Stocks Articles

  1. An Introduction To Capital Budgeting

    We look at three widely used valuation methods and figure out how companies justify spending.
  2. Profit By Understanding Fundamental Trends

    Fundamental trends are an important driver of financial markets and every investor and entrepreneur should analyze them. ...
  3. A Guide To Investor Fees

    Fees are one of the most important determinants of investment performance and something that every investor should know. ...
  4. What Type Of Forex Trader Are You?

    Timing may be the key to uncovering your true strength as a forex trader.
  5. Valuing A Company Using The Residual Income Method

    Learn the underlying basics behind the residual income model and how it can be used to place an absolute value on a firm. ...
  6. Stop Paying High Mutual Fund Fees

    Discover how investment strategies and expense ratios impact your mutual fund's returns.
  7. Day Trading Strategies For Beginners

    From picking the right type of stock to setting stop-losses, learn how to trade wisely.
  8. Accounting For Intercorporate Investments

    Understanding these investments is key to determining the value and future prospects of any business.
  9. Top 5 Most Stable Stocks

    These stocks represent areas of safety for your portfolio, even in the most volatile of times.
  10. How Investors Can Screen For Stock Ideas

    Find out how to pick your own investments like a pro.
  11. How To Analyze A Company's Financial Position

    Find out how to calculate important ratios and compare them to market value.
  12. Owners Can Be Deal Killers In M&A

    A merger and acquisition advisor is often the best choice when selling a company.
  13. If Shaq Were A Stock

    If you were to invest in Shaq at the inception of his career, what would his stock have been worth?
  14. Cleaning Up Dirty Surplus Items On The Income Statement

    Dirty surplus items can skew net income. Knowing how to account for them will give you a cleaner picture.
  15. How To Evaluate A Company's Balance Sheet

    Asset performance shows how what a company owes and owns affects its investment quality.
  16. ETF Liquidity: Why It Matters

    Lower levels of liquidity in exchange-traded funds make it harder to trade them profitably.
  17. 6 Father's Day Gifts With Great ROI

    Dad deserves a great gift - whether he realizes it or not.
  18. Diversification: It's All About (Asset) Class

    Frustrated stock pickers rejoice - asset class selection is simpler and safer.
  19. How To Interpret Technical Analysis Price Patterns: Triple Tops And Bottoms

    Triple and double tops and bottoms may be tough to spot, but once you learn them, they can be powerful patterns.
  20. 5 Must-Have Metrics For Value Investors

    These quick-and-dirty ratios will help you find the most undervalued stocks on the market.
  21. Options On Gold And Silver ETFs

    Trading the commodities can mean extra expenses. These commodity-based ETFs give you the flexibility of trading like stocks. ...
  22. How To Use Volume To Improve Your Trading

    Volume is a simple yet powerful way for traders and investors to increase their profits and minimize risks.
  23. Using Bollinger Band® "Bands" To Gauge Trends

    Find out how this smart tool can help you achieve superior analysis.
  24. Most Commonly Used Forex Chart Patterns

    These chart patterns provide entries, stops and profit targets that can be easily seen.
  25. How To Trade The Head And Shoulders Pattern

    The head-and-shoulders chart pattern is a popular and easy-to-spot pattern - once a trader is aware of what they are watching ...
  26. How To Analyze Real Estate Investment Trusts

    REITs are much like dividend-paying companies, but analyzing them requires consideration of the accounting treatment of property. ...
  27. Is Warren Buffett Really A Value Investor?

    Warren Buffett has long been hailed as a value investor. But is that statement still accurate?
  28. How To Use Options To Make Earnings Predictions

    Use this simple three-step process to make your own earnings predictions using options data.
  29. Corporate Merger Winners And Losers

    We look at recent mergers and see whether companies or consumers are winning.
  30. Introduction To Technical Analysis Price Patterns

    To "find your game" in technical analysis, you need to be able to recognize reversals and continuations as they form.
  31. Get A Richer Picture With The Penman-Nissim Framework

    Probability trends and profitability analysis are clearer when using this framework.
  32. Digging Deeper Into Mutual Fund Names

    Go beyond the name and find out if that fund fits into your portfolio.
  33. The Dangers Of Share Dilution

    Investors need to be aware of the existence of dilutive securities and how they can affect existing shareholders.
  34. How To Value A Real Estate Investment Property

    Make sure you know what your real estate investment is worth before you sign the ownership papers.
  35. Top Stock Target Price Misfires

