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 17 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

Transportation Stocks: Top Three Picks to Watch in This Stock Market

By Monday, April 27, 2015

Although the equity market has been pretty tired and trendless since the beginning of the year, earnings are holding up. Of course, there are always disappointments from quarter to quarter…. Read More


Spring Stock Market Forecast: Signs of Slowing & Consolidation

By Friday, April 24, 2015

There’s a tremendous amount of noise surrounding the stock market. And so it’s important to cut through it to focus on what really matters as an equity investor: what corporations are actually saying about their businesses…. Read More


Bull Market Over? These Stock Market Trends Say No

By Wednesday, April 22, 2015

With the Federal Reserve waiting to change the interest rate cycle, the saving grace for the stock market is that the central bank will only do so if the economic and inflationary data is strong enough…. Read More


Sherwin-Williams, Alliance Data: Two Institutional Investor Favorites

By Monday, April 20, 2015

Institutional investors are still buying earnings safety and predictability in an otherwise slow-growth environment.
In any market, good businesses stand out both in terms of operational growth at a faster rate than the general economy and good share price performance…. Read More


Early Corporate Earnings Unveil Missing Sales Growth

By Friday, April 17, 2015

As corporate earnings tumble in, equity market action has been more tuned to stronger oil prices. A number of companies have now reported, and the numbers aren’t that bad…. Read More


Why Investor Sentiment Is Ignoring Stock Results This Earnings Season

By Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The stock market continues to be mediocre. Economic data from abroad isn’t particularly inspiring. Investors are likely to yawn at first-quarter earnings season results this year as they did with earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014…. Read More


Two Stocks That Are Institutional Investor Favorites in This Market

By Monday, April 13, 2015

In any market, there are good businesses with operating dynamics that exceed the normal cyclical nature of economic activity. They are often non-brand-name enterprises, the kind of companies that might fall under the category of “special situations.” They are the kind of businesses that institutional investors hold without fanfare…. Read More


Transportation Stocks: Good Earnings Unlikely to Encourage Buying

By Friday, April 10, 2015

One sector of the domestic economy that should continue to produce solid corporate earnings is transportation stocks.
Higher freight volumes, higher freight prices not affecting demand, and lower fuel prices are a solid combination that should boost the bottom line for airlines, freight companies, and railroads…. Read More


1Q15 Earnings Reports: CarMax, Restaurant Stocks Showing Strength

By Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Calendar first-quarter earnings reports are hitting the stock market and already a couple of trends have emerged.
As previously mentioned, currency translation with the stronger U.S…. Read More


Stock Market Slowdown: Soft Data, Earnings Signaling Bull Market End?

By Monday, April 6, 2015

A lot of economic news has been coming in softer of late and it’s affecting the stock market. That is to say that the data are often just slightly below existing Wall Street consensus…. Read More


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