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. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Common interview questions for fixed-income traders

    Discover a list of potential questions and answers commonly asked in job interviews for a candidate applying for a position ...
  2. International / Global

    What is the difference between Cost and Freight (CFR) and Free on Board (FOB)?

    Learn some international Incoterms, and find out about the difference between free on board shipping and cost and freight ...
  3. Retirement Savings

    Can I use my 401(k) as collateral for a loan?

    Understand more about how 401(k) accounts work, and find out whether if it is possible to use a 401(k) account as collateral ...
  4. Stocks

    If You Had Purchased $100 of Apple in 2002 (AAPL)

    Discover just how much money an investor could have made with only a $100 investment in Apple Inc. stock initiated in 20 ...
  5. Taxes

    What is the difference between taxable income and gross income?

    Learn the basic differences between the terms gross income and taxable income, and what is included in the total of each ...
  6. Managing Wealth

    How long should you hold on to a short?

    Explore the reasons for short selling and the various factors that influence how long an investor may wish to maintain a ...
  7. Mutual Funds

    4 Mutual Funds that Hold Apple Stock

    Discover the mutual funds offering the most substantial percentage of holdings in Apple, Inc.
  8. Financial Analysis

    What is considered a healthy EV/EBITDA?

    The enterprise value-to-EBITDA ratio is an excellent metric to determine a stock's valuation and is more comprehensive than ...
  9. Financial Analysis

    The Top 3 Exxon Mobil Shareholders

    Learn about the three largest individual shareholders of Exxon Mobil stock, Rex Tillerson, and the largest institutional ...
  10. Bonds / Fixed Income

    How a Bond's Face Value Differs from its Price

    Discover how bonds are traded as investment securities and understand the various terms used in bond trading, including par ...
  11. Financial Analysis

    The Top 3 Chevron Shareholders

    Learn about the major shareholders, including individuals, institutional investors and mutual funds, of Chevron Corporation ...
  12. Company Insights

    The Top 3 Boeing Shareholders

    Learn about the largest shareholders of stock in The Boeing Company, including individuals, institutional investors and mutual ...
  13. Real Estate

    Lien vs Encumbrance: What is the difference?

    An lien is an encumbrance, but not all encumbrances are liens. Learn about the distinction between these two property rights ...
  14. Financial Analysis

    How do capital & revenue expenditures differ?

    Capital expenditures are major investments of capital to expand a company's business. Revenue expenses are short-term expenses ...
  15. Financial Analysis

    What is the difference between gross profit margin and net profit margin?

    Gross profit margin and net profit margin are two separate profitability ratios used to assess a company's financial stability ...
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