Karl Montevirgen
Ticker Tape Contributor

About Karl Montevirgen

Karl writes in the fields of finance, cryptomarkets, content strategy, and the arts. He began contributing to The Ticker Tape in 2017. A freelance writer, Karl works with several organizations in the equities, futures, physical metals, and blockchain industries >He holds a dual MFA degree in critical studies/writing and music composition from the California Institute of the Arts.

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Keep Calm in a Stock Market Flash Crash July 14, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Why do market flash crashes happen? It ranges from human error to high-frequency trading firms hitting the sell button at the same time. How do you weather the turbulence?

4 min read  |  Trading Basics
Industrial and Precious Metals: Linking Money, Value, and Economic Growth June 10, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Industrial and precious metals are key components for investing, trading, and understanding the market. Learn how industrial and precious metals markets may potentially affect economic growth and sentiment.

4 min read  |  Futures
Volatility Indicators: A Handy Addition to Trend and Momentum Indicators May 24, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

In technical analysis, many traders start with trend and momentum indicators. But don’t forget volatility indicators, which track the magnitude of price movements.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis
The Fintech (R)evolution Won’t Be Televised, But It Will Be Digitized April 19, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

What is fintech? It is short for financial technology, and the future of fintech could mean massive changes in banking, investing, and everyday transactions.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
3 Monthly Economic Reports You Should Be Checking: Jobs Report, GDP, CPI March 26, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Monthly economic reports can move markets, so you might want to brush up on your macroeconomics. Watch for the jobs report, GDP, and CPI.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
The Rise of the Talking (and Thinking) Machines: IoT Investing and Trends to Consider March 18, 2021 10:52 AM   |  

The internet of things (IoT) is thought to be the next big thing. How can investors prepare for this potential growth industry?

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Social Trading: Is There Really Safety in Numbers? March 9, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Social trading has gained a lot of attention. Should investors participate? Learn the potential benefits and risks of using financial social media platforms.

3 min read  |  Investing Basics
Why the Jobs Report Matters to Investors: What to Look for in Jobs Numbers March 4, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

The Employment Situation (also known as the jobs report, nonfarm payrolls, or unemployment) offers insight into many facets of the economy.

4 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Who Snagged the (Micro) Chip Bowl: Is It Time to Worry About a Semiconductor Shortage? March 1, 2021 11:07 AM   |  

Semiconductors are often called ‘the new oil.’ And just like oil, chips can be subject to supply-chain disruptions. Here’s an industry snapshot for 2021.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
How to Read a Stock Quote (and All the Detailed Stuff Around It) February 16, 2021 11:42 AM   |  

New to investing, or been at it awhile but never ventured past the buy/sell buttons? Start with understanding how to read stock quotes and other summary information.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
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