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  1. R-Squared
    Investing Basics

    R-Squared

    Learn more about this statistical measurement used to represent movement between a security and its benchmark.
  2. GAAP
    Investing

    GAAP

    Learn more about the generally accepted accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies use to compile their financial statements.
  3. Using The Current Ratio
    Investing

    Using The Current Ratio

    Find out more on how this liquidity ratio is used to measure a company's ability to pay short-term obligations.
  4. Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks
    Markets

    Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

    Learn what this phrase means and how to spot it in a company's financial statements.
  5. I get multiple mailings to my house from companies that ...
    Investing

    I get multiple mailings to my house from companies that ...

    It's not uncommon for there to be more than one investment account holder in one household. If multiple members of your household are shareholders of the same company, your residence might get two or more ...
  6. Industry Handbook
    Investing Basics

    Industry Handbook

    In this feature, we take an in-depth look at the various techniques that determine the value and investment quality of companies from an industry perspective.
  7. The Basics Of Outstanding Shares And The Float
    Investing Basics

    The Basics Of Outstanding Shares And The Float

    We go over different types of shares and what investors need to know about them.
  8. Sovereign Wealth Funds - Friend Or Foe?
    Investing Basics

    Sovereign Wealth Funds - Friend Or Foe?

    With $5.86 trillion in assets as of September 2013, SWFs have a great deal of clout in financial markets. But as the majority of SWFs are located in the Middle East and Asia, whether these largely opaque ...
  9. What is the
    Investing

    What is the "percentage off the 52-week high or low"? How ...

    The "percentage off the 52-week high or low" refers to when a security's current price is relative to where it has traded over the last 52 weeks. This gives investors an idea of how much the security has ...
  10. 5 Reasons For Corporate Thanksgiving
    Home & Auto

    5 Reasons For Corporate Thanksgiving

    In the corporate world, several entities have major reasons to be grateful.
  11. What are the generally accepted accounting principles for ...
    Investing

    What are the generally accepted accounting principles for ...

    As with most matters related to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), accountants assigned with the task of applying GAAP to inventory reserves often use a significant amount of personal judgment. ...
  12. Opportunity Cost
    Investing

    Opportunity Cost

    Every action has a cost, even the ones you don't pursue. Find out how this is calculated.
  13. What You Need To Know About Financial Analysts
    Insurance

    What You Need To Know About Financial Analysts

    Thinking about relying on analyst recommendations for your next trade? We'll show you what to watch out for.
  14. Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers
    Fundamental Analysis

    Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers

    In the dramatic world of M&As, battleground terms meld with bizarre metaphors to form the language of the game.
  15. Hostile Takeover
    Investing

    Hostile Takeover

    A hostile takeovers is an unfriendly acquisition attempt by a company or raider that is strongly resisted by the management and the board of directors of the target firm. Learn more about the techniques ...
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