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  1. Emerging Markets: Analyzing Thailand's GDP

    Understanding the economic composition of Thailand, a vibrant South-Asian nation.
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Financial Ratios to Spot Companies Headed for Bankruptcy

    Obtain information about specific financial ratios investors should monitor to get early warnings about companies potentially ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Know Accounts Receivable & Inventory Turnover

    Accounts receivable and inventory turnover are two important ratios in the current asset category. We will also discuss the ...
  8. Make Room for Exelixis in Your Portfolio

    Discover information and analysis on the biopharmaceutical company, Exelixis, and learn what makes it a good stock to consider ...
  9. What China Devaluing its Currency Means to Investors

    The Chinese government is showing its craftiness in managing its money supply, but will it make a difference? And what does ...
  10. Goodwill Impairment Test: Understand the Basics

    Overpaying for acquisitions can result in goodwill impairment charges and loss in stock value. How do companies test whether ...
  11. How To Analyze Netflix's Balance Sheet (NFLX, GOOG)

    Understand how to assess Netflix's performance based on the major components of its balance sheet.
  12. 10 Most Famous Public Companies That Went Private

    Here’s a list of the most popular listed companies that went private in recent decades.
  13. How to Tell if Your Broker is Churning Your Account

    Is your broker churning your account to generate fees? Here's how to know and what recourse you have.
  14. Burger King and Tim Hortons Form Restaurant Brands International

    In August 2014, 3G Capital announced that it was merging Burger King with Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons to form Restaurant ...
  15. How Macau Became A Mecca For High Rolling Gamblers

    Macau has given Las Vegas casinos a run for their money, but what's behind the scenes? Here's an overview of Macau's gambling ...
  16. Apple’s Key Weaknesses

    While it seems that Apple is at the top of its game, several weaknesses have emerged that the company needs to address if ...
  17. 7 Companies That Pose a Threat to Apple

    Samsung, Dell, Google and many others are chewing away at markets that Apple helped define.
  18. Value or Growth Stocks: Which is Best?

    The answer to the age-old growth versus value debate depends on a number of factors. Here's what to consider.
  19. Do Fast Food Franchises Mean Fast Returns?

    We look at what it takes to own a fast food franchise: the entry costs, profit potentials, challenges, and sustainability.
  20. Which US Airlines Are Poised For Long-Term Gains? (AAL, DAL)

    The US airline industry has undergone a dramatic transformation since the last bear market, with one or two carriers likely ...
  21. Are Tech Startups Overvalued?

    Tech companies with billion dollar valuations are mushrooming and the NASDAQ index passed 5,000. Is there an app to tell ...
  22. Why Shareholders Should Vote Their Proxy

    Voting shares, in person or via proxy ballot, is a right every shareholder should exercise. Here's why.
  23. Subaru: Japanese Cars for American Lifestyles

    Subaru has built its cars differently from traditional cars, and once someone is drawn in by the company’s catchy advertising ...
  24. BP Settlement Makes It a Takeover Target (BP.L, BP)

    BP's reduced legal risks make it an attractive asset due to its continued low valuation relative to peers.
  25. My Mini-IPO: The Reality of Equity Crowdfunding

    Regulation A+, part of Title IV of the JOBS Act, has made equity crowdfunding a reality in the U.S. What does that mean for ...
  26. Who Are The Biggest Winners From The Greek 'No'?

    Greece’s non-acceptance of the bailout plan has created some winners for European and other global investors to put their ...
  27. Home Depot Vs. Lowes: The Home Improvement Battle

    Home Depot and Lowe's are both giants of the home improvement sector. But how do they compare to one-another?
  28. How To Make Money Using Tobin's Q Ratio

    Although it seems simple, Tobin's Q Ratio is more complex than it appears. We explore some of its main strengths and weaknesses.
  29. Costco’s Business Model Is Smarter Than You Think

    Why is Costco so successful? What differentiates the company from its competitors and why is its profit so small compared ...
  30. The Biotech Bubble: Is it Over? (IBB, BIB)

    The recent biotech rally has richly rewarded many investors. So will the fortunes be soon swept away?
  31. Is ESPN a Sport Monopoly?

    With such a dominant presence in sports as demonstrated through substantial ratings and a firm online presence, some may ...
  32. The Financial Fiasco of the 2022 Qatar World Cup

    Learn about the high price tag for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, along with allegations of human rights abuses and bribery ...
  33. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  34. Has McDonald's Peaked?

    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  35. What A Tech Bubble Could Mean For The Economy

    Are technology stocks in a bubble? And if so, what might the consequences be?
  36. The Business Model Of Private Prisons

    How does the business model of private prisons work?
  37. Investors: Time to Buy Into The Gap?

