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  1. Stay Defensive with Your Summer Portfolio

    With odds of a rate hike increasing, and an election in November, investors should look to rotate towards the defensive sectors ...
  2. Keep Calm and Add More Carry

    Investors need to consider the role of positive cash flow which is referred to as “carry” by financial professionals. Here ...
  3. How Healthy Are Costco's Financials Versus Its Peers? (COST)

    Find out why Costco's financials may be healthier than those of its peers, especially regarding inventory turnover, debt ...
  4. Netflix Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (NFLX)

    Find out if Netflix's recent significant debt increases are warranted in its capital structure as one of the leading Internet ...
  5. Why Earnings Results Have Not Mattered to the U.S. Equity Markets

    Discover why the U.S. stock market is probably in an asset bubble, how stock prices became detached from the fundamentals ...
  6. Is Berkshire Hathaway Stock Undervalued? (BRK-A)

    Find out why Berkshire Hathaway stock may be undervalued when the company has an overall growth business, something that ...
  7. 4 Reasons Why Selling Is Harder Than Buying

    Understand why selling stocks is harder than buying them, and develop strategies for establishing investment goals with price ...
  8. Chart of the Week: Is Deflation Dead?

    U.S. deflation is no longer an imminent risk. This week’s chart helps illustrate why.
  9. Why Large Tech Companies Are Interested in Wall Street Executives (GOOGl, MSFT)

    Watch for more large-cap technology companies to recruit investment banking executives for their own top-level management ...
  10. The Truth About Moving Averages

    Why does volatility matter? Because for the vast majority of investors, buy and hold is a fallacy.
  11. 4 Reasons Why Einhorn Does Not Invest in Indexes

    Find out why David Einhorn, founder of the hedge fund Greenlight Capital, does not believe in index investing, and learn ...
  12. Cash Is King: The Only S&P 500 Sector With Net Cash (APPL, GOOGL)

    Explore the net cash positions of the largest companies in the technology sector, and discover why carrying large sums of ...
  13. McDonald's Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (MCD)

    Learn about the importance of capital structure, and what equity and debt capitalization measures can tell us about the performance ...
  14. Should Apple Acquire Tesla? (AAPL, TSLA)

    Understand why Apple should not acquire Tesla and how the two companies may not benefit equally from a merger.
  15. Oil Supply Deficit, Default Rates Rise Again

    A round up of some of the week's most significant corporate events and news stories in Energy.
  16. Exxon Mobil Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (XOM)

    Investigate Exxon Mobil's capital structure and understand how equity, debt capitalization and enterprise value interact ...
  17. Target Corp: WACC Analysis (TGT)

    Learn about the importance of capital structure when making investment decisions, and how Target's capital structure compares ...
  18. Ford Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (F)

    Learn where Ford is on its road to financial recovery, and how the company's capital structure contributes to the risk profile ...
  19. Sprint Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (S)

    Learn about Sprint's capital structure and how trends in pricing impact the company's market capitalization and enterprise ...
  20. How to Choose Between a Roth or Traditional 401(k)

    A Roth 401(k) offers potential advantages, but may or may not be the right choice for a given client. Here's how to decide. ...
  21. Yahoo Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (YHOO)

    Learn about Yahoo's capital structure, including whether or not a decline in year-over-year earnings is leading the company ...
  22. Apple Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (AAPL)

    Learn about how Apple's common stock buyback strategy has impacted the company's capitalization profile and enterprise value ...
  23. Book Value Per Share for Banks: Is It a Good Measure? (WFC, BAC)

    Find out why bank stocks usually trade below book value per share, and understand how trading activities increase banks' ...
  24. Oil Production Up, Default Rates to Rise

    A round up of some of the week's most significant corporate events and news stories in Energy.
  25. Investing Opportunities to Consider Before the Second Half

    Markets today are characterized by low returns and lots of “me-too” trades, but it’s important to remember low return doesn’t ...
  26. GM Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    Learn why GM's enterprise value increased, and get an update on the company's capital structure, including equity and debt ...
  27. Why Do Some Failed Mergers Result in Break-Up Fees?

