Ryan C. Fuhrmann

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 5 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold
    Personal Finance

    5 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

    These are the most expensive paintings ever.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 5 Wealthiest U.S. Presidents
    Personal Finance

    5 Wealthiest U.S. Presidents

    These presidents earned money not just from their time in office, but outside investments as well.
  15. Analyzing Investments With Solvency Ratios
    Fundamental Analysis

    Analyzing Investments With Solvency Ratios

    Solvency ratios are extremely useful in helping analyze a firm’s ability to meet its long-term obligations; but like most financial ratios, they must be used in the context of an overall company analysis.
  16. How To Invest In Private Companies
    Investing Basics

    How To Invest In Private Companies

    It can be tough to invest in a company that doesn't trade on an exchange, but there are also several advantages.
  17. Explaining Amortization In The Balance Sheet
    Fundamental Analysis

    Explaining Amortization In The Balance Sheet

    Amortization is important to account for intangible assets. Read to find out more about amortization.
  18. How To Value An Internet Stock
    Fundamental Analysis

    How To Value An Internet Stock

    An academic study, published several years after the peak of the dot-com bubble in March 2000, accurately described just how whacky internet valuations grew until the bubble burst. The study's first sentence ...
  19. The Most Expensive Bottles Of Alcohol
    Personal Finance

    The Most Expensive Bottles Of Alcohol

    Here's a rundown of the most expensive bottles of wine, scotch and beer.
  20. Companies Offering Debt Consolidation
    Credit & Loans

    Companies Offering Debt Consolidation

    Debt consolidation companies might be the answer for the 35% of Americans who have some debt that has moved past due and is in a collections status.
  21. Challenges Faced When Analyzing Green Chip Stocks
    Fundamental Analysis

    Challenges Faced When Analyzing Green Chip Stocks

    The fact that a green chip is not yet a blue chip should not alarm investors, but they need to be aware of the differences and challenges that can arise from assuming these are durable companies with sustainable ...
  22. Who are Amgen Inc.'s (AMGN) main competitors?
    Sectors

    Who are Amgen Inc.'s (AMGN) main competitors?

    Biotech giant Amgen (AMGN) list of competitors is lengthy and formidable. Learn the major companies Amgen competes with.
  23. What was the most notable hostile takeover of all time?
    Investing Basics

    What was the most notable hostile takeover of all time?

    The drama of the RJR Nabisco takeover and wide coverage make it one of the most notable takeovers in history.
  24. How Banks Set Interest Rates On Your Loans
    Investing Basics

    How Banks Set Interest Rates On Your Loans

    On the face of it, figuring out how a bank makes money is a pretty straightforward affair. A bank earns a spread on the money it lends out from the money it takes in as a deposit. The net interest margin ...
  25. An Analysis Of Social Security Benefits And Their Future
    Retirement

    An Analysis Of Social Security Benefits And Their Future

    Social Security is a significant driver of the US economy--as good a reason as any to make sure you understand it!
  26. What are the main risks of after-hours trading?
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    What are the main risks of after-hours trading?

    Trading outside of traditional stock market hours brings some unique risks that you should be aware of.
  27. What trends and data influence after-hours traders the most?
    Trading Strategies

    What trends and data influence after-hours traders the most?

    Learn about the specific information that after-hours traders review to influence their trading.
  28. During what time does after-hours trading (AHT) occur?
    Investing Basics

    During what time does after-hours trading (AHT) occur?

    A lot of buying and selling can be done outside of the traditional trading hours. Find out when after-hours trading starts and ends.
  29. What are some common traits of undervalued stocks?
    Investing Basics

    What are some common traits of undervalued stocks?

    There are a few basic factors found in companies that are worth more than their current stock price.
  30. What's the most expensive stock of all time?
    Investing Basics

    What's the most expensive stock of all time?

    This hedge fund will likely hold the title of "most expensive stock" for a very long time.
  31. Yahoo! Finance Vs. Google Finance: Which Should You Use?
    Investing Basics

    Yahoo! Finance Vs. Google Finance: Which Should You Use?

