Fundamental Analysis Articles

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  1. How To Make A Winning Long-Term Stock Pick

    Discover the key elements of a good long-term investment and how to find them.
  2. Venturing Into Early-Stage Growth Stocks

    Picking these potential winners is all about sizing up risk. We show you how.
  3. Writing Down Goodwill

    Goodwill represents an acquisition amount over and above what the purchased firm’s net assets are deemed to be valued at ...
  4. Do Your Investments Have Short-Term Health?

    If a company is strong enough to survive tough times, it is more likely to provide long-term value.
  5. Spotting Profitability With ROCE

    This straightforward ratio measures whether a company is efficient, money-making or neither.
  6. Finding Solid Buy-And-Hold Stocks

    Find out how to look at the big picture - even when the market's short-term outlook is less than rosy.
  7. Analyze Cash Flow The Easy Way

    Find out how to analyze the way a company spends its money to determine whether there will be any money left for investors. ...
  8. Analyzing Retail Stocks

    To analyze retail stocks, investors need to be aware of the most common metrics used. Find out what they are.
  9. Digging Into Book Value

    This calculation will serve up your portion of the shareholder pie.
  10. Securitizing Your Health With ACOs

    ACOs have the components required to securitize. Can your health become an instrument that can be traded?
  11. Evaluating Retained Earnings: What Gets Kept Counts

    A company's retained earnings matter. Be investment-savvy and learn how to analyze this often overlooked information.
  12. Useful Balance Sheet Metrics

    These metrics can help you better understand the information found on balance sheets.
  13. Understanding Pro-Forma Earnings

    These figures can either shed light on a company's performance or skew it. Find out why.
  14. Analyzing Operating Margins

    Find out how to put this important component of equity analysis to work for you.
  15. DCF Valuation: The Stock Market Sanity Check

    Calculate whether the market is paying too much for a particular stock.
  16. Evaluating A Statement Of Cash Flows

    The metrics for the Statement of Cash Flows is best viewed over time.
  17. 3 Industry-Impacting Innovations On The Horizon

    Here are some industry-impacting innovations that could potentially belong in the famed Carousel of Progress.
  18. The Importance Of Other Comprehensive Income

    Understanding and analyzing OCI greatly improves financial analysis, especially for financial companies.
  19. A Primer On Investing In The Tech Industry

    The tech sector can provide fantastic returns for investors with a little know-how in the field.
  20. How To Evaluate A Micro-Cap Company

    Learn how to think big by investing in smaller stocks.
  21. Trading Failed Breaks

    Learn how to capitalize on the predictable behavior of others during breakouts and breakdowns.
  22. The Advantages Of Investing In Aggressive Companies

    Often the most attractive companies are also a little fierce - learn how to spot healthy corporate aggression.
  23. 3 Great Business Battles

    Here are some U.S. companies that have historically competed with one another for market supremacy.
  24. What Are A Stock's "Fundamentals"?

    The investing world loves to talk about fundamentals, but do you know what it means?
  25. The Daily Routine Of A Swing Trader

    From pre-market to after hours, see what you need to do to capture gains quickly.
  26. Helium: An Uplifting Commodity

    Helium is a non-renewable resource in an industry dominated by an unusual infrastructure.
  27. What Is The Intrinsic Value Of A Stock?

    Intrinsic value reduces the subjective perception of a stock's value by analyzing its fundamentals.
  28. Financial Models You Can Create With Excel

    The relatively modest amount of time it takes to build these models can pay for itself by leading you to better investment ...
  29. What Dividends Say About Stock Health

    Dividend payments may reveal information about the future prospects of a company.
  30. Impairment Charges: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Impairment charge is a term for writing off worthless goodwill, but you need to know what its potential impact is on EPS. ...
  31. Institutional Investors And Fundamentals: What's The Link?

