Tutorials

  1. Profitability Indicator Ratios

    Learn about profit margin analysis, effective tax rate, return on assets, return on equity and return on capital employed.
  2. 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.
  3. Bond Basics Tutorial

    Investing in bonds - What are they, and do they belong in your portfolio?
  4. Traditional IRAs Tutorial

    This comprehensive guide goes through what a Traditional IRA is and how to set one up, contribute to it and withdraw from it.
  5. Trading Systems Coding

    Automate your trades by translating your strategy into a language your computer can implement in this hands-free approach to investing.
  6. 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.
  7. Top 10 Forex Trading Rules

    Get some guidelines on how to survive - and thrive - in a variety of markets.
  8. Brokers and Online Trading

    How do you find the right broker for your investment needs? Start by reading our broker tutorial.
  9. Economic Indicators To Know

    The economy has a large impact on the market. Learn how to interpret the most important reports.
  10. 529 Plan Tutorial

    This comprehensive guide goes through what a 529 plan is and how to set one up, contribute to it and withdraw from it.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Options Greeks

    Get to know the essential risk measures and profit/loss guideposts in options strategies.
  14. Financial Concepts

    Diversification? Optimal portfolio theory? Read this tutorial and these and other financial concepts will be made clear.
  15. Online Investment Scams Tutorial

    To bamboozle someone out of their money is an age-old ruse. Learn about some of the gimmicks modern-day swindlers use and avoid becoming a statistic.
  16. The 401(k) and Qualified Plans Tutorial

    Learn about eligibility requirements, contribution to and distribution rules for these retirement plans.
  17. Basics Of Technical Analysis

    Learn how chartists analyze the price movements of the market. We'll introduce you to the most important concepts in this approach.
  18. Scoring Fund Investment Quality

    Learn some background on mutual funds and what factors can be used to assess their investment quality.
  19. Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

    This vehicle combines the diversification of a mutual fund with the flexibility of a stock. Learn more about them here.
  20. Economics Basics

    Learn economics principles such as the relationship of supply and demand, elasticity, utility, and more!
  21. Short Selling Tutorial

    Want to profit on declining stocks? This trading strategy does just that.
  22. SIMPLE IRA Tutorial

    This comprehensive guide goes through what a SIMPLE IRA is and how to set one up, contribute to it and withdraw from it.
  23. Option Spread Strategies

    Learn why option spreads offer trading opportunities with limited risk and greater versatility.
  24. Sources Of Evaluative Fund Data

    Eight key items determine the investment quality of a mutual fund. Learn where to find them.
  25. 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.
  26. Forex Tutorial: The Forex Market

    In this online tutorial, beginners and experts alike can learn the ins and outs of the retail forex market.
  27. 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.
Investopedia Features
  1. Choosing Quality Mutual Funds

    Our step-by-step mutual fund scoring system will help you uncover the top-quality funds.
  2. Guide to Stock Picking Strategies

    Learn about the most popular stock-picking strategies, including their philosophies, methods, and tools.
  3. Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

    Learn what it means to do your homework before investing in a company.
  4. World's Greatest Investors

    Here you can read about the backgrounds and achievements of those people who have mastered the art of investing.
  5. The Industry Handbook

    Take a look at the various techniques to determine the value and quality of companies from an industry perspective.
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