About Steve Reitmeister

Steve Reitmeister is the CEO of StockNews.com, bringing 40 years of experience to help individual investors find outperformance. For the better part of the past two decades he was the Editor-in-Chief of Zacks.com where millions of investors enjoyed his timely market insights. His commentary has also been featured on other leading investment websites including Yahoo Finance, SeekingAlpha, CNNMoney and MarketWatch. Steve has an MBA from DePaul University and B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin (Go Badgers!).

Steve is also the Editor of the Reitmeister Total Return portfolio service. This is where he puts those 40 years of experience to work for you in selecting the best trades for the current market environment. See the Reitmeister Total Return portfolio.

Recent Articles By Steve Reitmeister

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What is “Active Investing”?

Long term investing is not an easy path to top the stock market (SPY). On the other hand most active trading approaches miss some key elements that lead to outperformance. So let’s talk about a best of both worlds approach called “Active Investing”. Read on below for more...
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Holiday Stock Rally is an “Optical Illusion”

Holiday sessions like this week have a naturally bullish bias for stocks (SPY). That’s because the joy of Thanksgiving typically leaks over to higher stock prices. The risk is giving this upward movement any significance when the long term trajectory is still decidedly bearish. Let’s do a roll call of recent events that continues to point the compass to more downside action ahead along with our game plan to profit as stocks make new lows in the weeks ahead.
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9 Trades to Tame the Bear Market

More economists are pointing out the recessionary storm clouds that do not portend well for stock prices. Gladly the stock market (SPY) offers the opportunity to make profits no matter of direction…if you apply the right strategies. This article will give more details on the market outlook along with a trading strategy with 9 picks to come out on the right side of the action. Read on below for more…
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The Fed WANTS a Bear Market & Recession

The stock market (SPY) rally since Thursday’s better than expected CPI report has been impressive. And on the surface, it only seems to be bolstered by Tuesdays PPI report. Unfortunately, that would be missing the forest for the trees. Let’s take a much deeper dive into why the Fed needs to fight inflation. And the tools at their disposal to do so. And why the sum total of that still equates to recession and bear market. Meaning this is yet another sucker’s rally before the bear market mauls stock prices even lower. This commentary will explain why and how to keep your portfolio on track.
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Stay Bearish! Don’t Be Fooled by Recent Rally

Traders keep not understanding the seriousness of the Fed in fighting inflation. This is why we had a big summer rally that ended with stocks (SPY) making new lows. And that is why traders misunderstood the 11/2 Fed statement leading to a rally before Chairman Powell spoke and reminded people of the pain still on the way. Thus, once again traders sparked another bear market rally after the recent CPI report. Please read the commentary below to understand why things are quite bearish and why stocks will head lower once again.
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100 Best Stocks for November

2022 has been a very difficult year for investors as the stock market (SPY) has tumbled into bear market territory. Thus, the strategies that worked so well in 2021 are getting crushed. Add inflation and a hawkish Fed to the mix and you understand why the downward pressure persists. And yet some investors are making money in this market if they employ the right strategies. That is what you will find in this article detailing the 100 Best Stocks for November 2022. Get full details below...
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The Calm Before the NEXT Stock Storm

On the surface stocks just seem to be trading calmly in a trading range. Under the surface things are setting up for continuation of the bear market which is why UBS now predicts market bottom around 3,200 for the S&P 500 (SPY). Get 40 year investment veteran, Steve Reitmeister’s, updated market outlook, trading plan and top picks to profit even as stocks head lower.
: CASY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Casey’s General Stores (CASY) is a Top Pick for the Bear Market

The S&P 500 (SPY) may be in bear market territory, but that doesn’t mean that every stock is down. In fact, there are 3 really good reasons why Casey’s General Stores (CASY) has been in the plus column this year…and likely to stay there. Read on below for why you should be filling up your portfolio with CASY shares at this time.
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Investors: Wake Up and Smell the Pain (Part 2)

How funny it was to see traders get it wrong once again. They misread the Fed announcement at 2pm ET leading to a big 1% rally for the S&P 500 (SPY). Within minutes of Chairman Powell speaking it dawned on every body that things have not gotten better...only worse. And thus the odds of future recession and greater stock downside have greatly increased. This article spells out why. Even better it highlights a game plan and top picks to profit as the market heads lower from here.
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Bull vs. Bear Debate Reignited!

Why have stocks jumped from the October lows and more investors have become bullish? But why have many bears refused to throw in the towel? What is it that they see points to lower lows for the S&P 500 (SPY) in the months ahead? Let’s review the updated bull vs. bear debate including how best to trade this tricky market environment.

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