Michael Sacchitello

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Title: Senior Editor, Investing and Trading Platforms Reviews
Education: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Location: Bergen County, New Jersey
Expertise: Trading, Financial Market Education, Quantitative Technical Analysis, Cryptocurrency
  • Senior Investing and Trading Platforms Editor for The Balance
  • 20 years’ mutual fund, macro market research, institutional trading desk, and trading education experience 
  • Chartered member and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the industry-leading Chartered Market Technicians (CMT) Association


Michael began his Wall Street career as a portfolio assistant for a $3B mutual fund at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in New York City, where he learned the art of asset allocation and position sizing.  

Michael then joined Stone & McCarthy Research Associates (acquired by Oxford Economics in 2016) in Princeton, New Jersey, where he published research based on the interaction between economic, monetary, and macro market forces for the firm’s sophisticated client base of central bank representatives, economists, hedge fund managers, and traders.

Michael then became a member of Cantor Fitzgerald’s Debt Capital Markets Derivatives Sales Team, performing quantitative technical analysis for the firm’s proprietary trading desk located in Greenwich, Connecticut.   

Michael left Cantor Fitzgerald to form Extract Analytics LLC, a boutique research and consulting firm that produced data-driven research and content for an institutional client base, and created educational curriculum for retail traders.

Michael became Senior Investing and Trading Platforms Editor at The Balance in June 2021, where he is in charge of covering and building the company’s reviews of online brokers, robo advisors, cryptocurrency wallets, and forex exchanges. 


Michael received his Bachelors of Science degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine. 

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