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Chris Stuart, CFA

Chris Stuart, CFA®, is a senior research analyst at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, the nation's largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. With the firm since May 2015, he covers the large-cap equity asset class and is responsible for manager evaluation, manager selection, and dissemination of research. He also conducts research and due diligence on individual equity securities, responds to advisor inquiries, and assists with market research. Chris earned his BA in finance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and is a Chartered Financial Analyst®.

Recent Posts

Chinese Tech Stocks: What Does the Future Hold for U.S.-Based Investors?

December 22, 2021

China’s push for what is known as “common prosperity” has led to more of a crackdown on companies that don’t fit in with its longer-term goals. Harsh Chinese regulatory oversight is not new, yet recent changes in the country’s philosophy have led to more concerns about the future ramifications for Chinese companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Below, I’ll dive into the regulatory concerns and how they might affect any U.S.-based holders of U.S.-listed Chinese securities.

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How Do You Position a Portfolio for Uncertainty?

August 20, 2020

Brad here. With so much unknown in our world, it seemed the perfect time to discuss how to position a portfolio for uncertainty. Today, Christ Stuart, a senior investment research analyst on our Investment Management and Research team, will do just that. Take it away, Chris.

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Could Atomic Habits Help You Reach Your Goals in 2020?

January 17, 2020

Brad here. There is a lot that goes in to investing. One of the underappreciated problems, though, is simply how to be most effective with the limited time and energy we have. Today’s post from Chris Stuart, a senior analyst in Commonwealth’s Investment Management and Research group, looks at how we can do better at everything over time, which certainly applies to investing. I found his thoughts to be both interesting and helpful. I think you will, too.

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Could Facebook’s Libra Be a Game Changer?

August 8, 2019

Brad here. Today’s post comes from Chris Stuart, a senior investment research analyst on our Investment Management and Research team. Over to you, Chris.

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