    The Gap is closing stores and conducting layoffs. Will investor panic lead to opportunity?
  38. Investing in Water: Risks to Consider (ITRI, FLS, WTR, PHO)

    Investing in water should be a lock. But water is volatile and could see as many risks as potential rewards.
  39. 5 Great Stocks You Didn't Know Existed

    If you're looking for new investment opportunities, check out these five stocks that tend to fly under the radar of popular ...
  40. 10 Ways to Improve Cash Flow

    Cash flow is king. Here are a few ways to fatten it up.
  41. 10 Ways to Improve Cash Flow in Manufacturing

    Here are 10 ways to to improve a manufacturer's cash flow.
  42. Should Netflix Consider Commercials And Ads?

    Understand why Netflix does not currently support commercials or ads on its streaming site, and learn how it could benefit ...
  43. Grocery Wars: Who Will Win in 5 Years?

    Grocery stores have been slowly transitioning to become the kind of grocery stores that Millennials want and need.
  44. The Importance Of LIBOR In Financial Markets

    What is LIBOR and why are its interest rates so important to the financial markets?
  45. Will J.C. Penney Ever Recover?

    After a series of drastic missteps, J.C. Penney may finally be making a turnaround.
  46. Which is the Better Bet: Amazon or eBay?

    Amazon and eBay are solid ecommerce companies, but the former is more innovative and diversified. Plus, a third is about ...
  47. Why Do Companies Choose NASDAQ for Their IPO?

    The NYSE is known for its prestige so why do some companies opt to list on the NASDAQ instead?
  48. Is a Stock's Trade Volume Important?

    Stock volume is easy to calculate but understanding its importance is a little more involved. Take the time because it's ...
  49. Why Zynga's Stock Should Be On Your Radar (ZNGA, FB)

    Take a closer look at game developer, Zynga, and the reasons why the company's stock may be attractive to investors at the ...
  50. Top Sports Stocks to Play

    Want to play some sports stocks? Here's a handful of known names to consider.
  51. Understanding Periodic Vs. Perpetual Inventory

    An overview of the two primary inventory accounting systems.
  52. When & Why Should a Company Use LIFO

    By using LIFO (last in, first out) when prices are rising, companies reduce their taxes and also better match revenues to ...
  53. Online Gaming Industry Stocks

    A look at some of the top stocks in the online gaming industry.
  54. The Importance Of Analyzing Accounts Receivable

    While investors often focus on revenues, net income, and earnings per share, they should not overlook the importance of analyzing ...
  55. Understanding Lululemon's Business Model

    Lululemon has succeeded in marketing more than just fitness apparel. The company has strategies for continued growth, but ...
  56. eBay Vs. Amazon Business Model

    For sellers looking to unload grandma’s things, the decision to go online is easy, but, they still must choose which site ...
  57. Invest in Cancer Research with These 3 Stocks

    These cancer research stocks offer both a high ceiling and the potential to save lives.
  58. How Lean Six Sigma Works

    Based on both lean management and Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma helps companies create a management system that promotes perfection ...
  59. Key Financial Ratios for Pharma Stock Investing

    Analysts simplify the business of investing in pharma by studying key financial ratios and metrics. Know these metrics before ...
  60. Distinguish A Stock Price Correction With A Price Trend

    We explain how you can use trend lines to help avoid market corrections.
  61. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  62. Free Cash Flow vs EBITDA: Which Should You Analyze?

    FCF and EBITDA are two ways of looking at the earnings of a business. EBITDA might be better for comparison purposes, while ...
  63. Key Financial Ratios For The Retail Industry

    The retail industry is measured on sales growth in existing store, forecasted based on foot traffic and ticket data, and ...
  64. American Airlines & US Airways Merger: It Matters!

    While the two airlines' merger creates a new giant in the industry and reduces choice for consumers and employees, investors ...
  65. Know Key Financial Data Before Betting On Airlines

    The airline industry is highly cyclical. Investors need to understand where the industry is in the cycle in order to assign ...
  66. Why Last In First Out (LIFO) Is Banned Under IFRS (XOM)

    We explain why Last-In-First-Out is banned under IFRS
  67. iPhone: Apple's Strength and Weakness

    Most Apple investors feel good about the company's future. Here's what they're missing.
  68. Top Travel Industry Stocks in 2015

    These three travel-related companies are growing their businesses on both the top and bottom lines. Here's why.
  69. How Much Would Buying A Local Restaurant Cost?

