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.

Uncle Sam’s Retirement Plan Isn’t Good Enough

Retirees need more than Uncle Sam’s help in order to survive… In 2021, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) paid out over $1 trillion to recipients. And that number is about to grow even bigger… You see, SSA issues a cost-of-living adjustment (“COLA”) each year. It’s 5.9% in 2022 – the biggest annual increase in about …

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Wall Street Is Set to Make Big Bucks off Inflation

A flurry of new exchange traded funds (ETFs) is hitting the market… In fact, several of these ETFs came out over the past month alone. Wall Street is pitching them as investors’ shields against our biggest threat right now – inflation. And naturally, in return for that alleged protection, it’s asking for a hefty fee. …

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You’re Going to Need a Few ‘Buckets’ in Retirement

You’ve probably never heard of liability-driven investing – or the “bucket strategy”… But importantly, it was the strategy I used over my 25 years working for some of Wall Street’s biggest names. And it’s not only for the big money… You can do it, too! In fact, I believe the bucket strategy is the best …

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The Fed Is Telling These Investors to Pound Sand Today

Editor’s note: The markets and our Chaikin Analytics offices will be closed tomorrow in observance of Christmas. Because of that, we won’t publish the Chaikin PowerFeed e-letter. Look for your next issue on Monday, December 27. And enjoy the holidays! Folks, inflation is eating away at our spending power right now… And there are few …

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China’s Amazon Is the Buying Opportunity of 2022

Did you know that China has its own Amazon marketplace? It turns out the convenience of buying online and having stuff just show up on your doorstep is universally loved. It makes life so much easier… And it doesn’t matter whether you’re buying household goods, gifts, or even high-end electronics. The folks in China love …

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The Facts Behind This Industry in Turmoil

Folks, I’m sure you’ve seen it on the news – and felt it in real life, too… We’re living in the era of the “everything shortage.” And that’s especially true when it comes to semiconductors. (That’s the industry term for computer chips.) The semiconductor shortage has hit just about every industry in recent months… For …

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The Shift From ‘Buy Something’ to ‘Go Somewhere’ Is Just Beginning

The American consumer is not done consuming… not by a long shot. Heck, consumer spending in the U.S. just hit another all-time high in the third quarter. But the thing is, this type of spending can take on many different forms. And after many months of spending a lot of time and money at home… …

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