J.B. Maverick

J.B. Maverick

A former commodity futures broker and stock market analyst, J.B. Maverick has been an active trader since 2001. He began writing articles on forex trading in 2007, and has written extensively on trading, finance and business since then. In addition to authoring hundreds of articles on the stock, futures, and forex markets, as well as a book on futures trading, he is also the author of a novel, the psychological thriller "A Cross of Hearts." Mr. Maverick's varied background includes work as a Zen meditation instructor, rape crisis counselor, and book editor. Besides financial articles, he also writes political, social and religious commentary. One of his current projects is a film script for a movie about the life of legendary trader Jesse Livermore. Although he travels extensively, J.B. Maverick's home base is Gallup, New Mexico. Connect with him today on WordPressLinkedIn and Twitter.

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  1. Financial Analysis

    What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the internet sector?

    Learn what the average price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is for companies in the internet sector and how the sector is broken ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    What common growth rates should be analyzed when considering the future prospects of a company?

    Learn about some of the most commonly used measures for evaluating a company's future growth prospects and analyzing it as ...
  3. Financial Analysis

    How are fixed costs treated in cost accounting?

    Learn how fixed costs and variable costs are used in cost accounting to help a company's management with budgeting and controlling ...
  4. Financial Analysis

    What does the forward P/E indicate about a company?

    Explore the forward price-to-earnings ratio, and learn its significance and how it compares to the traditional price-to-earnings ...
  5. Financial Analysis

    What is a bad interest coverage ratio?

    Understand how interest coverage ratio is calculated, what it signifies, and what market analysts consider to be an unacceptably ...
  6. IRAs

    Can you buy penny stocks in an IRA?

    Discover more about penny stocks, how they can be bought utilizing an individual retirement account, and the risks penny ...
  7. Commodities

    How do proven and unproven oil reserves differ?

    Learn how those in the oil and gas sector classify oil reserves and the differences between proven and unproven reserves, ...
  8. Financial Analysis

    How can an investor determine the efficiency of a company's working capital management?

    Learn how working capital is vital to a company’s survival and key metrics investors use to assess how efficiently a company ...
  9. Forex & Currencies

    How do initial margin and maintenance margin differ?

    Learn the difference between initial and maintenance margin requirements. Find out how trading on low margin with high leverage ...
  10. Financial Analysis

    How long can accounts receivable be outstanding?

    Learn about a company's accounts receivable, including how long it can remain outstanding, and how their payment or lack ...
  11. Financial Analysis

    What is the average profit margin for a company in the telecommunications sector?

    Get an overview of the telecommunications sector, and learn the average net profit margins for companies in this highly competitive ...
  12. Financial Analysis

    What is the average profit margin for a company in the banking sector?

    Learn what the average profit margin is for companies in the banking sector, along with other evaluation metrics often used ...
  13. Trading Strategy

    How is the Average Directional Index (ADX) calculated and what is the formula?

    Learn about average directional index (ADX) and its indicators, including the calculations for various elements of the ADX ...
  14. Financial Analysis

    Which types of industries have the largest capital expenditures?

    Discover the significance of capital expenditures and learn what types of businesses or industries have the largest capital ...
  15. Markets & Economy

    Measuring economic conditions of countries with substantial foreign investment: Gross national income or gross domestic product?

    Discover why gross national income may be a better metric of an economy than gross domestic product when an economy has substantial ...
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