Robert Stammers

  1. Financing Basics For First-Time Homebuyers
    Home & Auto

    Financing Basics For First-Time Homebuyers

    If you're looking to get your first mortgage, there are many financing options available.
  2. Find Security In Covered Bonds
    Insurance

    Find Security In Covered Bonds

    Find out about a safe investing alternative that could have prevented the subprime meltdown.
  3. Hidden Costs Of Product Rebates
    Personal Finance

    Hidden Costs Of Product Rebates

    These cash incentives lure in consumers, who are often unable to collect on the deal.
  4. Holding Titles On Real Property
    Retirement

    Holding Titles On Real Property

    Find out how best to claim and convey ownership on your assets.
  5. A Career In Real Estate Portfolio Management
    Personal Finance

    A Career In Real Estate Portfolio Management

    Find out why this job more closely resembles the role of a CEO than an asset manager.
  6. Top Reasons Forex Traders Fail
    Forex Education

    Top Reasons Forex Traders Fail

    This market can be treacherous for unprepared investors. Find out how to avoid the mistakes that keep FX traders from succeeding.
  7. How Interest Rates Affect Property Values
    Personal Finance

    How Interest Rates Affect Property Values

    When interest rates fall, real estate prices tend to increase. Why? Find out here.
  8. Study Does Not End After The CFA
    Professionals

    Study Does Not End After The CFA

    Getting your CFA is an admirable achievement, but it doesn't end there. Find out what is expected of CFAs after they become charterholders.
  9. Career Benefits From The CFA Institute
    Professionals

    Career Benefits From The CFA Institute

    The CFA Institute provides members with a variety of ongoing career and networking benefits.
  10. Should You Get A CFA, MBA Or Both?
    Professionals

    Should You Get A CFA, MBA Or Both?

    These certifications require time and money, but combined programs are making obtaining both designations more realistic.
  11. A Look At CFA Job Opportunities
    Entrepreneurship

    A Look At CFA Job Opportunities

    Being a CFA charterholder can take your career in many different directions. Find out what your option are.
  12. Prepare For Your CFA Exams
    Professionals

    Prepare For Your CFA Exams

    Find out how to get yourself ready for these lengthy and often daunting exams.
  13. Add Some Real Estate To Your Portfolio
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Add Some Real Estate To Your Portfolio

    From REITs to owning your own home, find out how diversify your portfolio with real estate assets.
  14. A Guide To Real Estate Derivatives
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    A Guide To Real Estate Derivatives

    These instruments provide exposure to the real estate market without having to buy and sell property.
  15. Should You Incorporate Your Business?
    Entrepreneurship

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?

    Find out how becoming a corporation can protect and further your finances.
  16. Can Real Estate Stabilize Your Portfolio?
    Home & Auto

    Can Real Estate Stabilize Your Portfolio?

    History suggests that real estate can provide diversification and a hedge against inflation.
  17. Rental Properties: Cash Cow Or Money Pit?
    Home & Auto

    Rental Properties: Cash Cow Or Money Pit?

    Create a valuation system to forecast the profitability of an income-producing property.
  18. Homeowners, Beware These Scams!
    Home & Auto

    Homeowners, Beware These Scams!

    If you're in a pinch for money, you're the prime target for con artists and thieves.
  19. The Small Business Jobs Act: Make It Work For You
    Entrepreneurship

    The Small Business Jobs Act: Make It Work For You

    Understanding how to manage business credit is the key to obtaining small business loans.
  20. Will Your Home Remodel Pay Off?
    Home & Auto

    Will Your Home Remodel Pay Off?

    Some renovations will mean a bigger sale price on your home, while others will just cost you.
  21. Flipping Houses: Is It Better Than Buy and Hold?
    Home & Auto

    Flipping Houses: Is It Better Than Buy and Hold?

    Real estate investors can flip a property or use it for cash flow. Find out which will work in your neck of the woods.
  22. Investing In Foreclosures Not A Get-Rich-Quick Venture
    Home & Auto

    Investing In Foreclosures Not A Get-Rich-Quick Venture

    Investing in this kind of real estate takes capital, time and careful planning.
  23. Trade Properties To Keep The Taxman At Bay
    Active Trading

    Trade Properties To Keep The Taxman At Bay

    Like-kind exchanges can mean a much lower tax bill on real estate for savvy investors.
  24. Interest-Only Mortgages: Home Free Or Homeless?
    Credit & Loans

    Interest-Only Mortgages: Home Free Or Homeless?

    These loans can be beneficial, but for many borrowers, they present a financial trap.
  25. Conquering The Terms Of Your Mortgage
    Options & Futures

    Conquering The Terms Of Your Mortgage

    Buyers with big down payments should get the best mortgage terms. Unfortunately, the equation isn't that simple.
  26. Equity Stripping Leaves Creditors Empty-Handed
    Home & Auto

    Equity Stripping Leaves Creditors Empty-Handed

    Add additional debt to your real estate assets to keep the creditors at bay.
  27. Benefits Abound For Active Traders Who Incorporate
    Trading Strategies

    Benefits Abound For Active Traders Who Incorporate

    Trading through a separate business structure allows active traders access to all of the tax mitigation and asset protection strategies available.
  28. Top 4 Things That Determine A Home's Value
    Home & Auto

    Top 4 Things That Determine A Home's Value

    Your house depreciates over time, while the land beneath it is likely to do the opposite.
  29. Iron Condors: Wing It To Maximum Profit
    Options & Futures

    Iron Condors: Wing It To Maximum Profit

    Understanding the right way to execute an iron condor can increase potential returns and limit risk.
  30. Rent To Own; Own To Rent
    Options & Futures

    Rent To Own; Own To Rent

    This method can help first-time buyers afford a home using a rent-to-own strategy, and it can also be good for investors.
  31. Spreading The Word About Portfolio Margin
    Options & Futures

    Spreading The Word About Portfolio Margin

    An underused opportunity provided in an SEC rule can enhance returns and lower risk for spread traders.
  32. The Foundation Of Structured Settlements
    Options & Futures

    The Foundation Of Structured Settlements

    This annuitized payment setup should be arranged through impartial attorneys and tax agents.
  33. Scenario Analysis Provides Glimpse Of Portfolio Potential
    Fundamental Analysis

    Scenario Analysis Provides Glimpse Of Portfolio Potential

    This statistical method estimates how far a stock might fall in a worst-case scenario.
  34. Defeasance Reduces Commercial Real Estate Fees
    Options & Futures

    Defeasance Reduces Commercial Real Estate Fees

    Try this alternative to short-term variable-rate financing when using leverage to buy property.
  35. Multivariate Models: The Monte Carlo Analysis
    Options & Futures

    Multivariate Models: The Monte Carlo Analysis

    This decision-making tool integrates the idea that every decision has an impact on overall risk.
  36. Timber Investments Cut Down Portfolio Risk
    Options & Futures

    Timber Investments Cut Down Portfolio Risk

    Timber's low correlation to other asset classes can enhance your portfolio's growth.
  37. The History Of The FDIC
    Retirement

    The History Of The FDIC

    Find out why this corporation was developed and how it protects depositors from bank failure.
  38. Oil As An Asset: Hotelling's Theory On Price
    Active Trading

    Oil As An Asset: Hotelling's Theory On Price

    Not sure where oil prices are headed? This theory provides some insight.
  39. House Your Retirement With Self-Directed Real Estate IRAs
    Options & Futures

    House Your Retirement With Self-Directed Real Estate IRAs

    Investors are now able to invest directly in real property, mortgages and other assets.