    Learn the details behind notable earnings estimates that drastically missed their mark.
  36. Deadly Flaws In Major Market Indicators

    These indicators give investors and experts some data to work with, but they're far from perfect measures.
  37. How The Power Of The Masses Drives The Market

    Market psychology is an undeniably powerful force. Find out what you can do about it.
  38. How To Pick The Best Telecom Stocks

    This ever-changing industry can leave investors scratching their heads. Find out which metrics matter.
  39. The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Learn the differences between these closely related disciplines and how they inform and influence each other.
  40. Find Forex Profit With The RSI Rollercoaster

    This high-reward setup will provide plenty of ups and downs before a big climb.
  41. Buffett's World Travels

    What the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway thinks of various developing countries and which has the most potential.
  42. Do Mergers Save Or Cost Consumers Money?

    A merger or acquisition can actually be beneficial to the customer - find out how, in this article.
  43. How Stock Market Indexes Changed Investing

    Find out how the first market averages were calculated and what they mean for investors today.
  44. 4 Characteristics Of Recession-Proof Companies

    Investors can find profitable companies - even in a recession. It's all about knowing where to look.
  45. Uncover Forex Profits With The Turn Trade

    Pick tops and bottoms while still trading within the overall framework of a trend.
  46. A Primer On The Railroad Sector

    The railroad industry might seem antiquated, but it remains an important service that reaches all corners of the country. ...
  47. Go Green With Socially Responsible Investing

    Find out how morals and ethics can bring you a surprising return.
  48. How To Construct A High-Risk Portfolio

    Over time, intelligent and disciplined risk-seeking behavior can produce substantially above-average returns.
  49. Buffett: Penny Stocks, Day Trading Are My Real Key To Wealth

    The Oracle has abandoned value investing, and we have the story of why.
  50. Apple To Acquire Canada, Spin Off Quebec

    This deal will see a sleeker and faster running country. But don't worry, Apple won't make any changes to Tim Hortons or ...
  51. Valuing Private Companies

    You may be familiar with publicly-traded companies, but how much do you know about privately-held firms?
  52. Using Double Tops And Double Bottoms In Currency Trading

    Find out how to apply the two most common price reversal patterns to your trading.
  53. An Introduction To Small Cap Stocks

    When it comes to a company's size, bigger isn't always better for investors. Find out more here.
  54. Valuing A Stock With Supernormal Dividend Growth Rates

    If these calculations are off, it could drastically change the value of the shares.
  55. The Value Investor's Handbook

    Learn the technique that Buffett, Lynch and other pros used to make their fortunes.
  56. Using Porter's 5 Forces To Analyze Stocks

    These five qualitative measures allow investors to draw conclusions about a corporation that are not apparent on the balance ...
  57. The Essentials Of Corporate Cash Flow

    Tune out the accounting noise and see whether a company is generating the stuff it needs to sustain itself.
  58. Using Open Interest To Find Bull/Bear Signals

    Volume should inform your use of this indicator in confirming trends and reversals.
  59. Intro To Open Interest In The Futures Market

    Applied primarily to the futures market, this indicator confirms trends and reversals.
  60. A Primer On The Biotech Sector

    Investing in the biotech sector can involve both huge losses and major gains.
  61. How To Read The Market's Psychological State

    Discover what on-balance volume, accumulation/distribution and open interest can tell you about the market mood.
  62. How To Become A Successful Forex Trader

    Discover a framework that will help you build your own profitable forex trading strategy.
  63. How To Calculate Required Rate Of Return

    The required rate of return is used by investors and corporations to evaluate investments. Find out how to calculate it. ...
  64. Interpreting Volume For The Futures Market

    Learn how to read the volume reports, look at the relation to liquidity and interpret volume using open interest.
  65. How To Choose The Best Stock Valuation Method

    Don't be overwhelmed by the many valuation techniques out there - knowing a few characteristics about a company will help ...
  66. Point And Figure Charting Basics

    Learn how to construct and read these price charts designed to highlight entry and exit points for longer-term positions. ...
  67. Is A Reversal On The Way? Consult Traders' Index

    Use this indicator to gauge the end of a price trend.
  68. How Market Psychology Drives Technical Indicators

    The tenets of market psychology underlie each and every charting tool.
  69. Dragons, Samurai Warriors And Sushi On Wall Street

    From samurai to sushi, there's no denying the East Asian influence on investing terminology.
  70. 6 Terms To Warm The Coldest Wall Street Heart

