Karl Montevirgen
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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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5 Key Financial Ratios You Should Know January 12, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

There are different ways to value a stock. Five of the key financial ratios are the price-to-earnings ratio, PEG ratio, price-to-sales ratio, price-to-book ratio, and debt-to-equity ratio.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
What’s Lurking Behind the January Effect? December 23, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The January Effect is based on the belief that stocks tend to rise higher, on average, in January. Will we see it happen in the new year? Although past performance is never a guarantee of the future, consider watching the last trading week of the year for possible clues.

2 min read  |  Economic Trends
The Silent Value Killer: How to Prepare Your Portfolio for Inflation December 14, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Inflation can impact your retirement income. Get to know the different investments that could help protect your portfolio against inflation.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
What Do Stock Analyst Ratings Mean? A Translator Might Help December 9, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

What do analyst ratings such as buy, sell, hold, and everything in between mean? The TipRanks Smart Score tool may provide additional insight and help you identify stocks that align with your investment goals and risk tolerance levels.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Opportunities Can Change on a Dime: Three IPO Investing Lessons from 2020 November 6, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When investing in IPOs, your time horizon should match your objective. Learn why momentum investing and long-term investing are two distinctly different animals.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
How the Stock Market Works: What Are the Stock Market’s Key Drivers? August 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Fundamentals and investor sentiment are two key drivers of the stock market. It’s important to understand how the market responds to both these factors, but also how fundamentals like price/earnings ratios and earnings per share eventually validate stock prices.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Seeking a Big-Picture View of the Economy? Industrial Production & Capacity Utilization August 3, 2020 12:06 PM   |  

Interpreting reports on industrial production and capacity utilization can help traders and investors identify the state of the economic business cycle.

4 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Are There Any Safer Havens? Investing in Uncertain Times May 15, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

As the coronavirus pandemic sent markets reeling, many investors wonder if there's such a thing as a safe investment. Technically, no investment is risk-free. But some investment practices can be safer than others.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Understanding Consumer Spending, Sentiment, and Confidence Measures May 8, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Learn about consumer confidence, consumer sentiment, personal income, and personal spending reports. Understanding measures of market sentiment can help traders and investors see a more complete picture of market fundamentals.

2 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
The Employment Situation, aka Monthly Jobs Report: The Top Dog of Economic Reports? April 20, 2020 6:30 AM   |  

Whether you use the official name—the Employment Situation—or call it the jobs report, nonfarm payrolls, or unemployment, this report offers insight into many facets of the economy. Here’s a primer.

2 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
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