Financial Theory Articles

  • Showing 401-500 of 1,130 items
  • <<
  • ...
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • ...
  • 12
  • >>
  1. Time Value Of Money: Determining Your Future Worth

    Determining monthly contributions to college funds, retirement plans or savings is easy with this calculation.
  2. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  3. 4 Gambling Stocks that Outperformed Since 2010 (CHDN, MPEL)

    A look at four stocks in the casino and gambling industry that outperformed the market for the last five years.
  4. A Slowdown is Hitting Quest Diagnostics (DGX)

    Quest Diagnostics holds an interesting position in the healthcare value market, but the company faces a few challenges.
  5. Boeing Co. Stock: A Dividend Analysis (BA)

    Learn about The Boeing Company, its financials and its dividends, which may signal further dividend growth due to its increasing ...
  6. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Apple (AAPL)

    Evaluate Apple's position in the marketplace by looking at it through the perspective of the Porter Five Forces Model for ...
  7. EMC's 2 Key Financial Ratios

    Read about some key financial ratios for EMC, including revenues and trading ratios. Learn about how EMC has a major ownership ...
  8. Starbucks' 6 Key Financial Ratios (SBUX)

    Discover the key financial ratios that are important when analyzing the financial health, profitability and efficiency of ...
  9. Why Contrarian Investing Is Not Very Smart

    Like most allegedly sure-fire methods in the investment industry, this one has its flaws too.
  10. Transocean's 3 Key Financial Ratios (RIG)

    Learn about key financial ratios for Transocean. Understand how the company's aging drilling fleet could work against its ...
  11. How Disney (DIS) Has Managed to Deliver for Decades

    The Walt Disney Co. is only an animation studio in the same way that Johnson & Johnson is only a baby powder manufacturer.
  12. Oracle's 4 Key Financial Ratios (ORCL)

    Learn about Oracle's sales growth rate, debt/equity ratio, return on equity and operating margin, and find out how they affect ...
  13. How Duke Energy (DUK) Earns its Money

    Duke Energy is one of the quietest large companies in America. Few people outside of the Southeastern U.S. know about this ...
  14. Investment Value Vs. Fair Market Value: How They Differ

    Learn about the differences between an asset's investment value and its fair market value, including why many think fair ...
  15. Berkshire Hathaway's 4 Key Financial Ratios (BRK.B, BRK.A)

    Read about the key financial ratios to analyze Berkshire Hathaway. Understand why Buffett likes companies with low debt/equity ...
  16. Bank of America Stock: A Dividend Analysis (BAC)

    Learn about Bank of America, one of the largest U.S. financial institutions, its dividend policy, dividend yield, dividend ...
  17. 2 Of the Cheapest Large Cap Stocks to Buy (NOV, GPS)

    It might not be as exciting as owning a hot new tech company, but investing in an out of favor large-cap stock has some benefits.
  18. What Happens To Your Student Debt If You Die?

    What happens to student debt when you die? It all depends on the lending agency.
  19. Is a Correction Coming? These DJIA Components Could Be a Clue (MMM, AXP)

    For the most part, the Dow has been on fire since March 2009. So the profits of its components are growing, right?
  20. Advantages of Maintaining Low Working Capital

    Understand the benefits and advantages of maintaining low working capital as related to liquidity needs, capital allocation ...
  21. Learn from These Big CEO Blunders

    A ceo can seem to have it all: power, influence and gravitas. But it can all erode — along with a company’s share price — ...
  22. Walt Disney Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Learn about the Walt Disney Corporation, its dividend policy, historic dividend yields and the company's dividend prospects ...
  23. Schlumberger Stock: A Dividend Analysis (SLB)

    Examine the strength and potential of major oil service company Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB), considered to a solid dividend ...
  24. Will the Stock Rally Last Past Christmas?

