Chris Gallant

Chris Gallant is an analyst and contributor for Investopedia. Chris graduated from the University of Alberta School of Business with a major in finance. Prior to joining Investopedia, Chris spent time working with the Alberta Ministry of Finance, taught Business classes at the undergraduate level and helped manage a charitable equity fund for the University of Alberta.

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  1. Alternative Investments

    What is securitization?

    Securitization is the process of taking an illiquid asset, or group of assets, and through financial engineering, transforming ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    What is the difference between arithmetic and geometric averages?

    An arithmetic average is the sum of a series of numbers divided by the count of that series of numbers. If you were asked ...
  3. People

    What is an economic moat?

    The term economic moat, coined and popularized by Warren Buffett, refers to a business' ability to maintain competitive advantages ...
  4. FA Relevant

    4 Steps to Building a Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  5. Entrepreneurship

    Economic Moats: A Strong Company's Best Defense

    Economic moats can protect companies from their competitors.
  6. Asset Allocation

    How can I prevent commissions and fees from eating up my trading profits?

    First off, understand that there is no universal system regarding trading commissions charged by brokerage firms. Some charge ...
  7. Asset Allocation

    How does a stop-loss order work, and what price is used to trigger the order?

    A stop-loss order, or stop order, is a type of advanced trade order that can be placed with most brokerage houses. The order ...
  8. Financial Analysis

    When computing the PEG ratio for a stock, how is a company's earnings growth rate determined?

    Remember that the price/earnings to growth ratio (PEG ratio) is simply a given stock's price/earnings ratio (P/E ratio) divided ...
  9. Investing Strategy

    What is the difference between economic value added and market value added?

    Economic value added (EVA) is a performance measure developed by Stern Stewart & Co that attempts to measure the true ...
  10. Retirement Living

    Is it easier to save for retirement if you start earlier in life? Can I make up for what I don't save now by contributing more later on?

    In general, the earlier you start saving for retirement, the easier it will be to afford, given the number of financial obligations ...
  11. Markets & Economy

    Does perfect competition exist in the real world?

    First, let's review what economic factors must be present in an industry with perfect competition: 1. All firms sell an identical ...
  12. Stocks

    Five Low Price-To-Book Value Stocks

    Stocks with low price-to-book values tend to be safer, on average, than the overall market. Here's a look at five that may ...
  13. Stocks

    Short The Canadian Housing Bubble

    Canada's housing bubble presents serious risks for would-be real estate buyers and opportunities for investors comfortable ...
  14. Stocks

    Sin Stocks: The Natural Choice

    Human nature compels people to undertake risky behavior, and it seems to have created a value opportunity with Vector Group. ...
  15. Small Business

    I own shares of a company that just received a delisting notice from Nasdaq. Does this mean I will lose my shares?

    Let's start by walking through the reasons for listing requirements and what happens when a company's stock is delisted from ...
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