    When mergers go bad, there's often a break-up fee involved of as high as 3-5% of the value of the proposed merger.
  28. IBM Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    Learn about IBM's capital structure and why its market debt-to-equity ratio is lower than the rest of the industry, even ...
  29. Disney Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (DIS)

    Learn about Disney's capital structure and why the company can afford to be more aggressive with its current level of debt ...
  30. Facebook Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (FB)

    Analyze Facebook's capital structure to identify trends and atypical characteristics. Find out why the company uses equity ...
  31. 4 Cases When Companies May Deserve a Higher P/E Ratio (AMZN, ZBH)

    Find out why the price-to-earnings ratio is high for some companies. Learn about the impact of growth rates, acquisition ...
  32. Breaking Down XBI: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Explore stocks from the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, with consideration given to fundamentals and the status of drug candidates ...
  33. Boeing Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (BA)

    Learn about Boeing's capital structure and how it used cash, debt and equity capital to finance a $6.7 billion stock repurchase ...
  34. 3 Red Flags for Value Stocks (KMI, FCX)

    Assess the components of Warren Buffett's value investing technique, and analyze the additional financial metrics to consider ...
  35. 3 Large-Cap Stocks That Are Still Far From Their Dot-Com Bubble (CSCO, INTC)

    Review three large-cap technology stocks that were among the biggest names in the sector in the dot-com era but are still ...
  36. Fundamental Case Study: Is Amazon's Cash Flow Actually Solid? (AMZN)

    Review Amazon's cash flow situation, including its free cash flow yield, operating cash flow from organic growth and cash ...
  37. 2 Cases When Companies with Low P/E Ratios Are Unattractive (NIHD, ONP)

    Discover why you should ascertain why a stock has a lower price/earnings ratio than its industry's average before buying ...
  38. Gilead Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (GILD)

    Analyze the capital structure of Gilead Sciences to understand the impacts of debt and equity financing. Identify trends ...
  39. Chevron Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (CVX)

    Learn the nuances of multiple metrics that measure a firm's equity and debt capitalization, while determining Chevron's own ...
  40. Under Armour Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (UA)

    Learn about the recent trends relating to Under Armour’s capitalization structure, including total equity value, debt considerations ...
  41. Emotional Intelligence: 5 Lessons for Investors from Charlie Munger (BRK. A)

    Discover what fundamental investor and billionaire Charlie Munger says about emotional intelligence and why human psychology ...
  42. Starbucks Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    Discover the capital structure analysis for Starbucks Corporation, and learn how it generated a 47% increase in enterprise ...
  43. Assessing the Value of the Roth IRA Conversion

    Learn how the interplay among an intricate web of factors in a Roth IRA determines the strategy’s potential value.
  44. Chipotle Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (CMG)

    Learn about the impact the foodborne illness outbreak had on Chipotle, how Chipotle operates with no debt, and details behind ...
  45. Do Presidential Politics Impact Markets?

    If you're wondering whether Republican presidents are better for markets than Democrats, or if the outcome of the election ...
  46. Tempted by Fallen Angels

    As a swathe of the commodities sector is stripped of its investment-grade ratings a few gems will inevitably get caught in ...
  47. Can Japanese Stocks Rise Again?

    This week’s chart shows how Japanese companies’ inflation expectations have been steadily declining in recent quarters, amid ...
  48. Matter of Debate: A Return to Small Cap Quality?

