About the author
Bankrate reporter Brian Baker covers investing and retirement. He has previous experience as an industry analyst at an investment firm. Baker is passionate about helping people make sense of complicated financial topics so that they can plan for their financial futures.
Investing, behavioral finance, stock analysis and valuation
Brian is a financial analyst with prior experience in research at a valuation-based investment firm. He has also reported on regulatory issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and trade.
Baker has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Brian's Latest Articles
Jan 01, 2022
Analyzing a stock? Here are seven financial ratios to help you know whether it’s a good time to buy or not.4 min read Dec 07, 2021
Stocks, bonds and mutual funds are different investments that produce varied returns.4 min read Dec 02, 2021
If you’re looking to get off to a fast start on your retirement finances, an IRA is a great place to begin.9 min read Nov 29, 2021
Forex trading may sound complex, but we’ll show you what you need to know to get started.4 min read Nov 18, 2021
Think SEC filings are boring? Think again. Here are the key filings every investor should know.5 min read Nov 17, 2021
Not sure if your investment portfolio is diversified enough? Here are six tips to help you change that.4 min read Nov 09, 2021
As you get closer to retirement, your financial strategies have to shift a bit.4 min read Oct 31, 2021