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  1. Fundamental Analysis

    What is the formula for calculating earnings per share (EPS) ...

    Understand the basics of the earnings per share ratio and how this important financial metric is calculated in Excel and used in investment analysis.
  2. Economics

    How has fracking helped the U.S. to decrease dependence ...

    Learn about the drilling technique referred to as fracking, and discover how this technology has significantly reduced U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
  3. Fundamental Analysis

    How do I calculate dividend payout ratio from a balance ...

    Understand what the dividend payout ratio indicates and learn how it can be calculated using the figures from a company's balance sheet statement.
  4. Investing Basics

    What is the effect of price inelasticity on demand?

    Find out why price inelasticity of demand shows the relationship between demand and price if the price of an inelastic good is either lowered or raised.
  5. Fundamental Analysis

    How do I calculate the debt-to-equity ratio in Excel?

    Understand the basics of the debt to equity ratio, how it is interpreted as a measure of financial stability and how it is calculated in Microsoft Excel.
  6. Credit & Loans

    When is it necessary to get a letter of credit?

    Capitalize on assets and negate risks by using a letter of credit. Letters of credit are often requested for buying, selling or trading.
  7. Bonds & Fixed Income

    What is the lowest capitalization rate before an investment ...

    Learn about different levels of profitability associated with investments featuring similar capitalization rates. Explore how value changes affect rates.
  8. Economics

    What are some limitations of the consumer price index (CPI)?

    Explore some of the basic limitations of the widely used economic indicator, the consumer price index, or CPI, and examine the criticism of its accuracy.
  9. Economics

    What is the difference between fiscal policy and monetary ...

    Utilizing founding principles of macroeconomics through both fiscal and monetary policy can have drastic effects on a country's economic state.
  10. Trading Strategies

    What are common investing mistakes in bear markets?

    Learn why investing in a tumultuous market can be challenging even for the most experienced investors. Avoiding these common mistakes is key in bear markets.
  11. Retirement

    What type of investor should consider annuities?

    Learn about the features and benefits of annuities and when to consider one. Investors seeking to secure income for retirement benefit the most.
  12. Retirement

    What is the difference between a fixed and variable annuity?

    Understand the difference between fixed, variable and indexed annuities, and read a brief summary of their respective risks and advantages.
  13. Fundamental Analysis

    How can I calculate the acid test ratio in Excel?

    Understand how the acid test ratio is used by analysts to determine the financial health of a company and how to calculate this liquidity metric in Excel.
  14. Fundamental Analysis

    What is the formula for calculating the current ratio in ...

    Understand the basics of the current ratio, including its use and interpretation as a financial metric and how it is calculated in Microsoft Excel.
  15. Fundamental Analysis

    Can entities other than banks issue letters of credit?

    Obtaining a letter of credit from a non-bank is legally acceptable according to the ICC, but companies tend to prefer to receive them from banks.
  16. Options & Futures

    What is the difference between inelasticity and elasticity ...

    Find out how elasticity of demand and inelasticity of demand are two sides of the same coin, based on the calculated elasticity quotient.
  17. Options & Futures

    What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in ...

    Investing in the forestry sector can provide investors a degree of stability through dividend-paying stocks that are in line with market averages.
  18. Economics

    Can the consumer price index (CPI) for individual areas ...

    Understand why the Consumer Price Index, or CPI, cannot appropriately be used for comparing the cost of living across different areas of the country.
  19. Fundamental Analysis

    What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in ...

    Investing in oil and gas drilling companies can provide income investors a promising addition to dividend-focused portfolios due to higher than average yields.
  20. Trading Strategies

    What can capitalization rate tell investors about real estate ...

    Learn about capitalization rates and what information investors may glean from them with regard to bubbles. Explore how rates changed in the early 2000s.
  21. Economics

    Will the consumer price index (CPI) be updated or revised ...

    Learn about the consumer price index (CPI) and understand how its purpose and calculation make it necessary to continually update and revise it.
  22. Economics

    Does the consumer price index (CPI) correlate with the change ...

    See why the consumer price index is a questionable proxy for inflation, and why it is unlikely to represent experiences with price changes accurately.
  23. Investing Basics

    How does weather impact the share prices of utility stocks?

    Learn how investing in the utilities sector can provide stability to a portfolio; understand the factors that impact stock price movement.
  24. Bonds & Fixed Income

    What are the benefits and drawbacks of owning preferred ...

    Owning a share of a company can be accomplished through the purchase of common or preferred stock, but there are benefits and drawbacks for each option.
  25. Personal Finance

    Do minimum wage laws make labor a fixed or variable cost?

    Find out why labor is a classified as a semi-variable cost by the minimum wage laws; labor has elements of both fixed costs and variable costs.
  26. Investing Basics

    What is the simplest kind of company stock?

