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  1. Analyzing Sprint Corp's Return on Equity (ROE) (S)

    Learn about Sprint's return on equity. Find out why its ROE is negative and how asset turnover and financial leverage impact ...
  2. How to Analyze a Company's Inventory

    Discover how to analyze a company's inventory by understanding different types of inventory and doing a quantitative and ...
  3. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Celgene Stock (CELG)

    Discover the biggest risks to investing in Celgene Corporation when reviewing fundamental analysis and other external factors ...
  4. Analyzing Boeing’s Return on Equity (ROE) (BA)

    Learn about Boeing's return on equity and find out how the company's ROE compares to its own historical performance and aerospace ...
  5. Understanding Chipotle's Financials (CMG)

    Learn about Chipotle Mexican Grill and its financial statements, including metrics such as comparable sales, operating margin ...
  6. Analyzing Verizon's Return on Equity (ROE) (VZ)

    Learn about Verizon's return on equity and find out how ROE is influenced by net profit margin, asset turnover ratio and ...
  7. Where to Ride Out the Volatility

    The one word that characterizes financial markets today: volatile. Take a look at these three considerations.
  8. The (Expected) Market Impact of the 2016 Election

    With primary season upon us, investor attention is beginning to turn to the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
  9. When Introducing Illiquidity to Your Portfolio Makes Sense

    Find out when you should consider adding illiquid investments to your portfolio, such as real estate or locked-up investment ...
  10. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Delta Airlines (DAL)

    Learn about Porter's Five Forces, a framework used to analyze external threats to companies, and discover which forces pose ...
  11. Etsy: How It's Fared Since Its 2015 IPO (ETSY)

    Discover why Etsy had one of the worst IPOs of 2015, and how you would have fared as an investor had you invested in Etsy ...
  12. Analyzing AT&T's Return on Equity (ROE) (T)

    Learn about AT&T's return on equity. Find out how its recent ROE compares to historical results and those of peers in the ...
  13. Analyzing JetBlue's Return on Equity (JBLU)

    Learn about JetBlue's historical ROE and how it stacks up to similar-sized peers. ROE is a useful metric for investors to ...
  14. Analyzing Oracle's Return on Equity (ROE) (ORCL)

    Learn about Oracle's ROE. How have net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage influenced ROE relative to peers ...
  15. 3 Charts All Investors Should See

    Given the abysmal start to the year, the defining question is whether this is another painful but temporary correction, or ...
  16. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Electronic Arts (EA)

    Explore Porter's Five Forces as they apply to video game producer Electronic Arts; learn which external forces pose the biggest ...
  17. 5 'Boring' Dividend Stocks for a Market Sell-off

    Finding the right dividend stocks for bear markets isn't about seeking the highest yield. Instead, consider these five fiscally-solid ...
  18. The Top 5 Technology Penny Stocks for 2016 (QTM,AMKR)

    Discover why the technology sector is vital to investors, and learn more about five of the most promising technology penny ...
  19. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Altria Stock (MO)

    Learn the biggest risks to Altria Group stock through fundamental analysis. Also discover what external risks pose a threat ...
  20. Wingstop Inc: How It's Fared Since the 2015 IPO (WING)

    Track the performance of Wingstop shares since the company's 2015 IPO, and learn how you would have fared had you invested ...
  21. Analyzing Cisco's Return on Equity (ROE) (CSCO)

    Learn about Cisco's ROE and see how the company's most recent results compare to historical results and large-cap networking ...
  22. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Verizon (VZ)

    Examine Verizon's position in the wireless service industry by considering Porter's Five Forces and determining the company's ...
  23. Johnson & Johnson P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    Calculating and analyzing Johnson and Johnson's P/E Ratio.
  24. Analyzing Chipotle's Return on Equity (CMG)

    Learn about Chipotle's return on equity (ROE), read about restaurant closures and Chipotle's E.coli outbreak, and gain knowledge ...
  25. Why Liquidity Matters in the Corporate Bond Market

    Professional analysis and constant monitoring of liquidity risk when investing in corporate bonds is highly important.
  26. Analyzing Wal-Mart's Return on Equity (WMT)

    Understand how Wal-Mart has maintained steady return on equity in recent years as its revenue and net income consistently ...
  27. IBM Isn't Worried About Its Stock Tanking. This Is Why.

