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Tim Parker

Benzinga Staff Writer

About

I've been writing about the markets for nearly 10 years and have a passion for teaching others that the market isn't as complicated as people like to make it. I love all things creative and I'm passionate about volunteering in the nonprofit sector. I live in Florida with my amazing wife, Cassie, and I often set up a mobile office on one of the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Email me at tim@exposition-creative.com.
May 19, 2014 10:37 AM
Earnings season is mostly in the books, but everybody knows the next one is never far away. It’s already time to start putting a strategy in place ...
May 19, 2014 8:58 AM
There’s the Republican vs. Democrat debate; the Apple vs. Samsung throw down and yes, the 'should you or should you not buy penny stock' controver ...
May 17, 2014 1:12 PM
During the housing crisis, there was a lot of talk of homeowners who were underwater on their homes—owing more on the loan than the home was worth ...
May 15, 2014 3:02 PM
Do you find your credit report a little intimidating? It’s probably because it uses terms that you don’t use in casual conversation. Here's ...
May 15, 2014 9:07 AM
You likely remember the days of the desktop or laptop computer. Everybody had one and everybody remembers when viruses were foremost on their mind. ...
May 14, 2014 10:56 AM
If you’re looking to sell your home, the summer months are the best time. However, buyers will expect to be wowed at first sight. That’s where c ...
May 13, 2014 9:26 AM
A lot has been written about retirement portfolios before you retire, but what about when you’re either already retired or close to it? What shoul ...
May 12, 2014 1:44 PM
America is fat and the statistics prove it. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, more than one third of Americans are categ ...
May 12, 2014 12:21 PM
Maybe you’re one of those people who take great pride in having the best looking lawn on the block. For everyone else, the goal might be to do the ...
May 09, 2014 10:59 AM
Purchasing a car is a horrifying experience for many, almost as bad as going to the doctor. Getting close to the dreaded task? Do your homework and ...
May 09, 2014 10:45 AM
College tuition is skyrocketing, unemployment is still over six percent and if you ask enough people you’ll find plenty with college degrees and s ...
May 08, 2014 11:04 AM
Summer is almost here and that means grilling season. If you’re a hardcore griller, you don’t wait for the summer months; the season starts to h ...
May 07, 2014 9:37 AM
Do you have a pet—or two—or more—running around at home? Like everything in your home, pets cost money—sometimes a lot. Here are a few way ...
May 07, 2014 9:17 AM
To identify compelling trades, Benzinga ran a list of mid-cap or larger stocks with earnings announcements happening Thursday with a beta of 1.5 or ...
May 05, 2014 10:28 AM
Online advertising was said to solve all of the problems that came with traditional advertising, but new data shows that things might be going back ...
May 02, 2014 10:04 AM
The latest news coming from the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) rumor mill is definitely intriguing, but the source may not be trustworthy. According to this ...
May 02, 2014 9:48 AM
In the, “sad but true” category, dealing with government is now considered bad for business especially if you’re a large, well-known tech comp ...
May 01, 2014 4:19 PM
If you’ve seen the movie, The Shawshank Redemption, you saw an old-school version of a high-tech problem. The film's hero, played by actor Tim Rob ...
April 29, 2014 9:15 AM
We’re only two days from May 1 and supposedly that means something very important to the stock market: time to “sell in May and go away.” It ...
April 29, 2014 9:04 AM
If you’re long Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) you were shocked to see the stock plunge more than 25 percent after hours Monday. Investors ran as fast as they ...
April 28, 2014 1:54 PM
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling learned that derogatory comments about race are not tolerated—not just by fans, the public, politicians ...
April 28, 2014 1:03 PM
Have you noticed that there’s a lot more talk about home automation? There’s no absence of tech startups that are jumping into the market, but i ...
April 28, 2014 10:52 AM
You knew it was coming. Even if the company didn't indicate it on its conference call, after Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced a $30 billion increase ...
April 24, 2014 9:50 AM
Analysts, the media, investors, consumers, even the government have not-so-nice things to say about Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). For what seems like foreve ...
April 23, 2014 9:19 AM
Many, like CNBC’s Jim Cramer, would argue that the analyst community doesn’t get much of anything right. But it’s hard to argue that normally ...
April 22, 2014 12:12 PM
Sure, it’s a sports story but it’s a business story, too. For all of the mistakes, bad press, and general lack of media savvy Tiger Woods has sh ...
April 22, 2014 9:33 AM
Everybody loves to dream about the possibilities of 3D printing, but one report says that any type of large-scale consumer use is likely more than f ...
April 22, 2014 9:04 AM
Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) announced earnings yesterday that made investors so happy that they bid the stock up about eight percent. Yesterday the compa ...
April 21, 2014 1:46 PM
It’s almost here—the summer concert season. If you’re a fan of music festivals, outdoor venue concerts or your favorite band is coming to town ...
April 21, 2014 1:21 PM
Everybody wonders what the future will hold. Think of movies like Back to the Future, 2001: A Space Odyssey or any of the post apocalyptic TV series ...