    The stock market can't seem to make up its mind. Will investors end up with coal for Christmas or might their wishes come ...
  25. Kinder Morgan Stock: A Dividend Analysis (KMI)

    Learn about Kinder Morgan through an analysis of its dividend policy and dividend yields, and discover how current industry ...
  26. Johnson & Johnson Stock: A Dividend Analysis (JNJ)

    Explore a detailed analysis of Johnson & Johnson's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors, ...
  27. Home Depot Stock: A Dividend Analysis (HD)

    Learn about Home Depot, Inc., its dividend policy, historic dividend yields, overall safety of dividends going forward and ...
  28. Gilead Sciences Stock: A Dividend Analysis (GILD)

    Discover analysis of the dividend policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc., and learn about its historical earnings growth and the ...
  29. General Electric Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Read a detailed analysis of the dividend policy of General Electric Company, and explore a comparison of the dividend policies ...
  30. Computing Historical Volatility in Excel

    We examine how annualized historical volatility is computed from daily log returns, variance and standard deviation.
  31. Chevron Stock: A Dividend Analysis (CVX)

    Discover a detailed analysis of Chevron's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors Exxon ...
  32. Citigroup Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover a detailed analysis of Citigroup's dividend policy, and explore a comparison between the dividend policies of its ...
  33. Wells Fargo Stock: A Dividend Analysis (WFC)

    Take a look at a fundamental analysis of Wells Fargo & Company as a potential investment in the banking industry, especially ...
  34. Royal Dutch Stock: A Dividend Analysis (RDS-A)

    Learn about Royal Dutch Shell's strong track record of paying dividends. Understand how a dividend cut may be a risk with ...
  35. ABInBev and SABMiller Merger: The Facts (BUD, TAP)

    Beer is a big business. In the United States, beer sales generated more that $101 billion in revenue.
  36. CVS Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Learn about CVS Health and its dividends, which are poised to go up in the future due to favorable developments in health ...
  37. ConocoPhillips Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover a detailed analysis of ConocoPhillips' dividend policy, and explore a comparison between the dividend policies of ...
  38. Does the Dell/EMC Deal Make Financial Sense?

    Last week, Dell announced it would be buying IT provider EMC in a $67 billion deal, making it the largest technology deal ...
  39. 7 Smart Ways to Raise Cash Fast

    You suddenly need money for an unexpected expense. What are the most effective, least financially damaging ways to get it?
  40. The Market's Recent Rally: Should You Bank on It?

    The bulls won for a bit in early October, but will bears have the last laugh?
  41. 4 Ways Simple Interest Is Used In Real Life

    Simple interest works in your favor when you're a borrower, but against you when you're an investor.
  42. The Basics Of Corporate Structure

    CEOs, CFOs, presidents and vice presidents: learn how to tell the difference.
  43. Ferrari’s IPO: Is it a Buy or Poorly Timed? (FCAU)

    Will Ferrari's shares move fast off the line only to sputter later?
  44. Best Ways to Send Large Sums of Money Abroad

    Understand why it may be difficult to send large sums of money internationally. Learn about the top five ways to send large ...
  45. Create a Monte Carlo Simulation Using Excel

    How to apply the Monte Carlo Simulation principles to a game of dice using Microsoft Excel.
  46. Top Reasons IPO Valuations Miss The Mark (MS, ZNGA)

    The costly services of investment banks don’t necessarily guarantee accuracy in IPO pricing.
  47. The Importance Of Tracking The Whisper Number (AAPL, FB)

    Don't let the name fool you: Whisper numbers are making themselves heard. Here's why you should be paying attention.
  48. High-Speed Rail to Las Vegas: A Good Bet or Long Odds?

    The Chinese want to build a high-speed rail line from L.A. to Las Vegas. Can it work? Or do other attempts presage failure?
  49. How Foreign Exchange Affects Mergers and Acquisitions Deals

    Learn how foreign exchange rates can impact the flows of international merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, and ...
  50. Are Drug Price Controls Viable in the U.S.? (IPXL, ABBV)

    Are price controls on pharmaceuticals viable in the U.S.? What effect would they have on existing drug companies and their ...
  51. How Does Fundera Work and Make Money?

