John Burke

John T. Burke, Jr. is an alumnus of Boston College and the Illinois Institute of Technology / Chicago-Kent College of Law. His involvement with the markets began in 1975, when he worked in the A.G Edwards booth on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. After starting his own blog in 2008, he has written for a number of financial websites. Connect with him on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Financial Analysis

    The Top 4 General Electric Shareholders (GE)

    Pay attention to whether the amount of stock awarded to General Electric’s largest shareholders provides a hint about the ...
  2. Alternative Investments

    The Difference Between Social and Impact Investing (GOOGL, KLD)

    ESG? SRI? How to make sense of socially-responsible and impact investing.
  3. Financial Technology

    3 Reasons Why Cash Might Be Obsolete in the Near Future

    Cash might soon become obsolete as consumers increase their use of cash alternatives such as debit cards and cellphones to ...
  4. Stocks

    Top 5 Geothermal Power Stocks of 2016 (CVX, BRK-A)

    Include Chevron and Berkshire Hathaway Energy among the top five geothermal power stocks, as each company produces more than ...
  5. Company Insights

    Most Profitable Health Care Companies of 2016 (GILD, JNJ)

    All four of the most profitable health care companies listed on U.S. exchanges reported net income exceeding $2 billion during ...
  6. Company Insights

    Most Profitable Construction Companies of 2016 (DHI, LEN)

    All four of the most profitable construction companies in the United States reported net income exceeding $200 million during ...
  7. Retirement Living

    4 Luxury Retirement Communities That Cost Under $5,000 a Month

    Although several luxury retirement communities offer monthly rates below $5,000 per month, many charge hefty entrance fees, ...
  8. Company Insights

    America's Best 10 Banks for Customer Service (HBAN, TD)

    When investing in the retail banking sector, consider using J.D. Power’s customer satisfaction score as a performance metric ...
  9. Company Insights

    Most Profitable Clothing Companies of 2016 (NKE, TJX)

    The five most profitable United States-listed clothing companies began 2016 with quarterly net income between $150 million ...
  10. Stocks

    Top 10 Stocks Under $10 in 2016 (ELMD, HL)

    When selecting growth stocks as portfolio candidates, consider small companies with strong fundamentals and share prices ...
  11. High Net Worth Living

    5 Cheapest Celebrity Homes for Sale

    When considering residential real estate as an investment, watch for listings of homes formerly owned by celebrities as potential ...
  12. Company Insights

    Most Profitable IT Companies of 2016 (GOOG, MSFT)

    Each of the five most profitable IT companies reported net income exceeding $2 billion per quarter in the first half of the ...
  13. Stocks

    MRK: How Merck's Stock Price Rose 31.42% in 6 Months

    After sinking 6.99% during calendar year 2015, Merck's stock price soared 31.42% during the six-month period between Feb. ...
  14. Company Insights

    Most Profitable Computer Companies of 2016 (AAPL, IBM)

    The list of the five most profitable computer companies during 2016 includes three brands that dominated the desktop market ...
  15. Stocks

    Top 5 Communication Stocks of 2016 (T, CSCO)

    Note how the fundamentals of communication stocks compare with industry averages, when searching for portfolio candidates ...
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