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  1. Is Gillette's Market Edge Becoming Razor-Thin?

    Despite Gillette's success with the razor-and-blades strategy, the increasing popularity of beards and new competition may ...
  2. How To Make Money Using Tobin's Q Ratio

    Although it seems simple, Tobin's Q Ratio is more complex than it appears. We explore some of its main strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Know When To Buy & Hold It, Know When To Fold It

    A passive buy-and-hold strategy using ETFs is one of the most efficient ways of building a portfolio.
  4. Pros & Cons Of A Passive Buy And Hold Strategy

    Forget market timing: we look at the pros and cons of the tried, tested, and true strategy of buying and holding stocks for ...
  5. Top Natural Gas Stocks Worth Considering

    The stock prices of the largest natural gas producers are at 12-month lows, creating an opportunity for investors. Here are ...
  6. What debt/equity ratio is typical for companies in the utilities sector?

    Discover how the debt/equity ratio is used to measure a company’s leverage, and learn the typical debt/equity ratios for ...
  7. What price-to-earnings ratio is average in the utilities sector?

    Explore the utilities sector, and discover how it compares to other market sectors when evaluated using the popular price-to-earnings ...
  8. What can I learn about a company by studying its earnings report?

    Find out how to review an earnings report by looking for key information about cash flow and margins, and discover the importance ...
  9. What metrics can be used to analyze a telecommunications company if they have very ...

    Learn which equity and enterprise value metrics are useful when analyzing a telecommunications company that has very low ...
  10. Costco’s Business Model Is Smarter Than You Think

    Why is Costco so successful? What differentiates the company from its competitors and why is its profit so small compared ...
  11. The Risks Of Investing In The Gun Industry

    Investing in the gun industry could be an interesting proposition, but it all depends on timing.
  12. What is the average annual growth rate of the utilities sector?

    Learn about the average annual growth rate for utilities companies' revenues and earnings per share over the last five years ...
  13. How To Analyze Netflix's Income Statements

    Learn how to read Netflix's income statement, calculate net income and interpret EPS to evaluate the company's current financial ...
  14. How do you calculate shareholder equity?

    Find out more about shareholders' equity, what shareholders' equity measures and how to calculate a company's shareholders' ...
  15. What is the difference between earnings and profit?

    Read about the differences between a company's earnings and its profit, and learn how the gap between earnings and profit ...
  16. Understanding the Profitability Index

    The profitability index (PI) is a modification of the net present value method of assessing an investment’s attractiveness.
  17. Should You Short These Debt-Laden Stocks?

    These stocks have high debt-to-equity ratios making them prime candidates to short.
  18. 3 Stocks To Buy and Hold For the Rest of 2015

    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  19. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    Over the years Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the US and abroad. However, this company is not ...
  20. What happens to the company stock if a subsidiary gets spun off?

    Learn what happens to a company's stock if a subsidiary gets spun off. Spinoffs are typically bullish catalysts for a company ...
  21. Why would a company use a form of long-term debt to capitalize operations versus ...

    Learn about the different consequences of using long-term debt versus equity to raise capital for business activity, and ...
  22. What Book Value Of Equity Per Share (BVPS) ratio indicates a buy signal?

    Find out more about book value of equity per share, what BVPS measures and how to determine what level of BVPS indicates ...
  23. What are some tactics businesses can use to increase unlevered free cash flow?

    Learn about ways firms increase their unlevered free cash flow through inventory management, capital expenditures, increased ...
  24. What level of annual growth is common for companies in the Internet sector?

    Learn what level of annual growth is common for companies in the Internet sector in terms of revenue growth and earnings ...
  25. What are some common cash-debt strategies that occur during a spinoff?

    Learn how a parent company can utilize cash-debt strategies in a spinoff process to deleverage and gain value by monetizing ...
  26. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  27. What are common growth rates that should be analyzed when considering the future ...

    Learn about some of the most commonly used measures for evaluating a company's future growth prospects and analyzing it as ...
  28. What metrics are often used to evaluate companies in the drugs sector?

    Learn about some of the equity evaluation metrics that are most frequently used for examining companies in the pharmaceutical ...
  29. How does an investor compute a Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate of Sales for an automotive ...

    Learn how the seasonally adjusted annual sales rate for auto companies is computed, and the significance of seasonality for ...
  30. Calculating Unlevered Free Cash Flow

    Unlevered free cash flow (UFCF) is the free cash flow of a business before interest payments.
  31. How does Net Operating Profit After Tax give a clearer view of the operating efficiency ...

    Understand how net operating profit after tax gives a clearer view of the operating efficiency of a company in relation to ...
  32. Why is it beneficial to use Net Operating Profit After Tax as opposed to net income ...

    Understand why it is beneficial to use net operating profit after tax as opposed to net income when making an investment ...
  33. Samsung and Google: A Beautiful Friendship?

    Google and Samsung have more than a hardware/software relationship. These two technology giants have collaborated time and ...
  34. How The NFL Makes Money

    The National Football League is the most successful sports league in the world. How does the NFL make money, and what is ...
  35. Why is degree of financial leverage (DFL) important to shareholders?

    Learn about degree of financial leverage, or DFL, and why it is important for investors to determine a company's DFL before ...
  36. Why should investors be wary of off balance sheet financing activities?

    Find out why investors should be wary of off-balance-sheet financing, including how businesses use this accounting technique ...
  37. On which financial statement does a company list its raw material costs?

    Discover what items are raw materials, how raw material costs affect businesses, and where these costs are recorded on a ...
  38. Why is the value of capital stock important to public shareholders?

    Understand what capital stock is and how it's issued and authorized. Learn why the value of capital stock important to public ...
  39. How does Basel III strengthen regulation and improve risk management of the global ...

    Learn about the banking regulations of Basel III, including provisions regarding capital, leverage ratios and liquidity requirements.
  40. What are the major categories of financial risk for a company?

    Examine four major categories of financial risk for a business that represent potential problems that a company may have ...
  41. How do changes in capital stock illustrate the overall health of a company?

    Understand what capital stock is comprised of. Learn how changes in capital stock illustrate and provide insight into the ...
  42. On which financial statements does a company report its long-term debt?

    Discover which financial statements are used to report a company’s long-term debt, as well as how a company uses debt to ...
  43. Major League Baseball's Business Model & Strategy

    Major League Baseball is big business. Let's take a look at where the money comes from.
  44. 5 Things Investors Can Learn From Shark Tank

    Retail investors can watch "Shark Tank" to learn how the wealthy analyze investment opportunities.
  45. What’s Driving Markets Today

    While U.S. stocks managed to eke out modest gains last week, it wasn’t without some violent swings along the way.
  46. BlackBerry: A Story Of Constant Success & Failure

    BlackBerry's history of success and failure is demonstrated by extreme volatility in its stock price. Investopedia explores ...
  47. What does the information ratio tell about the design of a mutual fund?

    Understand what the information ratio is and how to calculate it. Learn what the information ratio reveals about the design ...
  48. What are typical forms of long-term debt for a public company?

    Learn typical forms of long-term debt for a public company, such as bonds, term loans, paid-in-kind notes, leases and hybrid ...
  49. Who's The Stronger Stock: Amazon or eBay?

    Learn how revenue, profitability, valuation metrics, active user base and seller ratings measure the success of Amazon and ...
  50. What A Tech Bubble Could Mean For The Economy

    Are technology stocks in a bubble? And if so, what might the consequences be?
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