    IBM is experiencing a dearth of revenue growth and earnings performance as its older business channels die on the vine. The ...
  28. IPO 101: What You Need to Know About Going Public

    Taking a company public isn't easy. Here's what you need to know to make sure you and your firm are prepared for the realities ...
  29. Analyzing Twitter's Return on Equity (ROE) (TWTR)

    Learn about Twitter's negative return on equity since its initial public offering (IPO) and how it compares to other social ...
  30. Analyzing PepsiCo's Return on Equity (PEP)

    Understand recent trends in PepsiCo's return on equity, the factors that have contributed to its return on equity (ROE), ...
  31. Lockheed Martin P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick analysis of Lockheed Martin's P/E ratio.
  32. Kinder Morgan P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    The largest energy infrastructure company in America gets a quick calculation and analysis of its P/E ratio.
  33. The Top 5 Small Cap Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (CBB, SHEN)

    Identify five small-cap telecommunication stocks that should be on your watchlist for 2016; analyze these stocks based on ...
  34. Index Funds Explained

    Indexing strategies have been around for long, but many investors still don’t understand what a powerful tool they can be ...
  35. Hedge Funds: Idiosyncratic Challenges to Fade

    With shifting monetary policy, we see renewed potential across many hedge fund strategies.
  36. Seadrill P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of Seadrill's P/E ratio.
  37. The Best US Equity Sector Since Market Low in March 2009

    Learn about the best U.S. equity sectors since market low in March 2009 and understand how they have achieved the best returns ...
  38. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Advanced Micro Devices Stock (AMD)

    Learn the biggest risks to Advanced Micro Devices stock, and discover the company's biggest competitors and how they threaten ...
  39. Caterpillar's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CAT)

    Investigate how dividend payouts may have supported Caterpillar's investment worthiness in times of its sales slumps and ...
  40. Is Johnson & Johnson Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (JNJ)

    Learn about Johnson & Johnson's viability as a long-term investment for retirement. Find out if JNJ stock is more suitable ...
  41. Coca-Cola's 3 Key Financial Ratios (KO)

    Get insight into why some of Coca-Cola's financial ratios are not as good as those of its peers, especially PepsiCo's, and ...
  42. Yelp's 3 Key Financial Ratios (YELP)

    Find out why Yelp's current high sales growth rate may be misleading, and understand how the stock is overvalued absent solid ...
  43. Apple's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AAPL)

    Find out that even for Apple, not every financial ratio reveals all things positive, and how a particular ratio may point ...
  44. Is United Continental Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (UAL)

    Learn about United Continental stock's suitability for retirement investments, and find out if UAL is better for traditional ...
  45. Bank of America's 3 Key Financial Ratios (BAC)

    Discover some of the key financial ratios that show the quality of Bank of America's loan portfolio and how profitable the ...
  46. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PEIX, TESO)

    Learn about the top five micro-cap oil stocks for 2016, and discover their price-to-book ratios and why their stock prices ...
  47. Wells Fargo's 3 Key Financial Ratios (WFC)

    Look at some of most important financial ratios for with Wells Fargo & Co. and understand why they are so important for analyzing ...
  48. Why Are Global Markets Freaking Out? A Markets Explainer

    Stock markets around the world are off to their worst year ever, but understanding what stocks are will take the mystery ...
  49. The Case for Investing in Japan

    Learn why despite Japanese equities’ recent volatility, Japan remains one of the most compelling stock markets globally.
  50. Stocks With Bubbles That Could Burst in 2016

    These are some of the over-valued stocks based on P/E and Forward P/E ratios. Will the bubbles burst in 2016?
  51. Do ETFs Cause Market Volatility?

    Market volatility is the new normal. When markets are volatile, we see volatility in the prices of exchange traded funds ...
  52. High Debt and Savings Rates Hinder China's Economy

    China's recent debt explosion seems odd considering its high savings rate, but the two are related and may provide the key ...
  53. American Airlines P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (AAL, DAL)

    A quick analysis of American Airlines Group Inc., using the ubiquitous price-to-earnings ratio.
  54. The Top 5 Mid-Cap ETFs for 2016 (DON, VO)

    Check out five ETFs that could be well positioned heading into 2016, especially with a Federal Reserve that's expected to ...
  55. What I Got Right (and Wrong) in 2015

    This year was distinct for two, contradictory reasons: rising volatility and stagnant returns, at least in the United States. ...
  56. Three Disney Business Segments Investors Should Watch

    The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported fourth quarter and full year earnings for fiscal 2014 on November 5th and the house ...
  57. The Top 3 Biotechnology Stocks for 2016 (AMGN, VRX)

    Find out more about the top three biotechnology stocks to consider in 2016, and learn about their characteristics and why ...
  58. The Top 4 Small-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (ALDW, ALJ)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top four oil stocks in 2016, and learn about their fundamentals and why they may be poised ...
  59. Procter & Gamble's 3 Key Financial Ratios (PG)

    Understand how sales growth has become a bigger challenge for Procter & Gamble and what impact it has on the company's profitability ...
  60. The Top 4 Mid-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PBF, HFC)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top four oil-related stocks for 2016, and learn about the characteristics of these stocks ...
  61. Is Alcatel-Lucent Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (ALU)

    Learn about whether Alcatel-Lucent is better as a retirement investment in a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA. Find out about ...
  62. Why the Fed’s Rate Increase is Good (Not Bad) News

    The Fed's widely decision to raise interest rates has garnered plenty of attention, especially from those concerned over ...
  63. How to Use Earnings Season to Make Better Decisions

    Earnings season reflects the state of the stock market, but also demonstrates how the overall economy is performing.
  64. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  65. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  66. Dish Network's 3 Key Financial Ratios (DISH)

