John Burke

  • • 10+ years of writing written about politics, the economy, finances, and random events on his blog, TheCenterLine.com
  • • Wrote for more than 3 years as Investment Editor for the Wall Street Sector Selector newsletter
  • • Written over 80 articles published on Investopedia.com

Experience

John became involved with the markets in 1975. At this time, he worked in the A.G Edwards booth of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). After he began blogging in 2008, he published numerous articles on a wide range of investment topics which include exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the Federal Reserve, and fixed income investing. His stock analysis covers various sectors such as technology, energy, and the Cannabis industry.

John wrote about investing in ETFs for the Wall Street Sector Selector newsletter for over three years. He continues to write for his blog and for Investopedia where he has over 80 published articles. Here, his writing ranges from the analysis of small- and large-cap stocks, alternative investments, financial technology, and company insights. On his blog, TheCenterLane.com, he posts on a wide array of topics including UFOs, politics, and the economy.

John is an alumnus of Boston College and the Illinois Institute of Technology–Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Education

John received his Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and Philosophy from Boston College, and earned his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Investopedia and Dotdash

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  1. Financial Analysis

    The Top 4 General Electric Shareholders (GE)

    Learn more about the top four individual shareholders of General Electric (GE).
  2. Company Insights

    America's 10 Best Banks for Customer Service

    When investing in the retail banking sector, consider using J.D. Power’s customer satisfaction score as a performance metric ...
  3. Stocks

    The Top 4 Intel Shareholders (INTC)

    Learn more about the top four individual shareholders backing Intel.
  4. Real Estate

    Zillow, Realtor, Redfin: Which Is the Best Real Estate Website?

    The features and usability of the big three real estate websites (Zillow, Realtor.com and Redfin) for researching, buying ...
  5. ETFs

    The True Risks Behind Preferred Stock ETFs

    Although preferred stock ETFs may pay higher dividends, they also pose risks, including lack of diversification and sensitivity ...
  6. ETFs

    How State Street Could Reclaim the ETF Throne

    A look at how the largest ETF players in the U.S. rose to the top and how State Street might be able to regain market share ...
  7. Investing Strategy

    Privateer Holdings’ Impact on the Cannabis Industry

    Learn about Privateer Holdings and how it is anchoring itself as one of the most-prominent private equity firms supporting ...
  8. Cybersecurity

    What Are the Biggest Risks of Banks Today?

    Evolving mechanisms and techniques of cybercrime have become the most severe risks associated with banks today.
  9. Stocks

    AMC vs. Regal Entertainment: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Compare the stock performances of AMC Entertainment Holdings and Regal Entertainment Group before betting on AMC’s merger ...
  10. Retirement Living

    4 Luxury Retirement Communities That Cost Under $5,000 a Month

    Although several luxury retirement communities offer monthly rates below $5,000 per month, many charge hefty entrance fees, ...
  11. Alternative Investments

    The Difference Between Social and Impact Investing (GOOGL, KLD)

    ESG? SRI? How to make sense of socially-responsible and impact investing.
  12. Financial Technology

    3 Reasons Why Cash Might Be Obsolete in the Near Future

    Cash might soon become obsolete as consumers increase their use of cash alternatives such as debit cards and cellphones to ...
  13. Stocks

    Top 5 Geothermal Power Stocks of 2016 (CVX, BRK-A)

    Include Chevron and Berkshire Hathaway Energy among the top five geothermal power stocks, as each company produces more than ...
  14. Company Insights

    Most Profitable Health Care Companies of 2016 (GILD, JNJ)

    All four of the most profitable health care companies listed on U.S. exchanges reported net income exceeding $2 billion during ...
  15. Company Insights

    Most Profitable Construction Companies of 2016 (DHI, LEN)

    All four of the most profitable construction companies in the United States reported net income exceeding $200 million during ...
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