Fundamentals

  1. Microsoft's 3 Key Financial Ratios (MSFT)

    Find out what the important financial ratios for Microsoft are and how they are applied to explain certain aspects of the ...
  2. Netflix's 3 Key Financial Ratios (NFLX)

    Understand the important financial ratios used to analyze growth companies such as Netflix, and what any ratio changes may ...
  3. Analyzing Ford's Return on Equity (ROE)

    Understand how to interpret Ford's recent return on equity (ROE) ratios, what they tell you about Ford's performance and ...
  4. AT&T's 3 Key Financial Ratios

    Understand how operating cash flow and debt usage are closely related to A&T's business, and why cash efficiency matters ...
  5. Analyzing SandRidge's Return on Equity (ROE) (SD)

    Read about SandRidge's negative return on equity (ROE). Understand how the company has a very high debt load and is facing ...
  6. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Coca-Cola (KO)

    Read about how to use the Porter's five forces model to evaluate the competitive landscape and how a large company such as ...
  7. Analyzing Schlumberger's Return on Equity (ROE) (SLB)

    Read about how Schlumberger has performed well as the world's largest oilfield services provider. See how revenue is dropping ...
  8. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Kinder Morgan Stock (KMI)

    Discover the biggest risks to Kinder Morgan stock using fundamental analysis. Learn how regulatory changes, pipeline integrity ...
  9. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Alcatel-Lucent Stock (ALU)

    Learn the biggest risks of Alcatel-Lucent stock, especially with its pending merger in 2016 with Nokia Corporation, and how ...
  10. Analyzing Amazon's Return on Equity (ROE) (AMZN)

    Learn how to analyze Amazon's return on equity (ROE), especially given the company's focus on capital investments, as opposed ...
  11. Buying a Home? The Best Places Share this Feature

    The most lucrative areas to invest in a home are cities where job growth is robust.
  12. Home Depot's 6 Key Financial Ratios (HD)

    Learn about important financial ratios used to determine the performance of retailer Home Depot; these give a quick snapshot ...
  13. What's a Debtor?

    A debtor​ is an individual or company that owes money.
  14. Analyzing Procter & Gamble's Return on Equity (ROE) (PG)

    Find out how Procter & Gamble's return on equity (ROE) has varied over time, how the company's ROE compares with its peers ...
  15. Analyzing BP's Return on Equity (ROE)

    Examine the return on equity (ROE) for British Petroleum, the slumping international energy company that seems to be falling ...
  16. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Starbucks (SBUX)

    Examine the industry position of Starbucks Coffee Company from the perspective of the company using the Porter's Five Forces ...
  17. Can Small Caps Rebound?

    While the collective concensus was right on the dollar rising, it was wrong on at least one implication of a stronger greenback: ...
  18. Hewlett-Packard Company's 3 Key Financial Ratios (HPQ)

    Appreciate the business complexity behind the financial ratios for HP and understand how the ratios may be stated differently ...
  19. Yahoo's 3 Key Financial Ratios (YHOO)

    Understand key financial ratios that help explain Yahoo's current revenue and profit situations, as well as its P/E ratio ...
  20. Understanding the Supernormal Growth Model

    The supernormal growth model values a stock that’s expected to have higher than normal growth in dividend payments for some ...
  21. Warren Buffett and Berkshire's Productive Assets

    Here are some methods to measure whether an investment will be "productive."
  22. A Closer Look at Starbucks

    Starbucks has had an outstanding run in recent years. But have its shares become too expensive for new shareholders?
  23. Are personal loans considered income?

    Learn the various conditions that determine whether or not a personal loan counts as income for the borrower and if it can ...
  24. Amazon's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AMZN)

    Get insights into the important financial ratios behind the Amazon growth story, and understand the implications as the ratios ...
  25. 8 Blue Chip Stocks with Low P/E Ratios

    Discover why the price/earnings (P/E) ratio is important in determining the relative value of a stock and find out which ...
  26. Analyzing Home Depot's Return on Equity (ROE) (HD)

    Discover what Home Depot's return on equity (ROE) ratio says about the performance of the company and how it relates to historical ...
  27. 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. ...
  28. Asset Manager Ethics: Acting With Competence and Diligence

    Managers must make investment decisions based on their personal investment process, which in turn should be based on solid ...
  29. Understanding the Income Statement

    The best way to analyze a company—and figure out if it's worth investing in—is to know how to dissect its income statement. ...
  30. Common Interview Questions for Fixed Income Traders

    Discover a list of potential questions and answers commonly asked in job interviews for a candidate applying for a position ...
  31. Time to Bring Active Back into a Portfolio?

    While stocks have rallied since the economic recovery in 2009, many active portfolio managers have struggled to deliver investor ...
  32. Are secured personal loans better than unsecured loans?

    Read about the differences between secured loans and unsecured loans and how they are used. Learn about forms of collateral ...
  33. Can personal loans be included in bankruptcy?

    Read about debts that are dischargeable when filing for bankruptcy. Learn about how personal loans are treated when filing ...
  34. Investing Opportunities as Central Banks Diverge

    After the Paris attacks investors are focusing on central bank policy and its potential for divergence: tightened by the ...
  35. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Pfizer Stock (PFE)

    Learn the biggest potential risks that may affect the price of Pfizer's stock, complete with a fundamental analysis and review ...
  36. PEG Ratio Nails Down Value Stocks

    Learn how this simple calculation can help you determine a stock's earnings potential.
  37. How Gross Margin Can Make or Break Your Startup

    Find out how your startup's gross margin can impact your business, including why a mediocre margin may spell disaster for ...
  38. What’s the Difference Between Duration & Maturity?

    We look at the meaning of two terms that often get confused, duration and maturity, to set the record straight.
  39. Buy Penny Stocks Using the Wisdom of Peter Lynch

    Are penny stocks any better than playing penny slots in Vegas? What if you used the fundamental analysis principles of Peter ...
  40. Are Amazon Profits Here to Stay? (AMZN)

    Amazon is starting to look like a steadily profitable company. Is this really the case? Should investors even be hoping for ...
  41. What to Do When You Can't Repay Your Student Loans

    Student loans should be kept in good standing no matter what. Here are some tips on managing your loans.
  42. Wal-Mart vs. Target: Which One Is A Bigger Threat To Amazon? (AMZN, WMT)

    Walmart and Target both revealed multi-year plans to grow their businesses. Which of these two retailers is the biggest threat ...
  43. Does Costco Have Room to Grow Its Margins?

    Costco has historically capped their margins well below industry standard. Might now be the time for them to raise them and ...
  44. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  45. Investment Banks: Not a Good Bet Right Now? (GS)

    Investment banks might appear safe to investors at the moment, but they're probably more dangerous than advertised.
  46. How to Raise Your Credit Score Quickly

    Here are the best tips for raising your credit score quickly.
  47. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Facebook (FB)

    Read about how you can use Porter's five forces to analyze Facebook's competition. This simple methodology looks at several ...
  48. The Best Litmus Test Of A Company's Risk? The Acid Test

    The acid test measures a company’s short-term liquidity.
  49. The Three Things Most Good Stocks Have In Common

    Uncover the three things most good stocks have in common: performance, profitability and value.
  50. Understanding Liquidity Risk

    Learn about the two types of liquidity risk: funding liquidity risk and market liquidity risk.
Hot Definitions
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    An account that can be found in the assets portion of a company's balance sheet. Goodwill can often arise when one company ...
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