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  1. Writing Down Goodwill

    Goodwill represents an acquisition amount over and above what the purchased firm’s net assets are deemed to be valued at on the balance sheet.
  2. 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.
  3. Analyst Recommendations: Do Sell Ratings Exist?

    Analyst reports can be an investor's best friend - but without knowing how to read them, you won't be able to fully utilize them.
  4. Asset Allocation: The First Step Toward Profit

    Understanding the different asset classes is an essential part of portfolio diversification.
  5. Benckiser Buys More Of The Coffee Business (CBOU, SBUX, RBGPY, KRFT)

    Reimann family holding company is paying $340 million for Caribou Coffee, and paid $1 billion for Peet's in July. Is it looking to take on Starbucks?
  6. Spotting Profitability With ROCE

    This straightforward ratio measures whether a company is efficient, money-making or neither.
  7. 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.
  8. Triangles: A Short Study In Continuation Patterns

    Learn how to read these formations of horizontal trading patterns.
  9. 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.
  10. Analyzing Retail Stocks

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

    This calculation will serve up your portion of the shareholder pie.
  12. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  13. Using Enterprise Value To Compare Companies

    Learn how enterprise value can help investors compare companies with different capital structures.
  14. Securitizing Your Health With ACOs

    ACOs have the components required to securitize. Can your health become an instrument that can be traded?
  15. Momentum Trading With Discipline

    This type of strategy demands controlled decision-making, requiring a continual refinement of entry and exit techniques.
  16. Trade On Support For The Best Exit Strategy

    Find your sound exit strategy based on support and resistance levels, while understanding the psychology behind them.
  17. Spotting Sharks Among Penny Stocks

    To protect yourself from an attack, don't swim in this ocean.
  18. 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.
  19. Analyzing A Bank's Financial Statements

    A careful review of a bank's financial statements can help you identify key factors in a potential investment.
  20. Analyze Investments Quickly With Ratios

    Make informed decisions about your investments with these easy equations.
  21. Useful Balance Sheet Metrics

    These metrics can help you better understand the information found on balance sheets.
  22. Introduction To The Arms Index

    Developed in 1967 by Richard Arms, this volume-based breadth indicator can be applied over various time periods.
  23. Understanding Pro-Forma Earnings

    These figures can either shed light on a company's performance or skew it. Find out why.
  24. Small Cap Research Can Have A Big Impact

    Don't rely on Wall Street analysts for information on these stocks.
  25. Analyzing Operating Margins

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

    Calculate whether the market is paying too much for a particular stock.
  27. Fundamental Speed: The "Duck-And-Jab" Approach To Forex

    By using economic releases in a timely way, buyers can beat the "big players" without endless chart analysis.
  28. Evaluating A Statement Of Cash Flows

    The metrics for the Statement of Cash Flows is best viewed over time.
  29. 3 Industry-Impacting Innovations On The Horizon

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

    Understanding and analyzing OCI greatly improves financial analysis, especially for financial companies.
  31. 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.
  32. Can Good News Be A Signal To Sell?

    Sometimes positive announcements can mean bad news for a stock. Find out why.
  33. How To Evaluate A Micro-Cap Company

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

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

    Often the most attractive companies are also a little fierce - learn how to spot healthy corporate aggression.
  36. 3 Great Business Battles

    Here are some U.S. companies that have historically competed with one another for market supremacy.
  37. Use The Momentum Strategy To Your Advantage

    Learn how to use a number of different indicators to know when to make your trading moves.
  38. 6 Decisions That Cost Companies Millions

    Here are some of the worst business decisions of all time, made across a broad range of sectors and industries.
  39. Growth Doesn't Matter For Mid Caps

    Featuring the right amount of growth and stability, mid caps represent a great opportunity to play the marketplace.
  40. Did ETFs Cause The Flash Crash?

    On May 6, 2010, the DJIA plunged 998.5 points in twenty minutes. Find out more about what happened that day.
  41. What Are A Stock's "Fundamentals"?

    The investing world loves to talk about fundamentals, but do you know what it means?
  42. Your Futures Are In Good Hands With CTAs

    Profit from up, down and sideways markets with commodity trading advisors.
  43. 3 Of History’s Largest Acquisitions

    The largest acquisition of 2011 was barely one-sixth the size of the largest from a dozen years ago. Find out what they were.
  44. Finding The Best Buyer For Your Small Business

    Learn more about the process business owners go through to seal a merger or acquisition deal.
  45. The Daily Routine Of A Swing Trader

    From pre-market to after hours, see what you need to do to capture gains quickly.
  46. Beware Of Bad Companies That Won't Die

    Lousy companies can live on for quite a long time, sucking in investors' hopes and capital.
  47. Losing To Win

    Adopting realistic expectations is essential to staying in the trading game.
  48. Helium: An Uplifting Commodity

    Helium is a non-renewable resource in an industry dominated by an unusual infrastructure.
  49. Take On Risk With A Margin of Safety

    More common risk theories can lead to missed opportunities. Find out how margin of safety can propel your portfolio.
  50. What Is The Intrinsic Value Of A Stock?

