Kristina Zucchi, CFA

Kristina Zucchi, CFA

Kristina Zucchi, CFA, is a freelance financial writer, investor, and consultant. For over a decade, she has worked as an equity analyst for buy-side investment companies and in the private equity sector. Kristina's consulting work has focused primarily on cyclical, industrial and healthcare companies, while she has also written extensively for publication on topics pertaining to investments and security analysis.

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  1. Lognormal and Normal Distribution
    Fundamental Analysis

    Lognormal and Normal Distribution

    When and why do you use lognormal distribution or normal distribution for analyzing securities? Lognormal for stocks, normal for portfolio returns.
  2. Investor, Know Thyself: Choose A Stock Category Based On ...
    Investing Basics

    Investor, Know Thyself: Choose A Stock Category Based On ...

    Choosing the right investment isn't just about choosing the right investment. It also requires that you intimiately understand your own risk tolerance.
  3. Traits of an Elite Trader
    Trading Strategies

    Traits of an Elite Trader

    When it comes to traders, these are the traits that separate the wheat from the chaff.
  4. The Importance Of U.S. Treasury Rates
    Economics

    The Importance Of U.S. Treasury Rates

    U.S. Treasury bond interest rates affect more than just bondholders! It impacts the day to day lives of all consumers.
  5. Charging Bull-The Brass Icon of Wall Street
    Investing Basics

    Charging Bull-The Brass Icon of Wall Street

    The brass "Charging Bull" near Wall Street, the finance world's most famous sculpture, started out as a bizarre stealth gift--initially, an unwelcome one.
  6. The Handy Guide To Global Stock Market Holidays
    Markets

    The Handy Guide To Global Stock Market Holidays

    Exchanges close on holidays--which vary by country. If you're a global trader, it's useful to have this handy Investopedia bank holiday reference.
  7. Why The 10 Year US Treasury Rates Matter
    Economics

    Why The 10 Year US Treasury Rates Matter

    You might think of Treasury bonds as boring investments, but their yields are important indicators of the economy as a whole.
  8. Do Countries With The Most Oil Reserves Actually Produce ...
    Options & Futures

    Do Countries With The Most Oil Reserves Actually Produce ...

    Oil, aka Black Gold, is so precious that wars have erupted over it. So why is it that not all oil-rich nations are money-rich nations?
  9. Tracking Your Portfolio On Yahoo! Finance
    Investing Basics

    Tracking Your Portfolio On Yahoo! Finance

    Yahoo! Finance can sync with brokerage accounts, merge and track investments to monitor performance and help you understand where investment risks lie.
  10. How To Play The OTC Pink Stocks
    Investing Basics

    How To Play The OTC Pink Stocks

    The OTC Pink offers a variety of investment candidates including many good companies waiting to be discovered. Recently, the OTC Pink has worked hard to improve the service by tiering companies based on ...
  11. Pick Better Stocks By Consulting Form 10-K
    Markets

    Pick Better Stocks By Consulting Form 10-K

    Learn to read and dissect the most comprehensive compilation of information on a company.
  12. Trader vs Investment Banker: Which Job Is Best For You?
    Professionals

    Trader vs Investment Banker: Which Job Is Best For You?

    Thinking of a career as an investment banker or a trader? Then you'd better know the difference!
  13. The Top 5 Skills An Investment Banker Needs
    Professionals

    The Top 5 Skills An Investment Banker Needs

    What are the top skills investment bankers need to have? Are i-bankers born or made?
  14. Top SEC EDGAR Tools For New Investors
    Investing Basics

    Top SEC EDGAR Tools For New Investors

    Navigating the plethora of data available to investors can be overwhelming. The SEC has made it a bit easier with its EDGAR system.
  15. How to Use Yahoo! Finance
    Investing Basics

    How to Use Yahoo! Finance

    Yahoo! Finance provides an extremely competent and comprehensive offering for the everyday investor wanting to track a portfolio or stay abreast of news.
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