Sean Ross

Sean Ross is Director of Business Development at Financial Poise™, an education and training website for investors, attorneys, accountants, and business owners/executives. He also operates an independent business consulting and writing practice. Mr. Ross earned degrees in Economics and Political Economy from Regis University, where he specialized in monetary policy and theory. Sean previously worked as a bankruptcy specialist, consultant, broker and financial advisor. He is a frequent contributor to many financial websites and contributes regular content for audiences in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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  1. Bonds / Fixed Income

    What is the difference between yield to maturity and the coupon rate?

    A bond's coupon rate is the actual amount of interest income earned on the bond each year based on its face value.
  2. Bonds / Fixed Income

    What is the difference between a debenture and a bond?

    Debentures and bonds can both be used to raise capital, but debentures are typically issued to raise short-term capital.
  3. Real Estate

    How do I calculate how much home equity I have?

    Find out how to calculate the home equity in your home, your home equity percentage and the loan-to-value, or LTV, based ...
  4. Stocks

    Return on Investment (ROI) Vs. Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

    Read about the similarities and differences between an investment's internal rate of return (IRR) and its return on investment ...
  5. Real Estate

    What does asset management mean in regards to real estate?

    Find out what role asset managers play in the real estate markets, how real estate portfolios are selected and why entrepreneurial ...
  6. Banking

    What net interest margin is typical for a bank?

    Find out what kind of net interest margin is typical for banks or other financial institutions, and why net income margin ...
  7. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    What is the difference between continuous compounding and discrete compounding?

    Learn to differentiate between and calculate the continuous and discrete compounding formulas for interest-generating investments ...
  8. Retirement Living

    How Congress Retirement Pay Compares to the Overall Average

    There are more retirement plan options for a member of the United States Congress than for the average citizen.
  9. Budgeting & Savings

    Can a Foreign Individual Open a Savings Account in the United States?

    Find out what it takes for a foreign individual to open a savings accounts in the United States in an age of heightened awareness ...
  10. Stocks

    The Economics of an iPhone (AAPL)

    With iPhone X waiting in the wings, discover the economics of the iPhone 8, and why Apple's leading handheld device is one ...
  11. Markets & Economy

    What major laws regulating financial institutions were created in response to the 2008 financial crisis?

    Read about the major federal responses to the financial crisis of 2008, such as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and ...
  12. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Why do MBS (mortgage-backed securities) still exist if they created so much trouble in 2008?

    Read several different arguments in favor of allowing the trade of mortgage-backed securities, even after the financial crisis ...
  13. High Net Worth Strategy

    Will Hedge Funds Be Around in 10 Years?

    Learn why some analysts see hedge funds as a dying breed, especially after a torturous January 2016 for fund managers around ...
  14. Financial Analysis

    What is the difference between amortization and depreciation?

    Amortization usually refers to spreading an intangible asset's cost over that asset's useful life. Depreciation refers to ...
  15. Managing Wealth

    What is the difference between arbitrage and hedging?

    Dive into two very important financial concepts: arbitrage and hedging. See how each of these strategies can play a role ...
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