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. Investing Basics

    How Does Alibaba Make Money? A Simple Guide

    Alibaba broke IPO headlines--but making news and making money are two different things.
  2. Stock Analysis

    Buyinb Facebook Stock, A Beginner's Guide

    This straightforward guide helps the novice investor feel more adept at buying a stock, such as Facebook (FB).
  3. Trading Systems & Software

    The Bloomberg Terminal: Step By Step

    Bloomberg is synonymous with investment information- its media outlet and software/hardware are used by most, if not all, professional money managers.
  4. Fundamental Analysis

    Earnings Quality, the Facebook Example

    When judging Facebook's quality of earnings it is important to understand the various sources of revenue and trends in those sources.
  5. Investing Basics

    The Top Five Alibaba Shareholders

    In addition to the new public shareholders, BABA has several prominent major stakeholders. Here are the top five.
  6. Investing

    The Top Chinese Companies Traded In The U.S.

    While many Chinese companies trade only on foreign exchanges, some of the top Chinese companies who trade in the United States are global industry leaders.
  7. Investing Basics

    The Basics Of Value Chain Analysis

    Value chain analysis establishes an action plan to understand and implement actvities that create values to a firm's clients, resulting in firm profits.
  8. Economics

    The Enduring Importance Of The DJIA

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) continues to be an important indicator of the economy, though some say the DJIA doesn't have the same import as it once did.
  9. Economics

    Main Characteristics of Capitalist Economies

    Commerce is based on the principles of capitalism, but there are few, if any, examples of pure capitalism except in theory.
  10. Investing Basics

    Navigating E-commerce: Alibaba, eBay and Amazon

    Amazon, e-Bay and Alibaba were each game-changers in global e-commerce, with each not only finding its own niche, but inventing new ones as they go along.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Trading Strategies

    Traits of an Elite Trader

    When it comes to traders, these are the traits that separate the wheat from the chaff.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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