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. Credit & Loans

    How To Become a Mortgage-Backed Securities Analyst

    Specializing in structured or derivative credit products like mortgage-backed securities requires education and prior experience in the mortgage field.
  2. Charts & Patterns

    How To Become A Private Equity Associate

    With the right planning, second- and third-year investment banking analysts can graduate to an associate position at a private equity firm.
  3. Charts & Patterns

    Stock Analysis Basics: How To Forecast Revenue and Growth

    Forecasted revenue and growth projections are important components of security analysis, leading to a stock’s future worth.
  4. Budgeting

    How Your Government's Budgetary Decisions Impact the Public ...

    Issues facing the public sector are not unlike some issues facing America’s oldest and largest companies, but with larger and broader impacts.
  5. Stock Analysis

    Investing In Apple: The Risks & Rewards

    Apple has been synonymous with growth and innovation, and its stock reflects this. But can it stay as inventive and competitive as it has been?
  6. Personal Finance

    What Drives Consumer Demand for Tesla?

    Tesla did not invent the electric vehicle market, but it has brought to it elements of luxury and elite status. But what really drives demand for Teslas?
  7. Personal Finance

    How You Can Become A Venture Capital Associate

    Venture capital analysts are the junior members of the venture capital firm. They receive compensation that is typically higher than other finance analyst positions.
  8. Trading Strategies

    The Best Low-Cost, Web-Based Trading Brokers

    With this table, investors can differentiate between top low-cost, web-based trading brokers by price, capabilities, and offerings.
  9. Personal Finance

    Why You Should Consider A Career In Supply Chain Management

    Supply chain managers ensure that increasingly global companies can coordinate distant sources of materials, labor, and manufacturing to successfully bring products to market.
  10. Investing

    The Capital Asset Pricing (CAPM) Model: Pros and Cons

    CAPM, while criticized for its unrealistic assumptions, provides a more useful outcome than either the DDM or WACC in many situations.
  11. Personal Finance

    How To Land a Wall Street Job Out of College

    Getting a job on Wall Street right after college can be difficult, but there many paths that eventually lead to Wall Street.
  12. Investing

    The World's Top Emerging Financial Hubs

    Creating a desirable and competitive financial center, a goal among the emerging financial hubs, can be undone by its volatility.
  13. Charts & Patterns

    What Drives Oracle Stock Prices?

    Oracle stock price depend on the company keeping ahead of new technologies while also keeping costs low.
  14. Investing

    Which Is Better For Me: MarketWatch Or Bloomberg?

    As part of a series comparing popular finance websites, Investopedia conducts an unbiased review of MarketWatch and Bloomberg.
  15. Personal Finance

    What Exactly Does A Portfolio Analyst Do?

    Portfolio analysts have the exciting role of working between the investment team layers and they touch various aspects of an investment organization.
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