Tag Archives: David Krause

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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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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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 2-1: Overview of the Financial Markets by David S. Krause

In the first module of the course (Introduction to Applied Investing) and again in Lesson 2-1, a discussion of the functioning of the U.S. financial markets was conducted. It was also noted that public opinion about the ‘fairness and effectiveness’ … 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 3: Establishing a sound long-term investment strategy | Blog 3-2: Diversification by David S. Krause

In Lesson 3-2, you were introduced to Harry Markowitz and Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT). As stated, this theory was initially under attack by academics and practitioners in the 1960s; however, it eventually became the cornerstone of much of today’s accepted … Continue reading

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Module 3: Establishing a sound long-term investment strategy | Blog 3-3: Market Timing and Day Trading by David S. Krause

Market timing and day trading have been discussed in several of the lessons I’ve presented within the course: Introduction to Applied Investing. These are two of the most controversial topics in all of investments. Can the stock market be timed … Continue reading

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