4 Best Practices for Investors

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? Mitch’s Response: Thanks for writing, Paul. […]

The 3 Most Important Stock Market Indicators

A more appropriate title for this week’s column might be, “The 3 Most Important Stock Market Indicators That Few People Talk About.” If you are a regular reader of my column or are a Zacks Investment Management client, you know that corporate earnings are the single most influential indicator we use to make investment decisions. […]

KISS Investment Approach

With the S&P 500 regaining some lost ground from the early February correction, media attention seems to be finally shifting – albeit slowly – back to positive news, specifically earnings season. As our regular readers know, Zacks Investment Management never left the earnings discussion. We have maintained unwavering focus on earnings even at the height […]

How Long Can Positive Momentum Last?

While new tariffs could evoke negative repercussions, the U.S. economy continues to enjoy positive growth. Get the details to these stories and more in this latest edition of Steady Investor’s Week. Jerome Powell Speaks – the new Federal Reserve Chairman made his first public remarks as the head of the U.S. central bank, which sent […]

The Power Behind the US Economy and Stock Market

Much of the market commentary focus these days has been on volatility, with prognosticators sizing up the likelihood of more selling in the weeks and months ahead. Broader media attention has squared relentlessly on Russia. With all the noise, hopefully readers have found some respite in the Winter Olympics. In hopes of breaking from the […]

Is Volatility Truly Gone from the Market?

The wild stock market gyrations of early February have given way and seemingly left market participants with an overall feeling of renewed price stability. We believe that at least for now, investors can think clearly again. With the markets experiencing a relative calm (again, for now), I’d like to offer up this suggestion to readers […]

Is This Bet Worth the Risk?

Could betting on low volatility backfire? And do these inflation readings point to strength or weakness. Get our thoughts on these questions and more in this week’s edition of Steady Investor’s Week: When Betting on Low Volatility Backfires – in a classic case of ‘chasing heat,’ many investors gravitated over the last year into risky […]

Relax, the Stock Market Correction is Normal

Global equities markets took many market participants for a spin over the last couple of weeks. The sharp declines took many by surprise, especially considering that the S&P 500 had just completed its longest stretch in history without a drawdown of at least -5%. Indeed, from February 2016 through the end of last year, the […]