Ryan C. Fuhrmann

Ryan C. Fuhrmann

Ryan C. Fuhrmann, CFA, has a background in portfolio management, overseeing assets for high-net-worth individuals and covering a broad array of industries from a generalist perspective. An active student of investing, he focuses on communicating his ideas as an investment writer and learning from the financial community. Ryan is also actively involved with the CFA Institute. Feel free to visit his website at www.rationalanalyst.com.

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  1. Analysis of Companies with high goodwill
    Investing Basics

    Analysis of Companies with high goodwill

    High goodwill as a percentage of market cap can actually be a big red flag--it potentially means the company botched a major acquisition.
  2. How Sallie Mae Affects Student Loans
    Credit & Loans

    How Sallie Mae Affects Student Loans

    Sallie Mae, which has financed many a college education, originally was a federally chartered government sponsored enterprise. Now, it does private loans.
  3. Hedge Fund Fees: Exotic Expenses
    Investing Basics

    Hedge Fund Fees: Exotic Expenses

    Warren Buffett made a bet with Protégé Partners, a fund of funds hedge fund manager, that the S&P500 would beat a group of hedge fund managers selected by Protégé. The bet officially started on January ...
  4. 5 Expensive Music Licensing Deals
    Investing

    5 Expensive Music Licensing Deals

    TV producers paid a pretty penny to have these songs used on their shows and commercials.
  5. Why is the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) misleading ...
    Investing Basics

    Why is the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) misleading ...

    The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) measures the return on an investment over a certain period of time. Below is an overview of some of its limitations.
  6. 5 Best Beach Towns To Buy Property In
    Personal Finance

    5 Best Beach Towns To Buy Property In

    These locales offer vacation homeowners scenic views and plenty of amenities. The home prices can't be beat either.
  7. Why does after-hours trading (AHT) exist?
    Investing Basics

    Why does after-hours trading (AHT) exist?

    The advent of the Internet and electronic information exchanges has opened financial market trading to millions of investors throughout the world.
  8. What is the formula for calculating compound annual growth ...
    Investing Basics

    What is the formula for calculating compound annual growth ...

    The concept of CAGR is relatively straightforward and requires only three primary inputs: an investments beginning value, ending value, and the time period.
  9. Balance Sheet: Analyzing Owners' Equity
    Fundamental Analysis

    Balance Sheet: Analyzing Owners' Equity

    Analyzing owners’ equity is an important analytics tool, but it should be done in the context of other tools such as analyzing the assets and liabilities on the balance sheet.
  10. 5 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold
    Personal Finance

    5 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

    These are the most expensive paintings ever.
  11. Popular Resources for Equity Research and Analysis: A Tutorial
    Investing Basics

    Popular Resources for Equity Research and Analysis: A Tutorial

    This tutorial offers details on the most popular resources for equity research and analysis.
  12. Lessons Learned From the Banking Crisis
    Economics

    Lessons Learned From the Banking Crisis

    There are lessons to be learned on how to handle severe financial downturns, and while the Fed is learning, politicians may not be.
  13. World's Most Expensive Theme Parks
    Personal Finance

    World's Most Expensive Theme Parks

    Here's a list of the theme parks that cost the most to visit for a single day.
  14. 5 Jobs Being Outsourced
    Personal Finance

    5 Jobs Being Outsourced

    A growing proportion of the population is wondering whether it makes sense for companies to send, or at least create, new jobs overseas.
  15. Top 5 Campuses In The U.S.
    Personal Finance

    Top 5 Campuses In The U.S.

    Here is an overview of five American campuses that tend to rank highly in annual surveys.
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