Fundamentals

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  1. How to Use the Gearing Ratio

    How to Use the Gearing Ratio

    The gearing ratio is a figure that compares a company’s owners’ equity to the amount of money the company has borrowed.
  2. What's a P&L Statement?

    What's a P&L Statement?

    A profit and loss statement, also called the income statement, is a financial statement that companies use to report their ...
  3. An Investing Secret For When The Market Drops

    An Investing Secret For When The Market Drops

    I wrote a piece called “Why Cash is Not a Strategy.” I was sitting on more cash than I knew was good for me: I’ve started ...
  4. Saving Money Or Paying Off Debt?

    Saving Money Or Paying Off Debt?

    When choosing between blasting through debt and establishing precautionary funds in case of an emergency, the right course ...
  5. Ratio Analysis

    Ratio Analysis

    Ratio analysis is the use of quantitative analysis of financial information in a company’s financial statements. The ...
  6. Does gross profit include tax?

    Does gross profit include tax?

    Find out what gross profits are, how they are calculated, how they are interpreted by investors and whether taxes are taken ...
  7. Does gross profit include depreciation or amortization?

    Does gross profit include depreciation or amortization?

    Understand the distinction between depreciation and amortization, and learn under which circumstances either type of expense ...
  8. What are the differences between operating expenses and cost of goods sold (COGS)?

    What are the differences between operating expenses and cost of goods sold (COGS)?

    Discover the differences between operating expenses and cost of goods sold, how each are calculated and why they are considered ...
  9. What is the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet?

    What is the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet?

    Find the current value of a business by reading the balance statement and determine whether operations are efficient by analyzing ...
  10. How is impairment loss calculated?

    How is impairment loss calculated?

    Learn how companies re-evaluate their assets and compare them against book values to recognize impairment and why this strategy ...
  11. What are the differences between gross profit and gross margin?

    What are the differences between gross profit and gross margin?

    Learn how gross profit and gross margin are calculated and how each is used in fundamental analysis. Generally, these numbers ...
  12. What does the current cost of living compare to 20 years ago?

    What does the current cost of living compare to 20 years ago?

    Find out how inflation has affected the dollar since 1994, and how the cost of living has changed above and beyond what can ...
  13. Does gross profit account for sales returns?

    Does gross profit account for sales returns?

    Discover how accountants record the return of a saleable item and how that might impact the gross profit for a firm, either ...
  14. The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
  15. Days Sales of Inventory

    Days Sales of Inventory

    Days Sales of Inventory, also called Days Inventory Outstanding, is a key financial measurement of a company's performance ...
  16. Days Payable Outstanding

    Days Payable Outstanding

    Days Payable Outstanding, or DPO, is an accounting measurement that tells the average number of days it takes a company to ...
  17. Return on Sales

    Return on Sales

    Return on Sales is a financial ratio that is used to measure a company's performance. Specifically, it is Operating Profit ...
  18. Why Wall Street Is A Key Player In The World's Economy

    Why Wall Street Is A Key Player In The World's Economy

    Wall Street is just one little street in lower Manhattan, but both empirically and symbolically, it continues to make the ...
  19. 5 Famous MLB Players Who Went Broke

    5 Famous MLB Players Who Went Broke

    Major League Baseball is one of the biggest and most lucrative industries out there.
  20. Penny Stocks, Options and Trading on Margin

    Penny Stocks, Options and Trading on Margin

    You may not be able to trade penny-stock options, but small-caps and micro-caps could be close enough. Here's a primer on ...
  21. Playing Penny Stock-Like ETFs

    Playing Penny Stock-Like ETFs

    While there are no penny stock ETFs or mutual funds, a shrewd investor can pick from a number of small-cap and micro-cap ...
  22. Study These Penny Stock Trading Trends

    Study These Penny Stock Trading Trends

    Any active trader watches trends patterns to devise a strategy. Penny stock traders should do the same; it could help them ...
  23. Total Debt to Total Assets

    Total Debt to Total Assets

    Total Debt to total assets, also called the debt ratio, is an accounting measurement that shows how much of a company’s assets ...
  24. Tracking Your Portfolio On Yahoo! Finance

    Tracking Your Portfolio On Yahoo! Finance

    Yahoo! Finance can sync with brokerage accounts, merge and track investments to monitor performance and help you understand ...
  25. GAAP

    GAAP

    Learn more about the generally accepted accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies use to compile their ...
  26. Using The Current Ratio

    Using The Current Ratio

    Find out more on how this liquidity ratio is used to measure a company's ability to pay short-term obligations.
  27. Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

    Material Adverse Effect A Warning Sign For Stocks

    Learn what this phrase means and how to spot it in a company's financial statements.
  28. Can Good News Be A Signal To Sell?

