Guides

  1. Operating Performance Ratios

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

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

    Learn about profit margin analysis, effective tax rate, return on assets, return on equity and return on capital employed.
  4. 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 ...
  5. Investment Valuation Ratios

    Learn about per share data, price/book value ratio, price/cash flow ratio, price/earnings ratio, price/sales ratio, dividend ...
  6. Scoring Fund Investment Quality

    Learn some background on mutual funds and what factors can be used to assess their investment quality.
  7. Sources Of Evaluative Fund Data

    Eight key items determine the investment quality of a mutual fund. Learn where to find them.
  8. A Fund's Investment Objective

    Learn to evaluate a fund's investment objective, or "style".
  9. Measuring a Fund's Risk and Return

    Learn the importance of the risk-return relationship in selecting a mutual fund.
  10. Fund Size and Performance

    Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to asset size in a mutual fund. Find out why.
  11. Fund Management Issues

    The quality of management is a key component of a fund's success.
  12. Fund Performance Metrics

    With mutual funds, it is crucial to look at all components of investment quality and not performance alone.
  13. Analytical Commentary On A Fund

    Independent fund investment research is the key to finding investment quality in a mutual fund.
  14. Mutual Fund Investment Quality: Conclusion

    Check in here for an overview of mutual fund investment quality and how to find it.
  15. Mortgage Basics

    Learn how to navigate what may be your biggest and most important loan.
  16. Simulator How-To Guide

    A stock simulator allows you to use fake money on real stocks. Learn how to buy a stock watch the result.
  17. Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

    This vehicle combines the diversification of a mutual fund with the flexibility of a stock. Learn more about them here.
  18. 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.
  19. Home Equity Line Of Credit - HELOC

    A line of credit extended to a homeowner that uses the borrower's home as collateral. Once a maximum loan balance is established, ...
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