    To assess risks and opportunities in small caps, we tapped into the insights of two of Neuberger Berman’s small-cap equity ...
  49. Global Transportation: 3 Key Industry Players (BRK-A, AAL)

    Get information on some of the leading publicly-traded companies worldwide that are major players in the transportation industry.
  50. Tesla Stock: An Earnings Case Study (TSLA)

    Pay attention to whether Tesla’s quarterly vehicle deliveries continue to outweigh quarterly earnings and revenue from investors’ ...
  51. GE Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Learn how General Electric Company has performed over the past eight quarters, and discover what trends analysts expect to ...
  52. UPS Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Check out the analysis of earnings for United Parcel Service, including historical earnings, past analyst estimates and future ...
  53. GM Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Explore GM's earnings history and outlook. Examine the factors that have influenced recent operating performance and analyst ...
  54. Chevron Stock: An Earnings Case Study (CVX)

    Examine Chevron's recent, historical and forecast earnings, and find out how falling oil prices have impacted CVX's revenue ...
  55. A Window of Opportunity for Emerging Market Assets

    This week’s chart shows why we are in a sweet spot for emerging market (EM) assets with a weakening U.S. dollar, a rebound ...
  56. Ford Stock: An Earnings Case Study (F)

    Analyze Ford Motor's earnings history and outlook. Explore the revenue and expense trends that have heavily influenced profits ...
  57. Apple Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AAPL)

    Discover an earnings case study on Apple, and learn about its EPS and revenue growth rates, and what analysts are projecting ...
  58. Comcast Acquires Dreamworks Animation for $3.8B (DWA, CMCSA)

    A quick look at what Comcast owns!
  59. Thoughts from John Hussman on Markets

    Find out what famed market forecaster John Hussman, who correctly called the 2000 and 2007 crashes, thinks about the current ...
  60. AMD: Advanced Micro Devices Earnings Case Study

    Read an earnings analysis of AMD. Discover its historical earnings, and get breakdowns of past and future analyst earnings ...
  61. Yahoo! Stock: An Earnings Case Study (YHOO)

    Discover the earnings analysis about Yahoo!, including comments on historical earnings and the breakdown of analysts' past ...
  62. 5 Stocks Below $10 That Have Crushed the Market

    These five small-cap stocks have been on fire. Should they be on your radar?
  63. Exxon Mobil Stock: An Earnings Case Study (XOM)

    Explore the recent earnings history of Exxon Mobil. What factors are influencing profits and what do analysts expect for ...
  64. 4 Challenges China Faces According to PIMCO

    Get the latest thoughts from Luke Spajic, executive vice president and portfolio manager in Singapore for PIMCO, on challenges ...
  65. Re-Emerging Markets?

    If you're wondering when will the emerging markets comeback be? Read on because is still young, but encouraging.
  66. Earnings Guide: 3 Insights to Consider in U.S. Markets (QCOM, V)

    Assess current earnings trends that affect financial decisions in today's volatile market, focusing on ratios, dividends ...
  67. Wal-Mart Stock: An Earnings Case Study (WMT)

    Examine Wal-Mart's earnings history and outlook. Analyze financial data to determine which factors are driving performance ...
  68. Mergers & Acquisitions Report: 2 Trends in the Market

    Learn what attracts buyers and sellers into today's M&A market, as well as what trends are emerging in 2016 by sector and ...
  69. Alcoa vs. BHP Billiton: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Obtain an up-to-date overview of BHP Billiton and Alcoa, Inc., two key players for investors seeking exposure to the aluminum ...
  70. Boeing Stock: An Earnings Case Study (BA)

    Check out the earnings analysis for Boeing, including the company's historical earnings and analysts' past and future earnings ...
  71. Microsoft Stock: An Earnings Case Study (MSFT)

    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  72. Value Investing: 5 Tips to Consider in 2016

    Read five tips for value investors to consider in 2016, including how to look beyond traditional metrics and when to expand ...
  73. Google Stock: An Earnings Case Study (GOOGL)

    Analyze Alphabet's recent and historical earnings. Learn about the business trends that influence financial results and analyst ...
  74. AMC vs. Regal Entertainment: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Compare the stock performances of AMC Entertainment Holdings and Regal Entertainment Group before betting on AMC’s merger ...
  75. Amazon Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AMZN)

    Read this earnings analysis on Amazon, including comments on the company's historical earnings and breakdown of past and ...
  76. 4 Oil Companies Swimming in Debt to Avoid (HK, SWN)