    There is plenty of love on Wall Street, even if it's all just words.
  71. Why You Shouldn't Buy Investments You Know

    Though it's got merit, buying what you know could hold you back from achieving greater investment yields.
  72. Capturing Profits With Position-Delta Neutral Trading

    This trading strategy will show you how to gain from a decline in implied volatility on any movement of the underlying.
  73. How To Use The P/E Ratio And PEG To Tell A Stock's Future

    While the price-to-earnings ratio is commonly used for assessing stock prices, the price/earnings-to-growth ratio offers ...
  74. How To Use A European Open Forex Strategy

    Forex traders need to be aware of both price movements and the time of day. Learn FX strategies that incorporate these factors ...
  75. How To Build A Trading Indicator

    Wondering how people like Elliott and Gann built their famous trading tools? Learn the basics of constructing an indicator. ...
  76. Dynamic Current Ratio: What It Is And How To Use It

    Learn why this ratio may be a good alternative to the current, cash and quick ratios.
  77. Understanding Liability-Adjusted Cash Flow Yield

    Learn why LACFY is a valuable metric for investors looking to make quick valuation calls on a company's stock relative to ...
  78. Introduction to Types of Trading: Fundamental Traders

    Learn about the different traders and explore in detail the broader approach that focuses on company-specific events.
  79. Using Public SEC Filings To Analyze Companies

    Reports from the Securities and Exchange Commission provide investors with an edge in determining the investment value of ...
  80. Money Management Matters In Futures Trading

    Learn how this overlooked area of trading can help improve your gains.
  81. Book Value: How Reliable Is It For Investors?

    In theory, a low P/B ratio means you have a cushion against poor performance. In practice, it is much less certain.
  82. Using Technical Indicators To Develop Trading Strategies

    Unfortunately, there is no perfect investment strategy that will guarantee success, but you can find the indicators and strategies ...
  83. Trading Divergences In Forex

    We compare the results of two forex trades based on MACD histogram divergences.
  84. Reverse Engineering Return On Equity

    Return on equity is a widely used ratio, but return on net operating assets (RNOA) takes things one step farther.
  85. 5 Signs Of A Market-Beating Stock

    Beating the market is not automatic, but focusing on companies with strong margins, good management and double-digit ROIC ...
  86. Discovering Keltner Channels and the Chaikin Oscillator

    It's time to acquaint yourself with some lesser-known yet effective technical indicators.
  87. Find Quality Investments With ROIC

    Return on invested capital is a great way to measure the true value produced by a company. Learn to use the ROIC metric and ...
  88. January: Time To Read Your Mutual Fund's Annual Report

    Don't let this valuable piece of mail end up in your trash can. Here are five things you need to know.
  89. Introduction To E-Micro Forex Futures

    At one-10th the size of regular FX contracts, the E-micros offer traders the opportunity to trade the forex in a regulated ...
  90. Water Cooler Finance: Canadian Takeover And U.S. Tax Breaks

    As Wall Street set to close for the holidays, a few companies held off on their Christmas shopping to give the financial ...
  91. How To Trade Currency And Commodity Correlations

    Relationships between currencies and commodities exist throughout the financial markets. Find out how to trade these trends. ...
  92. Can You Hit A Perfect Credit Score?

    Everyone wants a great credit score, but few know exactly how to achieve perfection. Find out how your credit score is kept ...
  93. Wall Street History: Orange Country Crumbles And Dow Drops

    This week, Orange County nearly goes bankrupt and an important agricultural invention goes unpatented.
  94. Natural Gas Industry: An Investment Guide

    Investors looking into this industry are faced with a confusing amount of information. We explain the important concepts ...
  95. An Introduction To The Relative Strength Index

    Learn the difference between relative strength and the relative strength index, a frequently used technical analysis oscillator. ...
  96. Introduction To Trading: Scalpers

    This type of trader makes many trades per day to "scalp" a small profit from each trade. Find out how it works.
  97. Does Your Personality Match Your Trading Methods?

    Investing has ways to successfully accommodate a variety of personalities. Learn how to align your trading with your traits. ...
  98. 4 Types Of Indicators FX Traders Must Know

    By learning a variety of indicators, you can determine the right time and the right strategy to trade any given currency ...
  99. Using Elliott Wave To Trade Forex Markets

    Learn how to set up a trading plan using this method, to profit as a forex trader.
  100. What Your Trading Charts Aren't Telling You

    You may be missing some key statistics when following charts in the market.
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