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I can field general questions about the stock market and investing. The best ways to analyze stocks for investing, general financial questions about the markets, and questions about companies.

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I am a research analyst for a quantitative stock market research firm. I also have extensive research, writing, and teaching experience in the field of US history with an emphasis on US foreign policy and international relations.


Various newspaper Op-Eds "Cold War in South Florida Historic Research Study" US Park Service, 2004


BA in US History and French MA in US History PhD ABD in US History

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2015-10-24 Online question:

Hi Elizabeth,    Sorry for the delay in my reply, I was not aware of any pending questions before i left on my vacation.    By your description of the system I feel that you have the proper understanding

2015-02-05 Oil Commodities:

Susie,    typically holding large portions of a portfolio in an index fund like the VFINX Vanguard SP500 is the right way to go as long as there is some diversification with other foreign and domestic

2014-12-16 Getting started:

Hi Jake,    Thanks for the question.    Keep in mind that this info is for US people, while it may be applicable to other areas, interest rates, suitable indices, etc. may be different.    I think the

2013-09-29 Washington and Stocks:

Hi RL,    Thanks for the question.    It is tough to market time for any investor.    Had you dumped stocks at time of last shut down in 90s, you would have missed out on strong growth.    The default

2013-08-15 Investing:

Hi Russ,    it is tough to tell from your question how diversified you are right now.  That is certainly important, but each of your accounts should allow you to diversify your investments. The main thing


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