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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Ways to Automate Cash Management for Long-Term Investing June 24, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Announcing new cash management services as part of new offerings for TD Ameritrade managed accounts.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Writing Code, Blowing Minds? Preview Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2019 May 31, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2019 (WWDC19) is a chance for makers of apps and features to display their digital wares. Here are some things to look for when this year’s conference convenes June 3.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Seeking Short Term Opportunities with a Swing Trading Strategy May 22, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Swing trading strategies attempt to capitalize on price fluctuation over the short term—a period of days or weeks—but not intraday movement. Learn how swing trading is used by traders and decide whether it may be right for you.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Back to Basics: What’s a Mutual Fund? April 11, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn the basics of mutual funds, the benefits and risks of mutual fund investments, and how to find a mutual fund that aligns with your objectives.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Beyond Artificial Intelligence: Investing in Deep Learning March 12, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Within artificial intelligence, deep learning innovations are finding their way into the real world, from self-driving cars to voice-activated devices. And investors are taking notice.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Mobile Trader Analyze: Beta-Weighting, Analysis, Stress-Testing December 26, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

When volatility makes its presence known, sometimes in the blink of an eye, immediate access is key. Learn how new tools on the TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader app can let you perform portfolio analysis on the go.

5 min read  |  Mobile Apps
Eyeing the Downside: Three Ways to Short the Market December 20, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Investors seeking to profit from a market downturn or looking for portfolio protection have several shorting alternatives. Here are three of them.

5 min read  |  Margin
Using Margin Buying Power to Diversify Your Market Exposure December 3, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how experienced investors comfortable with the risk of margin trading can view a margin account as a “reserve fund.”

5 min read  |  Margin
Digital Tool Box: Learn How to Invest in the Stock Market November 16, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Eager to learn how to invest in the stock market? Some basic info and tools to get you started.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Igniting the Cloud: Microsoft Conference Looks at New Cloud, AI Solutions October 9, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Microsoft’s Ignite 2018 conference last week highlighted cloud and artificial intelligence developments that investors might want to watch heading into earnings season.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
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