Jim Mueller

Jim Mueller started his career as a scientist, earning his advanced degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Washington State University. He has since become a self-taught investor and financial writer. He is also a regular contributor to The Motley Fool.

  1. Investing Strategy

    Getting Started In Stocks

    We'll provide a step-by-step introduction on how to invest - and succeed - in this market.
  2. Markets & Economy

    How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

    Whether you're buying lunch, a home or a stock, you're influenced by interest rates.
  3. Financial Analysis

    Understanding The Cash Conversion Cycle

    Find out how a simple calculation can help you uncover the most efficient companies.
  4. Small Business

    Advertising, Crocodiles And Moats

    Memorable advertising is a brick in the fortress that keeps competitors at bay.
  5. Financial Analysis

    Depreciation: Straight-Line Vs. Double-Declining Methods

    Appreciate the different methods used to describe how book value is "used up".
  6. Financial Analysis

    Dividend Facts You May Not Know

    Discover the issues that complicate these payouts for investors.
  7. Financial Analysis

    Understanding Financial Liquidity

    Understanding how this measure works in the market can help keep your finances afloat.
  8. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    This ARM Has Teeth

    Find out how to avoid getting bitten when your mortgage rate resets.