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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: 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 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 1-3: 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 1-4: 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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Module 1: Investment Basics | Blog 1-2: Stocks and Other Investments by David S. Krause

2013 was a great year for common stock investors with the S&P 500 Index up more than 30%! A major takeaway from Lesson 1-2 was that common stocks should be an important element of nearly every investor’s long-term portfolio. What … 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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