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Ari Charney

Ari Charney is the chief investment strategist for Utility Forecaster and Income Millionaire.

Prior to joining Investing Daily, Ari took an unlikely path toward dispensing investment advice. Shortly after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science from New York University, Ari sampled some of Wall Street’s best-known brokerages and investment banks for several months as an associate. His favorite memory was being paid an absurdly high hourly wage to point and yell at the bond salesmen on the legendary Bear Stearns trading floor when they had incoming phone calls.

Thereafter, Ari spent a substantial portion of his career at financial industry rating services. First, he pored over spreadsheets at the preeminent bond rating agency Moody’s Investors Service. Later, he analyzed investment newsletters for nearly eight years at The Hulbert Financial Digest (HFD).

While working for the HFD, Ari discovered his passion for helping self-directed investors select the right investment newsletter. Since joining Investing Daily, he’s extended that passion further by guiding investors toward the right securities for their portfolios.

In his free time, he and his wife tote their son along on their ethnic dining adventures in pursuit of the fabled Bosnian burger and the Thai restaurant with the secret Laotian menu.

Analyst Articles

Why ‘Lower for Longer’ Is Dead

by Ari Charney on June 1, 2018

The macro picture is brightening for crude oil, but energy prices will continue to be volatile. Here’s what oil’s wild ride means for investors.

When It’s Good to Be Worthless

by Ari Charney on May 11, 2018

No one wants to see their stock go down to zero. But there are scenarios where income investors hope a security they’re involved with ends up in the ash bin.

How One Analyst Got It Right by Being Wrong

by Ari Charney on April 27, 2018

Short-selling is only for the shrewdest traders and the savviest analysts–the smartest of the smart money. But even the smart money occasionally gets it wrong–though not for long.

How Often Do You Want to Get Paid?

by Ari Charney on April 13, 2018

You can build a portfolio that generates monthly income with just a dozen dividend stocks. But there’s another way that gives you even greater control over how much and how often you get paid—and it also helps lower risk too.

Here’s Why Smaller Is Better

by Ari Charney on March 30, 2018

Small-cap stocks are often ignored by Wall Street even though they generate some of the biggest gains. But we like it that way. When the Street ignores a stock, it gives us an opportunity to get in on an emerging growth engine before the rest of the herd follows.

How to Steal Wall Street’s Best Ideas

by Ari Charney on March 16, 2018

We weren’t invited to the Street’s party, but we’re about to sneak in anyway (and take their best ideas). Not just any asset manager will do. First, we look for the best of the best. Then we identify which of their favorite stocks are worth buying right now.

How to Tell if the Trend Is Truly Your Friend

by Ari Charney on March 2, 2018

Momentum-based trading strategies can give you market-beating returns. But not all momentum strategies are created equal. In fact, our resident options guru has an intriguing twist on how to tell if a winner will keep on winning.

How to Get Paid to Buy Low

by Ari Charney on February 16, 2018

Reinvestment accounts for about half the market’s long-term return. But it doesn’t make sense to mindlessly reinvest dividends when stocks are trading at absurd valuations. So some flexibility–and a few rules–can give you the best of both worlds: reinvestment plus the cash to use as you see fit.

The Secret to Market Timing

by Ari Charney on February 2, 2018

Most market timers are market laggards. But the market does exhibit recurring patterns that can be exploited … if you know how. In fact, one of our top analysts regularly exploits these patterns as part of his proprietary trading strategy.

Hurry Up and Wait for This High Yielder

by Ari Charney on January 19, 2018

No one is irreplaceable. But when one of your favorite fund managers retires, it creates uncertainty. Should you stick with the new guys or find a new fund? That decision is even harder when the fund yields nearly 7.4%.

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