Author Archives: Michael Cochell

Michael Cochell

About Michael Cochell

Michael Cochell is associate vice president of Jacob Gold & Associates. For the last 14 years, Cochell has helped thousands of households organize and manage their personal financial affairs in the areas of banking and finance. He is an investment adviser representative and is registered with FINRA and holds Series 7, 63, 65 licenses, and is a graduate of Arizona State University.

Reaching Your Retirement Goal Requires Commitment

Reaching Requirement Goals

When it comes to investing, retirement planning, or tracking our markets, we rely on the media to get our information. It may be from the newspaper, television, magazines, the Internet, or our cell phones. Either way, we learn a lot about what to do and what not to do about investing from the media. We… Read More →

A Weak Dollar Isn’t Always A Bad Thing For The Economy

Weak dollar

For years, we have experienced a rise or decline of our dollar relative to other major currencies. However, this may not be a huge concern right now, but we must start thinking about it for our future. If we track our dollar over the long term it has been weakening due to several factors. Some… Read More →

With The Global Economy, Far-Off Natural Disasters And Wars Affect Us All

Global Economy

Today, the United States, China, Japan, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom are among the largest economies in the world. Each of them has grown significantly in past decades and provides our global world with needed goods and services. This was not always the case; politics, religion and cultural differences kept us from working together.… Read More →

Learn To Avoid Investment Mistakes

Investing wisely

Avoiding big mistakes can have a significant impact on a long-term investment. This impact may be more significant than the performance of a specific fund, stock, bond, or alternative investment. More often, big mistakes occur when investors begin making decisions based on emotions such as fear and greed, rather than using logic and objectivity when… Read More →

The Dow Reaches 12,000 — Where Will We Go From Here?

Stock Market

The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly climbed to 12,000 on Jan. 26. Is this a sign of hope for our economic growth? The last time the Dow traded at the 12,000 level was in June 2008, when our economy was just starting to see the effects of job losses, dollar value changes, tax concerns, mortgage… Read More →

Consumer Confidence In The New Year Will Influence Buying Decisions

Consumer Confidence

Employment and real estate prices have regularly influenced our economy over the last century. Recently, they have negatively compounded the economic crisis and will most likely continue to be an issue as we fight through to recovery. What will it take to change the direction of unemployment and low real estate prices? It begins with… Read More →