Welcome to A Brighter Future

Welcome to A Brighter Future

The Laidlaw Podcast Series where we discuss relevant and timely financial matters with leading experts in the field.

Discussions With David Garrity

In this ongoing series of interviews, renowned market strategist David Garrity and Richard Calhoun, CEO of Laidlaw Wealth Management discuss the 2020 market forecast and offer invaluable insights into the capital markets in light of current events and the resulting unprecedented volatility.

A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw.In this episode Richard Calhoun, CEO of Laidlaw Wealth Management, updates us with another Monday discussion with David Garrity, Chief Market strategist at Laidlaw and Company. Topics discussed are he mixed economic numbers and market reaction, the potential banking sector stocks buying opportunity, Presidential Election and advertising, thoughts on prolonged recession and a technical analysis of the market.
A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw.In this episode Richard Calhoun, CEO of Laidlaw Wealth Management updates us with another Monday discussion with David Garrity, Chief Market Strategist at Laidlaw & Company. Topics discussed are last week’s economic data, technology stocks, negative interest rates, bitcoin and outlook for 2021.
A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw. In this episode Richard Calhoun, CEO of Laidlaw Wealth Management updates us with another Monday discussion with David Garrity, Chief Market Strategist at Laidlaw &Company. Topics discussed include, the market and impact from COVID-19, corporate earnings, Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, Federal Reserve Meeting, the future of electric vehicles and the potential bear market.
A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw. In this episode Richard Calhoun, CEO of Laidlaw Wealth Management, updates another Monday discussion with David Garrity, Chief Market Strategist at Laidlaw & Company. Topics discussed are: Markets rising oversees, COVID-19 numbers coming down and moves to open economies. More on the oil market, and a discussion on how Blockchain could be an efficient way to source medical equipment and validate COVID-19 immunity. Lastly, the Draft Kings debut thru the use of SPACE (Special Purpose Acquisition Company).

A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw. In this episode Richard Calhoun, CEO of Laidlaw Wealth Management, updates another Monday discussion with David Garrity, Chief Market Strategist at Laidlaw & Company. Topics discussed are the impact of COVID-19, economic data releases, the inflationary impact of fed stimulus, oil prices and the plan for opening up businesses in America.

A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw. In this episode Richard Calhoun, CEO of Laidlaw Wealth Management, updates another week in the markets and COVID-19 coverage with David Garrity, Chief Market strategist at Laidlaw and Company.

The topics discussed in this episode are macro level issues, the virus, oil, gold and the human elements like unemployment, social distancing and fed policies. Some recap of Laidlaw Five from December 2019 and how that impacts current issues. Please tune in for some more timely insights.

A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw. In this episode Richard Calhoun, CEO of Laidlaw Wealth Management, updates another week in the markets and COVID-19 coverage with David Garrity, Chief Market strategist at Laidlaw and Company.

The topics discussed in this episode are 1) the macro take on the market, unemployment spike and and the virus exceeding 1mm infected. 2) Trumps tweet on oil which impacted the market, what happened and where does oil go from here? 3) of the 19 bond fund categories tracked by Morningstar all but 4 were down what is happening? 4) your thoughts on the CARES Bill and it seemed to have a rough start? 5) how is COVID-19 impacting the upcoming elections? 6) were we too comfortable riding the bull market

to realize the severity of the “black swan event” of the coronavirus? 7) we understand you have created a new COVID-19 portfolio with Ken Mathieson, Head of Laidlaw Asset Management can we get a “sneak peak”?


A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw, in this episode Richard Calhoun, CEO of Laidlaw Wealth Management, updates another week of market volatility and COVID-19 with David Garrity , Chief Market Stratigest at Laidlaw & Company.

The topics discussed in this episode 1) was what happened last week just a Bear Market rally? 2) Does the Fed move last week and the $2 trillion stimulus package justify the best week for stocks since the 1930s? 3) Was the historic jobless claims simply virus related or a sign of something worse? 4) Do you think this stimulus package is enough or will we need more? 5) what guidance would you give our clients at thi time trying to navigate the markets?


A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw, in this episode Richard Calhoun, CEO of Wealth Management at Laidlaw, discusses the recent market volatility with David Garitty, Chief Market Strategist at Laidlaw.

The topics covered are 1) With the market below 20,000 where might it stabilize, 2) How does this market compare with the 2008 melt down, 3) Did getting rid of the “uptick rule” creat more downside volitility, 4) How does algorithmic trading effect the volitality, 5) How will government stimulus for individuals and small businesses help, 6) What are the positives that will give investors confidence.


A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw, in this episode Richard Calhoun, CEO of Wealth Management at Laidlaw, discusses current market and geopolitical issues with David Garitty, Chief Market Strategist at Laidlaw.

The topics covered are 1) The current market volatility, 2) Recent economic data, 3) Oil price collapse, 4) Positive outlook for the market and how to proceed, 5) COVID-19 and the healthcare system.


A BRIGHTER FUTURE Podcast Episode #1, an interview with David Garrity, CFA and Chief Market Strategist at Laidlaw & Company, 2020 forecasts which offer investors thoughts on five particular areas to take into account when considering how best to navigate capital markets in the year ahead.

Featured Guest: David Garrity

Chief Market Strategist, Laidlaw Ltd.

Mr. Garrity has had an extensive career in investment research. In 2000, Mr. Garrity was appointed Global Research Coordinator – Automotive at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. Soon after, he drew media attention during his time at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, when he put a 1,000 price target on Commerce One (CMRC). The high-profile call marked a turning point in Garrity’s analyst career as he went from Auto Analyst to Technology Analyst. Mr. Garrity is an authority on blockchain technology, highlighting the difference between cryptocurrency and the underlying blockchain.

Interviewed by: Richard J. Callhoun

Richard Calhoun

CEO, Laidlaw Wealth Management

Mr. Calhoun is the Chief Executive Offer of Laidlaw Wealth Management – a wholly subsidiary of Laidlaw Holdings. Previously Mr. Calhoun was the President of a Private Investment Boutique firm in MD/DC Metro market and prior to that was a Managing Director with Well Fargo Advisors Financial Network (FiNet), the Independent Advisor Channel of Wells Fargo Advisors. Mr. Calhoun has also held leadership roles with Smith Barney and Legg Mason. He began his career as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch.

Partner Profiles

These podcasts feature in depth interviews with partners who offer unique investment strategies and services complimenting Laidlaw’s capabilities and offering “ best in class” solutions for our clients.


A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw, in this episode Richard Calhoun, CEO of Wealth Management at Laidlaw and Company discusses thematic investment opportunities with Paul Dellaquila, President of Defiance ETFs. Defiance ETFs were created to take advantage of certain themes which weren’t covered by existing ETF providers. They currently offer three thematic ETFs 5G, Food & Sustainability and Quantum Computing and Machine Learning.

A BRIGHTER FUTURE with Laidlaw, Episode #2 an interview with Robert Holderith, CEO of Green Harvest Asset Management which provides tax beneficial investment products and services. Robert and Ken Mathieson, Head of Laidlaw Asset Management, discuss what makes Green Harvest unique within the tax-loss harvesting space.