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  1. Why Cash is King When Markets are Volatile

    After the past several years, you might be addicted to equity. But when markets turn volatile, cash is the best option. Here's ...
  2. 4 Utility Stocks that May Stay Bright

    With interest rates likely rising in the next year or so, there are a few utility stocks with potential to outperform their ...
  3. Making Sense of Netflix's Balance Sheet

    Understand how to assess Netflix's performance based on the major components of its balance sheet.
  4. Advising FAs: Explaining Debt to a Client

    This article examines the different types of debt and breaks down which types of debt are better than others. The main types ...
  5. Calculating Basic Earnings Per Share

    Basics earnings per share measures the amount of net income earned per share of outstanding stock.
  6. Do Stock Splits Cause Volatility?

    Since stock splits decrease the stock price, do they also increase volatility because shares are traded in smaller increments? ...
  7. Is It Time To Buy Commodities?

    Despite the news, the Athens Stock Exchange is down less than 5 percent year-to-date, while the Shanghai Composite remains ...
  8. Burger King and Tim Hortons Are Better Together

    In August 2014, 3G Capital announced that it was merging Burger King with Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons to form Restaurant ...
  9. Why can additional paid in capital never have a negative balance?

    Find out why the additional paid-in capital entry on a company's balance sheet can never be negative and how paid-in capital ...
  10. When does the fixed charge coverage ratio suggest that a company should stop borrowing ...

    Discover how the fixed charge coverage ratio is useful to investors and analysts, and when it suggests that a company should ...
  11. Macau: Not Your Father's Gambling Destination

    Macau has given Las Vegas casinos a run for their money, but what's behind the scenes? Here's an overview of Macau's gambling ...
  12. What is the difference between the return on total assets and an interest rate?

    Learn the difference between the return on total assets and an interest rate; the former is a profitability ratio, and the ...
  13. What types of capital are not considered share capital?

    Find out what types of capital are not considered share capital, including an explanation of the different types of share ...
  14. How can EV/EBITDA be used in conjunction with the P/E ratio?

    Learn how traders and analysts use the two equity evaluation metrics, EV/EBITDA and P/E, together to obtain a more complete ...
  15. Is There Still Opportunity in Japanese Stocks?

    Japanese stocks’ strong performance has prompted market watchers to question whether there’s still a case for adding exposure ...
  16. American Express Returns Vs. DJ Industrial Average

    American Express has handily outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 2009, but unusual weakness in the last year ...
  17. How often should a small business owner go through a bank reconciliation process?

    Learn about the bank reconciliation process, its purpose and how often it is recommended that small businesses perform a ...
  18. How can a company reduce the unsystematic risk of its own security issues?

    Understand the basic concepts of systematic and unsystematic risk, and learn steps a company can take to reduce its level ...
  19. Why is a company's Cash Flow from Financing (CFF) important to both investors and ...

    Find out about the cash flow from investing activities. Understand why a company's CFF is important to both investors and ...
  20. Vice Can Be Nice: 4 Sin Stocks to Consider

    These four sin stocks are likely to be resilient during a bear market.
  21. What Happens to the Economy If China Deleverages

    Attempts to deleverage and institute reforms that will foster more sustainable growth could exacerbate an already slowing ...
  22. Apple’s Key Weaknesses

    While it seems that Apple is at the top of its game, several weaknesses have emerged that the company needs to address if ...
  23. How can I find net margin by looking a company's financial statements?

    Learn how to calculate a company's net margin using financial statements by dividing the company's net revenues by its net ...
  24. What can working capital turnover ratios tell a trader?

    Find out how to calculate and interpret a company's working capital turnover ratio. Learn why a high ratio is good but an ...
  25. 7 Companies That Pose a Threat to Apple

    Samsung, Dell, Google and many others are chewing away at markets that Apple helped define.
  26. How is the marginal cost of production used to find an optimum production level?

    Understand more about production cost calculations, and specifically how the marginal cost of production is used to determine ...
  27. How Does an Operating Lease Work?

    Operating lease is a term used mostly in accounting to denote a lease that gives the lessee rights to use and operate an ...
  28. Calculating the Capacity Utilization Rate

    Capacity utilization rate is a ratio used to compare a current usage level against a maximum potential level.
  29. Why Equity Financing Is Worth It

    When a business takes on an equity partner, it is exposed to a number of advantages that debt financing simply cannot provide. ...
  30. What metrics can be used when evaluating a telecommunications company to ensure its ...

    Learn about some common and useful cash flow accounting ratios that investors can use to evaluate companies in the telecommunications ...
  31. What Can A Conference Call Tell About Trends?

    Messages in a company conference call can be easily misconstrued. But there is a way to cut through the talking points to ...
  32. Do Fast Food Franchises Mean Fast Returns?

    We look at what it takes to own a fast food franchise: the entry costs, profit potentials, challenges, and sustainability.
  33. What Makes Tesla's Business Model Different?

    Tesla did not invent the first electric car. What it did invent was the first successful business model for bringing compelling ...
  34. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  35. Which US Airlines Are Poised For Long-Term Gains?

    The US airline industry has undergone a dramatic transformation since the last bear market, with one or two carriers likely ...
  36. How Patent Trolls Hurt Competition

    Patent trolls are known to have a negative impact on the overall business ecosystem. Investopedia explores how.
  37. Are Tech Startups Overvalued?

    Tech companies with billion dollar valuations are mushrooming and the NASDAQ index passed 5,000. Is there an app to tell ...
  38. Companies That Went Bankrupt From Innovation Lag

    Companies that don't keep up with market-changing innovations run the risk of going bankrupt. We look at some examples.
  39. GoPro & Extreme Sports' Hella Gnarly Relationship

    This totally gnarly article will examine the close-knit relationship between GoPro and extreme sports, and how this partnership ...
  40. What factors make it difficult to compare performance ratios between retail stocks?

    Learn which factors make it difficult to compare performance ratios among retailers due to differences in pricing strategies, ...
  41. How do investors interpret the same store sales ratio when analyzing food and beverage ...

    Understand how to calculate the same-store sales ratio. Learn how investors interpret the same-store sales ratio when analyzing ...
  42. Subaru: Japanese Cars for American Lifestyles

    Subaru has built its cars differently from traditional cars, and once someone is drawn in by the company’s catchy advertising ...
  43. Understanding Qualitative Analysis

    Qualitative analysis is a general term describing the non-mathematical scrutiny used by investors and managers to make investment ...
  44. How Does Dilution Work?

    Dilution refers to the reduction in the percentage equity ownership of a company due to additional equity being issued to ...
  45. Is a Slumping Kinder Morgan a Good Buy?

    Learn how Kinder Morgan revenues are under pressure from lower commodity prices and how the growth of future dividend payments ...
  46. What is the average return on equity for a company in the retail sector?

    Find out more about return on equity, how to calculate it and the average return on equity for companies in the retail sector.
  47. What are some common accretive transactions?

    Find out about accretive transactions and how analysts determine whether or not an acquisition is accretive or dilutive by ...
  48. What portion of the telecommunications sector will benefit most from continued growth ...

    Learn what portion of the telecommunications sector will benefit most from continued growth in the use of cellphones, particularly ...
  49. What portion of the global economy is comprised of the telecommunications sector?

    Explore the telecommunications industry in regard to worldwide growth, and learn what percentage of the global economy the ...
  50. What profit margin is usual for a company in the retail sector?

    Find out the typical profit margin for a major retail company, and learn how it compares to the profit margins for other ...
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