Fundamentals

  1. 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.
  2. 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. Let's break down the factors at play to examine more closely how a company can have a negative net income and a positive cash flow. When people talk about net income, they are ...
  3. Take Control With Investing Absolutes

    Uncover the three things most good stocks have in common: performance, profitability and value.
  4. The Evolution Of Enterprise Risk Management

    This growing sector can tell you a lot about the companies you are investing in.
  5. Understanding Economic Value Added

    Discover the simplicity of this important valuation metric. We reveal its underlying ideas and examine each of its components.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 investment's attractiveness for yourself.
  8. Dow Theory

    Learn about the foundation upon which technical analysis is based.
  9. Behavioral Finance

    Learn the science behind irrational decision making and how you can avoid it.
  10. Liquidity Measurement Ratios

    Learn about the current ratio, quick ratio, cash ratio and cash conversion cycle.
  11. Operating Performance Ratios

    Learn about the fixed-asset turnover, sales/revenue per employee, operating cycle and dividend payout ratio.
  12. Debt Ratios

    Learn about the debt ratio, debt-equity ratio, capitalization ratio, interest coverage ratio and the cash flow to debt ratio.
  13. Profitability Indicator Ratios

    Learn about profit margin analysis, effective tax rate, return on assets, return on equity and return on capital employed.
  14. 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 ratio.
  15. Introduction To Fundamental Analysis

    Learn this easy-to-understand technique of analyzing a company's financial statements and reports.
  16. Investment Valuation Ratios

    Learn about per share data, price/book value ratio, price/cash flow ratio, price/earnings ratio, price/sales ratio, dividend yield and the enterprise multiple.
  17. Understanding The P/E Ratio

    Learn what the price/earnings ratio really means and how you should use it to value companies.
  18. Scoring Fund Investment Quality

    Learn some background on mutual funds and what factors can be used to assess their investment quality.
  19. Measuring a Fund's Risk and Return

    Learn the importance of the risk-return relationship in selecting a mutual fund.
  20. 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 market's present trend.
  21. Reading Financial Tables Tutorial

    Learn about six common types of financial tables and figure out how to interpret them.
  22. Fund Performance Metrics

    With mutual funds, it is crucial to look at all components of investment quality and not performance alone.
  23. Industry Handbook

    In this feature, we take an in-depth look at the various techniques that determine the value and investment quality of companies from an industry perspective.
  24. Analytical Commentary On A Fund

    Independent fund investment research is the key to finding investment quality in a mutual fund.
  25. A Guide To Conference Board Indicators

    Learn to put the CB data sets to trading use. Each chapter takes you through one of the board's benchmark indicators or surveys, their significance and their applications.
  26. Mutual Fund Investment Quality: Conclusion

    Check in here for an overview of mutual fund investment quality and how to find it.
  27. Fundamental Analysis For Traders

    Find out how this method can be applied strategically to increase profit.
  28. 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 how to analyze ratios.
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