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  1. GM Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Explore GM's earnings history and outlook. Examine the factors that have influenced recent operating performance and analyst ...
  2. A Window of Opportunity for Emerging Market Assets

    This week’s chart shows why we are in a sweet spot for emerging market (EM) assets with a weakening U.S. dollar, a rebound ...
  3. Chevron Stock: An Earnings Case Study (CVX)

    Examine Chevron's recent, historical and forecast earnings, and find out how falling oil prices have impacted CVX's revenue ...
  4. Ford Stock: An Earnings Case Study (F)

    Analyze Ford Motor's earnings history and outlook. Explore the revenue and expense trends that have heavily influenced profits ...
  5. Apple Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AAPL)

    Discover an earnings case study on Apple, and learn about its EPS and revenue growth rates, and what analysts are projecting ...
  6. Thoughts from John Hussman on Markets

    Find out what famed market forecaster John Hussman, who correctly called the 2000 and 2007 crashes, thinks about the current ...
  7. AMD: Advanced Micro Devices Earnings Case Study

    Read an earnings analysis of AMD. Discover its historical earnings, and get breakdowns of past and future analyst earnings ...
  8. Yahoo! Stock: An Earnings Case Study (YHOO)

    Discover the earnings analysis about Yahoo!, including comments on historical earnings and the breakdown of analysts' past ...
  9. Exxon Mobil Stock: An Earnings Case Study (XOM)

    Explore the recent earnings history of Exxon Mobil. What factors are influencing profits and what do analysts expect for ...
  10. 4 Challenges China Faces According to PIMCO

    Get the latest thoughts from Luke Spajic, executive vice president and portfolio manager in Singapore for PIMCO, on challenges ...
  11. Re-Emerging Markets?

    If you're wondering when will the emerging markets comeback be? Read on because is still young, but encouraging.
  12. Earnings Guide: 3 Insights to Consider in U.S. Markets (QCOM, V)

    Assess current earnings trends that affect financial decisions in today's volatile market, focusing on ratios, dividends ...
  13. Wal-Mart Stock: An Earnings Case Study (WMT)

    Examine Wal-Mart's earnings history and outlook. Analyze financial data to determine which factors are driving performance ...
  14. Alcoa vs. BHP Billiton: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Obtain an up-to-date overview of BHP Billiton and Alcoa, Inc., two key players for investors seeking exposure to the aluminum ...
  15. Boeing Stock: An Earnings Case Study (BA)

    Check out the earnings analysis for Boeing, including the company's historical earnings and analysts' past and future earnings ...
  16. Microsoft Stock: An Earnings Case Study (MSFT)

    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  17. Value Investing: 5 Tips to Consider in 2016

    Read five tips for value investors to consider in 2016, including how to look beyond traditional metrics and when to expand ...
  18. Gross, Operating and Net Profit Margins

    A company’s income statement includes the company’s gross, operating and net profits.
  19. The Difference Between Gross and Net Profit Margin

    To calculate gross profit margin, subtract the cost of goods sold from a company’s revenue; then divide by revenue.
  20. Google Stock: An Earnings Case Study (GOOGL)

    Analyze Alphabet's recent and historical earnings. Learn about the business trends that influence financial results and analyst ...
  21. Amazon Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AMZN)

    Read this earnings analysis on Amazon, including comments on the company's historical earnings and breakdown of past and ...
  22. 4 Oil Companies Swimming in Debt to Avoid (HK, SWN)

    Discover which oil and natural gas companies American investors should avoid in 2016, and why the industry is awash with ...
  23. Why Saudi Arabia Just Issued $10 Billion in Bonds

    Saudi Arabia has issued a $10 billion bond to global banks. The decision is part of a broader effort by the nation to liberalize ...
  24. Global Financials: 3 Key Industry Players (IDCBY, AXAHY)

    Take a look at three of the largest and most influential global companies that are leaders in the important financial services ...
  25. Analyzing Youku Tudou's Return on Equity (YOKU)

    Learn about Youku Tudou's return on equity (ROE), and find out about China’s biggest competitors for online video services.
  26. The Weighted Average Of Outstanding Shares

    The quantity of a company’s outstanding shares changes when it issues new shares, repurchases or retires existing ones, or ...
  27. Comparing the P&L Statement and the Balance Sheet

    Basically, the balance sheet shows how much a company is worth, while the P&L statement reveals if a company is profitable ...
  28. What Is A Good Gearing Ratio?

