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  1. What is the difference between ROCE and ROA?

    Understand the difference between the profitability ratios of return on capital employed and return on assets, and learn ...
  2. What is the difference between ROCE and ROOC?

    Find out about the differences between return on capital employed and return on operating capital, two accounting ratios ...
  3. To what extent should you take a company's liquidity ratio into account before investing ...

    Find out how important it is for an investor to know a company's liquidity ratio before deciding to invest, and why relying ...
  4. If I reinvest my dividends, are they still taxable?

    Take a brief look at how the Internal Revenue Service taxes different kinds of dividends, including taxation on dividends ...
  5. How can a company quickly increase its liquidity ratio?

    Discover what high and low values in the liquidity ratio mean and what steps companies can take to improve liquidity ratios ...
  6. How is a debenture stock different from a regular debenture?

    Learn to differentiate between standard debentures and debenture stocks, which are equities that act more like preferred ...
  7. What is the difference between ROCE and ROE?

    Discover how investors and analysts utilize the return on equity and return on capital employed ratios to gauge financial ...
  8. What happens if you don't hedge your investments?

    Learn the purpose, advantages and disadvantages of hedging, and find out how to utilize hedging to enhance an overall investment ...
  9. What types of companies offer the most dividends?

    Find out which types of companies tend to offer the most dividends, and learn why dividends must be considered carefully ...
  10. How can I find out what date(s) I am supposed to be entitled to ex-dividends?

    Understand the various dates associated with payment of stock dividends and specifically how the determining ex-dividend ...
  11. Evaluate Your Investment Portfolio For 2015

    The beginning of a year is a good time to evaluate your investment portfolio and think about how to position it going forward. ...
  12. Gary Gordon Positions Your Portfolio For 2015

    Seeking Alpha, the popular financial web portal, interviews Gary Gordon for its Positioning for 2015 series. Here is a transcript ...
  13. Cuba's Economy: Nowhere To Go But Up

    With relations improving between Cuba and America, here's a quick look at the island nation's slowly transforming economy. ...
  14. U.S. Stocks Are Still The Place To Be In 2015

    Oil is tumbling and volatility is in the tea leaves. So why is it that strategists are saying that your best bet for 2015 ...
  15. How To Explain Portfolio Rebalancing To Clients

    Letting an allocation to stocks get too large can expose you to more downside risk than you had bargained for. Here are tips ...
  16. Value at Risk (VaR)

    Value at risk, often referred to as VaR, measures the amount of potential loss that could happen in an investment or a portfolio ...
  17. What is Demand?

    Demand is the economic term for the cumulative wants and desires of consumers as they relate to a particular good or service. ...
  18. What's a Trade Deficit?

    A trade deficit occurs when a country’s imports exceed its exports for a given period of time. This means there is more coming ...
  19. What's a Trial Balance?

    A trial balance is a worksheet listing the debit or credit balances of all the ledger accounts for an entity. Under accounting ...
  20. Use the Book-to-Market Ratio

    The book-to-market ratio compares the book value of a company to the market value of that same company.
  21. Know the Forces At Play Behind The Buy/Sell Cycles

    Weekly Stochastics uncovers patterns of buying and selling pressure that can be predicted and capitalized upon by observant ...
  22. Volatility Can Drag On Leveraged ETF Gains

    The pros (many) and cons (several) of investing in S&P 500 leveraged ETFs.
  23. Does a high price to book ratio correspond to a high ROE?

    Learn the correlation between the two equity valuations, price to book ratio and return on equity, and why it can be advantageous ...
  24. What are the different ways a CEO could influence stock prices?

    A CEO's influence on a stock price reflects the company's growth strategy and outlook, its financing needs and decisions ...
  25. What are the regulations involved in releasing an ETF on the open market?

    Learn how an exchange traded fund comes to life, and find out about regulations surrounding ETF release from the Investment ...
  26. What is standard deviation used for in mutual funds?

    See how standard deviation is helpful in evaluating a mutual fund's performance. Use it in combination with other measurements ...
  27. What is considered a good price to book ratio?

    Discover what is considered to be a good price-to-book ratio value, and learn the factors to consider when interpreting this ...
  28. What are the potential pitfalls of owning REITs?

    Learn about pitfalls to investing in REITs, such as investors having to pay income tax, the REIT having to pay property tax ...
  29. What is the difference between operating margin and contribution margin?

    Understand the difference between two measures of profitability, operating margin and contribution margin, and the purpose ...
  30. What costs are not counted in gross profit margin?

    Explore the various measures of a company's profitability, such as gross, operating and net profit margins, and understand ...
  31. What is the proper ratio between working capital, current assets and current liabilities?

    Explore the working capital ratio, a basic liquidity measurement intended to represent the current relationship between a ...
  32. What are typical trust fund management fees?

    Learn about trust fund management fees, such as the annual management fee, annual expense ratio, brokerage commissions and ...
  33. What is a good operating margin for a business?

    Read about what it means to have a good operating margin and why that answer depends heavily on competitive and historical ...
  34. Are dividend payout ratios different in different economic sectors?

