Fundamentals

  1. How do I calculate the P/E ratio of a company?

    Find out how to calculate this common valuation ratio and what the results can tell you about a company's performance.
  2. Netflix: Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

    Even though Netflix is a well established company, there is always a threat from competitive forces.
  3. Apple: Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

    Even though Apple is a well established company, there is always a threat from competitive forces.
  4. Starbucks - Porter's 5 Forces

    Even though Starbucks is a well established company, there is always a threat from competitive forces.
  5. Bank of America's 3 Key Financial Ratios (BAC)

    Discover some of the key financial ratios that show the quality of Bank of America's loan portfolio and how profitable the ...
  6. Google: Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

    Use the Porter five forces analysis method to review Google's position as the world's dominant search engine website and ...
  7. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PEIX, TESO)

    Learn about the top five micro-cap oil stocks for 2016, and discover their price-to-book ratios and why their stock prices ...
  8. Wells Fargo's 3 Key Financial Ratios (WFC)

    Look at some of most important financial ratios for with Wells Fargo & Co. and understand why they are so important for analyzing ...
  9. Why Are Global Markets Freaking Out? A Markets Explainer

    Stock markets around the world are off to their worst year ever, but understanding what stocks are will take the mystery ...
  10. The Case for Investing in Japan

    Learn why despite Japanese equities’ recent volatility, Japan remains one of the most compelling stock markets globally.
  11. Stocks With Bubbles That Could Burst in 2016

    These are some of the over-valued stocks based on P/E and Forward P/E ratios. Will the bubbles burst in 2016?
  12. Do ETFs Cause Market Volatility?

    Market volatility is the new normal. When markets are volatile, we see volatility in the prices of exchange traded funds ...
  13. High Debt and Savings Rates Hinder China's Economy

    China's recent debt explosion seems odd considering its high savings rate, but the two are related and may provide the key ...
  14. American Airlines P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (AAL, DAL)

    A quick analysis of American Airlines Group Inc., using the ubiquitous price-to-earnings ratio.
  15. The Top 5 Mid-Cap ETFs for 2016 (DON, VO)

    Check out five ETFs that could be well positioned heading into 2016, especially with a Federal Reserve that's expected to ...
  16. What I Got Right (and Wrong) in 2015

    This year was distinct for two, contradictory reasons: rising volatility and stagnant returns, at least in the United States. ...
  17. How do you calculate return on equity (ROE)?

    Return on equity (ROE) is a ratio that provides investors insight into how efficiently a company (or more specifically, its ...
  18. How do you calculate working capital?

    The formula for calculating working capital is straightforward, but lends great insight into the shorter-term health of a ...
  19. Three Disney Business Segments Investors Should Watch

    The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported fourth quarter and full year earnings for fiscal 2014 on November 5th and the house ...
  20. What is the formula for calculating the current ratio?

    Find out how to calculate the current ratio and what that result can tell you about a potential investment.
  21. What is the formula for calculating earnings per share (EPS)?

    Learn why earnings per share (EPS) is often considered to be one of the most important variables in determining a stock’s ...
  22. The Top 3 Biotechnology Stocks for 2016 (AMGN, VRX)

    Find out more about the top three biotechnology stocks to consider in 2016, and learn about their characteristics and why ...
  23. The Top 4 Small-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (ALDW, ALJ)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top four oil stocks in 2016, and learn about their fundamentals and why they may be poised ...
  24. Procter & Gamble's 3 Key Financial Ratios (PG)

    Understand how sales growth has become a bigger challenge for Procter & Gamble and what impact it has on the company's profitability ...
  25. The Top 4 Mid-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PBF, HFC)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top four oil-related stocks for 2016, and learn about the characteristics of these stocks ...
  26. Why the Fed’s Rate Increase is Good (Not Bad) News

    The Fed's widely decision to raise interest rates has garnered plenty of attention, especially from those concerned over ...
  27. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  28. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  29. Dish Network's 3 Key Financial Ratios (DISH)

    Understand why some key financial ratios for Dish Network are universally worse than its peers' and the industry average ...
  30. Costco's 4 Key Financial Ratios (COST)

    Understand why low profitability ratios are good for Costco's business, have not hurt shareholder returns and, as a result, ...
  31. The Economic Collapse of Bedford Falls from It's A Wonderful Life

    The town of Bedford Falls lies in ruin - the movie theater is shuttered, Martini's has burned, the townsfolk are homeless. ...
  32. FEP: First Trust Europe AlphaDEX ETF

    Learn about the First Trust ISE Europe AlphaDEX Fund, and explore detailed analysis of the ETF that tracks European stocks ...
  33. Equity vs. Debt Investments for Real Estate Crowdfunding

    Equity and debt investments offer two very different paths for investors who are interested in real estate crowdfunding. ...
  34. Analyzing Costco's Return on Equity (COST)

    Understand Costco Wholesale Corporation's steadily increasing return on equity, what has driven the increases and how it ...
  35. GE P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of GE's trailing and forward P/E ratios.
  36. Boeing’s 3 Key Financial Ratios (BA)

    Learn about the reasons why narrow profit margins and a low sales growth rate have not prevented Boeing from achieving a ...
  37. Who Benefits From Bottom-Up Investing?

    Bottom-up investing analyzes individual stocks from a specific company rather than the economy and market cycles.
  38. J.C. Penney's 3 Key Financial Ratios (JCP)

    Understand why chasing sales without ensuring profitability may be the wrong approach for JCPenney and the negative effects ...
  39. PRF: PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares FTSE RAFI U.S. 1000 ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the fund that invests in undervalued ...
  40. A New Reason Behind This Strategy’s Outperformance

    One of the great anomalies of investing: The historical long-term outperformance of smart beta or factor-based strategies relative ...
  41. Understanding Corrections

    A correction is a reversal of at least 10 percent in the value of a stock, bond, commodity or index.
  42. The Dynamics of Liquidity and Investing

    Liquidity is a hot topic in financial markets these days, so first we’ll explore what we mean by “liquidity” and then what ...
  43. Analyzing Coca-Cola's Return on Equity (KO)

    Understand the various factors causing Coca-Cola's recent decline in its return on equity ratio and how it compares to its ...
  44. The Topic We Should All Be Paying Attention to

    As the December Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting nears, discussions and speculation about the precise timing of Fed liftoff ...
  45. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

    The inventory turnover ratio is a key measure for evaluating how efficient management is at managing company inventory and ...
  46. Analyzing General Motors Company's Return on Equity

    Understand General Motors' return on equity (ROE) in recent years and what it tells investors about its overall performance ...
  47. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Chesapeake Energy Stock

    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Discover the company's financial ratios and other ...
  48. Analyzing Starbucks' Return on Equity (SBUX)

    Understand what factors affected increases in Starbucks Corporation's return on equity and how Starbucks compares to its ...
  49. General Electric's 3 Key Financial Ratios

    Understand the fundamental business reasons behind some of GE's lackluster financial ratios and know how to interpret the ...
  50. Priceline Group's 3 Key Financial Ratios

    Understand how the online travel agent market has evolved and how Priceline's financial ratios prove that it has successfully ...
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