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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Investing in a Bear Market? Avoid These Bear Traps April 1, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Bear markets are often viewed negatively, but they’re part of a normal market cycle. Recognizing and understanding bear markets can put you in a better position to make strategic investment decisions when they come around.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Ways to Invest in High-Priced Stocks March 24, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

If you want to invest in a high-priced stock and can only afford to buy a few shares, you may want to consider other investment choices that give you similar exposure without paying the high price tag.

5 min read  |  Trading Strategies
Surfing the Jobs Report: Why It Matters and Strategies for Trading It February 10, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The monthly U.S. Employment Situation report—commonly called the jobs report—is perhaps the most closely watched fundamental indicator for traders and investors. Here’s why.

5 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
Start Investing Today; Your Future Self Might Thank You November 11, 2019 12:22 PM   |  

New investors often see the initial account funding as a barrier to entry. But Essential Portfolios, an automated investment product from TD Ameritrade Investment Management, LLC, has just dropped its investment minimum to $500.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Shorting a Stock: Seeking the Upside of Downside Markets October 15, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Short selling aims to provide protection or profit during a stock market downturn, but it can be risky. Plus, it requires a margin account. Learn the mechanics of shorting a stock.

5 min read  |  Margin
Weathering Earnings and Managing “Idiosyncratic” Risk October 11, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

When companies report quarterly earnings, the stakes can be high. A single earnings miss can dent an investment portfolio that’s concentrated. Here are a few ideas for managing idiosyncratic risk.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Riding Out the Retirement Red Zone with Fixed Index Annuities September 12, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Fixed index annuities help balance growth and capital preservation in your portfolio. You receive a fixed interest payment from the annuity but also limit your upside and downside potential. You could consider investing in a fixed index annuity when you're close to retirement.

5 min read  |  Annuities
Fakes and Facts: Protecting Your Portfolio Against the Impact of Fake News August 7, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Fake news and misinformation about a company can negatively impact share prices, and even if it’s a temporary price move, investors can get caught flat-footed. Here’s how you can help protect yourself and your portfolio.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Stocks, Bonds, and Multi-Asset: Exploring Three Styles of Income Investing July 12, 2019 11:54 AM   |  

New to income investing? Learn about three approaches: dividends from equity holdings, interest from bonds and fixed-income securities, and income from a multi-asset portfolio. Each comes with its own potential benefits and risks.

5 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
In Search of the Next FAANGs: How to Evaluate an Up-and-Coming Tech Stock July 12, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

FAANG stocks and other big-name flyers were, not too long ago, start-ups with no clear path to sustained profitability. If you’re looking for the next potential disruptors, how might you go about assessing candidates? You might want to go beyond traditional fundamental analysis.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
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