Author Archives: Applied Investing

News: Dr. Krause appeared yesterday on Milwaukee CBS TV news and talked about the impact of the government shutdown

Dr. Krause appeared yesterday on Milwaukee CBS TV news and talked about the govt shutdown – link to story and video coverage: http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Local-impact-of-a-possible-Government-shutdown-225898161.html   Local impact of a possible Government shutdown MILWAUKEE – Some Federal workers here are bracing for … Continue reading

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News: Dr. Krause was quoted in an article about investing in precious metals

Investing in Precious Metals: Fool’s Gold or Hidden Gem? Link to article by John Kiernan on October 1, 2013 All investors hope to strike gold at some point.  But while the cliché applies figuratively to most people’s investment strategies – hitting it … Continue reading

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Marquette Tribune Article on Dr. Krause and the Intro to Applied Investing MOOC

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The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator – Discovered Taking a M.I.T. MOOC

From the New York Times (Sunday, September 15, 2013) Battushig Myanganbayar, a 16 year old boy from Ulan Bator, Mongolia, is not your typical teenager. He became one of 340 students out of 150,000 to earn a perfect score in … Continue reading

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Module 4: Advanced Topics | Blog 4-3: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by David S. Krause

In Lesson 4-3 we discussed different ways to invest in real estate – and we talked about real estate investment trusts (REITs). Rather than buying individual REITs, an option is to buy a REIT ETF or mutual fund. We’ll look … Continue reading

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Module 4: Advanced Topics | Blog 4-4: Hedge Funds

In Lesson 4-4 we discussed hedge funds and private equity – two of the major alternative investments. We’ll focus in this entry on hedge funds which have the reputation of being the ‘rock stars’ of the investment world. The conventional … Continue reading

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Module 4: Advanced Topics | Blog 4-2: Alternatives Investments by David S. Krause

In Lesson 4-2 we talked about the different types of alternative investments and we only made brief passing references to investing in natural resources. This entry talks about how to invest in natural resources and gives some possible reasons why. … Continue reading

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Module 4: Advance Topics | Blog 4-1: Fundamental Stock Analysis by David S. Krause

In Lesson 4-1: Fundamental Stock Analysis, we paid homage to Warren Buffett; however, we failed to talk about his trusted sidekick, Charlie Munger. He’s been in the background, but he has been instrumental (along with Buffett) in growing Berkshire Hathaway … Continue reading

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Module 2: Investment Basics | Blog 2-3: Investor Protection by David S. Krause

In Lesson 2-3, you learned about the regulation of the U.S. financial markets – and about the misdeeds of Bernie Madoff and other characters that broke various securities laws. The crimes of The Galleon Group, previously one of the largest hedge … Continue reading

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