Kristina Zucchi, CFA

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  1. 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!
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. What Drives Investment Banker Salaries
    Entrepreneurship

    What Drives Investment Banker Salaries

    Do investment bankers make too much money? Are their salaries completely arbitrary or is there some logic behind it?
  6. Investing In Health Insurance Companies
    Insurance

    Investing In Health Insurance Companies

    Health insurance companies work a little differently than most companies. Here's what you need to know as an investor.
  7. The Impact Of Sell-Side Research
    Markets

    The Impact Of Sell-Side Research

    Sell-side analysts are not stock buyers or sellers - rather, they provide unbiased guidance to traders.
  8. EDGAR: Investors' One-Stop-Shop For Company Filings
    Fundamental Analysis

    EDGAR: Investors' One-Stop-Shop For Company Filings

    You can learn a lot about any listed company through this system - if you know how to use it.
  9. Finding Value In A Sideways Market
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Finding Value In A Sideways Market

    When the market is non-directional, your profit potential need not go sideways too.
  10. Asset Allocation: The First Step Toward Profit
    Investing Basics

    Asset Allocation: The First Step Toward Profit

    Understanding the different asset classes is an essential part of portfolio diversification.
  11. Breaking Down The Geometric Mean
    Investing Basics

    Breaking Down The Geometric Mean

    Understanding portfolio performance, whether for a self-managed, discretionary portfolio or a non-discretionary portfolio, is vital to determining whether the portfolio strategy is working or needs to ...
  12. The Federal Reserve System Affects You More Than You Might ...
    Economics

    The Federal Reserve System Affects You More Than You Might ...

    How does the Federal Reserve System affect ordinary citizens? In more ways than you might realize.
  13. What Is Sallie Mae And How Does It Work?
    Credit & Loans

    What Is Sallie Mae And How Does It Work?

    Sallie Mae is the only game in town for some would-be college students seeking loans, so it's not surprising that it's got huge growth ambitions.
  14. How To Use The Top Yahoo! Finance Tools
    Fundamental Analysis

    How To Use The Top Yahoo! Finance Tools

    Yahoo has a set of tools that rival the professional ones so individuals are not at a disadvantage. Here is a guide for investors to find the top tools.
  15. The Best Morningstar Tools For Analysts
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    The Best Morningstar Tools For Analysts

    Morningstar, both the free standard and premium version, furnishes users with a plethora of analytical and tracking tools.
  16. How A Company Files With The SEC
    Investing Basics

    How A Company Files With The SEC

    Filing with the SEC is not as complicated as you might thing -- just be meticulous about following the steps.
  17. How to Calculate the Value of an ETF
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    How to Calculate the Value of an ETF

    An ETF is a good way to get broad exposure without taking on specific risk, but calculating performance may be a bit tricky.
  18. If You Buy Stocks Online, You Are Involved in HFTs
    Trading Systems & Software

    If You Buy Stocks Online, You Are Involved in HFTs

    Many people don't realise that some half to two-thirds of all trades use high-frequency trading in some fashion.
  19. Pharmaceutical Vs. Biotech Investing: Is It Worth The Risk?
    Investing

    Pharmaceutical Vs. Biotech Investing: Is It Worth The Risk?

    Investopedia explains: Both pharma and biotech stocks are faced with a costly process that, when successful, can produce extremely profitable products. However, the process is unpredictable.
  20. Technical Vs. Fundamental Investing - Friends Or Foes?
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Technical Vs. Fundamental Investing - Friends Or Foes?

    Making money in the stock market has been likened to gambling by some, but experienced investors who do their homework usually profit by doing market analysis. However, even experienced investors debate ...
  21. Investing In Healthcare Facilities
    Fundamental Analysis

    Investing In Healthcare Facilities

    Read on to learn about how to value heathcare sector stocks.
  22. Yield Investing: Dividend, Earnings And FCF
    Fundamental Analysis

    Yield Investing: Dividend, Earnings And FCF

    There are numerous ways to value investments, and many investors prefer a specific valuation method. Yield investing is one way to value a stock by comparing the current price to various factors. Yield ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Understanding Off-Balance Sheet Financing
    Investing Basics

    Understanding Off-Balance Sheet Financing

    For anyone who was invested in Enron, off-balance sheet (OBS) financing is a scary term. Off-balance sheet financing means a company does not include a liability on its balance sheet. It is an accounting ...
  25. Use Caution Trading Pink Sheet Stocks
    Investing Basics

    Use Caution Trading Pink Sheet Stocks

    Pink Sheets stocks offer exciting opportunities to increase portfolio returns by large magnitudes in a short time. However, these opportunities come with significant risks. Investors need to be extremely ...
  26. Mutual Funds: Management Fees Vs. MER
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Mutual Funds: Management Fees Vs. MER

