Tag Archives: Investing

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 3: Establishing a sound long-term investment strategy | Blog 3-4: Patience and Persistence by David S. Krause

Here’s another controversial topic – passive versus active investing. And right at the start of this discussion I’ll tell you that a believe in a hybrid approach: some passive and some active investments. Time and again, individual investors have discovered … 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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Module 1: Investment Basics | Blog 1-4: Long Run Returns and Risks by David Krause

Not every year will generate 30+% returns like we saw in 2013; however, they are good long-term investments. In Lesson 1-4 and in previous blog entries, a strong case was made for investing in common stocks – which have been … Continue reading

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Marquette launches free online course: Introduction to Applied Investing

Enrollment is now open for a pilot course; classes start May 5, 2014 and end in July To view the course and enroll, go to:  Introduction to Applied Investing  MILWAUKEE – Marquette University announced that it is again offering an … 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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