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Jennifer Coombs has nearly a decade of experience in the investment world, with a variety of titles and investing functions from trading to model building. GradMoney was created from a desire to change the way young adults view the stock market and a desire to save the general public thousands ... more

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July 2018 US Unemployment Rate
The US unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in July 2018 from 4.0 percent in June, matching market expectations. The jobless rate touched an 18-year low of 3.8% in May.
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What Would Happen If Tesla Went Private?
Tesla’s shares have indeed been highly volatile in the last 12 months, dropping from $389 in September 2017 to $248 in April and climbing back to $380 on Wednesday.
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US GDP Highest Growth Rate In 4 Years
The US economy advanced an annualized 4.1 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2018, well above an upwardly revised 2.2 percent expansion in the previous period and in line with market expectations.
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US Retail Sales Picking Up Steam
US retail trade rose by 0.5 percent month-over-month in June 2018, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent advance in May and matching market expectations. June's gains were mainly boosted by increases in purchases of motor vehicles.
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Current State Of The American Unemployment Rate
The US unemployment rate rose to 4 percent in June 2018 from 3.8 percent in the previous month, which was the lowest since April 2000. The number came above market expectations of 3.8 percent as more entered the labor force.
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Indian Inflation At New Highs
Wholesale prices in India rose by 4.43 percent year-on-year in May of 2018, after a 3.18 percent gain in the prior month and above market estimates of 3.76 percent.
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GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF

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PERSONAL BLOG

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Dear Activist Investors: Socially Responsible Investing
I want to talk about an important way that the general public can practice socially responsible investing - all without a degree in finance or even investing in the market at all.

Work Experience

Associate Professor
College for Financial Planning
December 2016 - Present (1 year 11 months)

Lead instructor for the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS), Foundations in Financial Planning (FFPN) and the Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC) programs.Subject Matter Expert for the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA), Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (APMA), and the Chartered Retirement Planning Specialist (CRPS) programs. 
 

Founder & Blogger
GradMoney
July 2015 - Present (3 years 4 months)

Founded a unique investing education webinars aimed towards showing college students, young adults, and novice investors how to open a brokerage account and do simple fundamental, technical, and economic analysis for their individual portfolios, and incorporates supplement networking opportunities with alumni working in the financial sector.

Contributor Acquisition Manager - Head of Campus Outreach
Seeking Alpha
March 2016 - June 2016 (4 months)

Communicating the value of Seeking Alpha’s platform to business students by making presentations at colleges and universities, and work with campus ambassadors to be Seeking Alpha's on-site representative. Additionally, I assisted in the development of platform-level outreach with the collegiate community and manage stock pitch competitions, communicating regularly with various host club competition coordinators.

Senior Equity Research Analyst
Wall Street Strategies Inc.
September 2013 - July 2015 (1 year 11 months)

Developed in-depth equity research reports on publicly traded companies in various sectors and subsectors, including but not limited to: Industrials, Consumer, Materials, Agriculture and Energy. Additionally, featured research reports, charts and stock recommendations via CEO, Charles Payne on various radio shows and Fox Business TV shows: “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “Varney & Co.”

Associate Equity Research Analyst
AIG SunAmerica Asset Management Co.
January 2011 - August 2013 (2 years 8 months)

Analyzed and recommended stocks in Consumer Discretionary, Financials, REITs, and currently Industrials/Transports sectors, and presented stock recommendations with analytical analysis to company’s CIO, portfolio managers and senior analysts

Trader - Index Funds
AIG SunAmerica Asset Management Co.
November 2009 - December 2010 (1 year 2 months)

Ensured error-free information each day by reconciling trades, cash balances in funds, bank statements, and corporate actions, an co-managed eleven index funds valued at $7 billion by determining the trading of futures contracts and ETFs used to equitize cash.

Intern - Investments
AIG SunAmerican Asset Management Co.
June 2008 - August 2008 (3 months)

Provided analytical support to the CIO and Large-Cap Value Portfolio Manger on specific projects and stock ideas.

Intern - Client Portfolio Management
Dwight Asset Management (Goldman Sachs)
May 2007 - August 2007 (4 months)

Constructed a composite of quarterly client market/book ratios for portfolio managers; utilized by marketing for investor materials. Additionally, developed a spreadsheet to calculate monthly Modified Dietz returns, historical returns and provided performance analysis, and researched portfolio stable value spot-yield rates compared with 5-year US Treasury spot-yields for individual clients’ access sites.

Education

Clarkson University
Bachelor's of Science (B.S.)
2005 / 2009
Majors: Financial Information Analysis, Political Science Minors: Law, Economics

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