Author Archives: Thomas DeGrace


The Historical Rate of Return for the Stock Market Since 1900

Posted by: Thomas DeGrace on July 30, 2014

The Historical Rate of Return for the major indexes is an important part of stock market history.  The rate of historical returns needs to include dividend distributions in order to get an accurate measure of the total return one would have gotten from investing in the stock market. During the … Continue reading


Covered Calls Strategy of How to Write Calls for Maximum Profit

Posted by: Thomas DeGrace on December 23, 2011

Covered put and covered calls strategy is one the most conservative option related trades. They are also among the most consistently profitable option trades. Studies of the market have shown that around 80% of all option buyers lose money. The inverse of this statistic means that 80% of the option … Continue reading


The Housing Market Crash of 2007 and What Caused the Crash

Posted by: Thomas DeGrace on December 18, 2011

The Housing Market Crash of 2007 was the worst housing crash in U.S. history. The Housing Market Crash of 2007 was the cause of the financial crisis. This nearly caused the U.S. to experience another depression like the Great Depression. There are a number of things we can look at … Continue reading


The History of Paper Money in the United States and the World

Posted by: Thomas DeGrace on December 2, 2011

The history of paper money in the United States can be studied under Numismatics. It races back to start of human civilization. The Beginning Before money as in coins or notes as we use now had come into use, people followed the barter system. It is in fact the earliest … Continue reading


What is Diversification Strategy for Asset Allocation

Posted by: Thomas DeGrace on November 15, 2011

Knowing what is diversification strategy can help with risk management and asset allocation plus works to help you form a solid investment strategy.  Diversification is a form of risk management and asset allocation.  There is no way to completely remove risk from your portfolio though there are ways to greatly … Continue reading


Over 20 billion net worth George Soros Super Investor

Posted by: Thomas DeGrace on September 21, 2011

George Soros net worth is over 20 billion dollars.  He is a self-made billionaire investor and philanthropist with a long history of success.   He has also given $9B to charity since 1979. Biography George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary on August 12, 1930. He was Jewish born through the … Continue reading


Understanding How to Read a Balance Sheet of a Company

Posted by: Thomas DeGrace on August 18, 2011

Knowing how to read a balance sheet of a company and income statement is an important part of the process of evaluating which company to buy.  A balance sheet of a company is that financial statement which touches the three most important segments for a specific period of time. Reading … Continue reading


Donald Trump Bio, Accomplishments, Quotes, Net Worth and Background

Posted by: Thomas DeGrace on June 17, 2011

A world famous billionaire investor, this Donald Trump bio showcases his accomplishments and how he made most of his money through real estate investments. According to Forbes, Donald Trump’s net worth was valued at $2.7 billion in March of 2011. Background Donald Trump was born on June 14th, 1946 in … Continue reading


Charles R Schwab Bio Investment Style, Background, Quotes

Posted by: Thomas DeGrace on May 29, 2011

Charles R. Schwab is one of the most trusted names in Financial Investment. He is the founder and former CEO of the Charles Schwab Corporation, one of the largest discount brokerage Firm. According to Forbes List of 2009, he is the 50th richest person of the United States with a … Continue reading


Learning Stock Market Data Trading Terms

Posted by: Thomas DeGrace on May 17, 2011

If you are a new investor and intend to take investment seriously you definitely need to understand the stock market data and stock quotes. But understanding the market data and stock quotes is no rocket science. It is simple if you find the right guide. Understanding Market Data Earlier the … Continue reading

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