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Brian Baker


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

  • Woman researches stocks on laptop

    Best value ETFs

    Think value stocks are poised to rise? Here are some of the top value funds to consider for your portfolio.

    3 min read Apr 15, 2022
  • What is net asset value?

    What is net asset value (NAV)?

    If you’re a mutual fund or ETF investor, then you need to know about net asset value. Here’s the basics.

    2 min read Apr 08, 2022
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    Firstrade review 2022

    Firstrade is a solid overall broker choice and offers several features that both new and experienced investors will appreciate.

    Apr 07, 2022