Kristina Zucchi, CFA

Kristina Zucchi, CFA

Kristina Zucchi, CFA, is a freelance financial writer, investor, and consultant. For over a decade, she has worked as an equity analyst for buy-side investment companies and in the private equity sector. Kristina's consulting work has focused primarily on cyclical, industrial and healthcare companies, while she has also written extensively for publication on topics pertaining to investments and security analysis.

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  1. Markets & Economy

    Inflation's Impact on Stock Returns

    Learn about the impact inflation can have on stock returns. Find information on what types of stocks perform during times ...
  2. College Costs

    How to Land a Wall Street Job Out of College

    Getting a job on Wall Street right after college can be difficult, but there are many paths that eventually lead to Wall ...
  3. Trading Instruments

    Derivatives 101

    Learn how to use derivatives to hedge, speculate or increase leverage in an investment portfolio.
  4. Markets & Economy

    Why the 10-Year U.S. Treasury Yield Matters

    10-year treasury bond yields are important indicators of the economy as a whole.
  5. Mutual Funds

    Mutual Funds: Management Fees Vs. MER

    Having a clear understanding of the fees charged by a mutual fund is a significant component to making an informed investment ...
  6. Forex & Currencies

    Top Exchange Rates Pegged to the U.S. Dollar

    From the end of World War II until around 1971, all countries in the IMF pegged their currencies to the U.S. dollar. Today, ...
  7. Investing Strategy

    How to Play Stocks in the Pink Market

    Stocks trading on the OTC Pink Open Market include many good companies waiting to be discovered. Find out how the OTC tiered ...
  8. Career / Compensation

    Portfolio Analyst Job Description

    Portfolio analysts have the exciting role of working between the investment team layers and they touch various aspects of ...
  9. Career / Compensation

    Credit Risk Analyst Job Description

    Credit analysts make critical decisions about loans, are required to have a certain level of education, and receive commensurate ...
  10. Forex & Currencies

    Strategies for part-time forex traders

    We present some strategies for part-time forex traders to profit even with an inconsistent trading schedule.
  11. Investing Strategy

    What the Enterprise Multiple Tells Value Investors

    Learn how the enterprise multiple which looks at company debt and cash levels, in addition to its stock price, can be taken ...
  12. Small Business

    How Express Scripts Makes Money

    The pharmacy benefit manager may be merging with Cigna. Here's how they make money.
  13. Investing Strategy

    Read Form 10-K to Help You Pick Better Stocks

    Find out how breaking down Form 10-K can help you pick better stocks. Learn to analyze this valuable source of a company's ...
  14. Trading Strategy

    Use Caution Trading Pink Sheets Stocks

    Pink sheets stocks can increase portfolio returns by large magnitudes in a short time, but come with significant risks.
  15. Financial Analysis

    Lognormal and normal distribution

    When and why do you use lognormal distribution or normal distribution for analyzing securities? Lognormal for stocks, normal ...
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