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

    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 ...
  2. 12 Things You Need To Know About Financial Statements
    Investing Basics

    12 Things You Need To Know About Financial Statements

    Discover how to keep score of companies to increase your chances of choosing a winner.
  3. Breaking Down The Balance Sheet
    Personal Finance

    Breaking Down The Balance Sheet

    Knowing what the company's financial statements mean will help you to analyze your investments.
  4. Evaluating A Company's Capital Structure
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Evaluating A Company's Capital Structure

    Learn to use the composition of debt and equity to evaluate balance sheet strength.
  5. The Working Capital Position
    Investing Basics

    The Working Capital Position

    Learn how to correctly analyze a company's liquidity and beat the average investor.
  6. Analyze Cash Flow The Easy Way
    Fundamental 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.
  7. IMF Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    IMF Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Here's what the professionals think about these similar, but critically different, investment vehicles.
  8. The One-Time Expense Warning
    Fundamental Analysis

    The One-Time Expense Warning

    These income statement red flags may not spell a company's downfall. Learn why here.
  9. 5 Ways To Measure Mutual Fund Risk
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    5 Ways To Measure Mutual Fund Risk

    These statistical measurements highlight how to mitigate risk and increase rewards.
  10. Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement
    Options & Futures

    Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement

    Use these key attributes to uncover top-level investments.
  11. Understanding The Income Statement
    Forex Education

    Understanding The Income Statement

    Learn how to use revenue and expenses, among other factors, to break down and analyze a company.
  12. What You Should Know About Inflation
    Economics

    What You Should Know About Inflation

    Find out how this figure relates to your investment portfolio.
  13. How To Evaluate A Company's Balance Sheet
    Investing Basics

    How To Evaluate A Company's Balance Sheet

    Asset performance shows how what a company owes and owns affects its investment quality.
  14. Do ETFs have a board of directors?
    Investing

    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 ...
  15. Morningstar's Trifecta: An Easy Way To Select Mutual Funds
    Active Trading

    Morningstar's Trifecta: An Easy Way To Select Mutual Funds

    These three pieces of Morningstar's trifecta can help you understand the quality of mutual funds.
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