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.

  1. Trading Strategy

    Top 10 Rules For Successful Trading

    Whether you're a novice or an expert, these 10 rules should be the backbone of your trading career.
  2. High Net Worth Living

    The Most Expensive States to Retire In

    Six places that aren't great for your retirement years (financially speaking).
  3. Real Estate

    Should You Buy or Build a Home?

    You're ready for a new house. Should you buy it or build it? Here's how to think through the pros and cons, whether it's ...
  4. Health Insurance

    Health Insurance Marketplace

    The health insurance marketplace is a government-sponsored exchange which allows to consumers to compare and contrast various ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Chart Strategy

    Advantages of Data-Based Intraday Charts

    Learn how data-based chart intervals can offer unique profit opportunities for observant market players.
  9. Chart Strategy

    Introduction to Technical Analysis Price Patterns

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

    Essential Health Benefits

    Essential health benefits must be included in certain health insurance plans.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Tax Deductions / Credits

    Advanced Premium Tax Credit

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


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

    Minimum Essential Coverage

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