About Us

A Leading Financial Advisor For Over 23 Years

B & A Sector Watch is an investment advisory firm launched in 1999 to capitalize on the market prowess of Bob Benkovich, our registered investment adviser.  Bob provides the market timing for individuals, pensions, trusts and retirement plans.

“…impressive … and kept his promises.”

– Reno Gazette Journal on Assemblyman Bob Benkovich

A graduate of Villanova University, Bob completed his course work for a doctorate in Social Psychology at the University of Nevada at Reno, before earning his Ph. D. credential at the The University of Bedford. A former member of the Nevada Legislature, Bob was dubbed a “market guru” by the Reno Gazette-Journal for his impressive fifteen-year market gains and prowess in 1999, Bob holds a Series 65 credential.

Bob did not accept a Senatorial Scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania right after high school but entered the Augustinian monastery instead. When his destiny changed direction, he got a job with Leonard Tose, former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, where he worked his way through college at Villanova University, helping dispatch deliveries over a tri-state area with Tose Trucking.

Bob Benkovich

After graduating from Villanova University with a degree in the industrial social sciences, Bob moved to Nevada. He won election to the State legislature in the mid-1970s as a Nevada State Assemblyman serving on the powerful Commerce and Labor & Management Committees. 

Careers have overlapped since moving to Nevada:


Nevada State Assemblyman serving on Commerce and Labor and Management Committees


  • Partner in the 2,000-plus acre Dry Valley Ranch in North Washoe County, Nevada. The ranch was eventually bought out by a team of Californians who appreciated the fact that 1200 acres extended into their home state and had marketable potential.
  • A Doctoral candidate at the University of Nevada at Reno, he completed his course work for a doctorate in Social Psychology, studying under Social Psychology’s trail-blazer Carl Backman who co-authored the definitive text in the area.
  • As a casino supervisor, Bob worked for two pioneers in northern Nevada gaming history: Lincoln Fitzgerald at his Nevada Club and John Ascuaga at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks doing various duties, including casino shift manager, at both properties.

With a nest egg to invest in the mid-1980s, Bob used the discipline required in graduate school to learn from the stock market masters.  Bob B. now has a collection of 66 … not just 2 dozen anymore .. signed volumes by stock market and trading legends that form the cornerstone of his extensive library. 

Encouraged by friends and family who have benefited from his market prowess over the past thirteen years, Bob registered as an investment advisor in 1999. Now everyone can join the man dubbed a “market guru” by the Reno Gazette-Journal in his sector market moves.

Bob Benkovich and Joe Rickcts, founder of TD Ameritrade and former owner of the Chicago Cubs.

Bob Benkovich with former presidential candidate Steve Forbes.

Bob Benkovich with the late John Bogle, the founder of Vanguard.

Bob Benkovich at Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway office Saratoga Springs, New York.