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  1. Does working capital measure liquidity?

    Learn about working capital and liquidity, and how working capital measures the liquidity, efficiency and overall health ...
  2. How do I read and analyze an income statement?

    Learn about the income statement, what it looks like, and how it can be used to assess an organization's current financial ...
  3. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Boeing Stock

    Learn about the biggest risks faced by Boeing investors. How should investors think about cyclicality, debt, sales volumes ...
  4. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Netflix Stock

    Examine the current state of Netflix Inc., and learn about three of the major fundamental risks that the company is currently ...
  5. Investing in Lumber Liquidators? Read This First

    Find out what investors should know before buying Lumber Liquidators shares. Learn about Lumber Liquidators' financial performance ...
  6. What Seagate Gains by Acquiring Dot Hill Systems

    Examine the Seagate acquisition of Dot Hill Systems, and learn what Seagate is looking to gain by acquiring Dot Hill's software ...
  7. Procter & Gamble Restructures, Sheds 100 Brands

    All businesses face adversity, and Procter & Gamble is no exception. We take a look at recent developments affecting this ...
  8. How To Start Your Own Private Equity Fund

    Here's a how-to guide on starting on starting a private equity firm.
  9. 10 Ways Student Debt Can Destroy Your Life

    If you're getting a student loan, think critically about how you will manage your loan. Student debt could have a profound ...
  10. How can companies use the cash flow statement to mislead investors?

    Examine the potential methods a company might attempt to use to mislead investors who consider investing based on the cash ...
  11. Can working capital be too high?

    Learn more about the working capital ratio, and understand how an excessively high ratio can be considered a negative in ...
  12. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Caterpillar Stock

    Learn about the primary risks faced by Caterpillar's investors. Discover why global macroeconomic cycles and currency fluctuations ...
  13. A Look at 6 Leading Female Value Investors

    In an industry still largely predominated by men, we look at 6 leading female value investors working today.
  14. What Is Financial Performance?

    Financial performance measures a firm’s ability to generate profits through the use of its assets.
  15. Best Ways to Send Large Sums of Money Abroad

    Understand why it may be difficult to send large sums of money internationally. Learn about the top five ways to send large ...
  16. The Biggest Risks of Investing in FireEye Stock

    Examine the current state of FireEye, Inc., and learn about some of the biggest risks of investing in this cybersecurity ...
  17. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Gilead Stock

    Examine the current position of Gilead Sciences, Inc., and learn the major risks for investors considering buying Gilead ...
  18. Create a Monte Carlo Simulation Using Excel

    How to apply the Monte Carlo Simulation principles to a game of dice using Microsoft Excel.
  19. AT&T Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover analysis of AT&T dividend policies, and explore the dividend policies of its main competitors, China Mobile Limited ...
  20. Top Reasons IPO Valuations Miss The Mark

    The costly services of investment banks don’t necessarily guarantee accuracy in IPO pricing.
  21. The Importance Of Tracking The Whisper Number

    Don't let the name fool you: Whisper numbers are making themselves heard. Here's why you should be paying attention.
  22. Coca-Cola Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover analysis of The Coca-Cola Company's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors, PepsiCo ...
  23. 4 Things to Consider Before Jumping Into the Ferrari IPO

    Understand what is prompting the Ferrari merger and its possible success. Learn about the top four things to consider when ...
  24. Coca-Cola Vs. PepsiCo: Which Stock Should You Buy?

    Learn about the bull case for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Find out which is more attractive for investors, and learn about the ...
  25. These S&P 500 Companies Hold the Most Cash

    Large cash positions allow for many different options and here's why they are beneficial to shareholders.
  26. 2 Sectors to Explore When Rates Rise

    While the market selloff and declining inflation expectations have lowered the probability of a Fed rate rise, U.S. economic ...
  27. How Booming Debt Will Turn into Dooming Debt

    Debt can fuel markets for a lengthy period of time, but the end result is never good. Here's why.
  28. Difference Between Restructuring and Refinancing

    Refinancing and restructuring are very different debt reorganization processes to improve finances and avoid bankruptcy. ...
  29. Play the Bear Market With Top Bear Market Funds

    Worried of an imminent bear market? Play it safe with these top funds designed to benefit from declines in the stock market.
  30. Cash Flow Lending Vs. Asset-Based Lending

    When companies need financing, they rely on two primary forms of lending: cash flow-based and asset-based lending. We look ...
  31. Calculating Net Cash

    A company’s net cash is its total cash remaining after it subtracts all liabilities.
  32. The Thrilla in Manila: Yahoo Finance Versus Market Watch

    An unbiased comparison of the two major financial tools.
  33. The Lipper Rating System Explained

    Take a closer look at how Lipper Inc., a subsidiary of Thomas Reuters, determines the ratings for mutual funds in its Lipper ...
  34. ETF Analysis: First Trust Europe AlphaDEX

    Learn about the First Trust ISE Europe AlphaDEX Fund, and explore detailed analysis of the ETF that tracks European stocks ...
  35. 3 Things Investors Should Heed from Puerto Rico

    The Puerto Rican debt crisis matters more than you think. Here's how it could impact you.
  36. How The TV Industry Struggles To Stay Alive

    Thanks to Netflix and Hulu, modes of distribution are in flux. What does that mean for the TV industry as we know it?
  37. Investing in the Inner Workings of the Internet

    A guide for investors looking to bet on the companies that enable the Internet's inner workings
  38. 8 Best Cloud Storage Solutions for Small Business

    An unbiased list of the top cloud storage solutions for small businesses.
  39. What is a profit and loss (P&L) statement and why do companies publish them?

    Understand the basics of the profit and loss statement, including why it is published and how it is used to assess financial ...
  40. How do I use discounted cash flow (DCF) to value stock?

    Understand the meaning and significance of discounted cash flow, and learn how market analysts commonly use this stock evaluation ...
  41. Build a Retirement Portfolio for a Different World

    When it comes to retirement rules of thumb, the financial industry is experiencing new guidelines and the new rules for navigating ...
  42. Breaking Down Optimal Capital Structure

    An optimal capital structure shows the best balance of debt to equity a company can have in order to minimize its cost of ...
  43. Redefining the Stop-Loss

    Using Stop-losses for trading doesn’t mean ‘losing money’, but instead think about the money you'll start saving once you ...
  44. 10 Major Companies Tied to the Apple Supply Chain

    Apple has one of the best supply-chain models. Here are some of the top businesses involved, and the benefits and challenges ...
  45. What are Non-GAAP Earnings?

    Non-GAAP earnings are a company’s earnings that are not reported according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  46. ETF Analysis: PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000

    Find out about the PowerShares FTSE RAFI U.S. 1000 ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the fund that invests in undervalued ...
  47. Use Options to Hedge Against Iron Ore Downslide

    Using iron ore options is a way to take advantage of a current downslide in iron ore prices, whether for producers or traders.
  48. Fortinet: A Great Play on Cybersecurity

    Discover how a healthy product mix, large-business deal growth and the boom of the cybersecurity industry are all driving ...
  49. 2 Catalysts Driving Intrexon to All-Time Highs

    Examine some of the main reasons for Intrexon stock tripling in price between 2014 and 2015, and consider the company's future ...
  50. Understand How Square Works before the IPO

    Square is reported to have filed for an IPO. For interested investors wondering how the company makes money, Investopedia ...
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