Fundamentals

  1. Take On Risk With A Margin of Safety

    More common risk theories can lead to missed opportunities. Find out how margin of safety can propel your portfolio.
  2. What Is The Intrinsic Value Of A Stock?

    Intrinsic value reduces the subjective perception of a stock's value by analyzing its fundamentals.
  3. Financial Models You Can Create With Excel

    The relatively modest amount of time it takes to build these models can pay for itself by leading you to better investment decisions.
  4. What Dividends Say About Stock Health

    Dividend payments may reveal information about the future prospects of a company.
  5. Impairment Charges: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Impairment charge is a term for writing off worthless goodwill, but you need to know what its potential impact is on EPS.
  6. Institutional Investors And Fundamentals: What's The Link?

    Big-money sponsorship might make a company look good, but it's not always a reliable gauge of stock quality.
  7. Why There Are Few Sell Ratings On Wall Street

    We outline reasons that may show why enforcing more sell ratings isn't guaranteed to increase Wall Street's objectivity.
  8. Great Expectations: Forecasting Sales Growth

    Predicting sales growth can be something of a black art, unless you ask the right questions.
  9. Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)

    Discover how investors can use this valuation method to determine the intrinsic value of a stock.
  10. Guide To Measuring Oil And Gas Companies

    Here are some important stats to look for when measuring oil and gas companies.
  11. Using DCF In Biotech Valuation

    Valuing firms in this sector can seem like a black art, but there is a systematic way to pin a price on potential.
  12. The One-Time Expense Warning

    These income statement red flags may not spell a company's downfall. Learn why here.
  13. PEG Ratio

    Learn more about how this ratio is used to determine a stock's value based on its earnings growth.
  14. The Working Capital Position

    Learn how to correctly analyze a company's liquidity and beat the average investor.
  15. Reading The Balance Sheet

    Learn about the components of the statement of financial position and how they relate to each other.
  16. Looking Deeper Into Capital Allocation

    Discover how companies decide how to spend their cash in a variety of market conditions.
  17. Measuring Company Efficiency

    Three useful indicators for measuring a retail company's efficiency are its inventory turnaround times, its receivables and its collection period.
  18. 6 Unlikely Rivals That Should Merge

    If these companies are looking for growth and cost-cutting, the best bet might be to look to their main competitors.
  19. Using Liquidity Ratios

    Learn more about these quick and intuitive ratios you can use to analyze a stock's liquidity.
  20. The Evolution Of Video Rental Stocks

    Video rental customers have gone from using video stores to streaming selections available at home. Here's how it happened.
  21. Passing The Baton At Berkshire

    There are two possible candidates to be the next Warren Buffett. Find out who it could be.
  22. Can Samsung Compete With Apple's Retail Stores?

    This strategic move may just shoot Samsung to an uncatchable spot in the consumer technology sector.
  23. LinkedIn's First Quarter Results

    LinkedIn currently trades for $10 more than its IPO price. Find out if the rise is justified.
  24. The Appeal Of Company Spinoffs

    Companies are increasingly turning to spinoffs for a variety of reasons, including improving performance.
  25. Understanding Analyst Ratings

    Discover whether analyst recommendations are really worth listening to.
  26. Make Money Trading Earnings Announcements

    Here are two opinions to help you decide if trading earnings announcements will work for you.
  27. "Healthifying" The Fast Food Market

    With the fast food market feeling the pressure to offer healthier choices, the industry is being revolutionized.
  28. A Silver Primer

    Find out what affects the price of silver, the types of investments that can be made and the methods in which it is traded.
  29. Operating Cash Flow

    Find out how OCF can be used to value a company based on their ability to generate cash from operation.
  30. Is Your Investment Manager Skilled Or Lucky?

    Being familiar with composite presentations will help you better assess the quality of an investment manager's performance.
  31. Why Facebook Needs More Cash

    Facebook intends to grow to a staff of 9,600 over the next few years, which will require a lot of capital.
  32. An Introduction To The Income Statement

    The income statement is a measurement of a company's financial performance over a specific period of time. Discover its main components and how they work together.
  33. GAAP

    Learn more about the generally accepted accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies use to compile their financial statements.
  34. Calculating Operating Margin

    Learn more about the measurement used to calculate what proportion of a company's revenue is left over after production costs.
  35. Retained Earnings

    Learn more about this calculation and why companies include it on the balance sheet.
  36. Investing In Health Insurance Companies

    Health insurance companies work a little differently than most companies. Here's what you need to know as an investor.
  37. Interest Coverage Ratio

    Debt in an important factor to remember when analyzing a company's financial health. The interest coverage ratio serves to determine how easily a company can pay interest on outstanding debt. Learn more here.
  38. 7 Reasons Wendy's Surpassed Burger King

    The battle of the burger giants has recently taken a turn after nearly 40 years. Find out why.
  39. 5 Biggest Risks Faced By Oil And Gas Companies

    Before investing in gas and oil stocks, consider such factors as political and geological risks.
  40. International Financial Reporting Standards: What You Need To Know

    Learn about the purpose of the IFRS, as well as its benefits, goals and fundamental difference from the U.S. GAAP.
  41. Understanding The Leverage Ratio

    Learn more on how the leverage ratio is used to calculate a company's ability to meet financial obligations and how changes in output will affect operating income.
  42. Day Sales Outstanding

    Learn more about how day sales outstanding, or DSO, is calculated and used to measure the average number of days a company takes to collect revenue after sales.
  43. Using The Current Ratio

    Find out more on how this liquidity ratio is used to measure a company's ability to pay short-term obligations.
  44. Investing In The Biotech Sector

    The biotech sector is more than just medical research. Read this before you invest.
  45. Calculating Net Income

    Otherwise known as the "bottom line", net income is the most commonly used indicator of a company's profitability. Learn more about how it an investor's decision to own or sell a stock.
  46. Beginner's Guide To The Bloomberg Terminal

    Find out how to use the Bloomberg terminal computer system to trade stocks.
  47. 5 Reasons Old Tech Is Soaring

    New names may be popular, but old tech is still the place to put long-term money. Find out why.
  48. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  49. Is Stock Picking A Myth?

    Find out if mutual fund managers can successfully pick stocks or if you're better off with an index fund.
  50. Leverage

    Learn more on how leveraged investing can help you with higher investment profits through the use of borrowed money.
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  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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