    Big-money sponsorship might make a company look good, but it's not always a reliable gauge of stock quality.
  32. Why There Are Few Sell Ratings On Wall Street

    We outline reasons that may show why enforcing more sell ratings isn't guaranteed to increase Wall Street's objectivity. ...
  33. Using DCF In Biotech Valuation

    Valuing firms in this sector can seem like a black art, but there is a systematic way to pin a price on potential.
  34. The One-Time Expense Warning

    These income statement red flags may not spell a company's downfall. Learn why here.
  35. Looking Deeper Into Capital Allocation

    Discover how companies decide how to spend their cash in a variety of market conditions.
  36. Money Management Using The Kelly Criterion

    Not sure how to determine your equity allocations? Read about a system that can help.
  37. Using Pivot Points For Predictions

    Learn one of the most common methods of finding support and resistance levels.
  38. 6 Unlikely Rivals That Should Merge

    If these companies are looking for growth and cost-cutting, the best bet might be to look to their main competitors.
  39. Retracement Or Reversal: Know The Difference

    Learn to distinguish between a temporary price change and a long-term trend.
  40. The Evolution Of Video Rental Stocks

    Video rental customers have gone from using video stores to streaming selections available at home. Here's how it happened.
  41. Passing The Baton At Berkshire

    There are two possible candidates to be the next Warren Buffett. Find out who it could be.
  42. How To Choose Stocks For Day Trading

    Discover some of the contributing factors in determining what stocks are best for day trading.
  43. Can Samsung Compete With Apple's Retail Stores?

    This strategic move may just shoot Samsung to an uncatchable spot in the consumer technology sector.
  44. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  45. The Appeal Of Company Spinoffs

    Companies are increasingly turning to spinoffs for a variety of reasons, including improving performance.
  46. Understanding Analyst Ratings

    Discover whether analyst recommendations are really worth listening to.
  47. "Healthifying" The Fast Food Market

    With the fast food market feeling the pressure to offer healthier choices, the industry is being revolutionized.
  48. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  49. A Silver Primer

    Find out what affects the price of silver, the types of investments that can be made and the methods in which it is traded. ...
  50. Channeling: Charting A Path To Success

    Find out how to build these charts showing buy, sell, stop-loss and take-profit points, and even estimate length of trade. ...
  51. Is Your Investment Manager Skilled Or Lucky?

    Being familiar with composite presentations will help you better assess the quality of an investment manager's performance. ...
  52. Why Facebook Needs More Cash

    Facebook intends to grow to a staff of 9,600 over the next few years, which will require a lot of capital.
  53. Neural Trading: Biological Keys To Profit

    Learn about neural networks, which is software designed to simulate the human brain in order to make better trading decisions. ...
  54. 7 Reasons Wendy's Surpassed Burger King

    The battle of the burger giants has recently taken a turn after nearly 40 years. Find out why.
  55. 5 Biggest Risks Faced By Oil And Gas Companies

    Before investing in gas and oil stocks, consider such factors as political and geological risks.
  56. International Financial Reporting Standards

    Learn about the purpose of the IFRS, as well as its benefits, goals and fundamental difference from the U.S. GAAP.
  57. Investing In The Biotech Sector

    The biotech sector is more than just medical research. Read this before you invest.
  58. 5 Reasons Old Tech Is Soaring

    New names may be popular, but old tech is still the place to put long-term money. Find out why.
  59. 5 Tips On When To Buy Your Stock

    Here are some ideas to help you identify stocks that have a good chance at making you money.
  60. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  61. Is Stock Picking A Myth?

