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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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
A Market Signal: Bull Flags, Ascending Triangles, and Pennant Continuation Patterns February 16, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Will the stock market trend continue or reverse? These three chart patterns can indicate a potential trend continuation: bull flags, ascending triangles, and pennants.

5 min read  |  Technical Analysis & Charting
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
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