    Learn more about Fundera, the online loan broker service agency, and discover what it offers and how it makes money through ...
  52. Emerging Markets: Analyzing The Philippines' GDP

    Although its growth rate was mediocre in the past, the Philippines is slowly yet steadily emerging as a rising tiger.
  53. Career Advice: Investment Banking Vs. Equity Research

    Read an in-depth analysis of equity research and investment banking careers, and learn what it is like to work in either ...
  54. Difference Between Restructuring and Refinancing

    Refinancing and restructuring are very different debt reorganization processes to improve finances and avoid bankruptcy. ...
  55. Emerging Markets: Analyzing Indonesia's GDP

    We look at the GDP of Indonesia, which bore the brunt of the Asian financial crisis but weathered the 2008 financial crisis ...
  56. Cash Flow Lending Vs. Asset-Based Lending

    When companies need financing, they rely on two primary forms of lending: cash flow-based and asset-based lending. We look ...
  57. Emerging Markets: Analyzing South Korea's GDP

    South Korea's transition from a war-devastated poor country to an affluent developed nation presents a phenomenal growth ...
  58. The Importance of Dividends in Your Portfolio

    Learn some of the primary reasons why dividends constitute a critical factor in the overall performance of a stock investor's ...
  59. The Future of The TV Business Model

    Thanks to Netflix and Hulu, modes of distribution are in flux. What does that mean for the TV industry as we know it?
  60. Comparing Spin-offs, Split-Offs and Carve-Outs

    Spin-offs, split-offs and carve-outs are three methods a company can use to divest certain assets, a division or a subsidiary. ...
  61. How Inflation Affects Your Cash Savings

    Prices tend to rise over time and this inflation can cut into the value of your savings. Here are some ways you can manage ...
  62. Emerging Markets: Analyzing Mexico's GDP

    Examining the gross domestic product growth and composition of Mexico, the second largest economy in Latin America
  63. What Causes Inflation in the United States

    Inflation is the main catalyst behind U.S monetary policy. But what causes this phenomenon of sustained rising prices? Read ...
  64. Why do Debt to Equity Ratios Vary From Industry to Industry?

    Obtain a better understanding of the debt/equity ratio, and learn why this fundamental financial metric varies significantly ...
  65. Emerging Markets: Analyzing India's GDP

    With a shift towards manufacturing and services, India could be the next emerging market superstar. Here, we provide a detailed ...
  66. How Original Series Disrupt the TV Business Model

    Two decades ago, a network could make a decent profit airing "Full House" reruns. Now viewers expect CGI dragons, A-list ...
  67. A Day in the Life of an Equity Research Analyst

    What does an equity research analyst do on an everyday basis?
  68. How To Calculate Minority Interest

    Minority interest calculations require the use of minority shareholders’ percentage ownership of a subsidiary, after controlling ...
  69. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze the Mining Industry

    Discover some the most important financial ratios used by investors and analysts to evaluate companies in the metals and ...
  70. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Airline Companies

    Examine some of the most important financial ratios and performance metrics investors use to evaluate companies in the airline ...
  71. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Retail Banks

    Learn about key financial metrics that investors use to evaluate retail banks, and how the industry is fundamentally different ...
  72. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Tech Companies

    Understand the technology industry and the companies that operate in it. Learn about the key financial ratios used to analyze ...
  73. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze the Hospitality Industry

    Understand the hospitality industry and the types of companies that operate within it. Learn about key financial ratios used ...
  74. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Palantir Worth?

    Learn about the private company Palantir, its valuation and how its valuation was derived. Understand how the company operates ...
  75. How AQR Places Bets Against Beta

    Learn how the bet against beta strategy is used by a large hedge fund to profit from a pricing anomaly in the stock market ...
  76. 3 Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

    Discover some stocks that are currently trading near their 52-week lows, which may be undervalued and offer a good buying ...
  77. Watch Airline Stocks For Takeoff Potential (AAL, DAL)

    Airline stocks have taken a hit but they show potential for takeoff as a result of low fuel prices, reduced competition and ...
  78. What Are Co-signers Liable & Responsible For?

