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. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    4 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio

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

    What is an economic moat?

    The term economic moat, coined and popularized by Warren Buffett, refers to a business' ability to maintain competitive advantages over its competitors in order to protect its long-term profits and market ...
  3. Investing

    How can I prevent commissions and fees from eating up my ...

    First off, understand that there is no universal system regarding trading commissions charged by brokerage firms. Some charge rather steep fees for each trade, while others charge very little, depending ...
  4. Active Trading Fundamentals

    How does a stop-loss order work, and what price is used ...

    A stop-loss order, or stop order, is a type of advanced trade order that can be placed with most brokerage houses. The order specifies that an investor wants to execute a trade for a given stock, but only ...
  5. Investing

    What is securitization?

    Securitization is the process of taking an illiquid asset, or group of assets, and through financial engineering, transforming them into a security.A typical example of securitization is a mortgage-backed ...
  6. Investing

    When computing the PEG ratio for a stock, how is a company's ...

    Remember that the price/earnings to growth ratio (PEG ratio) is simply a given stock's price/earnings ratio (P/E ratio) divided by its percentage growth rate. The resulting number expresses how expensive ...
  7. Investing

    What is the difference between economic value added and ...

    Economic value added (EVA) is a performance measure developed by Stern Stewart & Co that attempts to measure the true economic profit produced by a company. It is frequently also referred to as "economic ...
  8. Investing

    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 product. 2. All firms are price-takers. 3. All firms have a relatively ...
  9. Retirement

    Is it easier to save for retirement if you start earlier ...

    In general, the earlier you start saving for retirement, the easier it will be to afford, given the number of financial obligations that tend to be incurred at that later period in your life. A closer ...
  10. Stock Analysis

    5 Stocks Generating Cash

    Cash flow can at times be a more accurate performance measurement than reported earnings.
  11. Stock Analysis

    5 Stocks Sporting High Dividends

    Stocks that consistently pay dividends can be a source of stability for individual investors. Here are five worth a look.
  12. Stock Analysis

    5 Stocks Scraping Bottom

    Here are five stocks near their 52-week lows that have a chance to rebound and go from being losers to winners.
  13. Stock Analysis

    5 Stocks With Solid Cash Flow

    While a company's reported earnings may not tell the whole story, cash flow usually does.
  14. Stock Analysis

    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 have potential to become enviable investments.
  15. Stock Analysis

    5 Stocks Hitting Bottom

    Making bets on stocks that have been driven down too far can be a great way to catch some of the next batch of winners.
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