    Understand why some key financial ratios for Dish Network are universally worse than its peers' and the industry average ...
  67. Costco's 4 Key Financial Ratios (COST)

    Understand why low profitability ratios are good for Costco's business, have not hurt shareholder returns and, as a result, ...
  68. The Economic Collapse of Bedford Falls from It's A Wonderful Life

    The town of Bedford Falls lies in ruin - the movie theater is shuttered, Martini's has burned, the townsfolk are homeless. ...
  69. FEP: First Trust Europe AlphaDEX ETF

    Learn about the First Trust ISE Europe AlphaDEX Fund, and explore detailed analysis of the ETF that tracks European stocks ...
  70. Equity vs. Debt Investments for Real Estate Crowdfunding

    Equity and debt investments offer two very different paths for investors who are interested in real estate crowdfunding. ...
  71. Analyzing Costco's Return on Equity (COST)

    Understand Costco Wholesale Corporation's steadily increasing return on equity, what has driven the increases and how it ...
  72. GE P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of GE's trailing and forward P/E ratios.
  73. Boeing’s 3 Key Financial Ratios (BA)

    Learn about the reasons why narrow profit margins and a low sales growth rate have not prevented Boeing from achieving a ...
  74. Yahoo: An Activist Investment Analysis (YHOO)

    Learn about recent investor activism related to Yahoo. Find out which activist investor is involved, what it is recommending ...
  75. Is Rite Aid Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (RAD)

    Find out if Rite Aid stock is suitable for an IRA investment. Learn about RAD's financial outlook and whether a traditional ...
  76. J.C. Penney's 3 Key Financial Ratios (JCP)

    Understand why chasing sales without ensuring profitability may be the wrong approach for JCPenney and the negative effects ...
  77. PRF: PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares FTSE RAFI U.S. 1000 ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the fund that invests in undervalued ...
  78. A New Reason Behind This Strategy’s Outperformance

    One of the great anomalies of investing: The historical long-term outperformance of smart beta or factor-based strategies relative ...
  79. The Dynamics of Liquidity and Investing

    Liquidity is a hot topic in financial markets these days, so first we’ll explore what we mean by “liquidity” and then what ...
  80. Analyzing Coca-Cola's Return on Equity (KO)

    Understand the various factors causing Coca-Cola's recent decline in its return on equity ratio and how it compares to its ...
  81. The Topic We Should All Be Paying Attention to

    As the December Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting nears, discussions and speculation about the precise timing of Fed liftoff ...
  82. Analyzing General Motors Company's Return on Equity

    Understand General Motors' return on equity (ROE) in recent years and what it tells investors about its overall performance ...
  83. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Chesapeake Energy Stock

    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Discover the company's financial ratios and other ...
  84. Analyzing Starbucks' Return on Equity (SBUX)

    Understand what factors affected increases in Starbucks Corporation's return on equity and how Starbucks compares to its ...
  85. General Electric's 3 Key Financial Ratios

    Understand the fundamental business reasons behind some of GE's lackluster financial ratios and know how to interpret the ...
  86. Priceline Group's 3 Key Financial Ratios

    Understand how the online travel agent market has evolved and how Priceline's financial ratios prove that it has successfully ...
  87. Costco P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of Costco's P/E ratio.
  88. Reading The Balance Sheet

    Learn about the components of the statement of financial position and how they relate to each other.
  89. Rite Aid P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (RAD, CVS)

    A quick analysis for the P/E ratio of Rite Aid Corp.
  90. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Bank of America Stock

    Learn the largest risks to owning Bank of America stock. Discover its outlook through fundamental analysis and external risks ...
  91. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Southwest Stock

    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Southwest Airlines. Discover fundamental, industry-wide and other various internal ...
  92. JKL: iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF

    Find out about the Shares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF, and learn detailed information about this exchange-traded fund ...
  93. Altria's P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (MO, RAI)

    Here's a look at Altria's price-to-earnings ratio and other metrics, and how the stock compares with rival Reynolds American.
  94. IAT: iShares US Regional Banks ETF

    Obtain information and analysis of the iShares US Regional Banks ETF for investors seeking particular exposure to regional ...
  95. Value Momentum Based on EV/EBIT (ANTM, VLO)

    Combining value and momentum is a winning strategy.
  96. Is EMC Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    Find out if EMC is suitable for a traditional or Roth IRA. Learn about the impacts of the Dell acquisition, and discover ...
  97. JP Morgan Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Explore an detailed analysis of JPMorgan Chase's dividend and financial statements, and look at an analysis of its competitors' ...
  98. 4 Utility Stocks that Consistently Outperform

    A look at four utility stocks that have outperformed the market for the last five years.
  99. Analyzing Medtronic plc.'s Return on Equity (ROE) (MDT)

    Learn about the drop in the return on equity for Medtronic due to a decline in net income. Read about how Medtronic's competitors ...
  100. Social Security's Insolvency and Your Retirement

    The Social Security system could run out of money by 2031. Here's a look at some proposed solutions to the problem and what ...
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