Author Archives: Mark Brookshire

Mark is the Founder of StockTrak.com, received a B.S. from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Management from Georgia Tech, and passed the CPA exam. Mark has over 30 years of experience trading stocks and options and is passionate about teaching young adults how the stock market works.

Motley Fool Stock Advisor Review

*** UPDATED July 6, 2019 *** Does the Motley Fool’s Stock Advisor newsletter provide good stock recommendations and is it worth the price? At HowTheMarketWorks, one of the services we provide our users is that we subscribe to dozens of stock advisory services and we buy all of the recommended stocks in a virtual account. Read More…

High School Financial Literacy Lab

Add a Financial Literacy Lab To Your High School Transform your current computer room into a Wall Street Trading Room! Experiential Learning at its Best Your high school probably has a “physics lab” or a “chemistry lab”, so why doesn’t it have a Finance Lab? Engage your personal finance, business, accounting, economics, computer and math students Read More…

Best Credit Cards for Students

Stop Wasting Money on High Interest Rate Credit Cards All credit cards are NOT the same–find the credit card that is right for you! If you get good grades, then choose a credit card that gives you a reward bonus for good grades. If you can’t pay off your credit card bill each month, then Read More…

How Credit Cards Work

How Credit Cards Work Since 2010 the use of credit cards has become more popular than writing checks when paying for everyday purchases. The banks have made it easy for most people to get a credit card, and most retailers have made it very easy to use them. What is a Credit Card? A credit Read More…

Why Invest In Stocks?

Why Invest in Stocks? Simply put, when you have money to invest for an extended period of time (like 20 years or more), the stock market historically has provided the greatest return. When most people are able to save money, they usually put it in the bank. Banks usually pay interest on the cash in Read More…

BornToSell.com

Born To Sell is all about covered calls. Their award-winning covered call screener has an easy-to-use interface and provides covered calls matching any query you give it. Every day there are over 350,000 covered calls to choose from. That represents thousands of underlying stocks and ETFs, each with dozens of strike prices and expiration dates Read More…

MGH_InvestmentTrader_Business

McGraw-Hill and Stock-Trak, the leader in educational portfolio simulations, have joined together to offer students that purchase a McGraw-Hill college finance textbook a FREE account at Stock-Trak’s new real-time, streaming stock simulation at HowTheMarketWorks.com, used by over 200,000 students and beginning investors each year! Buying and selling stocks is a fantastic educational experience for students Read More…

NYSE Teacher Workshops

TEACHERS: Come to New York this Summer and Attend a 5 Day Training Session at the New York Stock Exchange–Financial Aid is available to cover travel!– Financial Aid requests due May 1st. Registration Forms due May 17th NYSE-SEC Summer Teacher Workshops are offered for teachers who want an in depth stock market experience and are Read More…

What is an Income Statement?

Income statement (also referred to as profit and loss statement (P&L), revenue statement, statement of financial performance, earnings statement, operating statement or statement of operations is a company’s financial statement that indicates how the revenue (money received from the sale of products and services before expenses are taken out, also known as the “top line”) is transformed into the net income (the result after all revenues and expenses have been accounted for, also known as Net Profit or the “bottom line”).

Capital Gain or Loss

Profit or loss resulting from the sale of certain assets classified under the federal income tax legislation as capital assets. This includes stocks and other investments such as investment property.