Richard Loth

Richard Loth has more than three decades of international experience in banking (Citibank, Industrial National Bank, and Bank of Montreal), corporate financial consulting, and non-profit development assistance programs. During the past 12 years, he has been a registered investment adviser and a published author of books and publications on investing. Currently, he devotes his professional activities to educational endeavors, writing and lecturing, aimed at helping individual investors improve their investing know-how (see www.lothinvest.com)

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  1. High Net Worth Strategy

    How do I calculate my gains and/or losses when I sell a ...

    To begin, you need to know your cost basis, or the price you paid for the stock. If you did not record this information, you should have an order execution confirmation and/or an account statement that ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    Understanding the Income Statement

    The best way to analyze a company—and figure out if it's worth investing in—is to know how to dissect its income statement. Here's how to do it.
  3. Investing Strategy

    Why do share prices fall after a company has a secondary ...

    The best way to answer this question is to provide a simple illustration of what happens when a company increases the number of shares issued, or shares outstanding, through a secondary offering. Let's ...
  4. Financial Analysis

    12 Things You Need To Know About Financial Statements

    Discover how to keep score of companies to increase your chances of choosing a winner.
  5. Financial Analysis

    Breaking Down The Balance Sheet

    Knowing what the company's financial statements mean will help you to analyze your investments.
  6. Financial Analysis

    Evaluating A Company's Capital Structure

    Learn to use the composition of debt and equity to evaluate balance sheet strength.
  7. Financial Analysis

    The Working Capital Position

    Learn how to correctly analyze a company's liquidity and beat the average investor.
  8. Financial Analysis

    Analyze Cash Flow The Easy Way

    Find out how to analyze the way a company spends its money to determine whether there will be any money left for investors.
  9. ETFs

    IMF Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Here's what the professionals think about these similar, but critically different, investment vehicles.
  10. Financial Analysis

    The One-Time Expense Warning

    These income statement red flags may not spell a company's downfall. Learn why here.
  11. Mutual Funds

    5 Ways To Measure Mutual Fund Risk

    These statistical measurements highlight how to mitigate risk and increase rewards.
  12. Financial Analysis

    Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement

    Use these key attributes to uncover top-level investments.
  13. Markets & Economy

    What You Should Know About Inflation

    Find out how this figure relates to your investment portfolio.
  14. Financial Analysis

    How To Evaluate A Company's Balance Sheet

    Asset performance shows how what a company owes and owns affects its investment quality.
  15. ETFs

    Do ETFs have a board of directors?

    Yes. An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a type of security that tracks a basket of assets or an index (such as an index fund), but trades like a stock.Just like any open-end mutual fund, an ETF falls under ...
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