    Discover which economic sectors have traditionally higher or lower dividend payout ratios and the various factors that determine ...
  35. What is the difference between operating margin and profit margin?

    Understand the difference between operating margin and profit margin in relation to evaluating a company's profitability ...
  36. Are there leveraged ETFs that track the oil & gas drilling sector?

    Explore the investing options that are available through leveraged ETFs that can be used to track the oil and gas drilling ...
  37. What is the difference between operating margin and EBITDA

    Understand the key differences between, and purposes of, two measures of profitability that companies use: operating profit ...
  38. How should you plan for scarcity when investing?

    Plan ahead for scarcity when you are investing so you can profit from emerging shortage trends and take advantage of prime ...
  39. How is gross profit margin used in sales?

    Learn and understand the meaning and usefulness of the gross profit margin figure for a company in relation to its total ...
  40. What is the difference between operating margin and return on sales?

    Discover how a small warning suggests a difference between return on sales, or ROS, and operating margin, two terms normally ...
  41. Is volatility a good thing or a bad thing from the investor's point of view, and ...

    Learn the basics of volatility in the stock market and how the increased risk provides greater opportunities for profit for ...
  42. What's Diversification?

    Nearly everyone has heard the adage “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” This, essentially, is the idea behind diversification. ...
  43. What To Do When Your Client Behaves Badly

    As a financial advisor managing your client's assets is only part of the job; sometimes you have to manage your client, as ...
  44. Position Your ETF Portfolio For Success In 2015

    2015 may well usher in a new era in the markets where things like risk management, trend following, and asset allocation ...
  45. These ETFs Track The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    A look at some of the ETFs tracking the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  46. Eyeing Canada? Look At The iShares ECW ETF

    Canada is interesting place to look for hidden investing treasures. Consider the iShares MSCI Canada (EWC) ETF, but be wary ...
  47. What is the difference between a Sharpe ratio and a Traynor ratio?

    Understand the difference between two methods of evaluating portfolio returns on investment, the Sharpe ratio and the Treynor ...
  48. What are some possible red flags in a company's dividend payout ratio?

    Read about how investors and analysts use the dividend payout ratio to scrutinize the sustainability of a company's dividend ...
  49. What percentage of a diversified portfolio should be exposed to the forest products ...

    Learn some principles which should guide portfolio management and diversification, and how forest products can be part of ...
  50. How does goodwill increase a company's value?

    Learn about the basics of goodwill in the business world, what positive effects it can have on a company's overall value ...
  51. Are dividends the best way to make money for retirement?

    Using dividends for retirement income can provide a hedge against a variety of risks, but investors need to be aware of the ...
  52. How do I use the debt ratio to decide when to invest in a company?

    Understand the calculation and interpretation of the debt ratio and how this metric is used by investors to analyze a company's ...
  53. What is the difference between a Sharpe ratio and a Sortino ratio

    Understand the differences between the Sharpe ratio and the Sortino ratio, two risk-adjusted return on investment calculations, ...
  54. How do you the calculate Sharpe ratio in Excel?

    Learn how to use Microsoft Excel to calculate the Sharpe ratio, an investing tool useful for assessing the relationship between ...
  55. What is the difference between a sharpe ratio and an information ratio?

    Understand the meaning of the Sharpe ratio and the information ratio, and understand how they differ as tools for evaluating ...
  56. What is the difference between gross profit margin and contribution margin?

    Learn the difference between gross profit margin, an overall profitability metric analysts use, and contribution margin, ...
  57. How are trust fund earnings taxed?

    Trust fund earnings that are distributed are paid by the beneficiary. The trust pays taxes on retained earnings and principal ...
  58. What is the difference between gross profit margin and markup?

    Understand the distinction between gross profit margin and markup, and learn how each of these measures of profitability ...
  59. Is book value a better metric for company worth than the PE ratio?

    Determine the best situations in which to utilize book value, P/E ratio and other metrics to determine the true worth of ...
  60. What is a good Sharpe ratio?

    Understand how the Sharpe ratio is calculated, and its significance and use for investors in evaluating the performance of ...
  61. What is the difference between book value and salvage value

    Discover the difference between two valuations, the book value and the salvage value, and the respective purpose of each ...
  62. What is the difference between book value and carrying value

    Dig deeper into the definitions of carrying value and book value, and learn to differentiate between their various financial ...
  63. What is the difference between gross profit margin and operating profit margin?

    Understand the difference between gross profit margin and operating profit margin, two measures of corporate profitability ...
  64. Harness Elliot Wave principles To Tap Market Trends

    We can apply three easily understood Elliott Wave principles to a popular breakout strategy and watch how they improve market ...
  65. How does Compound Interest Work?

    A quick way to understand the impact of compound interest is to ask yourself if you’d rather receive $100,000 a day for a ...
  66. How Technology Has Revolutionized Asset Management

    Technology has had a dramatic impact on the asset management industry over the past decade, from more sophisticated strategies ...
  67. Do You Know How To Beat Your Broker?

    Want more returns? Give less of it to your broker! Keep your costs down, starting with broker costs.
  68. Is alpha the best risk measure?

