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

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…

General Mills, Inc. Is One Dividend Stock for the Long Haul General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) stock may not immediately come to mind as a strong asset for a portfolio, but investment risk is going up and what’s really important going forward is quality. It is a slow-growth world,…

Southern Company Offers Growth, Income, and Safety In a slow-growth world with good potential for rising price inflation and interest rates, Southern Co (NYSE:SO) stock offers a great defense for a stock market that’s already gone up. These days, with U.S. multinationals struggling to provide top-line growth, a…

Cisco Systems, Inc. Is a Cash Cow Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) stock is looking more and more like a great dividend stock and the position is not expensively priced at all. Cisco may be part of the “old tech” world, but in this environment, CSCO stock has a…

Realty Income Corporation is Great for Income It is a new interest rate cycle, that’s for certain, but rate-dependent businesses like realty income stocks can still soar this year because the Fed is still an investor’s best friend. Case in point: Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O). In this slow-growth…

Cross Country Private Sector Hiring the Ultimate Telltale Sign Cutting through all the noise in this choppy market, Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) is itself perhaps the best indicator for equity investors. Not that a major market correction wasn’t unreasonable. This market’s been due for a correction for a…

Honeywell International Inc Is a Top Dividend Stock With all of the stock market’s fears and greed, Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) stock is a dividend-paying standout that can bring a little more stability to your portfolio. This is a market for dividend-paying existing winners. It’s what institutional investors…

Stock Market Correction Means China Stocks Are On Sale When markets experience a correction, opportunity rises and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) stock is the big-cap Chinese online retailer that’s now in the zone for speculative investors. Alibaba is the Cayman Islands-registered powerhouse Internet retailer in the Greater…

Dividend Yield Is Once Again an Investor’s Best Friend In January 2013, institutional investors got fed up with political procrastination and big money began buying safe dividend names like Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stock. It was, in my view, the beginning of the current secular bull market in…

Stealth Rally for JBHT Stock J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) stock is a well-known trucking company. This major operator in the North American market is a great benchmark stock to follow and the position’s been a very good wealth creator. There’s a lot of stealth action…

MA Stock Great Wealth-Creating Track Records Any large-cap portfolio is well served with a credit card position and Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) stock is a proven wealth creator. This stock has a long track record of solid capital gains and dividend payments to shareholders. But the good news for…

ORCL Stock Rises as Company Beats Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) stock is an important benchmark in information technology. It’s the kind of position you can follow for clues to institutional spending. The company is an indicator for government and large corporate expenditures on information technology and database management. Oracle…

Good Outlook for GIS Stock As odd as it seems, you can probably do better over the next several years with General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) stock over many other hyped-up names in this market. It’s one of my favorite dividend stocks right now. The Minneapolis-based cereal and branded…

Good Reason to Like PG Stock Turning away from the constant noise surrounding the stock market, Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) stock is working its way to an all-time record high. The position has more to go, but the performance of this Dow component matters, even if this…

The Reason to Love TTC Stock Despite the enormous number of publicly traded companies that are listed, at any given time, there are actually very few really good businesses out there—Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) stock is one of them. For Toro, which operates out of Bloomington, MN, lawnmowers and…

How Can No Growth Actually Move a Stock to a New High? Overall, investment quality remains a very important attribute and you’re going to get it with Microsoft Corporation (NYSE:MSFT) stock. Really, we’re still in an equity market that is trying to balance itself out after years of…

Transports Are Back in the Next Leg of This Bull Market Any way you slice it, Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) stock has got to be on your watch list. It doesn’t matter how boring a railroad operation might be to you—what a railroad reports is material intelligence for…

Is SBUX Stock Too Expensive? Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) stock is still fairly pricey, but volume on Starbucks stock remains robust and Wall Street earnings estimates match. Everything is rolling over these days in this market—a correction that’s well overdue. This market correction should have happened late 2014 or…