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. Exam Prep

    How many attempts at each CFA exam is a candidate permitted?

    The CFA Institute allows an individual an unlimited amount of attempts at each examination.Although you can attempt the examination as many times as needed, bear in mind that this will be expensive. Fees ...
  2. High Net Worth Strategy

    Achieving Optimal Asset Allocation

    Minimizing risk while maximizing return with the right mix of securities is the key to achieving your optimal asset allocation.
  3. Real Estate

    What is a subprime mortgage?

    A subprime mortgage is a type of loan granted to individuals with poor credit histories (often below 600), who, as a result of their deficient credit ratings, would not be able to qualify for conventional ...
  4. Financial Analysis

    Understanding The Time Value Of Money

    Find out why time really is money by learning to calculate present and future value.
  5. Retirement Savings

    How to Calculate the Value of Annuities

    Here's everything you need to account for when calculating the present and future value of annuities.
  6. Investing Strategy

    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 ...
  7. FA Relevant

    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 ...
  8. FA Relevant

    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 ...
  9. Asset Allocation

    Rebalance Your Portfolio To Stay On Track

    Like a tune-up for a car, this re-alignment should minimize trouble down the road.
  10. High Net Worth Strategy

    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.
  11. Mutual Funds

    The Hidden Differences Between Index Funds

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

    Closing Mutual Funds: Investment Protection Or Trap?

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

    Understanding Volatility Measurements

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

    Watch Out For The Mutual Fund Metamorphosis

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

    Digging Deeper: The Mutual Fund Prospectus

    The legal jargon of this document can be daunting. Find out how to get to the important stuff.
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