Kiril Nikolaev

About Kiril Nikolaev, CFA

Kiril Nikolaev is the founder and main writer of He has passed all three CFA exams on first attempt.   Mr. Nikolaev has worked as a financial analyst for BMO Financial Group, which is one of the largest banks in Canada. Currently, he's a Funds Subject Matter Expert at Mitre Media. This company owns website properties in many niches of finance. Kiril is responsible for content strategy and analysis for a few of their properties, including,,, and a few others. Kiril has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal for a top article on "sin" stocks. His passion is in investment finance and he loves to spread awareness of finance and analysis, so that anyone can become an investor. Hire Kiril on Upwork, or find him on LinkedIn.

Fundamental Analysis: 4 Most Important Financial Statements

Fundamental analysis is the process of studying the financial and economic health of a security or a company in order to make informed investment decision making. This involves an in-depth and thorough examination of the accounting books and interpreting the results. This involves looking at and analyzing the financial statements of a company. Financial statements […]

|July 15th, 2019|Elementary|0 Comments

Top 10 Fundamental Analysis Indicators for All Investors

The maxim “knowledge is power” applies to just about every facet of everyday life, but even more so when it comes to investing in the financial markets. In today’s online, computer-driven investing world, knowing the right information is often the difference between being an investor in the driver’s seat of your investments and a helpless […]

|July 9th, 2019|Elementary|0 Comments

How to Read a Stock Quote

Investors and traders consider various details about a stock before they buy it. In this article, we will discuss the different terms often seen in stock quotes so you learn the basics of how to buy stocks. For this article, we’ll use Yahoo! Finance for all the major stock quote data. Other sites and resources […]

|June 19th, 2019|Kindergarten|0 Comments

Asset Allocation Vs. Security Selection – What’s the Difference?

Diversification is used to reduce an investor’s exposure to the risk of a particular asset class or security. By diversifying, an investor is less likely to suffer a major loss compared to what the risk would be if the portfolio was concentrated in a single asset or security. Diversification is a technical topic but here are […]

|June 15th, 2019|Preschool|0 Comments

6 Common Ways of Investing in Real Estate

Real estate is one of the best asset classes to invest in. Financial advisors and portfolio managers won’t tell you this because they don’t earn percentage fees when you invest in real estate unless you are buying a real estate investment trust (REIT) fund or ETF. Obviously, if you speak to mortgage brokers and real […]

|June 11th, 2019|Middle School|0 Comments

Intro to Forex Trading for Beginners

Foreign exchange (forex) is where investors and traders buy and sell currencies to try and make a profit. To maximize their earnings in forex trading, traders buy currencies for as low a price as possible and then sell for higher prices. Essentially, when you bet on a currency to go up, you’re also betting on […]

|June 10th, 2019|Middle School|0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Having an Investment Adviser

Children with verbal developmental delays need speech therapists so they can improve their communication skills. Athletes need coaches to enhance their strategies in their chosen sport. Professional singers reached their success not on talent alone, but also with the mentoring from voice instructors. One doesn’t become an established baker overnight, sometimes he or she needs […]

|May 25th, 2016|Kindergarten|0 Comments

What are Stock Splits?

Let’s compare stock splits to slices of pizza for a sec. Let’s say you have a whole pizza. You split the pizza into 6 slices. But you realize it is an extra-large pizza, so dividing it into so few slices means each one is huge. Therefore, you decide it’ll be better to cut it into […]

|May 12th, 2016|Elementary|0 Comments

Divide and Conquer: Defining The Stock Market Sectors

Chances are, 90% of the girl world has “Mean Girls” listed as one of their favorite movies. There’s probably no other movie that can measure up to the number of notable lines remembered up to this day by anyone, ever! Tina Fey, you are a genius!

Before we get carried away, the point here is that, […]

|May 11th, 2016|Elementary|0 Comments

Business Cycle 101

We’ve all heard that Maroon 5 song line “it’s not always rainbows and butterflies”. We definitely wish life were just a walk in the park, but there ain’t no better teacher than challenges and experiences, right?

Like the wonderful mess than is our life, businesses have their upsown and downs, too. Businesses and the economy […]

|May 10th, 2016|Elementary|0 Comments