Fundamentals

  1. A Clear Look At EBITDA

    This measure has its benefits, but it can also present earnings through rose-colored glasses.
  2. Is The Stock Market Overvalued?

    Stocks are soaring despite high unemployment, foreclosures and relatively low consumer spending. Can it last?
  3. ROA And ROE Give Clear Picture Of Corporate Health

    Both measure performance, but sometimes they tell a very different story. This is why they’re best used together.
  4. Investing In Fads

    From high-flying to fading fast, fads can mean big money for nimble investors.
  5. Investors Need A Good WACC

    Weighted average cost of capital may be hard to calculate, but it's a solid way to measure investment quality.
  6. How's Your Mutual Fund Really Doing?

    Determine how fund managers are doing by sizing them up against their peers.
  7. Look At Me! I Beat The S&P!

    How investment advisors use the wrong benchmarks to make poor performance look good.
  8. How Return On Equity Can Help You Find Profitable Stocks

    It pays to invest in companies that generate profits more efficiently than their rivals. This is where ROE comes in.
  9. Spotting Creative Accounting On The Balance Sheet

    Companies have ways of manipulating their balance sheets that investors should be aware of.
  10. Evaluating Executive Compensation

    Find out how to determine whether a CEO is being overpaid.
  11. Beer Mergers: Are The Micro Brewers Doomed?

    What does the consolidation in the beer industry mean for investors and, more importantly, beer drinkers?
  12. Company Clone Cost Reveals True Value

    Find out how calculating a reproduction cost for a company can beat out the dividend discount model.
  13. 6 Bad Stock Buyback Scenarios

    Buying back shares can be a sensible way for companies to use extra cash. But in many cases, it's just a ploy to boost earnings.
  14. Airline Stocks Look Set To Soar

    This maligned sector is in better shape than most investors believe.
  15. Free Cash Flow: Free, But Not Always Easy

    Free cash flow is a great gauge of corporate health, but it's not immune to accounting trickery.
  16. Can Global Investors Profit From GDP Watching?

    GDP growth is not necessarily a solid indicator of stock market returns in emerging markets. Find out what to watch instead.
  17. Why Dividends Matter

    Seven words that are music to investors' ears? "The dividend check is in the mail."
  18. Creative Accounting: When It's Too Good To Be True

    Accounting practices have matured, but there are still plenty of ways that companies can disguise their financial results.
  19. Analyzing Show Biz Stocks

    The glitz and glam of Hollywood could help put some more glitz in your pocket.
  20. How To Efficiently Read An Annual Report

    Learn how to read between the lines and decipher the actual condition of a company.
  21. 5 Tricks Companies Use During Earnings Season

    Don't be fooled: Companies use all kinds of tactics to make bad earnings look good. Find out how to see through them.
  22. Whom Should Corporations Please?

    Companies balance the interests of owners, customers and employees. Find out who comes out on top.
  23. Earnings Power Drives Stocks

    Internal return on investment helps determine a stock's ability to propel shareholder returns.
  24. Surprising Earnings Results

    Consensus estimates can send stocks spiraling - but are they representing reality?
  25. Forces That Move Stock Prices

    You can't predict exactly how stocks will behave, but knowing what affects prices will put you ahead of the pack.
  26. Your Dividend Payout: Can You Count On It?

    We go over several telling factors that can help you answer this question and avoid losses.
  27. All About EVA

    Looking for a formula to determine whether a company is creating wealth? Time to learn all about economic value added.
  28. Financial Institutions: Stretched Too Thin?

    Find out how to evaluate a firm's loan portfolio to determine its financial health.
  29. CEO Savvy And Stock's Success Go Hand In Hand

    A CEO shapes the direction a business will take. We provide four clues to help you determine which ones have the right stuff.
  30. Get Tough On Management Puff

    Company managers are often skilled at fooling investors. Be critical and don't believe the hype.
  31. Earnings Sustainability: The Key To Your Investing Future

    Learn how to analyze earnings sustainability - an important part of making sound investments.
  32. Accounting For Differences In Oil And Gas Accounting

    How a company accounts for its expenses affects how its net income and cash flow numbers are reported.
  33. EBITDA: Challenging The Calculation

    This measure has a bad rap, but it's still a valuable tool when used appropriately.
  34. 6 Common Misconceptions About Dividends

    You've almost certainly heard these commonly held beliefs about dividends. Find out why they're wrong.
  35. Getting On The Right Side Of The P/E Ratio Trend

    Buying at the right time is crucial, but how do we know when that is?
  36. Let Your Intuition Guide Your Investments

    Don't ignore that gut feeling - it might just be leading you in the right direction.
  37. Buying Into Corporate Research & Development (R&D)

    Investors take note: companies that cut research and development are in danger of saving today but losing big tomorrow.
  38. When Insiders Buy, Should Investors Join Them?

    Insider tracking can inform your investment strategy, but it requires research and a level head. Find out what to look for.
  39. Baby Buffett Portfolio: His 6 Best Long-Term Picks

    Find out which stocks one of the world's best investor is putting his faith in.
  40. Find Turning Points With Single-Day Patterns

    On their own, single-day patterns can be unreliable, but that doesn't mean they can't be used effectively.
  41. A Baby Buffett Portfolio: His 6 Best Long-Term Picks

    We look at six stocks Warren Buffett stands behind, why he likes them and why they may be a good fit for your portfolio too.
  42. Free Cash Flow Yield: The Best Fundamental Indicator

    Cash in the bank is what every company strives to achieve. Find out how to determine how much a company is generating and keeping.
  43. Improving Your Investing Outlook

    Looking to the past to predict the future is not always effective - for a balanced outlook on investing, all viewpoints must be observed.
  44. Conference Calls: Press 1 For Investment Insight

    These calls can be an investor's most direct line to information about a company's operations.
  45. Fundamentals And Technicals: Together At Last

    It's a big mistake for a fundamental investor to ignore technical analysis. Find out how to become chart smart.
  46. Speed Read SEC Filings For Hot Stock Picks

    SEC forms can be a real headache. Find out how to make your research more efficient - and more effective.
  47. Economic Moats: A Successful Company's Best Defense

    Find out why some companies thrive while others flounder.
  48. Company Survival: Cash Conversion Cycle Is Key

    Find out how to use this figure to analyze a firm's financial condition.
  49. How do I value the shares that I own in a private company?

    Share ownership in a private company is usually quite difficult to value due to the absence of a public market for the shares. Unlike public companies that have the price per share widely available, shareholders of private companies have to use a variety of methods to determine the approximate value ...
  50. Fund Transactional Activity

    Portfolio turnover is one of the simplest measures of mutual fund quality quality. Find out how to measure it.
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    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
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    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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