Stocks Articles

  1. How To Pick The Best Telecom Stocks

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

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

    This high-reward setup will provide plenty of ups and downs before a big climb.
  4. 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.
  5. Buffett's World Travels

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

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

    Find out how the first market averages were calculated and what they mean for investors today.
  8. 4 Characteristics Of Recession-Proof Companies

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

    Pick tops and bottoms while still trading within the overall framework of a trend.
  10. 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.
  11. Go Green With Socially Responsible Investing

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

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

    Over time, intelligent and disciplined risk-seeking behavior can produce substantially above-average returns.
  14. 12 Things You Need To Know About Financial Statements

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

    The Oracle has abandoned value investing, and we have the story of why.
  16. 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.
  17. Valuing Private Companies

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

    Find out how to apply the two most common price reversal patterns to your trading.
  19. 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.
  20. Valuing A Stock With Supernormal Dividend Growth Rates

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

    Learn the technique that Buffett, Lynch and other pros used to make their fortunes.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Digging Into The Dividend Discount Model

    The DDM is one of the most foundational of financial theories, but it's only as good as its assumptions.
  25. Using Open Interest To Find Bull/Bear Signals

    Volume should inform your use of this indicator in confirming trends and reversals.
  26. Burn Rate Key Factor In Company's Sustainability

    Be careful around companies with high cash burn rates. These investments can turn to ashes.
  27. Intro To Open Interest In The Futures Market

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

    Investing in the biotech sector can involve both huge losses and major gains.
  29. 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.
  30. How To Become A Successful Forex Trader

    Discover a framework that will help you build your own profitable forex trading strategy.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Some Good News Is Bad News For Investors

    Some companies excel at announcing news that is bad for shareholders, but spinning it as good news.
  34. 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 you pick the best one.
  35. 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.
  36. Is A Reversal On The Way? Consult Traders' Index

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

    The tenets of market psychology underlie each and every charting tool.
  38. Relative Valuation Of Stocks Can Be A Trap

    This method of valuing a company can make it look like a bargain when it is not.
  39. Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

    Learn what this phrase means and how to spot it in a company's financial statements.
  40. Dragons, Samurai Warriors And Sushi On Wall Street

    From samurai to sushi, there's no denying the East Asian influence on investing terminology.
  41. 6 Terms To Warm The Coldest Wall Street Heart

    There is plenty of love on Wall Street, even if it's all just words.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Using Compound Indicators To Predict Market Fluctuations

    Learn how to combine average true range, simple moving average and Bollinger band indicators to gauge market volatility.
  45. 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 forecasting advantages that investors need to know.
  46. 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 to maximize profits.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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 it's free cash flow history.
  51. 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 companies. Learn what to look for in these financial reports.
  52. Money Management Matters In Futures Trading

    Learn how this overlooked area of trading can help improve your gains.
  53. 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.
  54. Trading Divergences In Forex

    We compare the results of two forex trades based on MACD histogram divergences.
  55. 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 that will work best for your position.
  56. 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.
  57. 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 is a good place to start.
  58. How To Calculate A Z-Score

    Investors need to know how to detect signs of looming bankruptcy. The Z-score can help.
  59. Discovering Keltner Channels and the Chaikin Oscillator

    It's time to acquaint yourself with some lesser-known yet effective technical indicators.
  60. 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 increase your chances of finding successful investments.
  61. 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.
  62. 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 marketplace with reduced risks.
  63. 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 world something to talk about.
  64. How To Trade Currency And Commodity Correlations

    Relationships between currencies and commodities exist throughout the financial markets. Find out how to trade these trends.
  65. 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 and what it takes to reach a perfect 850 rating.
  66. Wall Street History: Orange Country Crumbles And Dow Drops

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

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

    Learn the difference between relative strength and the relative strength index, a frequently used technical analysis oscillator.
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. Measure Momentum Change With ROC

    Learn how to build a price rate of change indicator and incorporate it in your strategy.
  72. 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 pair.
  73. What Investors Can Learn From Insider Trading

    Some insider trading is actually legal - and can be extremely telling for investors.
  74. Using Elliott Wave To Trade Forex Markets

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

    You may be missing some key statistics when following charts in the market.
  76. How To Evaluate The Quality Of EPS

    Companies can manipulate their numbers, so you need to learn how to determine the accuracy of EPS.
  77. 7 Signs A Stock Is Set To Slide

    In investment, knowledge is power. Knowing these signs could alert you to potential problems on the horizon for your stocks.
  78. FYI On ROI: A Guide To Calculating Return On Investment

    Return on investment is a simple equation that can give you an edge when fine-tuning your portfolio - here's how to use it.
  79. How To Tell If A Company's In Trouble

    Observing a company's behavior can prove beneficial for the mindful investor. Know the signs before you make a reactionary move.
  80. Trailing-Stop Techniques

    The important decision to exit a position must be based on more than emotion if you want to be a disciplined trader.
  81. 10 Timeless Rules For Investors

    Find out what most investors are doing wrong, and how you can do it right.
  82. Double Exponential Moving Averages Explained

    This tweak on moving averages gives traders faster access to the information they need.
  83. When Not To Trade

    When conditions arise where systems are likely to perform poorly, traders must exercise discipline and cease trading.
  84. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  85. Are Your Stocks Doomed?

    When a company is headed for trouble, the warning signs are usually there. Learn how to spot disaster.
  86. Media Mashup: Who Owns Whom?

    You'd be surprised by how many publications fall under the umbrella of one company. Discover the big media companies and what they control.
  87. Stock Scandals: Why Some Companies Survive

    When scandal hits a company, there are few key factors that determine how hard the stock will be hit.
  88. Top 3 Pitfalls Of Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    The DCF method can be difficult to apply to real-life valuations. Find out where it comes up short.
  89. The Pioneers Of Technical Analysis

    Every time an investor talks about getting in low or picking entry and exit points, they are paying homage to these men.
  90. 4 Key Indicators That Move The Markets

    Find out what reports to watch in order to anticipate and react to market movements.
  91. Know Your Counterparty When Day Trading

    This can provide insight into how the market is likely to act based on your presence, orders and transactions.
  92. Investing Myths That Need To Go

    Certain investing myths just won't die. Find out how dated sayings could be costing you.
  93. Water Cooler Finance: Mergers, Hostile Bids And SEC Probes

    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity has once again emerged with offers being made in tech, biotech and even fertilizer.
  94. Market News That Seems Promising - But Isn't

    Not all good news is created equal. Find out how some positive stock market news can actually be bad news for investors.
  95. Compound Annual Growth Rate: What You Should Know

    The CAGR is a good and valuable tool to evaluate investment options, but it does not tell the whole story.
  96. Texas Ratio Rounds Up Bank Failures

    This measure can help investors spot potential trouble in a bank's financials. Find out how.
  97. Forex: The Moving Average MACD Combo

    Learn a strategy with clear entry and exit levels that will get you into a trend at the right time.
  98. 4 Companies That Should Have Sold Out

    When company management gets unreasonably stubborn and refuses a merger or buyout, shareholders often pay the price.
  99. 6 Basic Financial Ratios And What They Reveal

    These formulas can help you pick better stocks for your portfolio once you learn how to use them.
  100. Cash: Can A Company Have Too Much?

    Cash is something companies love to have. But if they are not using it there could be problems.
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