Senior Investing and Trading Platforms Editor for Investopedia and The Balance

Resides In

Bergen County, New Jersey


West Virginia University School of Medicine


Trading, Financial Market Education, Quantitative Technical Analysis


  • Senior Investing and Trading Platforms Editor for Investopedia & 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 Investopedia and The Balance in June 2021, where he is in charge of covering and building the company’s Online Broker, Robo Advisor, Cryptocurrency Wallets, and Forex Exchange Reviews. 


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

Quote from Michael Sacchitello

“The market doesn't owe you anything and it loves to confound. If you are going to play a contrarian’s game and fight the trend, you better be a sound sleeper.”