Fundamentals

  1. How To Trade Currency And Commodity Correlations

    Relationships between currencies and commodities exist throughout the financial markets. Find out how to trade these trends.
  2. 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 and what it takes to reach a perfect 850 rating.
  3. 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 keeping.
  4. 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 price movements. The investor takes opposing positions in each investment in an attempt to reduce the risk of holding just one of the securities.
  5. Understanding Profit Margin

    Learn a primary method investors use to analyze a company's profitability.
  6. 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.
  7. Introduction To Enterprise Value

    Learn how enterprise value can help investors compare companies with different capital structures.
  8. What Investors Can Learn From Insider Trading

    Some insider trading is actually legal - and can be extremely telling for investors.
  9. Understanding Fundamental Vs. Technical Analysis

    The methods used to analyze securities and make investment decisions fall into two very broad categories: fundamental and technical analysis. Learn the core differences in these strategies and how to use each analysis effectively.
  10. 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 portfolio. Find out how to calculate ROI and how to use to your advantage.
  11. How To Evaluate The Quality Of EPS

    Companies can manipulate their numbers, so you need to learn how to determine the accuracy of EPS.
  12. 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.
  13. FYI On ROI: A Guide To Calculating Return On Investment

    Return on investment is a simple equation that can give you an edge when fine-tuning your portfolio - here's how to use it.
  14. 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 move.
  15. 10 Timeless Rules For Investors

    Find out what most investors are doing wrong, and how you can do it right.
  16. 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 and learn how to calculate it here.
  17. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  18. Are Your Stocks Doomed?

    When a company is headed for trouble, the warning signs are usually there. Learn how to spot disaster.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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 used and what it tells investors about a particular stock.
  22. 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 how this ratio is calculated and how you can use it to evaluate a stock.
  23. 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 about a stock and learn how to calculate it.
  24. 4 Key Indicators That Move The Markets

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

    Certain investing myths just won't die. Find out how dated sayings could be costing you.
  26. 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.
  27. Texas Ratio Rounds Up Bank Failures

    This measure can help investors spot potential trouble in a bank's financials. Find out how.
  28. 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.
  29. 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 reveals about a company.
  30. 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.
  31. A Primer On Offshore Drilling

    Learn the important ratios and terms that you'll need to know to get involved in this trading sector.
  32. Use ROA To Gauge A Company's Profits

    Do you rely too heavily on ROE? Consider using return on assets for a more complete picture.
  33. Portfolio Basics For The Beginner Investor

    By following some broad allocation guidelines, new investors can build the portfolio they want.
  34. PEG Ratio Nails Down Value Stocks

    Learn how this simple calculation can help you determine a stock's earnings potential.
  35. 5 Tips For Reading A Balance Sheet

    The balance sheet, along with the income and cash flow statements, is an important tool for investors to gain insight into a company and its operations.
  36. What Is Fundamental Analysis?

    Fundamental analysis is one of the basic ways to evaluate stocks. Find out what it is and how it can work for you.
  37. Earnings Per Share Explained

    Earnings per share is one of the most carefully followed metrics in investing. We show you why this ratio matters and how to calculate it.
  38. Return On Equity (ROE)

    Return on equity is one of the basic metrics used to evaluate a company's stock. Find out what it can tell you about a stock and learn how to calculate it here.
  39. Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)

    The compound annual growth rate is an important tool for measuring investment performance and comparing it across asset classes. Discover how it is calculated and how it can inform your investment decisions.
  40. Intangible Assets Provide Real Value To Stocks

    Intangible assets don't appear on balance sheets, but they're crucial to judging a company's value.
  41. Interpreting A Strategy Performance Report

    These key performance metrics will help you decide if your trading strategy is a winner.
  42. Find Hidden Stock Gems That Analysts Ignore

    Just because it doesn't get a lot of coverage, doesn't mean a company isn't a great find.
  43. Top Summer Stocks To Get Into Now

    Summer leisure activities may see a surge in revenue. Let the sun shine on your portfolio.
  44. What Is A Cash Flow Statement?

    Learn how the CFS relates to the balance sheet and income statement as a part of a company's financial reports.
  45. Digging Deeper: The Mutual Fund Prospectus

    The legal jargon of this document can be daunting. Find out how to get to the important stuff.
  46. When To Sell Stocks

    Buying at the right price determines profit, but selling at the right price locks it in.
  47. Operational Risk: A Must-Know For Investors

    This type of risk is often overlooked, but it can mean the downfall of a company - and its investors.
  48. How To Assess A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

    Find out why funds from operations is a superior measure of REIT performance.
  49. How Corporate Events Affect Stock- And Bondholders

    Investors tend to buy either stocks or bonds, but rarely choose between the two. Find out when you'll benefit from one over the other.
  50. When Your Business Needs Money: Angel Investors

    If you have a promising business that needs a boost, you may be able to put your faith in these wealthy investors.
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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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