    Here are key factors to consider, and helpful formulas to use, to assess how much a local restaurant would likely be sold ...
  70. Should You Invest in eBay or PayPal?

    eBay hasn't spun-off PayPal justyet, but when that day comes (and thereafter), should you choose eBay or PayPal?
  71. 5 Smart Tips For Children's Financial Literacy

    Help your children learn to be financially literate with these strategies. Financial savvy begins with what they learn from ...
  72. 10 Broker Deals That Pay You To Open An Account

    Open an account with one of these brokers and you will get a bonus. Just be sure it's the right account for your needs.
  73. What Affects Your Credit Score

    How good a credit score you have depends on 5 factors. What they are and what it takes to better your credit rating if it's ...
  74. Difference between private and public equity

    What is the better way for a company to attract investors; by making its stock available for sale to whoever wants some, ...
  75. Interested In Pharmaceutical Stocks? Try Novartis (ADR)

    Novartis AG, is the world's leading pharmaceutical company by sales. Here is a closer look at Novartis, and how its financials ...
  76. Valuation Models: Apple's Stock Analysis With CAPM

    Despite several drawbacks, the CAPM gives an overview of the level of return that investors should expect for bearing only ...
  77. Examples To Understand The Binomial Option Pricing Model

    Binomial option pricing model, based on risk neutral valuation, offers a unique alternative to Black-Scholes. Here are detailed ...
  78. The Pros and Cons of a Weak Euro

    The lingering Eurozone crisis has caused the euro to decline against the U.S. dollar. Who are the real winners and losers ...
  79. The Advantages And Disadvantages Of The CAPM Model

    CAPM, while criticized for its unrealistic assumptions, provides a more useful outcome than either the DDM or WACC in many ...
  80. Indeed vs. LinkedIn

    There are a large number of employment websites to choose from and not all of them operate the same way, making finding a ...
  81. Arbitrage Opportunities in Spread Betting

    While the opportunities are few and far between, investors may use arbitrage to take advantage of price differences in financial ...
  82. Financial Planning For Veterans

    Veterans or all kinds have special needs when it comes to financial planning. Here are some tips as well as a comprehensive ...
  83. How Do Recalls Affect A Company?

    A product recall is the process of retrieving and replacing defective goods for consumers. When a company issues a recall, ...
  84. Why Do Penny Stocks Fail?

    Penny stocks are speculative and highly risky investments. Lack of government and stock exchange oversight and general information ...
  85. How Drones Are Changing The Business World

    The economic impacts associated with UAV integration consist of job creation and billion dollar growth.
  86. How To Calculate Goodwill

    Goodwill is an intangible, but it is still possible to effectively calculate or estimate goodwill for a company.
  87. What accountants do

    An analysis of the accountant profession, who becomes an accountant, what they do, where they work, and salary ranges.
  88. Top 5 IPO Hits of 2014

    In 2014, stock markets traded at record levels and the US IPO market enjoyed activity not seen since the 2000 tech bubble. ...
  89. Monte Carlo Simulation: The Basics

    A Monte Carlo simulation allows analysts and advisors to convert investment chances into choices. The advantage of Monte ...
  90. Top 5 IPO Flops Of 2014

    Despite a booming market, some IPOs crashed and burned. Sure, going public brings a flood of capital, but it can also expose ...
  91. The CPA Exam: What You Need To Know

    Interested in becoming a certified public accountant? Here's what you need to know about the CPA exam.
  92. The Top Chinese Companies Traded In The U.S.

    While many Chinese companies trade only on foreign exchanges, some of the top Chinese companies who trade in the United States ...
  93. Top Tools for ERP Enterprise Resource Planning

    Top tools used in Enterprise Resource Planning with its characteristics - Explaining the main tools companies use when using ...
  94. Analysis of Companies with high goodwill

    High goodwill as a percentage of market cap can actually be a big red flag--it potentially means the company botched a major ...
  95. Starbucks As An Example Of The Value Chain Model

    Management consulting guru Micahel Porter developed the value chain model in 1985; here's how it works, using a well-known ...
  96. How Mergers and Acquisitions Can Affect A Company

    M&A can have a profound effect on a company’s growth prospects and outlook, but with a significant degree of risk.
  97. Rewrite Your Finance Industry Resume & Get Hired

    Looking for a job in the financial services industry? Here's how to write a resume that gets you noticed.
  98. A Guide To Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index

    If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the Japanese economy and stock market pay attention to the bellwether Nikkei ...
  99. How to Use the Gearing Ratio

    The gearing ratio is a figure that compares a company’s owners’ equity to the amount of money the company has borrowed.
  100. Lognormal and Normal Distribution

    When and why do you use lognormal distribution or normal distribution for analyzing securities? Lognormal for stocks, normal ...
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