Eric Ervin

Eric Ervin is the Co-founder, President, and CEO of Reality Shares, Inc., and President of Reality Shares ETF Trust.  Mr. Ervin launched Reality Shares in 2012 to help mitigate stock market volatility on investment portfolios and deliver fundamental solutions to market instability.  Through the creation of quantitative tools and techniques, and development of leading investment analytics, he has developed innovative strategies to capture real corporate growth using derivative securities and structured products in index portfolios.  Prior to the inception of Reality Shares, Mr. Ervin served 14 years as a Certified Financial Planner practitioner and a Chartered Financial Consultant at Morgan Stanley where he built the Ervin Miller Group, a highly-recognized wealth management franchise. Eric Ervin is a Registered Representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

Recent Articles By The Author

The Stock Market Is Poised to Move Lower, This Indicator Reveals

The Stock Market Is Poised to Move Lower, This Indicator Reveals

This indicator of stock market health shows equities are ready to make a move lower.

Utilities Lost 2 Years' Worth of Dividends When the Sector Tanked

Utilities Lost 2 Years' Worth of Dividends When the Sector Tanked

On Sept. 23, utilities were the best-performing sector in 2016, but in just two weeks they lost nearly 50% of the years' gains and two years' worth of dividends.

The Fed's Bank Stress Tests Are Good News for Stock Dividends -- Here's Why

The Fed's Bank Stress Tests Are Good News for Stock Dividends -- Here's Why

Passing grades for U.S. banks in the latest Federal Reserve stress tests are good news for dividend growth.

Here's How to Invest in the Recovery in Energy and Materials Stocks

Here's How to Invest in the Recovery in Energy and Materials Stocks

Investors have made a major shift by taking a risk-on approach with energy and materials, as once-hot sectors such as health care and information technology have fizzled.

Looking for Dividends Amid an Uncertain Interest Rate Environment

Looking for Dividends Amid an Uncertain Interest Rate Environment

If chosen properly, companies that consistently increase their dividends are generally better positioned to absorb shocks to the general market

Shareholder Activism: Stock Buybacks or Dividends?

Shareholder Activism: Stock Buybacks or Dividends?

The dedication to dividends and dividend growth is what sets good companies apart from the pack, in good and bad times. ExxonMobil's dedication to buybacks is another matter completely.

The Stock Market's Technical Picture Is Getting Even Gloomier, This Indicator Shows

The Stock Market's Technical Picture Is Getting Even Gloomier, This Indicator Shows

Consumer discretionary stocks have become the fifth of 10 broad market sectors to generate a bearish signal from Reality Shares Advisors’ Guard Indicator, solidifying a negative technical trend.

Why Freeport-McMoRan Is the Worst Stock in the World

Why Freeport-McMoRan Is the Worst Stock in the World

The trend is definitely not Freeport-McMoRan's friend. This post is part of TheStreet's ongoing search to find the Worst Stock in the World.

10 Most-Solid Dividend Stocks to Buy in This Volatile Market

10 Most-Solid Dividend Stocks to Buy in This Volatile Market

Now that volatility is the norm rather than the exception, investors can take steps to become better positioned and prepared for the bear market.

Why Dividend Growth Stocks Are a Solid Strategy for Falling Skies and Rising Rates

Why Dividend Growth Stocks Are a Solid Strategy for Falling Skies and Rising Rates

Yes, it looks like we're headed for a bear market. In such an environment, dividend growth stocks are a wise investment.