    Contractually, co-signers are just as responsible for the loan as the person actually borrowing the money. Be careful not ...
  79. An Introduction To Value at Risk (VAR)

    Volatility is not the only way to measure risk. Learn about the "new science of risk management".
  80. 3 Companies That Hate Debt Financing (CMG, BBBY)

    Learn how companies such as Chipotle, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Paychex are able to maintain impressive levels of growth ...
  81. Avoid These 3 Value Trap Stocks

    Investors are wise to do their homework and avoid the following companies that might be value traps.
  82. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Biotech Companies (AMGN, GILD)

    Explore the rapidly growing biotechnology industry, and learn some of the key financial ratios investors use to analyze companies ...
  83. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Oil Companies

    Learn about key financial ratios investors will want to use when analyzing oil companies, and what these ratios say about ...
  84. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze The Automotive Industry

    Learn about the most critically important financial ratios investors and market analysts utilize to evaluate companies in ...
  85. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze The Healthcare Industry

    Examine the health care sector and learn about significant financial ratios used by investors and analysts to evaluate health ...
  86. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Uber Worth? (FB, GOOG)

    Learn about the private company Uber and how it has found so much success since 2010. Understand the valuation of the company ...
  87. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Xiaomi Worth?

    Learn about the private company Xiaomi, its business model and the success it found recently. Understand the company's most ...
  88. The Economics of FanDuel

    Part of fantasy sports’ success lies in one-day and week-long contests serving as an alternative to season-long games. FanDuel, ...
  89. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Investment Banks

    Find out which financial ratios are most useful when analyzing an investment bank, and why tracking capital efficiency is ...
  90. An Inside Look at Pinterest's Business Model

    Learn about Pinterest and the type of company it is trying to become. Understand the company's business model and what makes ...
  91. The Future Outlook of the Golf Industry

    The popularity of golf peaked in 2003. To regain popularity and survive, the industry is adapting to appeal to a younger ...
  92. JC Penney Recovers from Marketing Missteps (JCP, M)

    An analysis of how JC Penney's misguided marketing strategies caused its stock to fall from $80 to $8 per share.
  93. Invest in Costco? First Understand Its Balance Sheet

    A strong balance sheet sets a company apart and boosts investor confidence. How healthy is Costco based on an analysis of ...
  94. Emerging Markets: Analyzing Thailand's GDP

    Understanding the economic composition of Thailand, a vibrant South-Asian nation.
  95. Lockheed Martin to Buy Sikorsky. Is It the Right Move? (LMT, UTX)

    Discover more information on the Lockheed Martin acquisition of Sikorsky, and learn why this move makes good strategic business ...
  96. Is It too Late to Get into the Netflix Frenzy? (NFLX, GOOG)

    Explore the current state of Netflix and the question of whether its sharp rise in share price over a two-year period means ...
  97. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Snapchat Worth? (NYSE: TWTR)

    Learn about Snapchat's multibillion dollar valuation and how it is part of a new breed of private companies known as unicorns ...
  98. Financial Ratios to Spot Companies Headed for Bankruptcy

    Obtain information about specific financial ratios investors should monitor to get early warnings about companies potentially ...
  99. What's the Secret Behind Ambarella's Success?

    Learn more about Ambarella, and understand some the primary reasons behind the company's continuing high level of growth ...
  100. Know Accounts Receivable & Inventory Turnover

    Accounts receivable and inventory turnover are two important ratios in the current asset category. We will also discuss the ...
  • Showing 401-500 of 1,130 items
  • <<
  • ...
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • ...
  • 12
  • >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Frexit

    Frexit – short for "French exit" – is a French spinoff of the term Brexit, which emerged when the United Kingdom voted to ...
  2. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
  3. Down Round

    A round of financing where investors purchase stock from a company at a lower valuation than the valuation placed upon the ...
  4. Keynesian Economics

    An economic theory of total spending in the economy and its effects on output and inflation. Keynesian economics was developed ...
  5. Portfolio Investment

    A holding of an asset in a portfolio. A portfolio investment is made with the expectation of earning a return on it. This ...
  6. Treynor Ratio

    A ratio developed by Jack Treynor that measures returns earned in excess of that which could have been earned on a riskless ...
Trading Center