Jean Folger

Jean Folger is co-founder of PowerZone Trading, a company that has developed high-performance software and tools for active traders and investors since 2004. She is a regular contributor to Investopedia, and writes about active trading, investing, real estate, retirement, travel and other personal finance topics.

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  1. Investing Strategy

    Strategies for Clients in Rising Rates Environment

    Any time there are rising rates it creates risks for investors. Fortunately, there are severa strategies that can help investors ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    What is an asset?

    An asset is anything of value that can be converted into cash. For companies, an asset might generate revenue, or the company ...
  3. Trading Strategy

    Using Technical Indicators to Develop Trading Strategies

    There is no perfect investment strategy that will guarantee success, but you can find indicators and strategies that will ...
  4. Chart Strategy

    Advantages of Data-Based Intraday Charts

    Data-based chart intervals can offer unique profit opportunities for observant market players.
  5. Chart Strategy

    Introduction to Technical Analysis Price Patterns

    How to recognize price patterns that are key to technical analysis.
  6. Insurance

    Essential Health Benefits

    Essential health benefits must be included in certain health insurance plans.
  7. Insurance

    Grandfathered Health Plan

    A grandfathered health plan is an insurance policy purchased on or before March 23, 2010 that is exempt from many consumer ...
  8. Financial Analysis

    What is the formula for calculating earnings per share?

    Learn how to calculate earnings per share and why it's an important gauge in determining a stock’s value and a company's ...
  9. Tax Deductions / Credits

    Advanced Premium Tax Credit

    The Advanced Premium Tax Credit helps alleviate the cost of monthly health insurance premiums for qualifying participants.
  10. Politics & Money

    Sequestration

    Sequestration is a term adopted by Congress to describe a fiscal policy process that automatically reduces the federal budget ...
  11. Insurance

    Minimum Essential Coverage

    Minimum Essential Coverage is the type of health insurance policy that meets requirements under the Patient Protection and ...
  12. International / Global

    What is a BRIC nation?

    BRIC is an acronym for the combined economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
  13. Insurance

    Health Plan Categories

    Health plan categories refers to the four types of health insurance plans that are differentiated based on the average expenses ...
  14. Real Estate

    9 Ways to Do Cost-Effective Interior Design

    With these 9 tips and a little enterprising DIY spirit, you can make interior design cost-effective and even transformative.
  15. High Net Worth Strategy

    How to Calculate Your Tangible Net Worth

    You can calculate your tangible net worth with a simple equation.
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