    Learn about the simplest type of stocks. Explore growth and dividend investing strategies and examples of companies whose shares are available for investment.
  27. Economics

    Can scarcity and surplus coexist together?

    Can surplus and scarcity exist at the same time? Many examples of redistributing wealth and corporate welfare take advantage of this phenomenon.
  28. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    What ETFs should I buy to track the utilities sector?

    Selecting utilities sector company stocks can be a challenge for investors, but utilizing an ETF that tracks a utilities index is a smart option for investors.
  29. Investing Basics

    When is it beneficial for underwriters to sell stock below ...

    Learn when selling stock below the minimum rate can be beneficial. Find out how the 1987 market crash affected an offering of British Petroleum shares.
  30. Economics

    Is the consumer price index (CPI) a cost of living index?

    Explore the consumer price index (CPI) and understand why it is not an actual cost of living index although it is often identified as one.
  31. Fundamental Analysis

    What is the affect of the invisible hand on consumers?

    Discover how consumers help initiate and benefit from the invisible hand of the market, which naturally coordinates trade in an exchange economy.
  32. Trading Strategies

    How does short selling help the market and investors?

    Find out how short sellers provide a service to the market by acting as a check against overvalued companies and exposing unethical practices.
  33. Credit & Loans

    What is the difference between APR and APY?

    Learn about the difference between the calculations for APR and APY. APY takes into account the number of times that the interest rate is applied on an amount.
  34. Economics

    How does the invisible hand phenomenon affect investment ...

    Read about how the invisible hand of the market coordinates investment markets and provides social benefit and why its effects are distorted along the way.
  35. Forex Strategies

    How do I implement a forex strategy when spotting a Three ...

    Learn two variations, one aggressive, one more conservative, of a forex trading strategy that can be used with the three white soldiers candlestick pattern.
  36. Home & Auto

    Are any arm's-length transactions disadvantageous to both ...

    Find out why arm's-length transactions are disadvantageous when the interests of the two parties coincide and they wish to deal below the true market value.
  37. Investing Basics

    What is common stock and preferred stock?

    Learn about the differences between common and preferred shares. Explore situations where preferred shares have more favorable rights of ownership.
  38. Technical Indicators

    How do I implement a forex strategy when spotting a Three ...

    Learn a common forex trading strategy traders use to capitalize on the bearish market reversal signal given by the three black crows candlestick pattern.
  39. Technical Indicators

    How are Three White Soldiers patterns interpreted by analysts ...

    Understand the basics of the three white soldiers candlestick pattern and how this bullish reversal signal is interpreted by analysts and traders.
  40. Investing Basics

    Are over-the-counter stocks different from other stocks?

    Explore the difference between stocks traded over-the-counter and those listed on the NYSE or Nasdaq. Learn how price affects prospects for a stock.
  41. Investing Basics

    What is the difference between a fixed asset and a current ...

    Discover the difference between fixed assets and current assets and the value of each to a company. Learn the category and where to record each asset.
  42. Economics

    How is the invisible hand affected in a communist or socialist ...

    Discover why the invisible hand of the market is compromised by socialist and communist economies, where the government controls the means of production.
  43. Trading Strategies

    How effective is creating trade entries after spotting a ...

    Understand the basics of the three white soldiers pattern and what conditions are optimal for creating effective trade strategies based on this reversal pattern.
  44. Trading Strategies

    What are the best technical indicators to complement the ...

    Understand the function of the Time Segmented Volume, or TSV, indicator, and learn good technical indicators to use in conjunction with it.
  45. Fundamental Analysis

    Why should fundamental investors pay attention to Cash Value ...

    Take a deeper look at cash value added, a metric used by fundamental investors to assess the ability of a company to meet cash flow obligations.
  46. Investing Basics

    What is the difference between tangible and intangible assets?

    Discover the difference between tangible assets and intangible assets and the types of assets that are in each. Additionally, learn where these are recorded.
  47. Economics

    What is the affect of the invisible hand on the government?

    Find out why government policy goals are often frustrated by the same forces that guide the invisible hand of the market towards efficient outcomes.
  48. Technical Indicators

    How do I build a profitable strategy when spotting a Three ...

    Learn to identify the three black crows candlestick pattern and learn how stock market traders use the pattern to profit from a bearish market reversal.
  49. Credit & Loans

    Do lenders offer floating APRs?

    Learn about credit cards with floating, variable and fixed APRs. Explore introductory rates offered by two leading credit card issuers.
  50. Technical Indicators

    How are Sushi Roll patterns interpreted by analysts and ...

    Learn what the sushi roll candlestick pattern is and how it is typically interpreted by traders and market analysts.
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