The advisors at Salem Investment Counselors are always available for written and live interviews. To check availability, please contact David Rea at or 336-768-7230.

October 2023
Salem Investment Counselors named the fastest growing Investment Advisor in North Carolina by CityWire
October 2023
David Rea comments on CNBC how investors should prepare for a possible recession or soft landing.
October 2023
David Rea shows why staying calm and focusing on the long term in a volatile market is critical.

May 2023

Salem Investment Counselors is proud to have been named one of the Best Financial Advisory Firms in the country by USA Today.
Learn more about the methodology and ranking at USA Today’s Website.

January 2023

David Rea discusses the recent movement in the markets.
David suggests that the markets are likely to turn around before the economy.
November 2022
David Rea and other managers discuss the recent market rally on CNBC
Moving into the year end managers talk about the volatility in the markets.
October 2022
Dale Brown shares some insights on how to qualify for the 0% long-term capital gains rate even with a six-figure income.
June 2022
Kip Keener shares thoughts on how to save for purchasing a home
Although interest rates are rising, it should not necessarily discourage people from starting the home-buying process…
May 2022
David Rea discusses what Investors need to do during this difficult market period
Investors need to keep their emotions under control in this volatile market…
October 2021
Salem Investment Counselors has been ranked the #1 Financial Advisory Firm in the Southeast for the third year in a row according to CNBC.
Salem Investment Counselors (Salem) is ranked as the top financial advisory firm in the Southeast and #2 in the nation on the CNBC FA 100 list for 2021. (CNBC FA 100….
September 2021
Joyner Edmundson, CFA has earned the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing
Salem Investment Counselors is pleased to announce that Joyner Edmundson has earned the Certificate in Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Investing from the CFA Institute. The certificate has been recognized by the United Nations Principles…
July 2021
Market Reflections from the First Half of 2021 with Joe McCaffrey, CIO
Joe McCaffrey appeared as a guest commentator on Asset tV to discuss the first half of 2021 and strategies for the remainder of the year.
December 11, 2020
#1 Financial Advisory Firm Shares Investment Advice
David Rea appeared as guest commentator on Asset TV to discuss 2020 client strategies.
December 11, 2020
Common Investment Mistakes to Avoid in 2021
Joe McCaffrey discusses why staying invested is key to long-term success.
October 30, 2020
Meet the financial advisor ranked No. 1 two years in a row by CNBC
For the second year, Salem Investment Counselors has been ranked No. 1 by CNBC among over 35,000 financial advisors across the country. Learn more about David Rea, President of Salem Investment Counselors, and how he approaches life and managing client assets.
October 28, 2020
Dale Brown was a guest commentator on the Smart Money Circle podcast
Dale relates how he got into the investment business and how he works with clients to develop long-term relationships.
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October 6, 2020
David Rea appears on CNBC to discuss the state of the stock market and Salem’s #1 ranking
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.
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October 6, 2020
CNBC Interview with David Rea on what has made Salem successful
David Rea discusses the long-term customer focused approach that has made Salem Investment Counselors successful for over 40 years. Even during the 2020 pandemic Salem has stayed true to its core principals.

October 6, 2020

How was Salem Investment Counselors selected as the #1 Financial Advisory firm by CNBC?
Salem Investment Counselors was selected as the #1 Financial Advisory firm in the country for 2019 and 2020 by CNBC out of over 35,000 firms. To learn more about how the ranking was compiled, please view the video explaining the methodology at the link below.
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October 5, 2020
Kip Keener discusses the use of technology by investment advisors during the pandemic with CNBC
Advisory firms have had to find ways to be able to adapt through the use of virtual technologies to keep their meetings going with clients. That newfound comfort will probably change advisory practices well into the future.
October 4, 2020
Dale Brown discusses what inspired him to help others manage their money with CNBC
I grew up in a family business, [and] what I learned in the family business was perhaps as important in working with people as everything I learned in college.

March 18, 2020

David Rea as guest commentator on CNBC Market News program
David Rea talks about his take on the market and what a middle aged investor should do in this environment.
December 19, 2019
David Rea on Asset TV: Advice for Financial Advisors and Investors
David Rea talks markets and shares his advice for financial advisors and investors heading into the new year. He is President of Salem Investment Counselors, which took the #1 spot this year on CNBC’s FA 100 list.

November 25, 2019

Dale Brown discusses why financial advisors should strive for a higher standard with CNBC
While advisors recognize situations that may merit life insurance, some — particularly fee-only registered investment advisors or RIAs — have been put off by the conflicts that arise from recommending commission-based products.
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Dale Brown comments on The Worst Money Mistakes These Top Advisors Have Seen Investors Make
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Dale Brown comments on the Changes and Challenges That Are Keeping Top Advisors Up At Night
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Dale Brown comments on Succession Plans for Financial Advisors
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Dale Brown comments on What Inspired Him to Become An Investment Advisor
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Dale Brown comments on the Best Financial Advice that He Ever Received