Rick Wayman

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  1. Accounting Rules Could Roil The Markets
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Accounting Rules Could Roil The Markets

    FAS 142 is an accounting rule that changes the way companies treat goodwill. Be aware of the impact it has on reported earnings to avoid making bad investment decisions.
  2. Target Prices: The Key To Sound Investing
    Economics

    Target Prices: The Key To Sound Investing

    Learn how to evaluate the legitimacy of target prices and why investors should trust these over ratings.
  3. Reg AC: What Does It Mean To Investors?
    Personal Finance

    Reg AC: What Does It Mean To Investors?

    In 2003, the SEC issued a new regulation meant to hold analysts more accountable for their reports. Find out what it means.
  4. The Changing Role Of Equity Research
    Investing Basics

    The Changing Role Of Equity Research

    Research creates a division of labor that makes the market more efficient. Learn how its role has changed.
  5. The 5 Types Of Earnings Per Share
    Markets

    The 5 Types Of Earnings Per Share

    A look at the five varieties of EPS and what each represents can help an investor determine whether a company is a good value, or not.
  6. Top 8 Ways Companies Cook The Books
    Personal Finance

    Top 8 Ways Companies Cook The Books

    Find out more about the fraudulent accounting methods some companies use to fool investors.
  7. What Is The Impact Of Research On Stock Prices?
    Investing Basics

    What Is The Impact Of Research On Stock Prices?

    The answer to this question is directly related to the importance of information in the marketplace.
  8. Earnings Guidance: Can It Accurately Predict The Future?
    Economics

    Earnings Guidance: Can It Accurately Predict The Future?

    Explore the controversies surrounding companies commenting on their forward-looking expectations.
  9. Understanding Small- And Big-Cap Stocks
    Markets

    Understanding Small- And Big-Cap Stocks

    If you don't realize how big small-cap stocks can be, you'll miss some good investment opportunities.
  10. Finding Undiscovered Stocks
    Options & Futures

    Finding Undiscovered Stocks

    Wall Street tends to focus on large cap stocks, leaving other stocks under-followed and undervalued.
  11. Impairment Charges: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
    Fundamental Analysis

    Impairment Charges: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Impairment charge is a term for writing off worthless goodwill, but you need to know what its potential impact is on EPS.
  12. Why There Are Few Sell Ratings On Wall Street
    Investing Basics

    Why There Are Few Sell Ratings On Wall Street

    We outline reasons that may show why enforcing more sell ratings isn't guaranteed to increase Wall Street's objectivity.
  13. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
    Options & Futures

    Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated role in the market.
  14. The Investing Risk Of Underfunded Pension Plans
    Retirement

    The Investing Risk Of Underfunded Pension Plans

    Determine the risk to a company's EPS and financial condition resulting from an underfunded pension plan.
  15. Want To Know What Disclosures Mean ... In Plain English?
    Personal Finance

    Want To Know What Disclosures Mean ... In Plain English?

    Disclosures are the fine print in financial reports. We strip away the legal speak to tell you what they really mean.
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