Troy Adkins

Mr. Adkins has over a decade of institutional investment consulting experience. Mr. Adkins area of specialty includes conducting investment manager research and investment manager searches, conducting retirement plan provider searches, drafting investment policy statements, generating GIPS compliant investment performance monitoring reports, conducting equity and fixed income attribution analyses, conducting financial cost analyses, and writing investment-related articles.

Mr. Adkins has written articles for Forbes, including What the National Debt Means to You and Redefining Investor Risk, his article Risks to Consider Before Investing in Bonds was published by Investor's Business Daily, and his article Six Problems With 401k Plans was published in more than 150 newspapers nationwide.

As an interest in public policy, Mr. Adkins has developed an Internet-based residential real estate analysis software application that allows prospective homebuyers to use patent-pending financial methodology in order to generate a comprehensive, accurate, automated, user friendly, and affordable residential real estate analysis. For more information please visit the website:

Mr. Adkins holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, an Undergraduate Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Kentucky, and is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. Mr. Adkins holds the FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representative designation and the FINRA Series 63 Uniformed State Law designation. In addition, Mr. Adkins holds a residential real estate license, and has passed the Level I and II Chartered Financial Analyst examinations.

Mr. Adkins lives in New York City.

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  1. Retirement Savings

    6 Problems with 401(k) Plans

    If you pay attention to the issues here, you will be able to avoid disappointment with your 401(k) and meet your retirement ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    The Optimal Use Of Financial Leverage In A Corporate Capital Structure

    The amount of debt and equity that makes up a company's capital structure has many risk and return implications.
  3. Forward Contracts: The Foundation Of All Derivatives

    An investor can assess interest rate parity and implement covered interest arbitrage by using a currency forward contract ...
  4. Markets & Economy

    What the National Debt Means to You

    The U.S. deficit seems to grow every year. But how does national debt actually affect you?
  5. Mutual Funds

    Active Management: Is It Working for You?

    There are guidelines when comparing an actively managed investment strategy with a benchmark.
  6. ETFs

    Understanding and Playing the Dow Jones Industrial Average

    In this article, learn strategies for investing in this price-weighted index (Dow Jones Industrial Average) and how to interpret ...
  7. ETFs

    There Are More Ways to Invest in Land Than You Think

    You don't have to have a huge amount of capital to invest in land. There are many other options for generating a reasonable ...
  8. Mutual Funds

    Which Mutual Fund Style Index Is for You?

    The Russell and MSCI Barra style classification systems can help pick the right mutual fund style.
  9. Markets & Economy

    How U.S. Election News Affects The Dow

    We explain the relationship between US politics, election news, and the performance of the Dow.
  10. Virtual Currency

    Countries That Use The U.S. Dollar

    Here are the territories and countries that use the U.S. dollar as their official or quasi official currency.
  11. Mutual Funds

    How To Start a Hedge Fund In the United States

    A general overview of how to start a hedge fund firm in the United States, including complying with state and federal regulations. ...
  12. Real Estate

    Will You Break Even On Your Home?

    Calculate how much your property will need to appreciate to cover the costs of owning it.
  13. Investing Strategy

    The SEC’s EDGAR System: Use It Fearlessly!

    Navigate the SEC's EDGAR database system without fear.
  14. Virtual Currency

    Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing ...
  15. Asset Allocation

    Active Investment Management Misses The Mark

    Active investment management offers little advantage in the secondary capital markets.
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