Financial professional Jesse Webb co-founded the investor training company, Market Harbinger Institute LLC, which maintains headquarters in Lehi, Utah. Named after a prophet in the Book of Mormon, Lehi provides a wonderful town in which to work, and Jesse Webb enjoys his surroundings immensely.
Located about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City and 12 miles north of Provo, this small town boasts its own Chamber of Commerce and plenty of things to do and see. The oldest railroad in Utah, The Historic Railroad Station, serves as an interesting attraction, as do Camp Floyd in Fairfield; Broadbent, the oldest privately owned American department store; the Pony Express and Stagecoach Inn; the John Hutchings Museum of Natural History; and Lehi Roller Mills, one of a handful of operating American flourmills that is family-owned. Lehi Roller Mills gained fame when it was featured in the film Footloose as star Kevin Bacon’s workplace.
Family fun can be had at Lehi Legacy Center, which features an aquatic center and other activities, and Thanksgiving Point, which provides museums, theaters, gardens, and shops, as well as venues for events. Thanksgiving Point also serves as the location for Lehi’s annual Scottish Festival as well as Highland Games and its Tulip Festival. The Jordan River Parkway provides a scenic path from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake for walkers, joggers, and bikers. More than 240 acres of green space and parks exist in Lehi, as well as 10 miles of trails. Each spring, the city puts on a library fundraiser that includes fun and entertainment. In addition, spring brings an Easter egg hunt celebration to Lehi that features games, food, and an unusual egg hunt in the pool. Lehi’s Arbor Day Event takes place the last weekend of April and includes a giant pumpkin contest, and the Old Folks’ Party, held at Lehi High School, provides fun for those 60 and older.
Arts in the Park, presented by The Lehi City Arts Council, takes place from June through August, and each Independence Day, fireworks abound at Thanksgiving Point. Every fall, Lehi sponsors a Halloween party at the Legacy Center as well as Lehi Trail Day and Lehi Family Week. Winter fun includes the Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast, held at the Lehi-Rippy Literacy Center, which serves as a fundraiser to help the center purchase computers and supplies for its ESL, math, and reading programs. The event features a silent auction, balloon animals, music, stories, and a raffle. Those who would like to know more about this Utah city can visit the official website at www.lehi-ut.gov.
By Jesse Webb
Finance 101 Entrepreneur Jesse Webb earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business in Salt Lake City. He currently puts his education to use as co-founder of Market Harbinger Institute LLC, a financial services and asset management education company. Those who wonder exactly what finance majors study and what they typically do with their degrees can read below for some answers to common questions on the subject. The field of finance covers a wide berth, but it mainly deals with the way businesses raise, invest, and spend capital; how individuals and corporations invest; and how financial markets function.
Creating value lies at the core of finance, and in today’s competitive global markets, that is not an easy thing to do. Studying the challenges of finance can lead to an interesting and lucrative career. Considered a broad major, finance does offer some specialization areas, including accounting, corporate finance, business law, banking, business strategy, insurance, real estate, economics, and financial analysis. Typical finance courses include those in bonds, econometrics, financial reporting, individual investment, and portfolio management.
Students who want to pursue a career in business can major in finance and graduate to enjoy positions that often involve making major financial decisions for companies. Strong math and computer skills are the key to doing well in this major. Finance majors often become consultants, analysts, bond brokers, venture capitalists, investment bankers, and long-range planners. Median US salaries for professionals in this career range from approximately $48,000 to start to $89,000 at mid-career.
By Jesse Webb
By: Jesse Webb
The novel Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, written by Edwin Lefèvre and first published in 1923, recounts the story of the great speculator Jesse Livermore. Almost nine decades later, the book remains one of the most popular works of fiction among investors and finance professionals, offering invaluable insight into investment history and the techniques of previous investors. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator offers the modern investor with a range of investment tactics relevant to contemporary markets. Livermore began his career in New England in the early 1900s, amassing (and losing, in turn) several fortunes. His life reveals the cyclical nature of the market, which remains a valuable lesson for any investor. Initially experiencing success in New England’s bucket shops and day trading posts, Livermore later ventured into market speculation, creation, and manipulation. The book bluntly addresses the factors that contributed to each of his successes and failures, providing a valuable tool for investment professionals of any generation.
Born in Colombia, Edwin Lefèvre traveled to the United States in order to study mine engineering at Lehigh University, embracing a career in journalism soon thereafter. Following the death of his father, Lefèvre inherited a large sum of money and began investing. Drawing heavily upon his life experiences, Lefèvre published his first collection of writings, Wall Street Stories, in 1901. While serving as a stockbroker on Wall Street, Lefèvre began writing pieces on finance for the New York Sun. He eventually decided to return to writing full time, authoring novels and short stories in earnest. While Reminiscences of a Stock Operator serves as his most widely read novel, other popular titles include Making of a Stockbroker, To the Last Penny, and Sampson Rock of Wall Street. Making of a Stockbroker follows the life of John K. Wing, a senior partner at Bronson and Barnes whose life and business practices stand in stark contrast to those of Livermore.
By: Jesse Webb
In my book, Trend Following Stocks: How to Trade Stocks Profitably in any Market, I teach investors the principles of trend following. This trading strategy helps investors assess the momentum of a given stock in order manage risks. The strategy works for both long- and short-term investors, who can purchase towards the beginning of an upward trend and then hold the stock until the trend begins to reverse. Securities rarely climb steadily without ever slipping slightly in price on a day-to-day basis; however, trend following moves from concentrating on the daily movement of stocks, and instead, assesses the overall trend of the security. If the trend continues to climb, then the security remains a viable investment until it begins to reverse itself.
Trend following combines three important components: insight, equity, and current market volatility. All three components shape investment strategy. I intended that my book, Trend Following Stocks, be used in conjunction with Market Trend Signal software, which provides the insight necessary to follow trends and make strategic buy and sell decisions. Equity, or the amount of money investors have available for trading, ties in closely with current market volatility. In more volatile markets, for instance, traders may make smaller investments with shorter trade durations than in a more stable market. Trend Following Stocks teaches investors how to utilize these components of trading, allowing them to make successful trades regardless of whether the stock market is rising or falling. To learn more, visit trendfollowingstocks.com.
By: Jesse Webb
Market Trend Signal is software specially designed to take the guesswork out of securities trading. It provides a systematic, price-based approach to trading that can help eliminate much of the guesswork typically involved in buying and selling securities.
While many traders purchase based on industry rumors, Market Trend Signal ignores these difficult-to-predict circumstances, and instead, focuses on the factor that is most predictive of future performance: pricing trends. This is known specifically as “trend following,” a trading strategy that helps minimize risks, providing answers to difficult questions such as when to enter the market, how much to risk, and when and how to exit the trade.
Along with trend following, Market Trend Signal bases trading recommendations on timing. The proprietary software follows more than 8,000 stocks, and advises investors to buy, sell, or hold. The tool can help investors identify securities early in upward trends, resulting in a buy signal. It also identifies dropping trends, resulting in either hold or sell signals. Additionally, Market Trend Signal software provides back testing, which allows investors to view past performance of buy, sell, and hold signals, allowing them to maximize profits and minimize losses by trading at precisely the right time.
Market Trend Signal provides a disciplined approach to investing by combining integrated market timing and a trend following tool, which results in long-term market success.