Stephen D. Simpson, CFA

Stephen D. Simpson, CFA

Stephen D. Simpson, CFA, is a freelance financial writer, investor, and consultant. He has worked as an equity analyst for both sell-side and buy-side investment companies in both equities and fixed income. Stephen's consulting work has focused primarily upon the healthcare sector, while he has also written extensively for publication on topics pertaining to investments, security analysis, and healthcare. Simpson operates the Kratisto Investing blog, and can be reached there.

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  1. Investing Strategy

    Analysis Paralysis: How to Manage Stock Research

    Don't suffer from paralysis by analysis; find out how to do an effective and manageable job of stock watching.
  2. College Tuition

    How to Get From Community College to Wall Street

    Community college doesn't offer an easy road to Wall Street, but it's not impossible.
  3. Financial Analysis

    Financial Models You Can Create With Excel

    The relatively modest amount of time it takes to build these models can pay for itself by leading you to better investment decisions.
  4. Investing Strategy

    4 Investment Manager Excuses to Justify Losses

    While reputable managers will speak candidly about their performance, investors should be on the lookout for excuses.
  5. Commodities

    How Much Disaster Can Gold Hedge?

    Gold holds up well in the face of fear, but offers little in times of true collapse.
  6. Budgeting & Savings

    Declare Your Own Financial Independence Day

    Financial independence is not easy, but it is there for the taking with hard work and careful planning.
  7. Budgeting & Savings

    Ways to Destroy Your Net Worth

    Many people fall victim to these mistakes, and they can drastically affect a person's net worth in a negative way.
  8. Financial Analysis

    The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Learn the differences between these closely related disciplines and how they inform and influence each other.
  9. Career / Compensation

    Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  10. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    The Basics Of Lines Of Credit

    Lines of credit are potentially useful hybrids of credit cards and normal loans. Learn how a line of credit can help (and hurt) your finances, and how to find the best one to suit your needs.
  11. Investing Strategy

    A Primer On Investing In The Tech Industry

    The tech sector can provide fantastic returns for investors with a little know-how in the field.
  12. Markets & Economy

    Afraid Of A New Financial Crisis?

    It may be time for the U.S. to adopt a model for financial companies that better deters risky financial behavior.
  13. Financial Analysis

    Texas Ratio Rounds Up Bank Failures

    This measure can help investors spot potential trouble in a bank's financials. Find out how.
  14. Markets & Economy


    Find out everything you need to know about macroeconomics.
  15. Retirement Savings

    My daughter would like to use some of her Roth IRA to pay ...

    This is a surprisingly complicated question, as it touches on the differences between traditional and Roth IRAs, as well as what counts as a "qualified education expense." Because Roth IRA contributions ...
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