    Having a clear understanding of the fees charged by a mutual fund is a significant component to making an informed investment decision. Often the management fee is used interchangeably with the MER by ...
  27. Inflation's Impact On Stock Returns
    Investing Basics

    Inflation's Impact On Stock Returns

    When stocks are divided into growth and value categories, the evidence is clear that value stocks perform better in periods of high inflation, and growth stocks perform better during periods of low inflation.
  28. Introduction To International CAPM
    Investing Basics

    Introduction To International CAPM

    ICAPM is one of several models used to determine the required return on an asset, discover its limitations and how to use it.
  29. Financial Markets: Capital Vs. Money Markets
    Investing Basics

    Financial Markets: Capital Vs. Money Markets

    Two commonly used components of the financial market are money markets and capital markets. Find out the similarities and differences between them.
  30. Know Your Stock Cost Basis
    Investing Basics

    Know Your Stock Cost Basis

    Understanding equity cost basis is critical for tracking the gains or losses of an investment.
  31. Why Your Pension Plan Has Sovereign Debt In It
    Economics

    Why Your Pension Plan Has Sovereign Debt In It

    One type of security pensions tend to invest in is sovereign debt, or debt issued by a government.
  32. Derivatives 101
    Fundamental Analysis

    Derivatives 101

    Learn how to use this type of investment as an alternative way to participate in the market.
  33. Services That Health Insurers Often Decline
    Insurance

    Services That Health Insurers Often Decline

    Learning how to navigate health insurance pitfalls will make you a more educated healthcare consumer.
  34. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock
    Options & Futures

    4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  35. Strategies For Part-Time Forex Traders
    Forex Education

    Strategies For Part-Time Forex Traders

    We present some ways that you can still profit in forex, even with an inconsistent trading schedule.
  36. The Pros And Cons Of Trading Forex In An Overseas Account
    Forex Education

    The Pros And Cons Of Trading Forex In An Overseas Account

    The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 could impact whether overseas accounts benefit FX investors.
  37. Profiting From A Weak U.S. Dollar
    Forex Education

    Profiting From A Weak U.S. Dollar

    Learn how to allocate your investments when the U.S. dollar is down.
  38. 4 Common Active Trading Strategies
    Trading Strategies

    4 Common Active Trading Strategies

    Learn four of the most popular active trading strategies and why active trading isn't limited to professional traders anymore.
  39. PBMs: Making The Most Of Generics
    Stock Analysis

    PBMs: Making The Most Of Generics

    PBMs stand to benefit from the generic introduction of blockbuster drugs. Has the market fully discounted the opportunity?
  40. Consolidation In The Orthopedic Market?
    Stock Analysis

    Consolidation In The Orthopedic Market?

    Consolidation in the orthopedic market has been fueling market rumors.
  41. 4 Non-Cyclical Growth Stocks Increasing Dividends
    Stock Analysis

    4 Non-Cyclical Growth Stocks Increasing Dividends

    These companies may be difficult to find, but they do exist!
  42. Revenue Cycle Management In Hospitals: Endless Opportunities
    Stock Analysis

    Revenue Cycle Management In Hospitals: Endless Opportunities

    Revenue cycle managment services are key to helping hospitals survive, and later thrive.
  43. Where To Find Safety Among Uncertainty
    Stock Analysis

    Where To Find Safety Among Uncertainty

    Find areas of safety among the geopolitical and economic market worries.
  44. The Falling Dollar - The Debate Rages On
    Stock Analysis

    The Falling Dollar - The Debate Rages On

    The long- and short-term effects of the falling dollar.
  45. How The Republican Wins Are Benefiting HMOs
    Stock Analysis

    How The Republican Wins Are Benefiting HMOs

    With the injection of some business-friendly allies, the HMOs, at least for the time being, are feeling the heat lift.
  46. GE: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
    Stock Analysis

    GE: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    Re-shaping GE's portfolio of businesses is not an easy task.
  47. Beaten Down Stocks With Expected High Growth
    Stock Analysis

    Beaten Down Stocks With Expected High Growth

    These four value stocks have high expected growth, especially when compared to their peers.
  48. Labs Benefit From Cost Controls On Healthcare
    Stock Analysis

    Labs Benefit From Cost Controls On Healthcare

    Lab companies that have increasing volumes and new products should benefit with margin expansion.
  49. Health Reform Act Gives Hospitals Potential Upside
    Stock Analysis

    Health Reform Act Gives Hospitals Potential Upside

    While changes are projected to take effect extremely slowly, hospitals should experience the positive impact almost immediately.
  50. Stock Scandals: Why Some Companies Survive
    Markets

    Stock Scandals: Why Some Companies Survive

    When scandal hits a company, there are few key factors that determine how hard the stock will be hit.
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