Fundamentals

  1. Analyzing Owners' Equity

    Analyzing owners’ equity is an important exercise for any shareholder.
  2. Analyzing PepsiCo's Return on Equity (PEP)

    Understand recent trends in PepsiCo's return on equity, the factors that have contributed to its return on equity (ROE), ...
  3. Lockheed Martin P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick analysis of Lockheed Martin's P/E ratio.
  4. Kinder Morgan P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    The largest energy infrastructure company in America gets a quick calculation and analysis of its P/E ratio.
  5. The Top 5 Small Cap Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (CBB, SHEN)

    Identify five small-cap telecommunication stocks that should be on your watchlist for 2016; analyze these stocks based on ...
  6. Index Funds Explained

    Indexing strategies have been around for long, but many investors still don’t understand what a powerful tool they can be ...
  7. Hedge Funds: Idiosyncratic Challenges to Fade

    With shifting monetary policy, we see renewed potential across many hedge fund strategies.
  8. Seadrill P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of Seadrill's P/E ratio.
  9. The Best US Equity Sector Since Market Low in March 2009

    Learn about the best U.S. equity sectors since market low in March 2009 and understand how they have achieved the best returns ...
  10. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Advanced Micro Devices Stock (AMD)

    Learn the biggest risks to Advanced Micro Devices stock, and discover the company's biggest competitors and how they threaten ...
  11. Caterpillar's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CAT)

    Investigate how dividend payouts may have supported Caterpillar's investment worthiness in times of its sales slumps and ...
  12. Coca-Cola's 3 Key Financial Ratios (KO)

    Get insight into why some of Coca-Cola's financial ratios are not as good as those of its peers, especially PepsiCo's, and ...
  13. Yelp's 3 Key Financial Ratios (YELP)

    Find out why Yelp's current high sales growth rate may be misleading, and understand how the stock is overvalued absent solid ...
  14. Apple's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AAPL)

    Find out that even for Apple, not every financial ratio reveals all things positive, and how a particular ratio may point ...
  15. What is the formula for calculating EBITDA?

    Learn about EBITDA and how companies can manipulate this calculation to look more profitable.
  16. What is the formula for calculating the debt-to-equity ratio?

    Find out how to use this fundamental financial ratio to help assess a company's performance.
  17. 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.
  18. Netflix: Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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

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

    Even though Starbucks is a well established company, there is always a threat from competitive forces.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. The Case for Investing in Japan

    Learn why despite Japanese equities’ recent volatility, Japan remains one of the most compelling stock markets globally.
  27. 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?
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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. ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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, ...
  47. 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. ...
  48. Warren Buffett's Probability Analysis Advantage

    The principle of elementary probability lies at the core of Warren Buffett’s investing philosophy.
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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. ...
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