Pete Carmasino

Pete Carmasino is our chief market strategist at Chaikin Analytics. He has more than 25 years in the financial-services industry. Pete's years of knowledge in many different strategies help thousands of our subscribers to decipher the markets... His ability to take complex concepts and break them down into digestible information is a true asset. Prior to joining Chaikin Analytics, Pete owned and operated a registered investment advisory ("RIA") firm where he managed his clients' portfolios using his proprietary methodologies. And he spent the bulk of his career as a portfolio manager for high-net-worth families, individuals, and institutions. Pete brings portfolio-management experience to Chaikin Analytics from some of the largest names in finance – including Prudential Securities, Lehman Brothers, Wachovia Securities, and PNC Investments.

Be Wary of the Bond King’s Latest Bet

When a legendary investor makes a big bet, it’s wise to pay attention… That’s exactly what the “Bond King” Bill Gross just did with regional banks. Gross co-founded PIMCO in the early 1970s. And he ran the investment firm’s Total Return Fund for more than four decades before leaving the company in 2014. I’ve followed …

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How Uncle Sam’s Meddling Leads to a ‘Very Bullish’ Rating

We’ve all seen how things can go off the rails when the government steps in… During the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s exactly what happened in the health care space. Specifically, in March 2020, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This stimulus package was designed to help during one of the toughest times in our …

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This 70-Year-Old ‘Worry Indicator’ Is Never Wrong

Always worrying about what could go wrong doesn’t make me “bearish”… It makes me a market strategist. For example, I’m worried about the unemployment rate right now. It’s at 3.8%. That’s not far from its all-time low. And it has stayed below 4% since the end of 2021. But layoffs have been on the rise …

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Why I Choose the Power Gauge Over Earnings Reports

Here at Chaikin Analytics, we believe in both fundamental and technical analysis. The reason is simple… The stock market is irrational. A company with good fundamentals can beat Wall Street’s estimates. And yet, its stock will still go down for some unclear reason. That happens all the time in the market. And it’s where technical …

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