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  1. Fundamental Analysis

    Great Expectations: Forecasting Sales Growth

    Predicting sales growth can be something of a black art, unless you ask the right questions.
  2. Active Trading

    An Introduction To Depreciation

    Companies make choices and assumptions in calculating depreciation, and you need to know how these affect the bottom line.
  3. Markets

    How To Calculate A Z-Score

    Investors need to know how to detect signs of looming bankruptcy. The Z-score can help.
  4. Fundamental Analysis

    Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    Find out how analysts determine the fair value of a company with this step-by-step tutorial and learn how to evaluate an investment's attractiveness for yourself.
  5. Entrepreneurship

    How Venture Capitalists Make Investment Choices

    In order to increase your odds for receiving funding, here are some criteria considered by venture capitalists.
  6. Markets

    Burn Rate Key Factor In Company's Sustainability

    Be careful around companies with high cash burn rates. These investments can turn to ashes.
  7. Insurance

    Working Capital Works

    A company's efficiency, financial strength and cash-flow health show in its management of working capital.
  8. Active Trading

    Competitive Advantage Counts

    What's the best indicator of a company's future success? Its ability to succeed when others fail.
  9. Markets

    Digging Into The Dividend Discount Model

    The DDM is one of the most foundational of financial theories, but it's only as good as its assumptions.
  10. Personal Finance

    Spotting Companies In Financial Distress

    What are the warning signs that a company is struggling - or worse, sinking - financially? Read on to find out.
  11. Fundamental Analysis

    Using Enterprise Value To Compare Companies

    Learn how enterprise value can help investors compare companies with different capital structures.
  12. Markets

    A Clear Look At EBITDA

    This measure has its benefits, but it can also present earnings through rose-colored glasses.
  13. Markets

    ROA And ROE Give Clear Picture Of Corporate Health

    Both measure performance, but sometimes they tell a very different story. This is why they’re best used together.
  14. Fundamental Analysis

    Beware False Signals From The P/E Ratio

    The P/E ratio is a simple tool for evaluating a company, but no one ratio can tell the whole story.
  15. Fundamental Analysis

    Measuring Company Efficiency

    Three useful indicators for measuring a retail company's efficiency are its inventory turnaround times, its receivables and its collection period.
  16. Investing Basics

    Beta: Know The Risk

    Beta says something about price risk, but how much does it say about fundamental risk factors? Find out here.
  17. Markets

    Is Growth Always A Good Thing?

    Getting big quickly looks good, but companies can get into trouble when they do it too fast. Find out how to spot this trouble.
  18. Investing

    Dividend Yield For The Downturn

    High-dividend stocks make excellent bear market investments, but the payouts aren't a sure thing.
  19. Markets

    Relative Valuation Of Stocks Can Be A Trap

    This method of valuing a company can make it look like a bargain when it is not.
  20. Investing

    How To Do Qualitative Analysis On Biotech Companies

    These analytical methods will help you size up a biotech company and make a winning investment.
  21. Insurance

    Investing Beyond Your Borders

    Investing abroad poses risks, but can also help you diversify. Discover ways to invest in foreign stocks.
  22. Markets

    6 Bad Stock Buyback Scenarios

    Buying back shares can be a sensible way for companies to use extra cash. But in many cases, it's just a ploy to boost earnings.
  23. Investing

    The Ups And Downs Of Investing In Cyclical Stocks

    This strategy can be profitable but only if you know when to dump these stocks.
  24. Markets

    A Look At Corporate Profit Margins

    Take a deeper look at a company's profitability with the help of profit margin ratios.
  25. Investing

    Earnings: Quality Means Everything

    It's quantity that generates all the hype, but there are more meaningful factors that gauge true performance.
  26. Economics

    How Return On Equity Can Help You Find Profitable Stocks

    It pays to invest in companies that generate profits more efficiently than their rivals. This is where ROE comes in.
  27. Quality financial reports allow for effective, informative fundamental analysis.
    Investing Basics

    The Importance Of Corporate Transparency

    Clear and honest financial statements not only reflect value, they also help ensure it.
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    Active Trading

    Evaluate Stock Price With Reverse-Engineering DCF

    This is a more accurate method to use when trying to find a target price for a stock.
  29. Investing Basics

    Conglomerates: Cash Cows Or Corporate Chaos?

    Huge companies may not be as infallible as previously assumed. Find out why bigger isn't always better.
  30. Markets

    How To Use Price-To-Sales Ratios To Value Stocks

    Take a look at how this effective ratio can be influenced by certain critical factors.
  31. Forex Education

    Using The Price-To-Book Ratio To Evaluate Companies

    The P/B ratio can be an easy way to determine a company's value, but it isn't magic!
  32. Investing

    Venturing Into Early-Stage Growth Stocks

    Picking these potential winners is all about sizing up risk. We show you how.
  33. Fundamental Analysis

    Spotting Profitability With ROCE

    This straightforward ratio measures whether a company is efficient, money-making or neither.
  34. Fundamental Analysis

    Evaluating Retained Earnings: What Gets Kept Counts

    A company's retained earnings matter. Be investment-savvy and learn how to analyze this often overlooked information.
  35. Investing Basics

    What Are A Stock's "Fundamentals"?

    The investing world loves to talk about fundamentals, but do you know what it means?
  36. Fundamental Analysis

    Institutional Investors And Fundamentals: What's The Link?

    Big-money sponsorship might make a company look good, but it's not always a reliable gauge of stock quality.
  37. Investing

    Using DCF In Biotech Valuation

    Valuing firms in this sector can seem like a black art, but there is a systematic way to pin a price on potential.
  38. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Introduction To Convertible Preferred Shares

    These securities offer an answer for investors who want the profit potential of stocks but not the risk.
  39. Personal Finance

    Can You Count On Goodwill?

    Carefully examine goodwill and its sources before considering the value of your investment.
  40. Options & Futures

    The Two Sides Of Dual-Class Shares

    Find out how dual-class shares can affect a company's performance.
  41. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Taking A Look Behind Hedge Funds

    Hedge funds can draw returns well above the market average even in a weak economy. Learn about the risks.
  42. Active Trading Fundamentals

    An Introduction To Behavioral Finance

    Curious about how emotions and biases affect the market? Find some useful insight here.
  43. Entrepreneurship

    Valuing Startup Ventures

    Valuing a company is a difficult task, regardless of the size of the business - but these methods can help.
  44. Markets

    How To Analyze A Company's Financial Position

    Find out how to calculate important ratios and compare them to market value.
  45. Options & Futures

    A Guide To CEO Compensation

    Make sure you assess whether a CEO has a stake in doing a good job for you, the shareholder.
  46. Personal Finance

    How To Pick The Best Telecom Stocks

    This ever-changing industry can leave investors scratching their heads. Find out which metrics matter.
  47. Economics

    Investing In Russia: A Risky Game?

    You might be better off playing roulette if you don't understand the risks of investing here.
  48. Investing Basics

    What Investors Should Know About Interest Rates

    Understanding interest rates helps you answer the fundamental question of where to put your money.
  49. Entrepreneurship

    Getting To Know Business Models

    Learning how to assess business models helps investors identify companies that are the best investments.
  50. Options & Futures

    Find Quality Investments With ROIC

    Return on invested capital is a great way to measure the true value produced by a company. Learn to use the ROIC metric and increase your chances of finding successful investments.
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