Stocks Articles

  1. 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.
  2. Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

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

    From samurai to sushi, there's no denying the East Asian influence on investing terminology.
  4. 6 Terms To Warm The Coldest Wall Street Heart

    There is plenty of love on Wall Street, even if it's all just words.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Money Management Matters In Futures Trading

    Learn how this overlooked area of trading can help improve your gains.
  16. 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.
  17. Trading Divergences In Forex

    We compare the results of two forex trades based on MACD histogram divergences.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. How To Calculate A Z-Score

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

    It's time to acquaint yourself with some lesser-known yet effective technical indicators.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. How To Trade Currency And Commodity Correlations

    Relationships between currencies and commodities exist throughout the financial markets. Find out how to trade these trends.
  28. 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.
  29. Wall Street History: Orange Country Crumbles And Dow Drops

    This week, Orange County nearly goes bankrupt and an important agricultural invention goes unpatented.
  30. 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.
  31. An Introduction To The Relative Strength Index

    Learn the difference between relative strength and the relative strength index, a frequently used technical analysis oscillator.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Measure Momentum Change With ROC

    Learn how to build a price rate of change indicator and incorporate it in your strategy.
  35. 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.
  36. What Investors Can Learn From Insider Trading

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

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

    You may be missing some key statistics when following charts in the market.
  39. 3 Key Signs Of A Market Top

    Learn the best ways to foresee market corrections and how to profit from them.
  40. How To Evaluate The Quality Of EPS

    Companies can manipulate their numbers, so you need to learn how to determine the accuracy of EPS.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 10 Timeless Rules For Investors

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

    This tweak on moving averages gives traders faster access to the information they need.
  47. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  48. When Not To Trade

    When conditions arise where systems are likely to perform poorly, traders must exercise discipline and cease trading.
  49. Are Your Stocks Doomed?

    When a company is headed for trouble, the warning signs are usually there. Learn how to spot disaster.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 4 Key Indicators That Move The Markets

    Find out what reports to watch in order to anticipate and react to market movements.
  55. Investing Myths That Need To Go

    Certain investing myths just won't die. Find out how dated sayings could be costing you.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. Texas Ratio Rounds Up Bank Failures

    This measure can help investors spot potential trouble in a bank's financials. Find out how.
  61. 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.
  62. 4 Companies That Should Have Sold Out

    When company management gets unreasonably stubborn and refuses a merger or buyout, shareholders often pay the price.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. A Primer On Offshore Drilling

    Learn the important ratios and terms that you'll need to know to get involved in this trading sector.
  66. Can Perpetual Contrarians Profit As Traders?

    Succeeding as a contrarian is all about knowing when to act on your opinion about the next turn in the market.
  67. Weighted Moving Averages: The Basics

    We take a closer look at the linearly weighted moving average and the exponentially smoothed moving average.
  68. Proxy Voting Gives Fund Shareholders A Say

    You have the right to take part in important company decisions - even if you cannot attend the meetings.
  69. Premier Stochastic Oscillator Explained

    This oscillator has been used since the 1950s by traders and investors to anticipate areas where the market may change direction.
  70. Getting Started In Forex

    Before entering this market, you should define what you need from your broker and from your strategy.
  71. Water Cooler Finance: A Diving Dow And Rotting Eggs

    With an attempted hostile takeover, the Bank of America lawsuit, surprising earnings and a diving Dow, business news doesn't get much more exciting.
  72. Range Bar Charts: A Different View Of The Markets

    While range bars are not a type of technical indicator, traders can employ this useful tool to identify trends and interpret volatility.
  73. Use ROA To Gauge A Company's Profits

    Do you rely too heavily on ROE? Consider using return on assets for a more complete picture.
  74. Stop Hunting With The Big Forex Players

    Learn to bank short-term profits by placing stops away from the crowd.
  75. Portfolio Basics For The Beginner Investor

    By following some broad allocation guidelines, new investors can build the portfolio they want.
  76. Why Investors Stick With Failing Stocks

    Investors often delude themselves into sticking with bad decisions. Find out why this happens and how you can avoid this trap.
  77. Forex: Should You Be Trading Trend Or Range?

    In FX, it's not the price environment that decides this for you. Learn the differences to see which you prefer.
  78. Get A Trading Referee And Improve Your Performance

    A trading referee can greatly improve your outlook (and success) in the market.
  79. Dangerous Advice For Beginner Investors

    Sometimes investment tips can do more harm to your portfolio than good. One size fits all may work for ponchos and raincoats, but it does not work when it comes to investment advice.
  80. PEG Ratio Nails Down Value Stocks

    Learn how this simple calculation can help you determine a stock's earnings potential.
  81. 6 Reasons Not To Diversify Your Holdings

    "Diversify" - easy to say, expensive to do.
  82. Combining Trend-Following and Countertrend Indicators

    In the long run, one of the best approaches to successful trading might be melding these two seemingly disparate methods together.
  83. Forex: The Memory Of Price Strategy

    Hate getting stopped out right before the price reverses? This forex trading strategy may help.
  84. Profit Without Predicting The Market

    Traders who try to predict the future can actually harm their trading options.
  85. Bloodletting And Knights: Medieval Investment Terms

    From bloodletting to ye olde black knights, things on Wall Street are getting downright medieval!
  86. BP's Broken Window

    The broken window fallacy is an economic tale of caution about ignoring unintended consequences - something the BP disaster has no shortage of.
  87. Adjusting A Long Call Into A Butterfly Spread

    There are many key advantages offered to options traders who deal only in the underlying securities.
  88. Tips For Creating Profitable Stock Charts

    Find out how to create well-designed charts that will enhance your market analysis.
  89. Capture Profits Using Bands And Channels

    Donchian channels, Keltner channels and STARC bands are not as well known as Bollinger bands, but they offer comparable opportunities.
  90. Intangible Assets Provide Real Value To Stocks

    Intangible assets don't appear on balance sheets, but they're crucial to judging a company's value.
  91. Interpreting A Strategy Performance Report

    These key performance metrics will help you decide if your trading strategy is a winner.
  92. What Are Corporate Actions?

    Be a savvy investor - learn how corporate actions affect you as a shareholder.
  93. Find Hidden Stock Gems That Analysts Ignore

    Just because it doesn't get a lot of coverage, doesn't mean a company isn't a great find.
  94. Calculating The Equity Risk Premium

    See the model in action with real data and evaluate whether its assumptions are valid.
  95. Forecasting Market Direction With Put/Call Ratios

    Options are not only trading instruments but also predictive tools that can help us gauge the feelings of traders.
  96. Stochastics: An Accurate Buy And Sell Indicator

    Find out how stochastics are used to create buy and sell signals for traders.
  97. Top Summer Stocks To Get Into Now

    Summer leisure activities may see a surge in revenue. Let the sun shine on your portfolio.
  98. Capitalize On False Breakouts In The Danger Zone

    Sometimes you have to be a predator to profit. Find out how to cash in on false breakouts.
  99. The Latest, Greatest Corporate Mergers And Acquisitions

    Find out which companies have come together lately and why.
  100. Pinpoint Winning Trade Entries With Filters And Triggers

    These tools will help you enter at high-probability points and ensure you trade within your set strategy.
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