Chris Gallant

Chris Gallant is an analyst and contributor for Investopedia. Chris graduated from the University of Alberta School of Business with a major in finance. Prior to joining Investopedia, Chris spent time working with the Alberta Ministry of Finance, taught Business classes at the undergraduate level and helped manage a charitable equity fund for the University of Alberta.

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  1. Investing Strategy

    What does CHIPS UID mean?

    Learn what CHIPS UID stands for and how it facilitates the transfer of funds as the back-end of the ACH network for both ...
  2. Investing Strategy

    Can someone who is not yet of legal age open a brokerage account?

    An underage person may have a brokerage account with his or her own name attached to it, but a parent or guardian must be ...
  3. Investing Strategy

    How do I calculate how much I've gained or lost on a stock holding?

    Stock trades generate dollar profits and/or losses, which are measured in percentages. Find out how to calculate your investment ...
  4. Investing Strategy

    How does a stop-loss order work, and what price is used to trigger the order?

    A stop-loss order specifies that an investor wants to execute a trade for a given stock, but only if a specified price level ...
  5. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Do long-term bonds have a greater interest rate risk than short-term bonds?

    Interest rates have a higher probability of rising over a longer horizon than a shorter period for reasons related to bond ...
  6. Investing

    What Is an Evergreen Provision?

    An evergreen provision grants equity allotments to certain employees on a regular basis.
  7. Stocks

    Can an Index Fund Investor Lose Everything?

    There is almost zero chance that any index fund could ever lose all of its value.
  8. FA Profession

    4 Steps to Building a Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  9. Bonds / Fixed Income

    How do central banks inject money into the economy?

    Central banks use several different methods to increase (or decrease) the amount of money in the banking system. These actions ...
  10. Stocks

    What's a Typical Day for Someone in M&A?

    Financial professionals in M&A have a very specialized role. Check out their typical duties.
  11. People

    What is an economic moat?

    An economic moat refers to a company's ability to maintain competitive advantages to protect its long-term profits and market ...
  12. Alternative Investments

    What is securitization?

    Securitization involves taking an illiquid asset, or group of assets, and transforming it into a security. A typical example: ...
  13. Financial Analysis

    What is the difference between arithmetic and geometric averages?

    An arithmetic average is the sum of a series of numbers divided by the count of that series of numbers. If you were asked ...
  14. How can I prevent commissions and fees from eating up my trading profits?

    First off, understand that there is no universal system regarding trading commissions charged by brokerage firms. Some charge ...
  15. Financial Analysis

    When computing the PEG ratio for a stock, how is a company's earnings growth rate determined?

    Remember that the price/earnings to growth ratio (PEG ratio) is simply a given stock's price/earnings ratio (P/E ratio) divided ...
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