Stocks Articles

  1. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch.
  2. Warning Signs Of A Company In Trouble

    Don't let your clients go down with ship! Learn how to escape sinking with these tips.
  3. Valuing Large-Cap Stocks

    Investors seeking to preserve capital in volatile markets might want to consider large-cap stocks.
  4. The Psychology Of Support And Resistance Zones

    Emotion drives the market more than you might realize. Find out how psychology affects support and resistance zones.
  5. Interpreting Support And Resistance Zones

    Use of support and resistance zones can be a key to successful trades. Learn how they work and how to use them.
  6. The Utility Of Trendlines

    Trendlines give an investor a good idea of the direction an investment might move in. Discover how to make them work for your portfolio.
  7. Understanding The Income Statement

    Learn how to use revenue and expenses, among other factors, to break down and analyze a company.
  8. The 5 Types Of Earnings Per Share

    A look at the five varieties of EPS and what each represents can help an investor determine whether a company is a good value, or not.
  9. The 7 Pitfalls Of Moving Averages

    While moving averages can be a valuable tool, they are not without risk. Discover the pitalls and how to avoid them.
  10. Evaluating A Company's Management

    Financial statements don't tell you everything about a company's health. Investigate the management behind the numbers!
  11. Cash Flow From Investing

    Cash flow analysis is a critical process for both companies and investors. Find out what you need to know about it.
  12. The 4 Basic Elements Of Stock Value

    Investors use these four measures to determine a stock's worth. Find out how to use them.
  13. Top 5 Low-Risk Investments To Close Out 2011

    Negative sentiment on global economic growth prospects has actually pushed many asset classes into appealing territory.
  14. Analyzing The Price-To-Cash-Flow Ratio

    Find out how this ratio can help you evaluate companies and make investment decisions.
  15. Relative Valuation: Using Stocks To Value Other Stocks

    This effective approach will help you understand which stocks you should be investing in.
  16. Understanding Liquidity Risk

    Make sure that your trades are safe by learning how to measure the liquidity risk.
  17. The Biggest S&P Missteps

    The S&P is generally respected, but several missteps have damaged the company's reputation.
  18. How To Do Qualitative Analysis On Biotech Companies

    These analytical methods will help you size up a biotech company and make a winning investment.
  19. Finding Success Where Indicators Fail

    Trade what you see: Follow the charts, buy breakouts and honor stops. We'll look at a case study to show you how.
  20. The Top Position Holders In The DJIA

    Find out who the major players are in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and who has been kicked out recently.
  21. How To Analyze Restaurant Stocks

    Don't put your money on the table before getting a taste for analyzing this sector.
  22. What Google's Pending Deal Means To You

    Google’s most recent deal bulks up defenses against Android patent infringement claims, and opens opportunities to operate as a dominant integrated smartphone vendor.
  23. Sector Rotation: The Essentials

    We look at how the market signals impending economic cycles and sector performance during each stage.
  24. 9 Tricks Of The Successful Forex Trader

    These steps will make you a more disciplined, smarter and, ultimately, wealthier trader.
  25. Intermarket Relationships: Following The Cycle

    Find out how commodity, bond, stock and currency markets interact.
  26. How To Use The Dividend Capture Strategy

    Dividend capture strategies provide an alternative investment approach to income seeking investors.
  27. 10 Questionable Investments

    These areas make for very poor investment choices right now.
  28. Trading With VWAP And MVWAP

    Volume weighted average price (VWAP) and moving volume weighted average price (MVWAP) are trading tools that can be used by all traders to make sure they are getting the best price.
  29. How To Analyze Mid-Cap Stocks

    Mid-cap stocks often outperform both large-caps and small-caps with very little added risk.
  30. Using Genetic Algorithms To Forecast Financial Markets

    Genetic algorithms are unique ways to solve complex problems by harnessing the power of nature.
  31. How Buybacks Warp The Price-To-Book Ratio

    Relying on price-to-book can get ugly if a company has repurchased stock. Learn why.
  32. On-Balance Volume: The Way To Smart Money

    This momentum indicator was designed to predict when major market moves would occur.
  33. A New Approach To Equity Compensation

