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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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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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News: Thoughts about the best approach to selecting active investment managers

If you believe that active investment management can provide returns in the long-term that will surpass the market averages, then here are some straightforward thoughts to always bear in mind: Keep your transactions costs and fees low. As Jack Bogle, … Continue reading

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Module 2: Investment Basics | Blog 2-2: Securities Market by David S. Krause

In Lesson 2-2, there was a general discussion about investment banking. Entry level investment banking positions have long been prized by finance majors and MBAs from prestigious universities. Prior to the 2008 financial crisis, the investment banking industry was literally on … Continue reading

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Module 2: Investment Basics | Blog 2-4: Sources of Information by David S. Krause

In Lessons 2-4 and 2-5, you learned about the various sources of public information regarding the financial markets and individual companies. It is amazing the amount of information that is available online today – some of which is outstanding and … Continue reading

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Module 1: Investment Basics | Blog 1-3: Real Rates of Return by David Krause

It should be clear from Lesson 1-3 that inflation is an enemy of the investor because it erodes the value of money. While inflation has been low the past decade, it can always return. Inflation is the biggest threat to … Continue reading

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Module 1: Investment Basics | Blog 1-5: The Flash Crash of 2010 by David Krause

On May 6, 2010, the U.S. stock market crashed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went down about 1000 basis points (or nearly 10% of its value) in about 20 minutes, and then recovered most of those losses only few minutes … Continue reading

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Module 1: Investment Basics | Blog 1-1: History of Markets by David S. Krause

Recorded history has revealed that markets are a development from ancient times when people came together at fixed times and fixed places to barter the surplus goods or commodities which they possessed. The creation of coinage or money allowed the … Continue reading

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Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) notes Marquette’s Applied Investment MOOC

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is a national voluntary service organization whose mission is to serve its member institutions: the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. The September 13, 2013 edition of AJCU Higher Ed … Continue reading

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