Fundamentals

  1. How To Pick The Best Telecom Stocks

    This ever-changing industry can leave investors scratching their heads. Find out which metrics matter.
  2. Understanding Net Present Value

    Learn how this value is used to determine the worth of a project.
  3. Buffett's World Travels

    What the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway thinks of various developing countries and which has the most potential.
  4. 4 Characteristics Of Recession-Proof Companies

    Investors can find profitable companies - even in a recession. It's all about knowing where to look.
  5. A Primer On The Railroad Sector

    The railroad industry might seem antiquated, but it remains an important service that reaches all corners of the country. ...
  6. Valuing Private Companies

    You may be familiar with publicly-traded companies, but how much do you know about privately-held firms?
  7. An Introduction To Small Cap Stocks

    When it comes to a company's size, bigger isn't always better for investors. Find out more here.
  8. Understanding Cash Flow

    Learn about the different types of cash flows and the importance for businesses to properly manage their cash flows.
  9. Valuing A Stock With Supernormal Dividend Growth Rates

    If these calculations are off, it could drastically change the value of the shares.
  10. The Value Investor's Handbook

    Learn the technique that Buffett, Lynch and other pros used to make their fortunes.
  11. Using Porter's 5 Forces To Analyze Stocks

    These five qualitative measures allow investors to draw conclusions about a corporation that are not apparent on the balance ...
  12. The Essentials Of Corporate Cash Flow

    Tune out the accounting noise and see whether a company is generating the stuff it needs to sustain itself.
  13. A Primer On The Biotech Sector

    Investing in the biotech sector can involve both huge losses and major gains.
  14. Beware of Fake Earnings Surprises

    MoneyShow.com's Jim Jubak says investors should be careful when companies "beat" already weak lower earnings projections.
  15. How To Choose The Best Stock Valuation Method

    Don't be overwhelmed by the many valuation techniques out there - knowing a few characteristics about a company will help ...
  16. Why You Shouldn't Buy Investments You Know

    Though it's got merit, buying what you know could hold you back from achieving greater investment yields.
  17. Dynamic Current Ratio: What It Is And How To Use It

    Learn why this ratio may be a good alternative to the current, cash and quick ratios.
  18. Understanding Liability-Adjusted Cash Flow Yield

    Learn why LACFY is a valuable metric for investors looking to make quick valuation calls on a company's stock relative to ...
  19. Using Public SEC Filings To Analyze Companies

    Reports from the Securities and Exchange Commission provide investors with an edge in determining the investment value of ...
  20. Book Value: How Reliable Is It For Investors?

    In theory, a low P/B ratio means you have a cushion against poor performance. In practice, it is much less certain.
  21. Using Technical Indicators To Develop Trading Strategies

    Unfortunately, there is no perfect investment strategy that will guarantee success, but you can find the indicators and strategies ...
  22. Reverse Engineering Return On Equity

    Return on equity is a widely used ratio, but return on net operating assets (RNOA) takes things one step farther.
  23. 5 Signs Of A Market-Beating Stock

    Beating the market is not automatic, but focusing on companies with strong margins, good management and double-digit ROIC ...
  24. Find Quality Investments With ROIC

    Return on invested capital is a great way to measure the true value produced by a company. Learn to use the ROIC metric and ...
  25. January: Time To Read Your Mutual Fund's Annual Report

    Don't let this valuable piece of mail end up in your trash can. Here are five things you need to know.
  26. How To Trade Currency And Commodity Correlations

    Relationships between currencies and commodities exist throughout the financial markets. Find out how to trade these trends. ...
  27. Can You Hit A Perfect Credit Score?

    Everyone wants a great credit score, but few know exactly how to achieve perfection. Find out how your credit score is kept ...
  28. Understanding Free Cash Flow

    Cash in the bank is what every company strives to achieve. Find out how to determine how much a company is generating and ...
  29. What is a cross hedge?

    Cross hedging is when you hedge a position by investing in two positively correlated securities or securities that have similar ...
  30. Does Your Personality Match Your Trading Methods?

    Investing has ways to successfully accommodate a variety of personalities. Learn how to align your trading with your traits. ...
  31. Introduction To Enterprise Value

    Learn how enterprise value can help investors compare companies with different capital structures.
  32. Understanding Profit Margin

    Learn a primary method investors use to analyze a company's profitability.
  33. Understanding Fundamental Vs. Technical Analysis

    The methods used to analyze securities and make investment decisions fall into two very broad categories: fundamental and ...
  34. How To Calculate Return On Investment (ROI)

    Return on investment allows an investor to evaluate the performance of an investment and compare it to others in his or her ...
  35. How To Evaluate The Quality Of EPS

    Companies can manipulate their numbers, so you need to learn how to determine the accuracy of EPS.
  36. 7 Signs A Stock Is Set To Slide

    In investment, knowledge is power. Knowing these signs could alert you to potential problems on the horizon for your stocks. ...
  37. How To Tell If A Company's In Trouble

    Observing a company's behavior can prove beneficial for the mindful investor. Know the signs before you make a reactionary ...
  38. Return On Assets (ROA)

    Return on assets is one of the basic metrics used to evaluate a company's stock. Find out what it can tell you about a stock ...
  39. Are Your Stocks Doomed?

    When a company is headed for trouble, the warning signs are usually there. Learn how to spot disaster.
  40. Stock Scandals: Why Some Companies Survive

    When scandal hits a company, there are few key factors that determine how hard the stock will be hit.
  41. Top 3 Pitfalls Of Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    The DCF method can be difficult to apply to real-life valuations. Find out where it comes up short.
  42. The Price To Earnings Ratio Explained

    The price to earnings ratio is one of the most important ratios in investing. Find out how it is calculated, how it can be ...
  43. The Debt To Equity Ratio

    The debt to equity ratio identifies companies that are highly leveraged and therefore a higher risk for investors. Find out ...
  44. Working Capital

    Working capital is one of the basic metrics used to evaluate a company's financial health. Find out what it can tell you ...
  45. 4 Key Indicators That Move The Markets

    Find out what reports to watch in order to anticipate and react to market movements.
  46. Investing Myths That Need To Go

    Certain investing myths just won't die. Find out how dated sayings could be costing you.
  47. 6 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Financial Job

    In uncertain times we all need some job security. Check out these 6 tips to recession-proof your financial services job. ...
  48. 6 Basic Financial Ratios And What They Reveal

    These formulas can help you pick better stocks for your portfolio once you learn how to use them.
  49. Understanding Book Value

    Book value is a component in many ratios that investors use to evaluate stocks. Find out how it is calculated and what it ...
  50. Cash: Can A Company Have Too Much?

    Cash is something companies love to have. But if they are not using it there could be problems.
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