    Intrinsic value reduces the subjective perception of a stock's value by analyzing its fundamentals.
  51. 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 decisions.
  52. The Basics Of Money Flow

    Learn how this indicator uses both price and volume to record a more complete picture of price action.
  53. What Dividends Say About Stock Health

    Dividend payments may reveal information about the future prospects of a company.
  54. 3 Things Investors Can Learn From Traders

    By incorporating some of the best practices of top traders, investors can greatly improve portfolio returns.
  55. 5 ETFs For A Tanking Economy

    If the economy has you worried, here are five low volatility ETFs that can keep your money on safer ground.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. Great Expectations: Forecasting Sales Growth

    Predicting sales growth can be something of a black art, unless you ask the right questions.
  60. The United States Vs. Canada - Differences In Investing

    While there are certainly some differences, American and Canadian investors have more in common than not.
  61. 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.
  62. The One-Time Expense Warning

    These income statement red flags may not spell a company's downfall. Learn why here.
  63. The Working Capital Position

    Learn how to correctly analyze a company's liquidity and beat the average investor.
  64. Looking Deeper Into Capital Allocation

    Discover how companies decide how to spend their cash in a variety of market conditions.
  65. Reading The Balance Sheet

    Learn about the components of the statement of financial position and how they relate to each other.
  66. Find Equity Opportunities With Currency Moves

    Understanding the relationship between these markets can help you spot profitable stocks.
  67. Measuring Company Efficiency

    Three useful indicators for measuring a retail company's efficiency are its inventory turnaround times, its receivables and its collection period.
  68. The Roles Of Traders And Investors In The Marketplace

    Discover how these two groups work together to keep the market functioning properly.
  69. Money Management Using The Kelly Criterion

    Not sure how to determine your equity allocations? Read about a system that can help.
  70. Mutual Funds Vs. ETFs: Small Cap Stocks

    For individual investors, a passive strategy may be best when investing in the small-cap realm of equities.
  71. Using Pivot Points For Predictions

    Learn one of the most common methods of finding support and resistance levels.
  72. 5 Ways To Double Your Investment

    From risky manoeuvres to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  73. Tweezers Provide Short-Term Precision For Forex Traders

    Precise and short, the tweezer setup is similar to the more popular double top/bottom formations.
  74. 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.
  75. Introducing The Bearish Diamond Formation

    Profit-taking opportunities abound using this lesser-known pattern. Find out how.
  76. Retracement Or Reversal: Know The Difference

    Learn to distinguish between a temporary price change and a long-term trend.
  77. 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.
  78. Passing The Baton At Berkshire

    There are two possible candidates to be the next Warren Buffett. Find out who it could be.
  79. 5 Of The Richest Companies In Developing Nations

    As countries grow, more opportunities exist for businesses. Here are some companies that have taken advantage of this growth.
  80. How To Choose Stocks For Day Trading

    Discover some of the contributing factors in determining what stocks are best for day trading.
  81. What Are SPDR ETFs?

    Spiders are exchange-traded funds based on an index and can be a great vehicle both for making money and hedging against other risks.
  82. Banking On Blue Chip Stocks

    Discover what makes blue chip stocks such attractive investments.
  83. Can Samsung Compete With Apple's Retail Stores?

    This strategic move may just shoot Samsung to an uncatchable spot in the consumer technology sector.
  84. Catching A Lift On The Penny Express

    The popularity of the penny stock market has grown, but are these stocks a safe bet?
  85. LinkedIn's First Quarter Results

    LinkedIn currently trades for $10 more than its IPO price. Find out if the rise is justified.
  86. An Introduction To Shareholder Activism

    The secret to being an activist shareholder is to ask the right questions.
  87. Introduction To Swing Charting

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

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

    Discover whether analyst recommendations are really worth listening to.
  90. Airline Mergers And Your Wallet

    See what it means to consumers when airline companies merge.
  91. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  92. "Healthifying" The Fast Food Market

    With the fast food market feeling the pressure to offer healthier choices, the industry is being revolutionized.
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. A Look At Exit Strategies

    Setting appropriate exit points should help you avoid taking premature profits or running losses.
  97. 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.
  98. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  99. 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.
  100. Price Volatility Vs. Leverage

    Learn how to effectively gauge the risk of the markets you trade.
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