    Discover which oil and natural gas companies American investors should avoid in 2016, and why the industry is awash with ...
  77. Global Energy: 3 Key Industry Players (SNP, XOM)

    Examine the stocks of some of the most important publicly traded companies in the critically important market sector of energy.
  78. Why Saudi Arabia Just Issued $10 Billion in Bonds

    Saudi Arabia has issued a $10 billion bond to global banks. The decision is part of a broader effort by the nation to liberalize ...
  79. Global Financials: 3 Key Industry Players (IDCBY, AXAHY)

    Take a look at three of the largest and most influential global companies that are leaders in the important financial services ...
  80. Analyzing Youku Tudou's Return on Equity (YOKU)

    Learn about Youku Tudou's return on equity (ROE), and find out about China’s biggest competitors for online video services.
  81. Will Airbus Make a Comeback? (EADSY)

    Discover what shaped the history of Airbus' share price and what that history shows about prospects for share performance ...
  82. Who Are America's 7-Richest Senators?

    An overview of the seven wealthiest people in the U.S., and how they made their fortunes as well as a look at their various ...
  83. The Financial Future of PPL Corp's Spinoff, Talen Energy (TLN)

    Explore the financial prospects for Talen Energy, the resulting company from PPL Corporation's spinoff, including the impact ...
  84. Retail vs. Tech: How These Companies Use Working Capital

    Learn about the difference between retail and tech businesses' use of working capital and why working capital varies so widely ...
  85. The Key Ingredient Needed for Future Returns

    We discuss why company earnings, in today’s low-return environment, will be critical for generating gains.
  86. One Market Where Oil Doesn’t Really Matter Much

    If you are getting worried that your portfolio will be affected by the recent slide in oil and energy prices, keep reading. ...
  87. Singer Gets Better End of AGN-PFE Deal Implosion

    Paul Singer increased his stake in Allergen by 204.75% in the fourth quarter. How will this impact his portfolio since the ...
  88. SandRidge's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SDOC)

    Learn more about SandRidge Energy, Inc., a history of the company's performance and financial stability through key financial ...
  89. A Statistic About the U.S. Economy that May Surprise You

    Learn why many commentators seem to be pessimistically focused on the U.S. economy’s weak wage growth and manufacturing sector ...
  90. How to Get the Most out of Your HELOC

    A home equity line of credit allows you to leverage your home for different reasons. Here are three ways to get the most ...
  91. Fears of Blocked Baker Hughes Deal Pressures Halliburton (HAL, BHI)

    Having federal regulators essentially say "this deal will happen over my dead body" would be a major blow to Halliburton.
  92. Do Liquid Alts Deliver During Volatile Markets?

    Have liquid alternative funds and ETFs delivered in this volatile stock market and over time? It depends.
  93. Where Will Currencies Go From Here?

    We discuss the factors behind these 3 trends: a rising U.S. dollar, a selloff in EM currencies and a weakening yuan, and ...
  94. Do You Believe in Central Bank Magic?

    There are credible explanations for the recent economic rally, but most importantly, central banks have added still more ...
  95. Best Ways to Get Free Credit Scores in 2016

    You've probably seen spammy ads offering the opportunity to check your credit score for "free." Well, not all credit score ...
  96. The Semiconductor Industry is Consolidating Again (INTC)

    Shrinking transistors are leading to a consolidating semiconductor industry.
  97. Yahoo Sets April 11 Deadline for Takeout Bids (YHOO)

    It is now clear Yahoo management no longer believes it can operate as a standalone company.
  98. No, Yahoo is Not Really Worth $10B (YHOO)

    Yahoo's for sale and they're asking $10 billion. But that's not what they're worth.
  99. IAG vs. Air France-KLM: Why IAG is Flying High in Europe

    Find out why shares of IAG outperformed Air France in 2014 and 2015. Explore the important operational metrics and financial ...
  100. Analyzing Cliffs Natural Resources’ Return on Equity (CLF)

    Understand how declining sales, earnings and losses have affected Cliffs Natural Resources' ROE, and the lasting impact of ...
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