Mitchell Clark, B.Comm.

Mitchell Clark is a senior editor at Lombardi Financial, specializing in large- and micro-cap stocks. He’s the editor of a variety of popular Lombardi Financial newsletters, including Micro-Cap Reporter, Income for Life, Biotech Breakthrough Stock Report, and 100% Letter.

Mitchell has been with Lombardi Financial for 18 years. He won the Jack Madden Prize in economic history and is a long-time student of equity markets. Prior to joining Lombardi, Mitchell was a stockbroker for a large investment bank.

In the years following the financial crisis that began in 2007/2008, Mitchell predicted the stock market would do well—and it has. According to Mitchell, it’s just another cycle according to the long-run history of equities.

In his spare time, aside from investing, Mitchell enjoys hobby farming and experiencing the outdoors.

Get to know Mitchell…

Where did you get your start in investing and how did you invest your first dollar?

I began following the stock market at 16 years old. Trained in finance/economics desiring to be a stockbroker. I learned that investment products are mostly sold, not bought and that investment banks care more about themselves than individual investors. I’m the world’s worst salesman.

My first dollar invested in the stock market was based on someone else’s stock tip, and it promptly lost 100% of its value. It was a valuable lesson to have a strong adherence to investment risk and not to listen to anyone else’s recommendations. My best capital gains have come from real estate.

What investing advice do you live by?

Invest in what you know with a strong adherence to risk. The only opinion or view worth following when investing is your own. It’s good to hear an expert’s opinion, but you have to do your own homework, too.

What led you to join Lombardi Financial and Profit Confidential?

Lombardi was just a natural fit after quitting being a stockbroker. The investment bank I worked for offered me another position, but I wanted to focus on U.S. equities, which was not their business. At the time, Michael Lombardi was looking to expand Profit Confidential, so I just happened to be looking in the right place and at the right time.

Mitchell Clark's Articles

Realty Income Pays a Solid 4.2% Yield Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) stock, as its name suggests, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). In a slow-growth world where top-line growth is virtually non-existent (thank you global economy and currency wars) a good old-fashioned REIT can complement a portfolio…

This Stock Has a Great Track Record Not surprisingly, Warren Buffett bought $800 million of PSX stock because Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has solid potential in this market. Lower fuel prices mean greater consumption after all. Phillips 66 is a midstream energy operator that was a spin-off from ConocoPhillips…

The Simple Tool to Boost AAPL Stock Stocks don’t go up forever. Even some of the most successful stories take extended breaks. Take Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock, for example. AAPL stock is a Dow component that’s not expensively priced and basically trades with its own specific set of…

How Can an Investor Make Any Money in This Market? The numbers so far this earnings season are soft and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stock is a perfect example. The only good news is that in this market, investor expectations are way down, even from late last year.…

NKE Stock Stands Out—Again In what’s been a terrible week for the broader market, Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) stock’s been holding up strong. Its share price performance beat many other Dow components and the main market indices this week. This is a testament to how institutional investor sentiment regards…

Earnings Boon a Given, But Can It Light a Fire Under Disney Stock? Shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) stock are in correction and it is, quite simply, a great time to be looking at this powerhouse brand. Even the finest company with the best earnings prospects can’t…

Stock Market Crash 2016 Spells Opportunity This is one of the craziest starts to the year and my stock market advice for 2016 is to focus on your risk exposure, but also to consider ways to profit from a stock market crash. It is the case that the…

The Best Stock Market Advice for 2016 My stock market advice for 2016 is all about having a strong defense. This has been one of the worst starts for the stock market in many years. It’s emblematic of one thing—economic cycles are changing and capital markets don’t really…

NKE Stock Offers Growth in a No-Growth World Do you believe that a mature brand like NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) stock could be a stock market winner in 2016? I do. And the reason for it is because nothing has changed since January of 2013. It’s an unpredictable, slow-growth…

Can New IPOs Even Make It in This Market? Instructure Inc (NYSE:INST) is like any other initial public offering (IPO) to hit the market. It’s expensively priced, the company is still at an early stage of development, and investment risk for shareholders should be considered at a maximum.…

More Capital Gains Potential for Cybersecurity, Palo Alto Stock? Institutional investors love cybersecurity and existing winners like Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE:PANW) are a top choice for traders and aggressive investors alike. But is PANW stock still a top play in its area and is cybersecurity still poised…

Large-Cap Internet Powerhouse to Test Wall Street Shortly Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA) stock is its own story. Like many new initial public offerings (IPOs), it takes a while for new and prospective shareholders to get “comfortable” with the position. Here’s what you need to know about BABA…

Rising Rates Means It’s Time to Tweak Your Portfolio Big change is coming in capital markets and the Best Investment Strategy 2016 is to play only one thing—a strong defense. Now that we know that the Federal Reserve is keen to raise interest rates a number of quarter-points…

Company Beats the Street on Earnings—Again There are very few genuine growth stories in this market and Nike, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) is one of them. It’s a formula that has made owners of NKE stock very wealthy. This position is already an existing winner; it’s a momentum stock that…

Big Threats Lurk in the Stock Market Outlook for 2016 A word of caution: my stock market outlook for 2016 says one thing only—you need to protect yourself! Not only has the market already gone up; on the back of mediocre business conditions, it really hasn’t had a…

These Are My Top Dividend Stocks for 2016 My list of top 10 dividend stocks for 2016 isn’t just an example of types of stocks those investors seeking income should look at. These kinds of stocks are a necessity for a slow-growth world. Investment risk is going up.…

NKE Stock Is My Top Pick for 2016 NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) just bounced off a new all-time record-high on the stock market in the face of a lot of challenges to broad market investor sentiment, but can the run in NKE stock continue? With the interest rate cycle…

Why Big Investors Want Microsoft Stock Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock has been doing great lately and it’s not because software or hardware sales are taking off; it’s because the company offers something few big stocks can: relative earnings stability. Investment risk is going up in a rising rate…