Fundamentals

  1. Hostile Takeover

    A hostile takeovers is an unfriendly acquisition attempt by a company or raider that is strongly resisted by the management and the board of directors of the target firm. Learn more about the techniques they use in the process.
  2. How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

    Read between the lines to decipher a company's true financial condition.
  3. 5 Ways To Measure Mutual Fund Risk

    These statistical measurements highlight how to mitigate risk and increase rewards.
  4. Department Of Justice Bites At Apple

    The Department of Justice has warned Apple that it intends to pursue a suit alleging price-fixing.
  5. Understanding Leveraged Buyouts

    LBOs are often presented as predatory by the media, but it really depends on which side of the deal you're on.
  6. 5 Stock Market Metrics Explained

    Learn how to evaluate a company's performance using metrics such as ROE, EPS and P/E ratio.
  7. 4 Leverage Ratios Used In Evaluating Energy Firms

    These four leverage ratios can help investors understand how oil and gas firms are managing their debt.
  8. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  9. Detecting Accounting Manipulation

    "One-time charges" and "investment gains" are two strategies companies can use to distort their numbers.
  10. Evaluating The Facebook IPO

    Facebook's IPO is sure to be the biggest IPO of the year. Find out what to expect.
  11. What Is The Quick Ratio?

    Find out about this liquidity indicator and how it's used.
  12. Examining Costs Of Goods Sold (COGS)

    Learn more about the costs that go into production.
  13. The Pros And Cons Of Sports Investing

    Consider these advantages and disadvantages before investing in businesses related to your favorite teams.
  14. Steve Jobs And The Apple Story

    Discover the lessons you can learn from Steve Jobs, with a brief history of Apple.
  15. A Natural Gas Primer

    Learn why natural gas is playing a larger role in the energy industry.
  16. The Basics Of Business Forecasting

    Discover the methods behind financial forecasts and the risks inherent when we seek to predict the future.
  17. What's Next For Netflix?

    Net streaming is new, unmarked territory where rules are still being made. Netflix' future could be bright.
  18. 5 Common Trading Multiples Used In Oil And Gas Valuation

    Before you decide to invest in oil and gas, you should understand these multiples.
  19. How Much Are NFL Teams Really Worth?

    While numbers are not released league-wide, here's a look at the revenue-generating capabilities of Super Bowl Champions the Green Bay Packers.
  20. Enron: The Fall Of A Wall Street Darling

    Enron is a classic example of greed gone wrong and how investors were led astray.
  21. Whisper Numbers: Should You Listen?

    These unofficial forecasts hold the potential for insider insight - and investment risk.
  22. Walt Disney: How Entertainment Became An Empire

    One of the most powerful companies in the entertainment sector has some lessons to share for new budding entrepreneurs.
  23. Valuation Of A Preferred Stock

    Determining the value of a preferred stock is important for your portfolio. Learn how it's done.
  24. 4 Ways To Predict Market Performance

    There is academic evidence supporting different market views. Learn how and why the market can be predicted.
  25. 4 Steps To Picking A Stock

    Narrow down the universe of stocks to find the ones that best suit your needs.
  26. An Introduction To The Indian Stock Market

    Emerging markets like India are fast becoming engines for future growth. Find out how to get in on the ground floor.
  27. Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement

    Use these key attributes to uncover top-level investments.
  28. Qualitative Analysis: What Makes A Company Great?

    To understand the qualities that make for a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  29. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch.
  30. Warning Signs Of A Company In Trouble

    Don't let your clients go down with ship! Learn how to escape sinking with these tips.
  31. Valuing Large-Cap Stocks

    Investors seeking to preserve capital in volatile markets might want to consider large-cap stocks.
  32. Understanding The Income Statement

    Learn how to use revenue and expenses, among other factors, to break down and analyze a company.
  33. The 5 Types Of Earnings Per Share

    A look at the five varieties of EPS and what each represents can help an investor determine whether a company is a good value, or not.
  34. Evaluating A Company's Management

    Financial statements don't tell you everything about a company's health. Investigate the management behind the numbers!
  35. Cash Flow From Investing

    Cash flow analysis is a critical process for both companies and investors. Find out what you need to know about it.
  36. The 4 Basic Elements Of Stock Value

    Investors use these four measures to determine a stock's worth. Find out how to use them.
  37. Analyzing The Price-To-Cash-Flow Ratio

    Find out how this ratio can help you evaluate companies and make investment decisions.
  38. Relative Valuation: Using Stocks To Value Other Stocks

    This effective approach will help you understand which stocks you should be investing in.
  39. Understanding Liquidity Risk

    Make sure that your trades are safe by learning how to measure the liquidity risk.
  40. How To Do Qualitative Analysis On Biotech Companies

    These analytical methods will help you size up a biotech company and make a winning investment.
  41. Sector Rotation: The Essentials

    We look at how the market signals impending economic cycles and sector performance during each stage.
  42. Intermarket Relationships: Following The Cycle

    Find out how commodity, bond, stock and currency markets interact.
  43. How Buybacks Warp The Price-To-Book Ratio

    Relying on price-to-book can get ugly if a company has repurchased stock. Learn why.
  44. A New Approach To Equity Compensation

    The new financial accounting standard known as FAS 123R could take a bite out of your portfolio. Find out why here.
  45. Equity Valuation In Emerging Markets

    As nations like China, India and others continue to grow, valuing companies from these nations will be important for your portfolio.
  46. An Introduction To Capital Budgeting

    We look at three widely used valuation methods and figure out how companies justify spending.
  47. Profit By Understanding Fundamental Trends

    Fundamental trends are an important driver of financial markets and every investor and entrepreneur should analyze them.
  48. Valuing A Company Using The Residual Income Method

    Learn the underlying basics behind the residual income model and how it can be used to place an absolute value on a firm.
  49. How To Analyze A Company's Financial Position

    Find out how to calculate important ratios and compare them to market value.
  50. A Look At Corporate Profit Margins

    Take a deeper look at a company's profitability with the help of profit margin ratios.
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    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  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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