    Thanks to sites like Yahoo Finance and Google Finance, millions of investors are able to analyze markets on their own.
  32. What is the difference between shorting and naked shorting?
    Active Trading

    What is the difference between shorting and naked shorting?

    Short selling involves borrowing shares of a company’s stock and selling it with the hopes it can be bought back at a later date at a lower value. The exercise is a way to profit from a fall in a ...
  33. The Role Of Speculators In The Commodity Market
    Investing Basics

    The Role Of Speculators In The Commodity Market

    Contrary to popular belief, speculators are important for the market. Find out exactly what they do.
  34. Understanding The Top SEC filing forms
    Investing Basics

    Understanding The Top SEC filing forms

    It's easier than ever to keep track of your SEC filing status online.
  35. What does a high inventory turnover tell investors about ...
    Investing Basics

    What does a high inventory turnover tell investors about ...

    Inventory turnover is an important metric for evaluating how efficiently a firm turns its inventory into sales.
  36. What Are The Best Real Estate REIT ETFs?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    What Are The Best Real Estate REIT ETFs?

    In a period of low interest rates, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer great income potential.
  37. Why is it sometimes better to use an average inventory figure ...
    Investing Basics

    Why is it sometimes better to use an average inventory figure ...

    For a couple of key reasons, average inventory can be a better and more accurate measure when calculating the inventory turnover ratio.
  38. How do you calculate working capital?
    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.
  39. How do changes in working capital affect a company's cash ...
    Investing Basics

    How do changes in working capital affect a company's cash ...

    Working capital represents the difference between a firm's current assets and current liabilities.
  40. How do you calculate return on equity (ROE)?
    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 ...
  41. What are the main differences between return on equity (ROE) ...
    Investing Basics

    What are the main differences between return on equity (ROE) ...

    Return on equity (ROE) and return on assets (ROA) are two of the most important measures for evaluating how effectively a company's management team is managing the capital that shareholders entrust to ...
  42. What are the main differences between compound annual growth ...
    Investing Basics

    What are the main differences between compound annual growth ...

    The compound annual growth rate (CAGR), measures the return on an investment over a certain period of time. The internal rate of return, or IRR, also measures investment performance but is more flexible ...
  43. Are companies with a negative return on equity (ROE) always ...
    Investing Basics

    Are companies with a negative return on equity (ROE) always ...

    Any metric that uses net income is basically nullified as an input when a company reports negative profits. Return on equity (ROE) is one such metric. However, not all companies with negative ROEs are ...
  44. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?
    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.
  45. Three Ways to Profit Using Call Options
    Options & Futures

    Three Ways to Profit Using Call Options

    A brief overview of how to provide from using call options in your portfolio.
  46. Three Ways to Profit Using Put Options
    Options & Futures

    Three Ways to Profit Using Put Options

    A brief overview of how to profit from using put options in your portfolio.
  47. Fundamental Investment Metrics For Buying Stocks And Bonds
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Fundamental Investment Metrics For Buying Stocks And Bonds

    Don't let the name fool you. Even a "fundamental" investor has to pay attention to certain metrics.
  48. The Most Accurate Way To Gauge Returns: The Compound Annual ...
    Fundamental Analysis

    The Most Accurate Way To Gauge Returns: The Compound Annual ...

    The compound annual growth rate, or CAGR for short, represents one of the most accurate ways to calculate and determine returns for individual assets, investment portfolios and anything that can rise or ...
  49. Retirement Tax Changes For 2014
    Retirement

    Retirement Tax Changes For 2014

    To save efficiently for retirement, it pays to keep abreast of tax law changes. Limits on contributions for some plans have changed while those already receiving social security will see a pay boost.
  50. Signs You Need a Money Manager Now
    Investing

    Signs You Need a Money Manager Now

    Do you know if you will have enough money in retirement? And is your current portfolio performing up to expectations?
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