Ryan C. Fuhrmann, CFA

Ryan C. Fuhrmann, CFA

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. Investing Basics

    How do you calculate return on equity (ROE)?

    Return on equity (ROE) is a ratio that provides investors insight into how efficiently a company (or more specifically, its management team) is managing the equity that shareholders have contributed to ...
  2. Investing Basics

    How do you calculate working capital?

    The formula for calculating working capital is straightforward, but lends great insight into the shorter-term health of a firm.
  3. Investing Basics

    How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

    The inventory turnover ratio is a key measure for evaluating how efficient management is at managing company inventory and generating sales from it.
  4. Fundamental Analysis

    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.
  5. Investing

    Is Lenovo an Example of the New China?

    From modest beginnings, Chinese computer firm Lenovo has become the number one provider of personal computers in the world. But does this represent the new China?
  6. Personal Finance

    The Future Outlook of the Golf Industry

    The popularity of golf peaked in 2003. To regain popularity and survive, the industry is adapting to appeal to a younger generation of players.
  7. Personal Finance

    AR & Inventory Turnover Is Key For These Sectors

    Accounts receivable and inventory turnover are two important ratios in the current asset category. We will also discuss the key industries that benefit from a thorough understanding of these ratios.
  8. Personal Finance

    Three Perks Business Should Give Their Employees

    Firms that treat their employees well have a competitive advantage over their rivals. Here are three important perks to give your employees.
  9. Investing Basics

    Why These Are the Most Valuable Brands of 2015

    A company's brand can be worth billions of dollars. Here are the most valuable global brands in 2015.
  10. Investing News

    Who Are The Biggest Losers Of The Greek 'No'?

    In the event of a Grexit, there is little question that the near-term hit to its tourists, banks, and creditors would be rather severe.
  11. Investing

    Should You Use DCF for Valuation?

    We explain the two primary valuation techniques—DCF and Comparables—used to predict future stock prices.
  12. Active Trading

    Twitter and Stock Trading: A Real Strategy?

    Is it really a profitable strategy to look at the number of tweets about a stock as an indicator to help you decide to buy/sell a stock?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
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