    The new financial accounting standard known as FAS 123R could take a bite out of your portfolio. Find out why here.
  34. The Flaws Of Using Mass Sentiment To Be Contrarian

    Like most allegedly sure-fire methods in the investment industry, this one has its flaws too.
  35. 6 Ways To Improve Your Portfolio Returns Today

    These historically tested methods will improve your investment results.
  36. Simple Moving Averages And Volume Rate-of-Change

    We teach you how to confirm buy and sell signals by comparing two very simple indicators.
  37. Equity Valuation In Emerging Markets

    As nations like China, India and others continue to grow, valuing companies from these nations will be important for your portfolio.
  38. An Introduction To Capital Budgeting

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

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

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

    Timing may be the key to uncovering your true strength as a forex trader.
  42. 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.
  43. 3 Ways Price Momentum Can Burn Your Portfolio

    Momentum traders are always trying to ride the herd. In these three situations, however, they may end up getting trampled.
  44. Stop Paying High Mutual Fund Fees

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

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

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

    These stocks represent areas of safety for your portfolio, even in the most volatile of times.
  48. Top Portfolio Protection Strategies For 2011

    With fears over market volatility still at the tops of our heads, these strategies may be your best options for success.
  49. How Investors Can Screen For Stock Ideas

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

    Find out how to calculate important ratios and compare them to market value.
  51. A Look At Corporate Profit Margins

    Take a deeper look at a company's profitability with the help of profit margin ratios.
  52. Owners Can Be Deal Killers In M&A

    A merger and acquisition advisor is often the best choice when selling a company.
  53. 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?
  54. 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.
  55. How To Evaluate A Company's Balance Sheet

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

    Lower levels of liquidity in exchange-traded funds make it harder to trade them profitably.
  57. 6 Father's Day Gifts With Great ROI

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

    Frustrated stock pickers rejoice - asset class selection is simpler and safer.
  59. 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.
  60. 5 Must-Have Metrics For Value Investors

    These quick-and-dirty ratios will help you find the most undervalued stocks on the market.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. Using Bollinger Band® "Bands" To Gauge Trends

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

    These chart patterns provide entries, stops and profit targets that can be easily seen.
  65. 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 for.
  66. 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.
  67. Is Warren Buffett Really A Value Investor?

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

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

    We look at recent mergers and see whether companies or consumers are winning.
  70. 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.
  71. Get A Richer Picture With The Penman-Nissim Framework

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

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

    Investors need to be aware of the existence of dilutive securities and how they can affect existing shareholders.
  74. 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.
  75. Top Stock Target Price Misfires

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

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

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

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

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

    This high-reward setup will provide plenty of ups and downs before a big climb.
  81. Valuing Firms Using Present Value Of Free Cash Flows

    When trying to evaluate a company, it always comes down to determining the value of the free cash flows and discounting them to today.
  82. Buffett's World Travels

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

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

    Find out how the first market averages were calculated and what they mean for investors today.
  85. 4 Characteristics Of Recession-Proof Companies

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

    Pick tops and bottoms while still trading within the overall framework of a trend.
  87. 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.
  88. Go Green With Socially Responsible Investing

    Find out how morals and ethics can bring you a surprising return.
  89. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  90. How To Construct A High-Risk Portfolio

    Over time, intelligent and disciplined risk-seeking behavior can produce substantially above-average returns.
  91. 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 hockey.
  92. 12 Things You Need To Know About Financial Statements

    Discover how to keep score of companies to increase your chances of choosing a winner.
  93. Buffett: Penny Stocks, Day Trading Are My Real Key To Wealth

    The Oracle has abandoned value investing, and we have the story of why.
  94. Valuing Private Companies

    You may be familiar with publicly-traded companies, but how much do you know about privately-held firms?
  95. 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.
  96. Using Double Tops And Double Bottoms In Currency Trading

    Find out how to apply the two most common price reversal patterns to your trading.
  97. Valuing A Stock With Supernormal Dividend Growth Rates

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

    Learn the technique that Buffett, Lynch and other pros used to make their fortunes.
  99. 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 sheet.
  100. 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.
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