    Gearing ratios are useful for evaluating a company’s financial fitness through the figures found on its profit and loss statement.
  29. Who Are America's 7-Richest Senators?

    An overview of the seven wealthiest people in the U.S., and how they made their fortunes as well as a look at their various ...
  30. The Financial Future of PPL Corp's Spinoff, Talen Energy (TLN)

    Explore the financial prospects for Talen Energy, the resulting company from PPL Corporation's spinoff, including the impact ...
  31. Retail vs. Tech: How These Companies Use Working Capital

    Learn about the difference between retail and tech businesses' use of working capital and why working capital varies so widely ...
  32. The Key Ingredient Needed for Future Returns

    We discuss why company earnings, in today’s low-return environment, will be critical for generating gains.
  33. One Market Where Oil Doesn’t Really Matter Much

    If you are getting worried that your portfolio will be affected by the recent slide in oil and energy prices, keep reading. ...
  34. SandRidge's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SDOC)

    Learn more about SandRidge Energy, Inc., a history of the company's performance and financial stability through key financial ...
  35. What is Gross Income?

    Gross income is an individual’s total income before taxes and other adjustments are considered.
  36. A Statistic About the U.S. Economy that May Surprise You

    Learn why many commentators seem to be pessimistically focused on the U.S. economy’s weak wage growth and manufacturing sector ...
  37. How to Get the Most out of Your HELOC

    A home equity line of credit allows you to leverage your home for different reasons. Here are three ways to get the most ...
  38. Where Will Currencies Go From Here?

    We discuss the factors behind these 3 trends: a rising U.S. dollar, a selloff in EM currencies and a weakening yuan, and ...
  39. Do You Believe in Central Bank Magic?

    There are credible explanations for the recent economic rally, but most importantly, central banks have added still more ...
  40. Best Ways to Get Free Credit Scores in 2016

    You've probably seen spammy ads offering the opportunity to check your credit score for "free." Well, not all credit score ...
  41. IAG vs. Air France-KLM: Why IAG is Flying High in Europe

    Find out why shares of IAG outperformed Air France in 2014 and 2015. Explore the important operational metrics and financial ...
  42. Analyzing Cliffs Natural Resources’ Return on Equity (CLF)

    Understand how declining sales, earnings and losses have affected Cliffs Natural Resources' ROE, and the lasting impact of ...
  43. The Ultimate Bull: Laszlo Birinyi's Bet on the S&P

    Find out about stock market guru Laszlo Birinyi's latest forecast and why he is so optimistic about the future of the stock ...
  44. Solar City's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SCTY)

    Learn about SolarCity Corporation and its three key financial ratios that will help you understand its business and financial ...
  45. Is Stock With a Lower P/E Always A Better Choice?

    Is a stock with a lower P/E always a better investment than a stock with a higher one? The short answer is no, but it depends ...
  46. How Is the Bank of Japan Monetizing Government Debt?

    With its massive QE program and more recent adoption of negative interest rates, it looks like the BOJ is monetizing the ...
  47. 10 Companies With No Debt (DOX,NHTC,PAYX)

    These 10 companies have no debt, a big positive in today's economic environment. Three stand out above the rest.
  48. Valuation Models: Apple’s Stock Analysis With CAPM

    The capital asset pricing model, or the CAPM, estimates the expected return of an asset based on the systematic risk of the ...
  49. Analyzing Chesapeake Energy's Return on Equity (CHK, COP)

    Analyze Chesapeake Energy's ROE, and understand why declining revenues and mounting expenses have dropped the company's earnings ...
  50. Analyzing 3D Systems’ Return on Equity (DDD, SSYS)

    Find out how 3D Systems' ROE has changed over time and how it compares to peers. How have profitability, asset turnover and ...
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    A three-month period on a financial calendar that acts as a basis for the reporting of earnings and the paying of dividends.
  6. Weighted Average Cost Of Capital - WACC

    Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a calculation of a firm's cost of capital in which each category of capital is ...
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