Market Commentary

Will the Energy Sector ‘Power Up’ Again?

October 22nd, 2020
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Mitch takes a look at why Energy is performing so poorly, and what’s ahead for the sector

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The Trade-off: More Stimulus Now, Higher Debt Later

October 16th, 2020
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Mitch looks at the question of additional stimulus and how it adds to our nation’s rising deficits and debt

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Is Gold a Smart Investment Right Now?

August 5th, 2020
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The popularity of gold rises in troubled times, but a closer looks takes away some of its luster

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Is there anything to the “Sell in May” adage?

May 10th, 2019
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Bryan
W. from Santa Fe, NM asks: Hi there Mitch – I know the “Sell in May” adage
isn’t a real trading strategy, but I saw some of the statistics on it over the
weekend, and it looks to me like it actually works really well.[…]

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How Could Midterm Elections Affect the Markets

October 31st, 2018
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Martha P. from Worcester, MA asks: Hello Mitch, I’m curious if you think the midterm elections are causing any of this volatility, or if you think the election outcome could affect the markets?
Mitch’s Response: Thank you for your question, and it’s a very interesting one particularly when you consider historical trends around midterm election years.[…]

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401(k) Mistakes You Need to Avoid!

May 30th, 2018
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Pauline R. from Destin, FL asks: Hi Mitch, I just started a new job that offers several new 401(k) investment options, some of which are “target date funds” that match my retirement year. Before this, I worked at DuPont (Dow Chemical) for 25 years and grew my 401(k) with company stock and a mutual fund a co-worker recommended.[…]

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Time to Sell Tech?

April 18th, 2018
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Harvey S. from Youngstown, OH asks: Hi Mitch, with all the bad press about Facebook, and with Amazon looking like it could be in trouble too, would you say the outlook for technology companies is not looking so good at the moment?[…]

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Are You Ready for Retirement?

April 4th, 2018
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Sheila D. from Cheyenne, WY: Hi Mitch, I’ve seen a lot of articles and statistics saying that a majority of Americans aren’t ready for retirement. The main finding seems to be that people are far from having enough saved.1 My question is,[…]

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4 Best Practices for Investors

March 14th, 2018
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Paul R. from Evansville, IN asks: Hi Mitch, I’m recently retired and am taking a greater interest in investing. Don’t worry – I don’t plan on becoming a day trader or anything. I’m just wondering what you might consider some best practices for monitoring trends/news and managing my portfolio?[…]

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Are You, and Your Spouse, Prepared for Retirement?

February 7th, 2018
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Randy W. from Jacksonville, FL asks: In your interactions with clients, do you find that you only work with one decision-maker in the household? Or do you find it important/helpful to always include the spouse? My wife and I are looking to hire a financial advisor,[…]

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