Rick Wayman

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  1. Stocks

    Stock Ratings: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Stock ratings reflect how some analysts feel about a stock, but they can also be a sales tool.
  2. Stocks

    Earnings Guidance: Can It Predict the Future?

    Explore the controversies surrounding companies commenting on their forward-looking expectations.
  3. Stocks

    Short and Distort: Bear Market Stock Manipulation

    Here's how to avoid getting caught by short and distort scams.
  4. Financial Analysis

    The 5 Types Of Earnings Per Share

    A look at the five varieties of EPS and what each represents can help an investor determine whether a company is a good value, ...
  5. Markets & Economy

    Understanding Small- And Big-Cap Stocks

    If you don't realize how big small-cap stocks can be, you'll miss some good investment opportunities.
  6. Financial Analysis

    Top 8 Ways Companies Cook the Books

    Find out more about the fraudulent accounting methods some companies use to fool investors.
  7. Markets & Economy

    Target Prices: The Key To Sound Investing

    Learn how to evaluate the legitimacy of target prices and why investors should trust these over ratings.
  8. Financial Analysis

    Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  9. Financial Analysis

    Footnotes: Early Warning Signs For Investors

    These documents hold very important information, but reading them takes skill.
  10. Financial Analysis

    Accounting Rules Could Roil The Markets

    FAS 142 is an accounting rule that changes the way companies treat goodwill. Be aware of the impact it has on reported earnings ...
  11. Laws & Regulations

    Reg AC: What Does It Mean To Investors?

    In 2003, the SEC issued a new regulation meant to hold analysts more accountable for their reports. Find out what it means. ...
  12. Investing Strategy

    The Changing Role Of Equity Research

    Research creates a division of labor that makes the market more efficient. Learn how its role has changed.
  13. Investing Strategy

    What Is The Impact Of Research On Stock Prices?

    The answer to this question is directly related to the importance of information in the marketplace.
  14. Financial Analysis

    Finding Undiscovered Stocks

    Wall Street tends to focus on large cap stocks, leaving other stocks under-followed and undervalued.
  15. Financial Analysis

    Impairment Charges: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Impairment charge is a term for writing off worthless goodwill, but you need to know what its potential impact is on EPS. ...
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