, and financial planning services for its clients.

Galvin, Gaustad, & Stein, LLC claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has been independently verified for the periods from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2019. 

Stephen R. Galvin – Principal

Stephen L. Gaustad – Principal

Mark P. Stein, CLU®, CFP® – Principal

Robert J. Krenn, CFA – Chief Investment Officer

Michael Bernstein, CFA – Director of Research

William Yurkovich, CFA, CIPM – Director of Portfolio Management

Eric Stein, CFP® – Investment Advisor/Client Services Specialist

Jordan Galvin – Investment Advisor

Jessica Galvin, CFP® – Investment Advisor/Client Services Specialist

Leah Stein Herbert – Client Services Specialist

Beth Searcy – Advisor Support

Kim Jamieson – Chief Compliance Officer

Focused.

Insights

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April 20, 2020

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March 16, 2020

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March 16, 2020

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March 9, 2020

Thoughts on the Market

March 9, 2020

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March 6, 2020

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March 6, 2020

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Galvin Gaustad & Stein LLC

Main Office:
7377 East Doubletree Ranch Road
Suite 250
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Phone: 480.776.1445
Toll-Free: 800.554.1154
Fax: 480.306.6155

service@GGSAdvisors.com

Additional locations:
Broomfield, CO
Bellevue, WA
Beverly Hills, CA
New York, NY
Pittsburgh, PA

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