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Jessica Mitacek, Associate Editor & Contributing Author at MarketBeat

Jessica Mitacek
About The Editor

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

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Latest Articles by Jessica Mitacek

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March 14, 2024 8:51 AM ET

Mastering Stocks in the Dow: Insights into the DJIA

Jessica Mitacek

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)? The Dow Jones Industrial Average includes 30 companies, once all industrial companies. Learn more.

NYSE:AXPNASDAQ:AMGNNASDAQ:AAPL
Read Mastering Stocks in the Dow: Insights into the DJIA
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March 7, 2024 10:00 AM ET

Here's How to Dip into Chinese Stocks if You Live in the U.S.

Jessica Mitacek

Wondering how to invest in Chinese stocks? China has the globe’s largest population and second-largest economy when measured by GDP.

NYSE:BABANASDAQ:BIDUOTCMKTS:TCEHY
Read Here's How to Dip into Chinese Stocks if You Live in the U.S.
Image of a blockchain; learn how to invest in blockchain stocks with MarketBeat
February 29, 2024 10:57 AM ET

How to Get in on the Blockchain Boom with Blockchain Stocks

Jessica Mitacek

Blockchain stocks offer a plethora of investment opportunities. Learn how to invest in blockchain stocks and take advantage of the blockchain boom.

NASDAQ:RIOTNASDAQ:OSTKNASDAQ:COIN
Read How to Get in on the Blockchain Boom with Blockchain Stocks
Teenage clothing on display in store; learn how to invest in apparel stocks
February 23, 2024 9:50 AM ET

How to invest in apparel stocks

Jessica Mitacek

If you’re interested in investing in clothing, consider investing in apparel stocks. Learn more about how to invest in apparel stocks with MarketBeat.

NYSE:ANFOTCMKTS:ADDYYNYSE:AEO
Read How to invest in apparel stocks
What are earnings reports?
February 13, 2024 10:51 AM ET

What are earnings reports?

Jessica Mitacek

Earnings reports are part of the legal requirements that publicly held companies follow when disclosing their company performance, issued quarterly.

NYSE:ANNNASDAQ:AAPLNYSE:LEA
Read What are earnings reports?
10 best sugar stocks to buy now
January 31, 2024 9:27 AM ET

10 best sugar stocks to buy now

Jessica Mitacek

No individual sugar-producing companies trade on major U.S. stock exchanges, so should you invest? Learn more about the best sugar stocks to buy on MarketBeat.

NASDAQ:KRFT)CNSX:AGRONYSE:AGRO
Read 10 best sugar stocks to buy now
Is American Airlines a good stock to buy? Image of American plane
January 4, 2024 12:06 PM ET

Is American Airlines a good stock to buy?

Jessica Mitacek

Is American Airlines a good stock to buy? Here’s an analysis of the nation’s largest airline carrier to help you decide if American Airlines is a buy or sell.

NASDAQ:AALNASDAQ:UALNYSE:DAL
Read Is American Airlines a good stock to buy?
Do bank stocks go up when interest rates rise? Image of a bank manager rolling back the safe in a bank
December 29, 2023 11:50 AM ET

Do bank stocks go up when interest rates rise?

Jessica Mitacek

Rising interest rates usually negatively affect the stock market, but do bank stocks go up when interest rates rise? Learn more with MarketBeat.

NYSE:BACNASDAQ:MOVE
Read Do bank stocks go up when interest rates rise?
Young couple renovating a home; learn more about home improvement stocks to invest in with MarketBeat
December 14, 2023 11:52 AM ET

3 home improvement stocks to renovate your portfolio

Jessica Mitacek

Are home improvement stocks the way forward? Learn more about whether or not home improvement stocks make sense for your portfolio with MarketBeat.

NYSE:LOWNYSE:HDNYSE:SHW
Read 3 home improvement stocks to renovate your portfolio
What is consumer discretionary? Image of a ticker symbol on a screen labeled consumer discretionary
December 14, 2023 10:53 AM ET

What is consumer discretionary?

Jessica Mitacek

What is consumer discretionary? In a strong economy, consumers spend more on consumer discretionary products. Learn more with MarketBeat.

NASDAQ:EXANASDAQ:AMZNOTCMKTS:CMG.B
Read What is consumer discretionary?
ira vs cd vs money market: Which should you choose? Image of a piggy bank and documents
December 14, 2023 10:03 AM ET

Comparing IRA vs. CD vs. money market accounts

Jessica Mitacek

What are the differences between an IRA, CD and money market account? Learn more about a IRA vs CD vs money market account with MarketBeat.

Read Comparing IRA vs. CD vs. money market accounts
Nvida stock price outlook
November 6, 2023 9:15 AM ET

There’s nothing artificial about NVIDIA’s relationship with AI

Jessica Mitacek

NVIDIA shares have skyrocketed over 220% so far this year, mainly thanks to increased interest in artificial intelligence, causing demand to for chips soar.

