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. Forex & Currencies

    10 Ways to Avoid Losing Money in Forex

    When approached as a business, forex trading can be profitable and rewarding. Find out what you need to do to avoid big losses ...
  2. ETFs

    Currency futures: An introduction

    The forex market is not the only way for investors and traders to participate in foreign exchange.
  3. Financial Analysis

    What Is The Formula For Calculating Weighted Average Cost Of Capital (WACC)?

    Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is the average after-tax cost of a company's various capital sources used to finance ...
  4. Financial Analysis

    What Is The Formula For Calculating The Current Ratio?

    Find out what makes up the current ratio, how to calculate it, and what the result can tell you about a potential investment.
  5. Insurance

    Preventive Services

    Preventive services refer to check-ups, patient counseling and screenings to prevent illness, disease and other health-related ...
  6. Trading Strategy

    How long can you short sell for?

    In theory, you could keep a short position open indefinitely, but in practice, a lender can demand you "buy to cover" the ...
  7. Brokerages

    Brokerage Accounts, Explained

    Brokerages bring together customers or institutions and world financial markets. Here's everything to know about how they ...
  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. Income Tax

    What's the difference between IRS Forms 1040EZ and 1040A?

    Anyone can file Form 1040; however, you have to meet certain requirements to use 1040EZ or 1040A.
  10. Retirement Living

    When It's Time to Stop Saving for Retirement

    Successful retirement planning demands lots of saving and smart money management. But once you retire, how do you transition ...
  11. FA Relevant

    A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Agent

    There are no set hours and no set days. While every day is unique for a real estate agent, there are some activities that ...
  12. Real Estate

    What You Should Know About Real Estate Valuation

    Accurate real estate valuation is important to mortgage lenders, investors, insurers, and buyers and sellers of real property. ...
  13. Forex & Currencies

    Improve your investing with Excel

    Excel is a useful tool to assist with investment organization and evaluation. Find out how to use it.
  14. Real Estate

    How to Write a Homebuyer’s Letter to a Seller

    To win a real estate bidding war, use these seven tips for writing a homebuyer’s letter to a seller that’s engaging and personal.
  15. Real Estate

    How Do Real Estate Agents Get Paid?

    Most real estate agents are paid a commission based on the sale price of a property and split between the agents and brokers ...