About Meredith Margrave

After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Meredith Margrave has become a noted financial expert and market commentator for the past two decades. Over the years she has helped run newsletter advisories specializing in a variety of areas, including technical analysis, momentum, big growth, income, and options. However, Meredith is best known for running her very popular "Income Trader" newsletter.

She is currently the Chief Growth Strategist for StockNews.com and the editor of the POWR Growth and POWR Stocks Under $10 newsletters.


Recent Articles By Meredith Margrave

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Bears Have a Front Row Seat to the "Pain Trade"

Confused by what's going on with the stock market? You wouldn't be the only one. Despite so much bad news, the S&P 500 (SPY) is currently up about 7.5% year to date. So what exactly is going on here? Read my latest market commentary below to find out…
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Bullish or Bearish…You Decide

There is a lot of bearish energy out there right now. Even the Fed seems to be calling for a recession... and the experts who aren't worried about a recession are worried about stagflation. (For anyone who is a few years removed from Econ 101, that's the one where we have sticky high inflation AND rising unemployment.) And yet, a quick glance at the stock market would make you think happy times are here again. Which side is right? Read on to find out my pick…
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4 Key Lessons Learned From Q1 in the Stock Market…

While I think the bulls have made major strides in the first quarter, I think it's too early to say we're completely out of the woods. So I thought this would be the perfect time to look back at the Q1 of 2023 and review the factors that influence the S& 500 and what we can learn from this to outperform in the weeks and months ahead. Read on for more…
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Why This Key Buy Signal Is Making Me Nervous About Current Market Conditions…

This week, we had the latest meeting by the Federal Reserve. The central bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points, and indicated that we're likely close to a pause. You'd imagine the stock market (SPY) would cheer... But I'm seeing something else that's making me nervous. Read on...
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Banking Turmoil Makes for Turbulent Markets

At the end of last week's issue, I told everyone to buckle up for the boom. I wasn't expecting one of the global systemically important banks (G-SIBs) to wind up on the chopping block. And Friday is a rare market event that is known for its wild price swings. So buckle up! Let's get into what this means for the S&P 500 (SPY) in the coming days…
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2 Big Problems the Feds Have to Overcome…

Lots has happened in the past two weeks and it has certainly been a bumpy ride for the S&P 500 (SPY). Just when it looked like hotter-than-expected data points were pushing us toward a 50-bps rate hike, we saw two banks collapse seemingly out of the blue in a single week. Now the Federal Reserve has two big problems on his hands... Read on to find out what we can do about it.
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Making Sense of a Wild Week in the Markets

It's been another doozy of a week for the S&P 500 (SPY). We had Fed Chair Jerome Powell giving his semiannual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee. We had the latest job openings summary from January. We had a surprise run on a bank in Silicon Valley push the entire financial indicator under the microscope. And we had the February employment report. That's a lot to cover, so let's get to it!
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Is the Stock Market Finally Bouncing Back?

The S&P 500 (SPY) managed to break through the important 4,000 level, which is great news for stock traders. Looks like we might be able to climb that wall of worry after all! How did we manage to turn things around after "the worst week" so far in 2023? Read on to find out...
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Cautious Optimism Despite Hotter Inflation…

Last week was a rough one for the bulls. In fact, it was the worst week for the S&P 500 (SPY) so far in 2023... as every financial news site mentioned again and again. So this is obviously the start of the next leg lower... the major capitulation everyone has been waiting for... right? Read on to find out why I disagree with that...
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Hot Inflation Means a Rough Ride for Bulls Ahead…

It has certainly been a rough week for bulls in the S&P 500 (SPY). Over the past 10 days, we've now had three big reports all showing hotter-than-expected inflation. And while it looked like the bulls were going to be able to shake off the first two, the evidence is stacking up in favor of additional rate hikes, which might make a bull victory much more difficult now. Here's what I mean...
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