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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Bear Market Scare? Inflation & Inverted Yield Curve

Goldman Sachs has elevated their recession and bear market indicator to 35% odds of happening within the next 2 years. That may not sound that alarming at first, but do realize that most bear markets come around when less than 50% of experts predict it’s on the way. So this vital topic of a bear market brought on my rising inflation and inverted yield curve needs to be discussed in the full light of day to determine the best stock market (SPY) trading plan for the year ahead. Read on for more…
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Raging Rates & Stock Market Outlook

10 Year Treasury rates have more than doubled since December to nearly 3% today. This is creating quite a stir as some investors believe this is a sign that the next bear market is soon upon us. To them I say…slow your roll! Let’s take an honest look at where rates stand now and what it means for the stock market (SPY) in the weeks and months ahead.
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Why the Stock Market Is Finally Rewarding Value Stocks

The S&P 500 (SPY) has actually fallen -2.13% over the past week. That's not so good. But oddly the POWR Value portfolio actually rallied the exact opposite; +2.13%. How is that possible? Because the market is finally rewarding value stocks at this time after years and years of showering growth stocks with unsustainable premiums. This script will only continue to work IF the economy continues to expand keeping the bull market in place. That is why we will continue to focus on the economy in this week's commentary to help us chart our investment course for the future. Read on below for more…
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Do You Want to Pay MORE Taxes?

Nobody wants to pay more taxes. And yet everyone wants to generate more profit in the stock market (SPY)…which by extension leads to paying more taxes. What some would call a “high class problem”. So if you like the idea of finding more success in the stock market…and don’t mind paying out higher taxes on that additional income…then read the article below.
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Peak Inflation and the Stock Market Outlook

The yield curve is no longer inverted, but inflation continues to rage higher as proven by the 11.2% reading for PPI today. However, this is a growing chorus of market commentators who see signs of “peak inflation” which means lower inflation ahead and potentially an all clear signal for the stock market (SPY). If only it were that easy. So let’s discuss what we know at this time leading to the best investment strategies to navigate these choppy waters in the weeks and months ahead.
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How the Inverted Yield Curve Could Impact the Market This Week

In last week's commentary we spoke about the big bounce of the S&P 500 (SPY) that got us back in the mix of all the key trend lines (50/100/200 day moving averages). And likely we would be stuck in a trading range around those levels for a while as investors sort out if things are bullish enough to head higher...or if indeed Russia/Ukraine + Inflation + Inverted Yield Curve + Hawkish Fed = time for bear to come out of hibernation. The sum total of this is the emergence of a consolidation period with a heavy dose of sector rotation. Again, last week we talked about the nature of those environments and how to work through them. This week we will dive into the vital topic of inverted yield curve that I first discussed in the Reitmeister Total Return commentary on Tuesday 4/5. From there I will provide updates on rates and the economy. Read on below for more…
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Bear Market Warning? The Inverted Yield Curve

Few things scare investors more than the specter of an inverted yield curve as it so frequently points to a forthcoming recession and bear market. And yes, the average bear market in history has led to a 34% drop in the S&P 500 (SPY). That’s why it pays to review this concept thoroughly to make the right moves going forward. And maybe that should be shorting the stock market with both fists. Read on below for the full story…
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What the Current Sector Rotation Tells Us About the Broader Market

The S&P 500 (SPY) is following such a typical pattern. Fall > Bounce > Consolidate Around Key Technical Levels > Sector Rotation. Indeed, we are in the sector rotation phase. You can see this quite clearly by checking your portfolio today. Likely you have some ridiculously big winners alongside some shockingly big losers. We will discuss the dynamics of the sector rotation phase...how to handle it...and best ways to prepare for what comes next in this week's commentary. Read on below for more…
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Strong Stock Bounce…What Happens Next?

Recession and stagflation are on the tips of too many investors’ tongues. This is true even as the S&P 500 (SPY) has enjoyed a tremendous two week rally. In fact, we are now closer to the previous highs than the recent lows. Unfortunately it is not yet time to relax. Instead we need to stay on vigilant watch on the upcoming economic reports to make sure they point to healthy growth that should propel stock prices higher. So lets review the key economic reports on the horizon along with what the leading indicators tell us about these announcements. Read on below for the full story…
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Why Stagflation Concerns Persist and Where the Market Will Go Next

The S&P 500 (SPY) enjoyed a second straight week in the plus column as the rally now has us closer to the all time highs than the previous lows. This is helping thaw investor sentiment with visions of more upside to come. However, before we read a eulogy for the correction, and get back to gung ho bullish, we do need to ponder some of the negatives that are still abounding. Meaning to explore the reasons that some well respected investors are concerned that stagflation and/or a recession are in our future which obviously would not be a positive for stock prices. That is the mission of this week’s commentary to help us plot our path forward. Read on below for more…

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