Fundamentals

  1. How to Calculate Required Rate of Return

    Investors use the required rate of return to decide where to put their money, and corporations use it to decide if they should ...
  2. Oracle's 4 Key Financial Ratios (ORCL)

    Learn about Oracle's sales growth rate, debt/equity ratio, return on equity and operating margin, and find out how they affect ...
  3. Berkshire Hathaway's 4 Key Financial Ratios (BRK.B, BRK.A)

    Read about the key financial ratios to analyze Berkshire Hathaway. Understand why Buffett likes companies with low debt/equity ...
  4. Do you discount working capital in net present value (NPV)?

    Learn why changes in net working capital (NPV) should be included in net present value calculations for analyzing a project's ...
  5. 10 Tips For Running a Successful Airbnb Property

    How to run a successful Airbnb property with these 10 tips.
  6. What Happens To Your Student Debt If You Die?

    What happens to student debt when you die? It all depends on the lending agency.
  7. Advantages of Maintaining Low Working Capital

    Understand the benefits and advantages of maintaining low working capital as related to liquidity needs, capital allocation ...
  8. How is working capital different from fixed capital?

    Understand the differences between working capital and fixed capital, including definitions and examples of how businesses ...
  9. Schlumberger Stock: A Dividend Analysis (SLB)

    Examine the strength and potential of major oil service company Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB), considered to a solid dividend ...
  10. How To Choose The Best Stock Valuation Method

    There is no single valuation tactic that works in every situation. But a company’s characteristics provide clues to investors ...
  11. Samsung and Google: A Beautiful Friendship?

    Google and Samsung have more than a hardware/software relationship. These two technology giants have collaborated time and ...
  12. How Major League Baseball Makes Money

    Major League Baseball is big business. Let's take a look at where the money comes from.
  13. Johnson & Johnson Stock: A Dividend Analysis (JNJ)

    Explore a detailed analysis of Johnson & Johnson's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors, ...
  14. How to Identify Mispriced Stocks

    Find out how to identify mispriced stocks. Learn about intrinsic and relative valuation methods based on fundamentals, and ...
  15. Yahoo To Use Google Search Results. Yes, Again.

    Can Google remain the world's top search engine forever? Yahoo's on-again, off-again agreement to offer Google search results ...
  16. General Electric Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Read a detailed analysis of the dividend policy of General Electric Company, and explore a comparison of the dividend policies ...
  17. The Best 3 Dividend Stocks Under $5 (AUO, LYG)

    Discover three top dividend stocks trading under $5, the reasoning behind their stable dividends, and their unique positions ...
  18. Computing Historical Volatility in Excel

    We examine how annualized historical volatility is computed from daily log returns, variance and standard deviation.
  19. Calculating Net Present Value at Different Points Using Excel

    Calculating the net present value (NPV) of your investment projects using Excel.
  20. Chevron Stock: A Dividend Analysis (CVX)

    Discover a detailed analysis of Chevron's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors Exxon ...
  21. High-Yield Corporate Bonds: Issuers and Investors

    High-yield bonds play a significant role in various investment portfolios. An examination of the issuers' and investors' ...
  22. Is it Time to Hedge Your Stock Portfolio?

    Recent weeks have seen stocks, credit and even emerging markets start to recover. Unfortunately, the gains haven’t been driven ...
  23. What does low working capital say about a company's financial prospects?

    Find out what it means when a company has low working capital, including how this metric is interpreted based on business ...
  24. Wells Fargo Stock: A Dividend Analysis (WFC)

    Take a look at a fundamental analysis of Wells Fargo & Company as a potential investment in the banking industry, especially ...
  25. Is the Recent Pullback at Analog Devices a Buying Opportunity? (ADI)

    Learn about Analog Devices' valuation following a price drop. Find out whether the stock is cheap relative to its peers and ...
  26. How to Avoid Stocks Full of Tourist Investors

    Tourist investors are short-term thinkers who invest in droves. Here are some steps to help you avoid tourist stocks.
  27. An Undiscovered Growth Stock for Your Portfolio (OFLX)

    Here's a boring business with the potential to yield big profits for investors.
  28. Is Rite Aid (RAD) a Good Buy Right Now?

    Traders love Rite Aid. Does this mean it's a good buy for retail investors right now?
  29. Do you include working capital in net present value (NPV)?

    Discover why it is important to include changes to working capital as a component in calculating the net present value (NPV) ...
  30. Is Now the Right Time to Buy Gold Mining Stocks?

    Examine the current case for buying gold stocks, and learn the reasons why gold and mining stocks may be set to begin a new ...
  31. How Priceline Succeeds in China (PCLN)

    Learn about the unique marketing strategy that The Priceline, Group, Inc. has devised to gain access to the large travel ...
  32. Is Google Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    Discover if Google is an appropriate investment for an IRA and whether it is more appropriate for a traditional IRA or a ...
  33. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Seadrill Stock (SDRL)

    Learn about some of the major risks of investing in Seadrill. Discover why the company is at risk for lower revenues due ...
  34. Do nonprofit organizations have working capital?

    Discover why financial reserves in the nonprofit world are equivalent to working capital used by for-profit businesses, and ...
  35. Quick Cash: 7 Smart (Legal) Ways to Get It

    You suddenly need money for an unexpected expense. What are the most effective, least financially damaging ways to get it?
  36. Is Now the Right Time to Buy Brazilian Stocks?

    Examine the current state of the economy of Brazil, and learn why there may be some reasons for investors to look for a rally ...
  37. How to Think About Seasonality Trends

    Investors benefit when company research incorporates seasonality trends that predict relative strength and weakness throughout ...
  38. Can a company's working capital turnover ratio be negative?

    Learn how the working capital turnover ratio turns negative as a result of a company's negative working capital when current ...
  39. Understanding Cash Management

    Cash management is a broad term that applies to the collecting, managing and investing of cash.
  40. Does working capital measure liquidity?

    Learn about working capital and liquidity, and how working capital measures the liquidity, efficiency and overall health ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Investing in Lumber Liquidators? Read This First (LL)

    Find out what investors should know before buying Lumber Liquidators shares. Learn about Lumber Liquidators' financial performance ...
  45. What Seagate Gains by Acquiring Dot Hill Systems (STX, HILL)

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

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

    Here's a how-to guide on starting on starting a private equity firm.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
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