S&P 500   5,112.37 (-1.67%)
DOW   37,899.35 (-1.46%)
QQQ   438.47 (-1.55%)
AAPL   175.50 (+0.26%)
MSFT   421.46 (-1.51%)
META   513.89 (-1.77%)
GOOGL   157.72 (-1.06%)
AMZN   185.83 (-1.70%)
TSLA   171.60 (-1.72%)
NVDA   889.68 (-1.82%)
AMD   163.33 (-4.21%)
NIO   4.11 (-7.85%)
BABA   71.96 (-3.86%)
T   16.33 (-0.55%)
F   12.60 (-3.37%)
MU   123.02 (-3.52%)
GE   154.53 (-1.82%)
CGC   7.93 (-2.70%)
DIS   114.39 (-2.36%)
AMC   2.66 (-5.00%)
PFE   25.93 (-1.56%)
PYPL   64.69 (-1.69%)
XOM   121.22 (-0.47%)
S&P 500   5,112.37 (-1.67%)
DOW   37,899.35 (-1.46%)
QQQ   438.47 (-1.55%)
AAPL   175.50 (+0.26%)
MSFT   421.46 (-1.51%)
META   513.89 (-1.77%)
GOOGL   157.72 (-1.06%)
AMZN   185.83 (-1.70%)
TSLA   171.60 (-1.72%)
NVDA   889.68 (-1.82%)
AMD   163.33 (-4.21%)
NIO   4.11 (-7.85%)
BABA   71.96 (-3.86%)
T   16.33 (-0.55%)
F   12.60 (-3.37%)
MU   123.02 (-3.52%)
GE   154.53 (-1.82%)
CGC   7.93 (-2.70%)
DIS   114.39 (-2.36%)
AMC   2.66 (-5.00%)
PFE   25.93 (-1.56%)
PYPL   64.69 (-1.69%)
XOM   121.22 (-0.47%)
S&P 500   5,112.37 (-1.67%)
DOW   37,899.35 (-1.46%)
QQQ   438.47 (-1.55%)
AAPL   175.50 (+0.26%)
MSFT   421.46 (-1.51%)
META   513.89 (-1.77%)
GOOGL   157.72 (-1.06%)
AMZN   185.83 (-1.70%)
TSLA   171.60 (-1.72%)
NVDA   889.68 (-1.82%)
AMD   163.33 (-4.21%)
NIO   4.11 (-7.85%)
BABA   71.96 (-3.86%)
T   16.33 (-0.55%)
F   12.60 (-3.37%)
MU   123.02 (-3.52%)
GE   154.53 (-1.82%)
CGC   7.93 (-2.70%)
DIS   114.39 (-2.36%)
AMC   2.66 (-5.00%)
PFE   25.93 (-1.56%)
PYPL   64.69 (-1.69%)
XOM   121.22 (-0.47%)
S&P 500   5,112.37 (-1.67%)
DOW   37,899.35 (-1.46%)
QQQ   438.47 (-1.55%)
AAPL   175.50 (+0.26%)
MSFT   421.46 (-1.51%)
META   513.89 (-1.77%)
GOOGL   157.72 (-1.06%)
AMZN   185.83 (-1.70%)
TSLA   171.60 (-1.72%)
NVDA   889.68 (-1.82%)
AMD   163.33 (-4.21%)
NIO   4.11 (-7.85%)
BABA   71.96 (-3.86%)
T   16.33 (-0.55%)
F   12.60 (-3.37%)
MU   123.02 (-3.52%)
GE   154.53 (-1.82%)
CGC   7.93 (-2.70%)
DIS   114.39 (-2.36%)
AMC   2.66 (-5.00%)
PFE   25.93 (-1.56%)
PYPL   64.69 (-1.69%)
XOM   121.22 (-0.47%)

MarketBeat Authors

Don Miller

Senior Content Manager

Experience

Don Miller has been a senior content manager for MarketBeat since 2017.

Don serves as the editorial supervisor and oversees the overall production, from idea generation to publication. He keeps an eye on our network of news websites and is one to help facilitate the creation of content and manage the freelance writers we work with. Building, creating and growing a team is the most inspiring part of his job.

He brings a very diverse work experience to the table. From seminary, ministry and government to internet marketing and freelance writing; Don has seemingly done it all. He has even written for ESPN once upon a time.

Jessica Mitacek

Associate Editor & Contributing Author

Market Analysis and Research

Experience

Jessica Mitacek has been an associate editor & contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2023.

Areas of Expertise

Market analysis and research, technology, retail

Education

Bachelor of Arts in English & Spanish, University of Vermont

Past Experience

Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, long/short equities, distressed debt, investor relations

Chris Markoch

Editor & Contributing Author

Retirement, Individual Investing

Experience

Chris Markoch has been an editor & contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2018.

Areas of Expertise

Value investing, retirement stocks, dividend stocks

Education

Bachelor of Arts, The University of Akron

Past Experience

InvestorPlace

Ryan Hasson

Contributing Author

Technical Analysis, Momentum Trading, Risk Management

Experience

Ryan Hasson has been a contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2023.

Areas of Expertise

Equity research and analysis, technical analysis and price action, market sentiment and underlying themes, risk management and trading psychology

Education

Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management

Past Experience

Equities trader, Kershner Trading Group, business analysis consultant, SMB Capital

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Sarah Horvath

Contributing Author

Retail, Healthcare, and Real Estate stocks

Experience

Sarah Horvath has been a contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2022.

