Financial Theory

  1. How Does Goodwill Affect Financial Statements?

    How Does Goodwill Affect Financial Statements?

    Goodwill is a bit of a paradox--intangible, yet it is recorded as an asset on the ...
  2. Using Normal Distribution Formula To Optimize ...

    Using Normal Distribution Formula To Optimize ...

    Normal or bell curve distribution can be used in portfolio theory to help portfolio ...
  3. The Government And Risk: A Love-Hate Relationship

    The Government And Risk: A Love-Hate Relationship

    Though the U.S. government can help its citizens by subsidizing risky loans, the ...
  4. 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.
  5. Beware Of Wall Street's Three Big Lies

    Beware Of Wall Street's Three Big Lies

    Don't get swindled into buying snake oil from Wall Street. Find out three lies that ...
  6. How To Become A Corporate Board Member

    How To Become A Corporate Board Member

    We look at how corporate boards are constructed, and how investors can get involved. ...
  1. Financial ETFs That Can Hurt Your Portfolio

    Financial ETFs That Can Hurt Your Portfolio

    History shows that using financial ETFs as a long-term investing strategy isn't wise. ...
  2. Stocks For An Inflationary World

    Stocks For An Inflationary World

    It's important to recognize the characteristics of inflation before it's too late. ...
  3. Nordstrom Rebounding

    Nordstrom Rebounding

    Earnings growth at Nordstrom looks set to return to double-digit levels over the ...
  4. Sector Leadership Gets A Makeover

    Sector Leadership Gets A Makeover

    The leading sectors of the first stage of the bull market look nothing like the emerging ...
  5. How Commercials Impact Stock Prices

    How Commercials Impact Stock Prices

    Commercials can entertain or enrage, but can they move a company's stock price?
  6. Sin Stocks: The Natural Choice

    Sin Stocks: The Natural Choice

    Human nature compels people to undertake risky behavior, and it seems to have created ...
  1. Ethical Investing Tutorial

    Ethical Investing Tutorial

    Learn everything there is to know about ethical investing.
  2. Investing For Safety and Income Tutorial

    Investing For Safety and Income Tutorial

    Read on for some investment strategies that will allow you to protect your money, ...
  3. Macroeconomics

    Macroeconomics

    Find out everything you need to know about macroeconomics.
  4. Capital Budgeting

    Capital Budgeting

    Learn the process through which businesses determine whether projects are worth pursuing. ...
  1. What is the difference between arbitrage and speculation?

    Arbitrage and speculation are very different strategies. Arbitrage involves the simultaneous buying and selling of an asset ...
  2. What is the difference between positive and normative economics?

    Positive economics is objective and fact based, while normative economics is subjective and value based. Positive economic ...
  3. What is finance?

    "Finance" is a broad term that describes two related activities: the study of how money is managed and the actual process ...
  4. How does a company switch from one stock exchange to another?

    A publicly traded company can, in fact, switch to a stock exchange that it believes will be favorable to its financing efforts. ...
  1. 5 Reasons For Corporate Thanksgiving

    5 Reasons For Corporate Thanksgiving

    In the corporate world, several entities have major reasons to be grateful.
  2. 5 Steps Of A Bubble

    5 Steps Of A Bubble

    Learn about the five typical steps of a bubble: displacement, boom, euphoria, profit ...
  3. 5 Metals That May Be Brighter Than Gold

    5 Metals That May Be Brighter Than Gold

    Many metals could be better investments than gold because they're more versatile ...
  4. 8 Simple Investing Ratios You Need To Know

    8 Simple Investing Ratios You Need To Know

    Investing is a complex and often daunting experience, these equations are actually ...
  5. 5 Investing Statements That Make You Sound Stupid

    5 Investing Statements That Make You Sound Stupid

    Sound like a pro by avoiding these five common rookie statements.
  6. Top 7 Biggest Bank Failures

    Top 7 Biggest Bank Failures

    Many people assumed these giants were too big to fall - they were wrong.
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