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  1. Spotting Cash Cows

    We show you why some of these companies stand apart from the herd.
  2. What is the difference between fundamental and technical analysis?

    These terms refer to two different stock-picking methodologies used for researching and forecasting the future growth trends ...
  3. What number of shares determines adequate liquidity for a stock?

    Liquidity refers to how easy it is to buy and sell shares without seeing a change in price. If, for example, you bought stock ...
  4. Debt Ratios

    Learn about the debt ratio, debt-equity ratio, capitalization ratio, interest coverage ratio and the cash flow to debt ratio. ...
  5. Using Accounting Analysis To Measure Earnings Quality

    Learn the accounting concepts that will help you to dig into to the details to find earnings manipulation.
  6. Understanding Economic Value Added

    Discover the simplicity of this important valuation metric. We reveal its underlying ideas and examine each of its components. ...
  7. Behavioral Finance

    Learn the science behind irrational decision making and how you can avoid it.
  8. Operating Performance Ratios

    Learn about the fixed-asset turnover, sales/revenue per employee, operating cycle and dividend payout ratio.
  9. Mutual Fund Investment Quality: Conclusion

    Check in here for an overview of mutual fund investment quality and how to find it.
  10. Market Strength Tutorial

    Here you can learn about some of the indicators that traders and brokers use to determine the direction and strength of the ...
  11. Measuring a Fund's Risk and Return

    Learn the importance of the risk-return relationship in selecting a mutual fund.
  12. Understanding The P/E Ratio

    Learn what the price/earnings ratio really means and how you should use it to value companies.
  13. Dow Theory

    Learn about the foundation upon which technical analysis is based.
  14. Liquidity Measurement Ratios

    Learn about the current ratio, quick ratio, cash ratio and cash conversion cycle.
  15. Reading Financial Tables Tutorial

    Learn about six common types of financial tables and figure out how to interpret them.
  16. Investment Valuation Ratios

    Learn about per share data, price/book value ratio, price/cash flow ratio, price/earnings ratio, price/sales ratio, dividend ...
  17. Cash Flow Indicator Ratios

    Learn about the operating cash flow to sales ratio, free cash flow to operating cash flow ratio and free cash flow coverage ...
  18. Introduction To Fundamental Analysis

    Learn this easy-to-understand technique of analyzing a company's financial statements and reports.
  19. A Guide To Conference Board Indicators

    Learn to put the CB data sets to trading use. Each chapter takes you through one of the board's benchmark indicators or surveys, ...
  20. Fund Performance Metrics

    With mutual funds, it is crucial to look at all components of investment quality and not performance alone.
  21. Scoring Fund Investment Quality

    Learn some background on mutual funds and what factors can be used to assess their investment quality.
  22. Analytical Commentary On A Fund

    Independent fund investment research is the key to finding investment quality in a mutual fund.
  23. Profitability Indicator Ratios

    Learn about profit margin analysis, effective tax rate, return on assets, return on equity and return on capital employed.
  24. Fundamental Analysis For Traders

    Find out how this method can be applied strategically to increase profit.
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