    Find out if mutual fund managers can successfully pick stocks or if you're better off with an index fund.
  62. 5 Ways To Measure Mutual Fund Risk

    These statistical measurements highlight how to mitigate risk and increase rewards.
  63. Department Of Justice Bites At Apple

    The Department of Justice has warned Apple that it intends to pursue a suit alleging price-fixing.
  64. 5 Stock Market Metrics Explained

    Learn how to evaluate a company's performance using metrics such as ROE, EPS and P/E ratio.
  65. Momentum And The Relative Strength Index

    These two indicators can give the trader a better understanding of when to get in and out of an issue.
  66. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  67. Detecting Accounting Manipulation

    "One-time charges" and "investment gains" are two strategies companies can use to distort their numbers.
  68. Evaluating The Facebook IPO

    Facebook's IPO is sure to be the biggest IPO of the year. Find out what to expect.
  69. The Pros And Cons Of Sports Investing

    Consider these advantages and disadvantages before investing in businesses related to your favorite teams.
  70. Trading The MACD Divergence

    Currency traders can use this method to avoid stop-order triggers before the real reversal.
  71. Identifying Market Trends

    The success or failure of your long- and short-term investing depends on recognizing the direction of the market.
  72. Steve Jobs And The Apple Story

    Discover the lessons you can learn from Steve Jobs, with a brief history of Apple.
  73. A Natural Gas Primer

    Learn why natural gas is playing a larger role in the energy industry.
  74. The Basics Of Business Forecasting

    Discover the methods behind financial forecasts and the risks inherent when we seek to predict the future.
  75. What's Next For Netflix?

    Net streaming is new, unmarked territory where rules are still being made. Netflix' future could be bright.
  76. 5 Common Trading Multiples Used In Oil And Gas Valuation

    Before you decide to invest in oil and gas, you should understand these multiples.
  77. Great Stocking Stuffer Stocks

    Looking for something to stuff those stockings with? We've got a few stock suggestions for you.
  78. Using Volume Rate Of Change To Confirm Trends

    Wise traders rely on indicators that show a trend in volume, because without supportive volume, a price movement has no conviction. ...
  79. How Much Are NFL Teams Really Worth?

    While numbers are not released league-wide, here's a look at the revenue-generating capabilities of Super Bowl Champions ...
  80. Enron: The Fall Of A Wall Street Darling

    Enron is a classic example of greed gone wrong and how investors were led astray.
  81. Walt Disney: How Entertainment Became An Empire

    One of the most powerful companies in the entertainment sector has some lessons to share for new budding entrepreneurs.
  82. Whisper Numbers: Should You Listen?

    These unofficial forecasts hold the potential for insider insight - and investment risk.
  83. Valuation Of A Preferred Stock

    Determining the value of a preferred stock is important for your portfolio. Learn how it's done.
  84. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  85. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  86. An Introduction To The Indian Stock Market

    Emerging markets like India are fast becoming engines for future growth. Find out how to get in on the ground floor.
  87. Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement

    Use these key attributes to uncover top-level investments.
  88. Qualitative Analysis: What Makes A Company Great?

    To understand the qualities that make for a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  89. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch. ...
  90. Valuing Large-Cap Stocks

    Investors seeking to preserve capital in volatile markets might want to consider large-cap stocks.
  91. The Psychology Of Support And Resistance Zones

    Emotion drives the market more than you might realize. Find out how psychology affects support and resistance zones.
  92. Interpreting Support And Resistance Zones

    Use of support and resistance zones can be a key to successful trades. Learn how they work and how to use them.
  93. The Utility Of Trendlines

    Trendlines give an investor a good idea of the direction an investment might move in. Discover how to make them work for ...
  94. Understanding The Income Statement

    Learn how to use revenue and expenses, among other factors, to break down and analyze a company.
  95. Evaluating A Company's Management

    Financial statements don't tell you everything about a company's health. Investigate the management behind the numbers!
  96. Cash Flow From Investing

    Cash flow analysis is a critical process for both companies and investors. Find out what you need to know about it.
  97. Analyzing The Price-To-Cash-Flow Ratio

    Find out how this ratio can help you evaluate companies and make investment decisions.
  98. Relative Valuation: Using Stocks To Value Other Stocks

    This effective approach will help you understand which stocks you should be investing in.
  99. Understanding Liquidity Risk

    Make sure that your trades are safe by learning how to measure the liquidity risk.
  100. How To Use The Dividend Capture Strategy

    Dividend capture strategies provide an alternative investment approach to income seeking investors.
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