Fundamentals

  1. Banking Stress Tests: Would Yours Pass?

    In weaker economic times, banks may be tested by the government to see how safe they are.
  2. Intermarket Analysis: Pinpointing Reversals And Confirming Trends

    Learn how to confirm your analysis based on intermarket trends by watching global markets and particular stocks to pinpoint ...
  3. Does the balance sheet always balance?

    Yes, a balance sheet should always balance. The name "balance sheet" is based on the fact that assets will equal liabilities ...
  4. Financial Physics: "Natural" Market Laws

    Physics uses math to define the laws of the universe; here, we look at what laws explain the financial universe.
  5. The Best CEOs Listen To The Street

    Studies show that transparency and listening to the market are a winning combination for CEOs and the companies they run. ...
  6. Pharma Patent Trolls: Cheap Drugs At A Steep Price

    Though patent trolls can help patients achieve cheaper medication in the short-term, everyone pays for it in the long term.
  7. What Would Full Disclosure Mean For The Market?

    In the wake accounting scandals, more people are calling for full disclosure. But what would that even help?
  8. Assessing Bank Assets: Are Your Savings Safe?

    Learn how to determine if your assets are safe or if your bank has spread itself too thin.
  9. What does it mean when "N/A" appears for a company's P/E ratio?

    A "N/A" reported in a stock's price-to-earnings ratio (P/E), can mean one of two things. The first, and simplest, would be ...
  10. Accretion / Dilution Analysis: A Merger Mystery

    This analysis tool is an effective way to value mergers and acquisitions. The deal's on the table, but should you sign the ...
  11. 8 Signs Of A Doomed Stock

    Companies provide distress signals long before they go under. Find out how to read them.
  12. Is Your Bank On Its Way Down?

    Find out how the Tier 1 capital ratio can be used to tell if your bank is going under.
  13. Equity Valuation In Good Times And Bad

    Learn how to filter out the noise of the market place in order to find a solid way of determing a company's value.
  14. Mark-To-Market: Tool Or Trouble?

    Mark-to-market accounting can be a valuable practice, but all bets are off when the market fluctuates wildly.
  15. What is the difference between return on equity and return on capital?

    Return on equity (ROE) and return on capital (ROC) measure very similar concepts, but with a slight difference in the underlying ...
  16. Municipalities Free Up Cash With Chapter 9

    Find out what happens to municipalities when they need money, but have no other option than bankruptcy.
  17. The P/E Ratio: A Good Market-Timing Indicator

    Check out the returns this newer technical analysis tool would've yielded over the period from 1920 to 2003.
  18. Why are P/E ratios generally higher during times of low inflation?

    Inflation affects equity prices in several ways. Most importantly, investors are willing to pay less for a certain level ...
  19. Where can I find the P/E ratios for the Dow and S&P 500?

    When it comes to valuing stocks, the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is one of the oldest and most frequently used metrics. ...
  20. What is the weighted average of outstanding shares? How is it calculated?

    The amount of shares outstanding in a company will often change due to a company issuing new shares, repurchasing and retiring ...
  21. Is it possible for a company to have a positive cash flow and a negative net income?

    This situation may seem a bit counter-intuitive at first, but it is actually quite common and not too difficult to understand. ...
  22. What is the best method of analysis for forex trading?

    Types Of Analysis Used In ForexForex analysis is used by the retail forex day trader to determine whether to buy or sell ...
  23. The Evolution Of Enterprise Risk Management

    This growing sector can tell you a lot about the companies you are investing in.
  24. Can a company declare a dividend that exceeds its earnings per share?

    Yes, it can. In fact, many well-known Fortune 500 companies have paid dividends in years where they posted negative earnings ...
  25. Uncovering Hidden Debt

    Understand how financing through operating leases, synthetic leases, and securitizations affects companies' image of performance. ...
  26. Blending Technical And Fundamental Analysis

    Find out how you can combine the best of both strategies to better understand the markets.
  27. Stocks with high P/E ratios can be overpriced. Is a stock with a lower P/E always ...

    The short answer? No. The long answer? It depends.The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is calculated as a stock's current ...
  28. Can a stock have a negative price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio?

    Yes, a stock can have a negative price-to-earnings ratio (P/E), but it is very unlikely that you will ever see it reported. ...
  29. Value Investing Using The Enterprise Multiple

    This simple measure can help investors determine whether a stock is a good deal.
  30. 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 ...
  31. Executive Compensation: How Much Is Too Much?

    The proxy statement can help determine whether a CEO is well compensated - or just overpaid.
  32. Spotting Cash Cows

    We show you why some of these companies stand apart from the herd.
  33. Is maximizing stock price the same thing as maximizing profit?

    Simply put: yes. A company's stock price will factor in many different variables including the type of industry the firm ...
  34. What's the difference between absolute P/E ratio and relative P/E ratio?

    The simple answer to this question is that absolute P/E, which is the most quoted of the two ratios, is the price of a stock ...
  35. How do you determine a company's percentage of credit sales?

    First, we should establish the fact that, depending on the industry, most companies' sales are sold with terms of payment ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. Debt Ratios

    Learn about the debt ratio, debt-equity ratio, capitalization ratio, interest coverage ratio and the cash flow to debt ratio. ...
  38. Mutual Fund Investment Quality: Conclusion

    Check in here for an overview of mutual fund investment quality and how to find it.
  39. 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.
  40. Operating Performance Ratios

    Learn about the fixed-asset turnover, sales/revenue per employee, operating cycle and dividend payout ratio.
  41. Understanding Economic Value Added

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

    Learn the science behind irrational decision making and how you can avoid it.
  43. 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 ...
  44. Investment Valuation Ratios

    Learn about per share data, price/book value ratio, price/cash flow ratio, price/earnings ratio, price/sales ratio, dividend ...
  45. Measuring a Fund's Risk and Return

    Learn the importance of the risk-return relationship in selecting a mutual fund.
  46. Reading Financial Tables Tutorial

    Learn about six common types of financial tables and figure out how to interpret them.
  47. Understanding The P/E Ratio

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

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

    Learn about the current ratio, quick ratio, cash ratio and cash conversion cycle.
  50. 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 ...
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