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

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…

Why Financial Engineering Works for Microsoft Stock Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stock is just bouncing off a new record-high, nearing where it was during the technology bubble of 2000. It’s a move that’s been a long time coming for the market’s “old” tech darling and MSFT stock has done…

Here’s Why I’m Bullish on PEN Stock In a rising interest rate environment, Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN) is just the kind of initial public offering (IPO) that can beat the rest of the market in a slow-growth world. That’s why PEN stock is one of my favorite picks for…

Toro Co. Is My Favorite Micro-Cap Stock for the New Year Definitely, the best small-cap stocks for this market have to be recession-resistant and The Torro Company (NYSE:TTC) just might fit the bill. I have been following the impressive performance of the TTC stock for years, yet 2016…

Is Tesla Stock All Hat And No Herd? With Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), you can’t talk earnings because of the company’s ongoing development programs. The car business is an expensive one and production costs are going up, not the least of which is the interest expense on the…

Is Disney Stock at the End of its Bull Market? In the large-cap space, there are actually very few big businesses that have provided consistently excellent returns to shareholders over time. However, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is one stock that comes to mind. The media business is…

Can Nike Stock Still Be a Stock Market Winner? Nike, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) continues to be pretty amazing, pushing new highs in what is a mature market with a lot of currency risk to deal with. Yet Nike stock, the mature footwear and apparel company which now sports a…

I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of 424(k)s. That’s because even though they could save America’s retirement crisis, they are never advertised. They have nothing to do with stocks, bonds, options, annuities, or anything else like that. But word of 424(k)s is spreading thanks to this…

Does Apple Stock Have a China Syndrome? It’s surprising that shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) didn’t move higher than they did after the company produced another solid quarter of better-than-consensus financial growth. It’s not that capital gains in Apple stock aren’t prolific. The company’s most recent quarter really…

Amazon.com, Inc. Redux: Third-Quarter Sales Boost Broader Market Sentiment Top-line sales growth for Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) surprised the market so much, it actually gave a boost to broader market sentiment. The company’s third quarter was so well-received that shares of AMZN stock leaped to over $600.00 a share…

Alibaba Stock—This Could Be The Great Turnaround Trade of 2016 Alibaba stock, or rather, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), is representative of the initial public offering (IPO) process. It comes to market with a lot of hype; it’s expensively priced; and basically, Wall Street has already sold it…

This Could Be a Huge Catalyst for Netflix Stock Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been an awesome stock. But it’s got a problem—generating new growth in a marketplace it already owns. It’s the classic growth stock conundrum. NFLX stock has already gone up on the stock market; it’s expensively…

Is Apple Stock the Only Growth Story Left in This Market? It’s big, liquid, not expensively priced, and pays a solid dividend—Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could very well be the only large-cap growth stock left in this market. Even though earnings expectations have come down a lot this year,…

Cyber Security Stocks 101: Valuation Means Nothing It happened with U.S.-listed Chinese stocks, then solar panel stocks; 3D printer stocks, then gold stocks—a cycle of epic wealth creation followed by an equally epic period of wealth destruction. Are cyber security stocks next? Timing, as they say, is everything.…

Do You Really Need Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) Stock in Your Portfolio? Of course you don’t. But the energy sector’s temporary price correction is an excellent opportunity for medium- to long-term investors and Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) offers a solid package of good assets. That’s why this is…

Virtually all initial public offerings (IPOs) come to market overpriced and overhyped. However, one company might be the exception: Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN). And with a jittery broader market with reduced speculative fervor, IPO euphoria is severely diminished (perhaps that’s helpful). So, for a newly listed stock to make…

Could Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. Be the Next Penny Stock Winner? No matter the reason, there’s a whole new market for penny stocks after the breakdown in oil prices and precious metals to a lesser extent. In fact, some of the best values in the energy industry…