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Kalen Smith

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Kalen Smith has written for a variety of financial and business sites. He is a weekly contributor for Young Entrepreneur and has worked as a guest blogger on behalf of Consumer Media Network. He holds an MBA in finance from Clark University in Worcester, MA.
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General Motors GM Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Timeline & Future Lessons

General Motors grew from a small company in 1908 into a corporate giant within a couple of decades. For years, people believed that GM was too big to ever go away. Investors had a...
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What Is Insider Trading and How to Avoid It – Definition, Laws & Cases

When you hear the term "insider trading," you probably immediately think of someone like Martha Stewart. But you don't have to be famous or wealthy to be guilty of it. In fact, it's possible to engage...
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Crude Oil Futures Trading 101 – What Are They and Should You Invest in...

With the price of oil skyrocketing (the price recently increased by 14% in a single week), you may be wondering if now is the right time to invest in this commodity. There are plenty of...
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Advances in Behavioral Finance Theory & Economics

Collectively, consumers tend to make some very strange choices when it comes to how they make purchases and manage their money. Similarly, investors in financial markets also tend to think as a group and...
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Dividend Discount Valuation Model for Stocks – Formula & Example

One of the problems that investors face in the stock market is figuring out the value of the stocks in which they are considering investing. Comparing a stock's value to its market price allows investors...
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What are Financial Derivatives – Common Derivatives Trading Examples

If you are active in the investing world, you've most likely heard something about dealing in derivatives. While this kind of investing may be too risky for those new to the game, it can...
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3 Types of Mortgage & Housing Scams to Watch Out for – Don’t Be...

Recession-related job loss, cut backs, and bank crackdowns have left many debt-mired homeowners wondering what they can possibly do to save their homes from foreclosure. Unfortunately, for every downtrodden soul, there is a scumbag con...
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What to Do If Your Homeowners Insurance Claim Is Denied

Imagine that you spent several hundred dollars or more on homeowners insurance coverage, just so that you could have a little peace of mind if something went wrong. Now imagine that your insurance company...
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Should You Short Sell Stocks? – Rules, Risks & Strategies

In the topsy-turvy world of the stock market, the idea of investing in reverse might sound fitting, or it might sound crazy. Short selling is a risky, but potentially lucrative investing transaction that's a...
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What Is a Ponzi Scheme – Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme & Scandal Explained

On March 12, 2009, Bernie Madoff pled guilty to the largest Ponzi scheme in history. He successfully swindled investors out of $65 billion. Although many Wall Street experts revered Madoff as a genius, many...
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The Efficient Market Hypothesis – Definition, Theory & What It Means For Your Investing

How often have you read or heard news about a major company like Apple or Google and felt compelled to buy or sell the company's stock? You want to invest in a company with...
Auto Car Insurance Discounts

5 Auto Car Insurance Discounts For Good Drivers

Auto insurance companies use statistics to predict a driver's likelihood of getting into a car accident, and then set their rates accordingly. However, if you know what you're doing, there are a variety of...