    Can Good News Be A Signal To Sell?

    Sometimes positive announcements can mean bad news for a stock. Find out why.
  29. How To Pick Winning Penny Stocks

    How To Pick Winning Penny Stocks

    Cheap doesn't always equal good. When choosing penny stocks, investors would be wise to note several key factors that affect ...
  30. When computing the PEG ratio for a stock, how is a company's earnings growth rate ...

    When computing the PEG ratio for a stock, how is a company's earnings growth rate ...

    Remember that the price/earnings to growth ratio (PEG ratio) is simply a given stock's price/earnings ratio (P/E ratio) divided ...
  31. What is the formula for calculating the current ratio?

    What is the formula for calculating the current ratio?

    Find out how to calculate the current ratio and what that result can tell you about a potential investment.
  32. Industry Handbook

    Industry Handbook

    In this feature, we take an in-depth look at the various techniques that determine the value and investment quality of companies ...
  33. How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

    How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

    Read between the lines to decipher a company's true financial condition.
  34. Great Expectations: Forecasting Sales Growth

    Great Expectations: Forecasting Sales Growth

    Predicting sales growth can be something of a black art, unless you ask the right questions.
  35. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  36. How To Calculate A Z-Score

    How To Calculate A Z-Score

    Investors need to know how to detect signs of looming bankruptcy. The Z-score can help.
  37. Liquid & Illiquid Assets

    Liquid & Illiquid Assets

    The easier it is to convert the asset, the more liquid the asset is considered.
  38. Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers

    Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers

    In the dramatic world of M&As, battleground terms meld with bizarre metaphors to form the language of the game.
  39. Hostile Takeover

    Hostile Takeover

    A hostile takeovers is an unfriendly acquisition attempt by a company or raider that is strongly resisted by the management ...
  40. How do I take qualitative factors into consideration when using fundamental analysis?

    How do I take qualitative factors into consideration when using fundamental analysis?

    Fundamental analysis is the method of analyzing companies based on factors that affect their intrinsic value. There are two ...
  41. Why is the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) misleading when assessing long-term ...

    Why is the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) misleading when assessing long-term ...

    The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) measures the return on an investment over a certain period of time. Below is an overview ...
  42. Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    Find out how analysts determine the fair value of a company with this step-by-step tutorial and learn how to evaluate an ...
  43. Burn Rate Key Factor In Company's Sustainability

    Burn Rate Key Factor In Company's Sustainability

    Be careful around companies with high cash burn rates. These investments can turn to ashes.
  44. EBITDA

    EBITDA

    Otherwise known as Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization. Learn more about this indicator of a company's ...
  45. Contribution Margin

    Contribution Margin

    Contribution margin is a cost accounting concept that allows a company to determine the profitability of individual products.
  46. Texas Ratio Rounds Up Bank Failures

    Texas Ratio Rounds Up Bank Failures

    This measure can help investors spot potential trouble in a bank's financials. Find out how.
  47. 12 Things You Need To Know About Financial Statements

    12 Things You Need To Know About Financial Statements

    Discover how to keep score of companies to increase your chances of choosing a winner.
  48. Ratio Analysis Tutorial

    Ratio Analysis Tutorial

    If you don't know how to evaluate a company's present performance and its possible future performance, you need to learn ...
  49. Valuing Firms Using Present Value Of Free Cash Flows

    Valuing Firms Using Present Value Of Free Cash Flows

    When trying to evaluate a company, it always comes down to determining the value of the free cash flows and discounting them ...
  50. Analyze Investments Quickly With Ratios

    Analyze Investments Quickly With Ratios

    Make informed decisions about your investments with these easy equations.
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    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
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    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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