Chris Gallant

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 (automatic clearing ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    What's the difference between arithmetic and geometric averages?

    An arithmetic average is the sum of a series of numbers divided by how many numbers being averaged. However, geometric average ...
  3. Financial Analysis

    Are stocks with low P/E ratios always better?

    Is a stock with a lower P/E ratio always a better investment than a stock with a higher one? The short answer is no. The ...
  4. Investing Strategy

    How Are Book Value and Intrinsic Value Different?

    Book value and intrinsic value are two ways to measure the value of a company. Find out which is known as the true value ...
  5. Trading Strategy

    Why are the bid and ask quotes usually so far away from each other in after-hours trading?

    The low volumes typically traded through after-hours trading systems can create wide bid-ask spreads.
  6. Trading Strategy

    Is it Possible to Measure Investor Sentiment?

    Investor sentiment is an approximate measurement of the stock market's attitude at a given time.
  7. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Interest Rate Risk Between Long-Term and Short-Term Bonds

    Find out the differences and effects of Interest rates between Long-term and short-term bonds. Read how interest rate risk ...
  8. Investing Strategy

    Why Are Dividend-Paying Stocks Often Less Volatile?

    Understand why once a company decides to starts paying regular cash dividends, its stock usually trades with a little less ...
  9. Bonds / Fixed Income

    How Central Banks Influence Money Supply

    Central banks use several different methods to increase (or decrease) the amount of money in the banking system. Learn more ...
  10. Investing Strategy

    What's the difference between economic value added and market value added?

    Find out how economic value added (EVA) and market value added (MVA) differ as measures of economic profit. Determine how ...
  11. Investing Strategy

    Does a company's American depositary share equal one share of common stock?

    American depositary shares (ADS) are issued when a foreign company asks to trade its shares on an American exchange. Here's ...
  12. Trading Strategy

    Why do people say that September is the worst month for investing?

    One of the historical realities of the stock market is that it typically has performed poorest during the month of September.
  13. Small Business

    Net Present Value vs Internal Rate of Return

    NPV and IRR are popular ways to measure the return of an investment project. Learn how net present value and internal rate ...
  14. Small Business

    Will I lose my shares if a company is delisted?

    Learn about stock listing requirements and what happens to your shares when a company's stock is delisted from a major exchange ...
  15. Stocks

    How Do Proxy Fights Work?

    A proxy fight is when a group of shareholders are persuaded to join forces to win a corporate vote.
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