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. Professionals

    Advertising, Crocodiles And Moats

    Memorable advertising is a brick in the fortress that keeps competitors at bay.
  2.  investing in stocks has handily outperformed investing in bonds, Treasury bills, gold or cash over the long term.
    Investing Basics

    Getting Started In Stocks

    We'll provide a step-by-step introduction on how to invest - and succeed - in this market.
  3. The cash conversion cycle (CCC) is one of several measures of management effectiveness.
    Investing Basics

    Understanding The Cash Conversion Cycle

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

    Depreciation: Straight-Line Vs. Double-Declining Methods

    Appreciate the different methods used to describe how book value is "used up".
  5. Investing Basics

    Dividend Facts You May Not Know

    Discover the issues that complicate these payouts for investors.
  6. Investing Basics

    How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

    Whether you're buying lunch, a home or a stock, you're influenced by interest rates.
  7. Options & Futures

    Understanding Financial Liquidity

    Understanding how this measure works in the market can help keep your finances afloat.
  8. Options & Futures

    This ARM Has Teeth

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