Areas of Expertise

Retirement investing, long-term retail investing, personal finance

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Arcadia University

Past Experience

Vanguard, Nationwide, Benzinga and MarketWatch

Thomas Hughes

Contributing Author

Technical and Fundamental Analysis

Experience

Thomas Hughes has been a contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2019.

Areas of Expertise

Technical analysis, the S&P 500; retail, consumer, consumer staples, dividends, high-yield, small caps, technology, economic data, oil, cryptocurrencies

Education

Associate of Arts in Culinary Technology

Past Experience

Market watcher, trader and investor for numerous websites. Founded Passive Market Intelligence LLC to provide market research insights. 

Jeffrey Neal Johnson

Contributing Author

Retail and Technology Stocks

Experience

Jeffrey Neal Johnson has been a contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2023.

Areas of Expertise

Technology, cryptocurrency, biotechnology, defense sector, automotive industry, hospitality sector

Education

Associate of Arts in Business Development

Past Experience

Strategic business development and ventures 

Gabriel Osorio-Mazilli

Contributing Author

Value Stocks, Asian Markets, Macro Economics

Experience

Gabriel Osorio-Mazilli has been a contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2023.

Areas of Expertise

Value investing, long/short trading, options, emerging markets

Education

CFA Level I candidate; Goldman Sachs corporate training; independent courses

Past Experience

Analyst at Goldman Sachs, associate at Citigroup, senior financial analyst in real estate

Sam Quirke

Contributing Author

Technical Analysis

Experience

Sam Quirke has been a contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2019.

Areas of Expertise

Technical and fundamental analysis, tech stocks, large caps, timing entries and exits

Education

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Past Experience

Professional futures trader, start-up fund manager

Dan Schmidt

Contributing Author

Stocks, Fundamental and Technical Analysis

Experience

Dan Schmidt has been a contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2022.

Areas of Expertise

Stocks, investing, markets, financial planning, credit cards, debt consolidation

Education

Penn State University; Certification in Technical Writing, University of Wisconsin

Past Experience

Vanguard, Capital One, Benzinga, Fora Financial

Claire Shefchik

Contributing Author

Energy, Commodities

Experience

Claire Shefchik has been a contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2023.

Areas of Expertise

Finance, business

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Writing, University of Arizona; Master of Fine Arts in Writing, Sarah Lawrence College

Past Experience

Business editor, BVI Beacon, senior writer, Business BVI

Kate Stalter

Contributing Author

Retirement, Asset Allocation, and Tax Strategies

Experience

Kate Stalter has been a contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2021.

Additional Experience

Series 65-licensed investment advisor, financial advisor, Blue Marlin Advisors; investment columnist for Forbes, U.S. News & World Report

Areas of Expertise

Asset allocation, technical and fundamental analysis, retirement strategies, income generation, risk management, sector and industry analysis

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana; Master of Business Adminstration, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Past Experience

Founder, financial advisor for Better Money Decisions; editor, stock trading instructor for Investor’s Business Daily; columnist, podcast host, video host for MoneyShow.com; contributor for Morningstar magazine

Jea Yu

Contributing Author

Trading Strategies

Experience

Jea Yu has been a contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2018.

Areas of Expertise

Equities, options, ETFs and futures; fundamental, qualitative, quantitative and technical analysis and pattern identification; active and swing trading; trading systems and methodology development

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland, College Park

Past Experience

U.S. equity markets trader, writer and analyst for over 25 years. Published four books by publishers McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, Marketplace Books and Bloomberg Press. Speaker at various expos and seminars and has been quoted and featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Traders Magazine, The Financial Times and various trade publications, including Stocks & Commodities, Active Trader and Online Investor.

Ari Zoldan

Contributing Author

Experience

Ari Zoldan has been a contributing writer for MarketBeat since 2023.

Ari Zoldan is the CEO of New York-based Quantum Media Group, LLC. The company provides investor relations, public relations and equity research services to publicly traded companies. As an on-air media personality, Ari can be seen regularly on major media outlets and is frequently quoted in mainstream news outlets covering business, innovation and emerging trends.   

Ari is a regular contributor for Nasdaq, MarketBeat, Forbes and Benzinga and hosts a radio and podcast show on iHeartRadio. He is a member of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business. Ari can be reached at ari@arizoldan.com

Education

Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University

Past Experience

CEO of Quantum Media Group, adjunct professor at Yeshiva University, on-air TV personality on FOX News, CNN and CNBC; member of The National Press Club, IBM Watson Futurist.

Melissa Brock

Associate Editor & Contributing Author

Contributing Author

Experience

Melissa Brock worked as an associate editor & contributing writer for MarketBeat from 2021 to 2024.

She currently works as a full-time freelance writer and financial editor covering higher education, investing, personal finance, mortgages, college savings, insurance, and more. 

Areas of Expertise

Dividend Stocks, Retirement

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Central College, Pella, Iowa

Past Experience

Melissa graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts in communication studies with minors in psychology and Spanish from Central College. She's a longtime member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC). While working in college admission, Melissa Brock pursued a freelance writing and editing career.