Shauna Carther

Shauna Carther

Shauna Carther was the vice president of content at Investopedia.com. In 2007, she appeared as a guest on Moneytrack, a Public Broadcasting Service program devoted to helping consumers learn to invest and take control of their finances.

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  1. Investing

    What major is required to take the Series 7 examination?

    There are no prerequisite educational requirements for the Series 7 exam. However, keep in mind that you must be sponsored by your employer in order to write the exam. Should you not already be employed ...
  2. Professionals

    Do I have to successfully complete the Series 7 exam before ...

    There are no prerequisites to register for the Series 63 exam. However, once you have registered for the exam, you must schedule your exam within the 120-day window provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory ...
  3. Professionals

    I completed the Series 6, do I have to complete the entire ...

    After having written the Series 6 examination, there would be significant overlap with the Series 7 in areas such as mutual funds, unit investment trusts, and municipal securities. The Financial Industry ...
  4. Investing Basics

    Calculating The Present And Future Value Of Annuities

    At some point in your life, you may have had to make a series of fixed payments over a period of time - such as rent or car payments - or have received a series of payments over a period of time, such ...
  5. Personal Finance

    Rebalance Your Portfolio To Stay On Track

    Like a tune-up for a car, this re-alignment should minimize trouble down the road.
  6. Investing Basics

    Achieving Optimal Asset Allocation

    Minimizing risk while maximizing return is any investor's prime goal. The right mix of securities is the key to achieving your optimal asset allocation.
  7. Trading Strategies

    10 Golf Tips To Help Investors Tee Off

    There are a lot of similarities between golf and investing. Find out how to keep your game out of the rough.
  8. Investing Basics

    Understanding The Time Value Of Money

    Find out why time really is money by learning to calculate present and future value.
  9. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    The Hidden Differences Between Index Funds

    These funds don't all match index returns. Find out how to avoid costly surprises.
  10. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Closing Mutual Funds: Investment Protection Or Trap?

    Discover the characteristics of closing funds, the reasons why they close and key factors to consider.
  11. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Understanding Volatility Measurements

    How do you choose a fund with an optimal risk-reward combination? We teach you about standard deviation, beta and more!
  12. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Watch Out For The Mutual Fund Metamorphosis

    A new name may make a fund look fresh and exciting, but has anything really changed?
  13. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Digging Deeper: The Mutual Fund Prospectus

    The legal jargon of this document can be daunting. Find out how to get to the important stuff.
  14. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Mutual Fund Tune-Up Delivers High-Powered Performance

    Rebalancing your portfolio will protect you from risk and ensure that your investments are performing at their best.
  15. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Should You Follow Your Fund Manager?

    Learn how to tell if a fund in flux is still a suitable investment.
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