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Mike Zaccardi, CFA, CMT

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In college, I thought I had investing all figured out. I’d taken a handful of finance and portfolio management courses, I’d allocated real money for the University of North Florida’s...
What a difference a rally makes. So far this year, the S&P 500 is up more than 6%. Not bad considering the doom and gloom from Wall Street forecasters at the end of 2022. Recall how strategists in...
WALL STREET WAS stunned Friday morning by the strength of the jobs market. While technology company layoffs have lately hijacked the fear-mongering media’s narrative, the truth is that the...
JUST LIKE THAT, growth stocks are back in vogue. Vanguard Growth ETF (NYSE:VUG) has outpaced Vanguard Value ETF (NYSE:VTV) by more than nine percentage points over the past three weeks. That gap in...
The marker is now in the heart of the corporate earnings reporting season. Traders will soon be digesting big tech’s fourth-quarter profits, as well as a Federal Reserve meeting and monthly jobs...
Inflation was round one of the battle, while round two will be a much weaker growth situation With a hawkish Fed and weakening employment picture, monthly job losses will create nervousness on Main...
It's often said that stocks perform well in January as new money enters the market Small caps often enjoy bullish price action With a recent bearish January trend, however, the start of 2023 will be...
The regional banking ETF had been a market leader for much of the year as rates rose Despite fears of an economic slowdown, a stronger dollar through September helped the cyclical group Now, though,...
Weak equity returns and above-average volatility have been a winning combination for covered call ETFs Selling premium  Next year appears likely to bring more of the same volatility and price...
Important inflation data hits Tuesday before the Fed finishes its final meeting of the year on Wednesday Corporate bond spreads should continue to be monitored, but we are not seeing significant...