NASDAQ:NVDA
Read There’s nothing artificial about NVIDIA’s relationship with AI

Latest Articles Reviewed by Jessica Mitacek

Photo of a businessman running inside a circle made of money symbolic of the wheel options trading strategy.
July 19, 2024 6:14 AM ET

How to Execute the Wheel Strategy to Generate Options Income

Jea Yu

Learn how the wheel options strategy can help you generate income by selling cash-secured puts and then selling covered calls if the stock is assigned.

NASDAQ:NVDA
Read How to Execute the Wheel Strategy to Generate Options Income
Photo of an artistic drawing of two heads showing one with gears (representing facts) and one with clouds (representing emotions) to illustrate the concepts of risk tolerance and risk appetitie.
July 18, 2024 8:15 AM ET

Risk Tolerance vs. Risk Appetite: Key Differences

Dan Schmidt

Learn the key differences between risk tolerance and risk appetite and how they impact investment strategies and financial decisions.

Read Risk Tolerance vs. Risk Appetite: Key Differences
Photo of a woman using her hand to cover a red phone. How to Optimize Your Covered Call Strategy in a Rising Market.
July 15, 2024 7:00 AM ET

How to Optimize Your Covered Call Strategy in a Rising Market

Jea Yu

When it comes to income strategies on stocks you already own, stock options can be your best bet aside from owning dividend stocks. One of the most

NASDAQ:NVDA
Read How to Optimize Your Covered Call Strategy in a Rising Market
Photo of Various types of food laid out on a table with people digging in with forks. Representative of index funds being able to try every stock on the menu.
July 12, 2024 7:00 AM ET

6 Best Index Mutual Funds to Invest In

Dan Schmidt

Discover the best indexed mutual funds, including top S&P 500 and NASDAQ funds. Learn why index funds are popular and get tips on selecting the right one.

Read 6 Best Index Mutual Funds to Invest In
Conceptual photo of a dividend cut - a pair of scissors cutting through a $100 bill on a black background.
July 11, 2024 7:00 AM ET

What Is a Dividend Cut? An Exploration

Sarah Horvath

This article teaches investors about the concept of dividend cuts and how they can invest to avoid potential future dividend traps.

Read What Is a Dividend Cut? An Exploration
Photo of a person holding a countdown timer. Short-term stocks to consider investing in.
July 10, 2024 7:00 AM ET

5 Best Short-Term Stocks to Consider Investing In

Dan Schmidt

Looking for the best short-term stocks? Explore our top picks and learn how to navigate the risks and opportunities in fast-paced stock trading.

Read 5 Best Short-Term Stocks to Consider Investing In
Abstract photo of stock market chart, two lines, one more faded than the other. Diagonal debit spread. Poor man's covered call.
July 9, 2024 7:00 AM ET

How to Place Diagonal Debit Spreads if You’re Slightly Bullish

Jea Yu

Learn the basics of bullish diagonal debit spreads and how to use them to manage risk in a bullish market. This article uses NVIDIA as an example.

NASDAQ:NVDA
Read How to Place Diagonal Debit Spreads if You’re Slightly Bullish
Imagine showing two white dice, one with one black dot, one with six black dots, on a sheet of paper listing Global investments
July 8, 2024 7:00 AM ET

What Makes These 7 Stocks Magnificent?

Sarah Horvath

Learn about the history, impact, and future outlook for the Magnificent 7 stocks, as well as how to add exposure to them in your portfolio.

Read What Makes These 7 Stocks Magnificent?
Abstract photo of stock market: silver pie charts and graphs.
July 5, 2024 7:00 AM ET

Nasdaq vs. Dow Jones: A Detailed Breakdown of Stock Indexes

Claire Shefchik

Nasdaq focuses on tech and growth stocks, offering high returns with higher volatility. Dow covers diverse sectors, providing steadier, lower-risk performance.

Read Nasdaq vs. Dow Jones: A Detailed Breakdown of Stock Indexes
Photo of a business man holding a computer with the words Short Sale in an englarged search bar. Understanding Short Interest: What It Really Means for Investors.
July 3, 2024 7:00 AM ET

The Meaning Behind Short Interest: Beyond the Short Squeeze Hype

Ryan Hasson

While the potential for a short squeeze can make high short interest appealing to speculators, it often raises red flags about a company's underlying health.

Read The Meaning Behind Short Interest: Beyond the Short Squeeze Hype
Photo of a gold bar, gold ingots, and gold coins on a financial report. How to invest in gold.
July 1, 2024 7:00 AM ET

How to Invest in Gold: A Complete Guide

Dan Schmidt

Discover the best ways to invest in gold, including physical gold, ETFs, stocks, and futures. Learn about the benefits and risks in the latest MarketBeat blog.

Read How to Invest in Gold: A Complete Guide
Photo of Short Squeeze on a ticker board. 7 short squeeze stocks to watch.
June 27, 2024 7:00 AM ET

7 Short Squeeze Stocks to Look Into for Your Portfolio

Dan Schmidt

Explore our top picks for short-squeeze stocks that could skyrocket your portfolio. Learn what makes them stand out, and how to spot similar opportunities.

NASDAQ:ADVNASDAQ:ADVWWNYSE:BAC
Read 7 Short Squeeze Stocks to Look Into for Your Portfolio