Name: Mitchell Clark, B. Comm.
Bio: Mitchell is a Senior Editor at Lombardi Financial specializing in small-cap stocks. He’s the editor of a variety of popular Lombardi Financial newsletters, such as Penny Stock Reporter, Micro-Cap Stocks, and Monster Profits. Mitchell, who has been with Lombardi Financial for 17 years, won the Jack Madden Prize in economic history and is a long-time student of equity markets. Prior to joining Lombardi, Mitchell was as a stock broker for a large investment bank. Add Mitchell Clark to your Google+ circles
Why This Lofty Stock Market Requires an Abundance of Caution
Even with some better economic news, it’s very important that investors not lose sight of the fact that the stock market is due for a massive correction.
The run-up since the beginning of the year … Read More
How Barbecue Charcoal Reveals the Truth About the U.S. Economy
In a rare miss for a consumer products business, The Clorox Company (NYSE/CLX) disappointed the stock market by reporting very flat first-quarter numbers.
It’s more evidence that real economic growth continues to be elusive.
The … Read More
Why Corporations Are Ducking New Investment in the U.S. Economy
If there is good news to be had, it is that corporations are increasing their dividends.
The unprecedented amounts of cash floating through the economic system have fostered an unfortunate environment in which corporations don’t … Read More
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Jagged U.S. Economy
Get ready for a stock market shakedown. It’s coming. It’s overdue.
I’m not as worried about blue chips. It’s the smaller companies that are all over the place, both operationally and on the stock market…. Read More
Three Reasons Why Institutions Are Buying Stocks and Why Investors Need to Be Extremely Cautious
Very soon, the stock market will be overbought. It’s time to be extremely cautious.
Even in the face of mixed earnings and economic news, institutional investors keep buying this market. And while fundamentals don’t particularly … Read More
Lumber Sales Forecasting Stronger Housing Market?
Reflecting the strength in the U.S. housing market, Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE/WY) reported very good financial results in its first quarter.
The company’s 2013 first-quarter revenues leapt to $1.95 billion, way up from $1.49 billion in … Read More
Consumer Staples No Longer a Buy in This Market
The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE/PG) is likely a company that a lot of people have in their stock market portfolios, whether they’re saving for retirement or are actually in retirement now. It remains a … Read More
Is It Time to Jump On or Fall Off the Stock Market Bandwagon?
If corporate earnings are coming in as expected and first-quarter revenues are light, the one thing that is very noticeable is the continuing improvement in balance sheets.
Cash and cash equivalents continue to see increases, … Read More
Why Corporations Aren’t Investing in the Economy—Again
Revenues are coming in light, but earnings are holding up.
Now that it’s the heart of earnings season, it’s a good time to reevaluate portfolios for risk.
There is still a lot that could go … Read More
Online Retailers Holding Up, but Are They Worth the Investment Risk?
Earnings season is in full swing, and it’s looking like the retail/merchandising sectors are doing relatively well. The data support the case that consumers are spending again; whether this is sustainable or not is another … Read More
Why Chipotle Mexican Grill Represents the Economy’s Overall Predicament
Restaurants are one stock market sector that’s worth paying attention to.
If people feel more confident and have more disposable cash, they spend money in restaurants.
Earnings in the group have been all over the … Read More
Earnings Results Ahead of the Economy, Day of Reckoning on the Horizon
Corporations are reporting a mixed bag this earnings season. Some companies are outperforming, while others have come in just a little bit short with their numbers.
The one thing I would say, however, is that … Read More
How Drugs, Eye Care, Protein Drinks, and Dog Food Beat the Stock Market
Any stock market portfolio that’s being used to save for retirement or otherwise, should have some exposure to the pharmaceutical industry.
But instead of pure play corporations like a discovery biotechnology firm, there are great … Read More
Three Reasons Why This Stock Market Can Accelerate on Bad News
It’s now the avalanche of corporate earnings season, and so far, it’s not too bad.
There are going to be disappointments. And there will be even more disappointments. But on balance, I don’t care what … Read More
Why Plunging Commodity Prices Are Great for the Stock Market
The big drop in the value of many commodities is very good news for this stock market.
All of a sudden, raw materials are cheaper in price. This is going to translate right to the … Read More
Why the Dow Theory Indicator Needs to Confirm This Stock Market
The Dow Jones Transportation Average continues to be one of the most important stock market sub-indices to follow.
The Dow Jones Transportation Average is an old economy gauge, one that is part of Dow theory, … Read More
How NIKE Is Defying the Odds as a Global Brand
Sporting goods store Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE/CAB) is up 20 points on the stock market since the beginning of the year.
In the fourth quarter of 2012, the company reported that comparable store sales grew 12%. … Read More
Mountains of Cash Growing; Will Corporations Stop Hoarding and Pay Out?
Corporations, like investors everywhere, are very reticent about current business conditions. They have been this way for years. And they have way too much cash, which is why dividends have been increasing.
The financial crisis … Read More
Stock Market’s Vulnerable, but These Stocks Just Don’t Care
Right now, there is still some incredibly positive action in this stock market.
Following the major stock market indices is useful, but some of the best stocks out there are significantly outperforming these indices.
Leadership … Read More
Why These Stocks Will Continue to Be Number One in 2013
Investing isn’t all about managing returns; it’s also about managing risk.
Risk is high right now in all categories: real estate, stocks, bonds, currencies, and even cash. On the cusp of a new earnings season, … Read More
Risk Alert: Business Cycles About to Collide
It’s time for all stock market investors to re-evaluate their portfolio risk.
If a new bull market happens to develop, it’s easy to jump on the bandwagon. But with so much uncertainty and risk out … Read More
Global Sovereign Debt Skyrockets, Bubble to Burst
“Risk” is a four-letter word.
It’s the kind of thing you wish you spent a lot more time thinking about before a shock actually happens.
Right now, the Federal Reserve is re-inflating assets while sovereign … Read More
Why Farmers Are Key to the Commodity Price Cycle
Farmers really are the best customers.
Monsanto Company (NYSE/MON) has become more than a 10-bagger since listing on the stock market. Its performance over the last year has been good, and the company just beat … Read More
Stock Market Flying High, but What About Risk?
The performance of many blue chips—consumer staples stocks, in particular—is really stunning. And looking at the shares and how much they’ve moved on the stock market, even since the beginning of the year, you really … Read More
Tune out the Noise: Three Ways to Improve Your Stock Picking
Lots of people own stocks. Lots of people like to trade the stock market, invest in the stock market, and short the stock market. Like everything else, being a good stock-picker takes practice.
So here … Read More
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