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Mark Henricks

Mortgage, Retirement and Investing Expert

Mark Henricks has reported on personal finance, investing, retirement, entrepreneurship and other topics for more than 30 years. His freelance byline has appeared on CNBC.com and in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other leading publications. Mark has written books including, “Not Just A Living: The Complete Guide to Creating a Business That Gives You A Life.” His favorite reporting is the kind that helps ordinary people increase their personal wealth and life satisfaction. A graduate of the University of Texas journalism program, he lives in Austin, Texas. In his spare time he enjoys reading, volunteering, performing in an acoustic music duo, whitewater kayaking, wilderness backpacking and competing in triathlons.

Posts by Mark Henricks:

by Mark Henricks Apr 06, 2021

The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) lists more than 2,200 companies and has a market capitalization of approximately $1.5 trillion, or $2.15 trillion in Australian dollars (AUD). Its size places it among the 10 largest global exchanges by market cap. The Sydney-based exchanges trades in a variety of asset classes including equities, fixed income, commodities and energy. The ASX lists share prices in Australian dollars. Each Australian dollar is valued at approximately $0.75 U.S. A financial advisor can help you understand and engage with securitites on the Australian Stock Exchange. Read more

by Mark Henricks Apr 06, 2021

NYSE Chicago, formerly known as the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX), is an equities-only stock exchange. Originally founded in the 19th century, it was acquired by the parent corporation of the New York Stock Exchange in 2017. Today it specializes in accommodating institutions that trade large blocks of stock. A financial advisor can help you decide which exchange best meets your needs for equity transactions. Read more

by Mark Henricks Apr 06, 2021

The Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) is the largest Asian stock exchange, with more than 2,500 listed companies and total market capitalization of about $6.7 trillion. Its history goes back to the 19th century. In 2000 it merged with the Hong Kong Futures Exchange and another securities clearing company to form a parent company. In 2012 the parent acquired the London Metal Exchange. Several times in recent years the HKEX has ranked as the top exchange in the world for a company to hold an initial public offering (IPO).  Read more

by Mark Henricks Apr 05, 2021

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) is the largest of two stock exchanges in Bangladesh as well as the oldest, having begun trading before the country became independent in the 1970s. The second-largest… Read more

by Mark Henricks Apr 02, 2021

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is the biggest stock exchange in Canada and one of the top 10 largest exchanges in the world. It has been in operation since 1852. The TSX is part of the TMX Group,… Read more

by Mark Henricks Apr 01, 2021

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is the largest in Europe, and the seventh largest globally, with more than 2,000 companies listed as issuers of debt or equity securities. Its listed companies… Read more

by Mark Henricks Apr 01, 2021

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is the largest securities exchange in mainland China. It has total market capitalization of approximately $6.5 trillion, making it the fourth-largest exchange in the world… Read more

by Mark Henricks Mar 11, 2021

Monte Carlo simulation is a mathematical technique for considering the effect of uncertainty on investing as well as many other activities. A Monte Carlo simulation shows a large number and variety… Read more

by Mark Henricks Mar 11, 2021

A contract for difference, or CFD, is an agreement between a buyer and seller that is based on the price of a stock or other financial asset at a certain time in the future. If the price of the… Read more

by Mark Henricks Mar 11, 2021

Payment for order flow is a common practice in the investing world that lets retail brokers be paid by market makers, wholesalers and others in exchange their retail clients’ orders to buy and sell… Read more

by Mark Henricks Mar 11, 2021

Low float stocks are favorites of day traders because the limited supply of these generally inexpensive shares can lead to exceptionally rapid changes in price. With the potential for great reward… Read more

by Mark Henricks Mar 11, 2021

Bracket orders are a type of advanced securities order that help investors manage risk and maximize profits. They are especially useful for professional traders, day traders, swing traders, scalpers… Read more

by Mark Henricks Mar 02, 2021

Setting priorities in the process of creating a solid financial position can be challenging. The financial planning pyramid provides a visual explanation and reminder to help people make the right… Read more

by Mark Henricks Mar 02, 2021

Retirement presents special challenges, financial and otherwise, to retirees. Fortunately, they don’t have to face those challenges alone. Retirement specialists are financial advisors who focus on… Read more

by Mark Henricks Mar 02, 2021

Many foreign countries have higher income tax rates than the U.S., and others impose value added tax (VAT) charges that the U.S. does not. These foreign assessments can produce significantly higher… Read more

by Mark Henricks Mar 02, 2021

Earning the certified pension consultant (CPC) designation demonstrates that an employee benefits professional has mastered the ability to plan, set up, manage and maintain company-sponsored… Read more

by Mark Henricks Feb 27, 2021

As people get older, they may face a multitude of challenges relating to many spheres of life including work, health and relationships. In addition, starting in middle age and lasting through… Read more

by Mark Henricks Feb 27, 2021

Managing an investment portfolio calls for mastery of a challenging set of skills including understanding portfolio theory, allocating assets between debt and equity, decoding mutual fund investment… Read more

by Mark Henricks Feb 27, 2021

One of the limitations of using tested investment theory to provide people with rational financial advice is that people aren’t necessarily all that rational. Investors tend to get worried when the… Read more

by Mark Henricks Feb 26, 2021

Dave Ramsey is a well-known personal finance celebrity with a long-running radio show, multiple best-selling books, online tools, educational courses and a large following. Endorsed local provider … Read more

by Mark Henricks Feb 26, 2021

There is more to financial advising than passing out stock tips. Well-rounded financial advisors go beyond selecting securities and asset classes to take into account all the factors that can affect… Read more

by Mark Henricks Feb 26, 2021

The Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) program was created for professionals who offer insurance and risk management services to high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs). Candidates develop their risk… Read more

by Mark Henricks Feb 26, 2021

Deciding how and especially when to claim Social Security benefits can be one of the most financially significant moves a person makes. Yet the rules used to calculate how much a beneficiary can… Read more

by Mark Henricks Feb 26, 2021

Managing an investment portfolio requires a solid grasp of theories, strategies and practices to design, assemble and oversee a package of financial assets for the specific objectives of individual… Read more

by Mark Henricks Feb 26, 2021

Financial advisors who want to acquire and display expertise at helping businesses set up and run effective and appropriate retirement plans for their employees can study for a Chartered Retirement… Read more