    Read about some of the strengths and weaknesses of alpha, a popular risk-adjusted performance indicator based on modern portfolio ...
  69. Are there leveraged ETFs that track the utility sector?

    Discover leveraged ETFs tracking the utilities sector, and learn the advantages and disadvantages they present to investors.
  70. What is the difference between a current account deficit and a trade deficit?

    Learn the meanings of the macroeconomic terms current account deficit and trade deficit, and understand the differences between ...
  71. What are the differences between patterns and trends?

    Learn the difference between a pattern and a trend. Explore how technical analysts use patterns and trends to identify trading ...
  72. How do you use DCF for real estate valuation?

    Learn how discounted cash flow analysis is used for real estate valuation and the various factors that go into calculating ...
  73. Understanding Delta

    A delta is a ratio, sometimes referred to as a hedge ratio. It compares the change in price of an asset, usually a marketable ...
  74. What's the Bottom Line?

    The bottom line refers to the last line on a company’s income statement. This line shows net profit after all expenses, depreciation ...
  75. Trade Weekly & Up Your Reward Potential

    Weekly patterns sidestep the HFT maelstrom by aligning trade entries and exits with the edges of longer-term trends.
  76. What are the most common Bullish patterns used by traders?

    Learn about some of the most commonly recognized bullish candlestick chart patterns that traders use to identify market turning ...
  77. How are pennant patterns interpret by analysts and traders?

    Understand the basics of the pennant pattern, how it predicts trend continuation, and how analysts and traders identify and ...
  78. How does one amortize intangible assets?

    Understand what distinguishes intangible assets and how companies are required to amortize their value over time to recover ...
  79. What are the most common Bearish patterns used by traders?

    Discover some of the commonly used bearish chart patterns that traders identify as potential market turning points to the ...
  80. How do I build a profitable strategy when spotting a Pennant pattern?

    Understand the basics of creating a profitable trade strategy based on the pennant chart pattern, including optimal entry ...
  81. Trading Against the Grid and Away from the Herd

    The best trade could be in the opposite direction when a classic price pattern doesn’t behave according to perfect rules. ...
  82. How To Use Technical Indicators To Master Financial Spread Betting

    As a popular tool of investing in the United Kingdom, spread betting encompasses the buying or selling of an underlying asset ...
  83. What are the main differences between a PHI-Ellipse and a Fibonacci Retracement?

    Discover the unique technical indicator known as the PHI-ellipse and learn how it differs as a trading tool from Fibonacci ...
  84. How effective is creating trade entries after spotting a pennant pattern?

    Learn the basics of the pennant pattern and how it is used to create an effective trade strategy, including which factors ...
  85. What stock factors should you consider when a company makes a CEO change?

    Learn about factors affecting the price of stock following a change in CEO. Explore why a change in CEO may be positive or ...
  86. Why is the Positive Volume Index (PVI) important for traders and analysts?

    Take a closer look at the positive volume index, which is a technical price volume indicator used to identify possible bear ...
  87. How Financial Advisors Can Help Gun-Shy Investors

    How can financial advisors help investors who are still gun-shy from the losses their equity holdings suffered during the ...
  88. What due diligence steps should an investor undertake before each investment?

    Learn about the steps to completing vigorous due diligence when selecting an investment, including ownership by management, ...
  89. Why is due diligence important before a company acquisition?

    Learn about due diligence and company officials' fiduciary duty. Explore the ill-fated acquisition of Countrywide Financial ...
  90. What are historic cases of companies failing to do their due diligence?

    Learn about the America Online-Time Warner merger. Explore how America Online's stock was not properly valued due to poor ...
  91. What are the fundamental differences between a pennant pattern and a flag pattern?

    Understand the basics of both the flag and pennant continuation patterns, their similarities and differences, and how each ...
  92. The Right Trading Position For A Good Night's Rest

    The last hour of the trading day is the perfect time to ask these questions about your overnight exposure.
  93. Fibonacci: Using Math To Make Right Market Moves

    Use these two original Fibonacci techniques to pinpoint the patterns in stock movements, and the most reliable entry and ...
  94. Ready For 2015? Eye 2014's Top-Performing ETFs

    These active ETFs performed the best in 2014. How? By shorting oil/Russia, and betting big on semiconductors, U.S. Treasuries, ...
  95. Is The JNK High Yield ETF A Good Bet Right Now?

    High yield can be enticing, but investments that appear enticing on the surface need to be investigated further.
  96. CDs or Bonds: Which Investment is Better For You

    When choosing between CDs and bonds, investors who seek to maximize their returns but also want a large measure of safety ...
  97. Options give a less risky slice of Alibaba's pie.

    US investors can use options as a way to benefit from the profitability of Chinese-owned Alibaba while minimizing the downside ...
  98. Reflecing On Financial And Investing Lessons

    Each year I reflect on the lessons learned about missed opportunities, highlight successful practices, and strive to be a ...
  99. Hot To Build An Investment Portfolio For Retirees?

    Investors managing their money through retirement often have different needs than during their growth and accumulation years.
  100. Making Sense Of The Dow Reaching Record Levels

    When gauging the Dow's shifts in order to assess the U.S. economy and make investment decisions, one must know what the Dow ...
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