Financial Analysis Education

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  1. Plowback Ratio

    Plowback ratio is a fundamental analysis ratio that measures how much earnings are retained after dividends are paid out.
  2. How Are Operating Expenses Different From SG&A?

    Operating expenses and selling, general, and administrative expenses are typically synonymous with each other. However, there ...
  3. Working Capital

    Working capital, also known as net working capital is a measure of a company's liquidity and operational efficiency.
  4. Ex-Ante

    Ex-ante refers to future events, such as potential returns of a security or fundamentals of a company.
  5. Money Flow Index - MFI

    The Money Flow Index is a trading oscillator that incorporates volume data, as opposed to others that use only price data. ...
  6. Appropriation

    Appropriation is the act of setting aside money for a specific purpose.
  7. Blended Rate

    A blended rate is an interest rate charged on a loan, which is in between a previous rate and the new rate.
  8. Net Loss

    A net loss occurs when expenses exceed income or total revenue produced for a given period of time.
  9. Linearly Weighted Moving Average

    Linearly Weighted Moving Average is a price momentum calculation more heavily weighting recent price data.
  10. Certified Fraud Examiner - CFE

    A certified fraud examiner is a professional certification available to fraud examiners.
  11. The Top Tesla Shareholders

    Discover the largest individual shareholders of Tesla Motors, and learn about their backgrounds and how much their shares ...
  12. The Top 3 Netflix Shareholders (NFLX)

    Discover the top three owners of Netflix shares, and learn how the 30-person startup grew into a global streaming network ...
  13. How Are Earnings And Income Different?

    Earnings is the profit a company has earned for a period. When investors refer to a company's earnings, they're typically ...
  14. How useful is ROCE as an indicator of a company's performance?

    Understand the meaning, significance and usefulness of return on capital employed as a measure of a company's financial performance.
  15. What is the average range of profit margin for a company in the financial services sector?

    Learn why a company's profit margin is important in analyzing its worth and how companies within the financial services sector ...
  16. Dividend Exclusion

    Dividend exclusion is a rule that allows corporations to subtract dividends received from income for tax purposes.
  17. RBC Consumer Attitudes And Spending By Household Index - RBC CASH Index

    The RBC Consumer Attitudes And Spending By Household Index (RBC CASH Index) is an index based on a monthly national survey ...
  18. Cash Flow Per Share

    Cash flow per share is a measure of a firm's financial strength, calculated as after-tax earnings plus depreciation and amortization. ...
  19. How Is Retained Earnings Different From Revenue?

    The difference between revenue and retained earnings is that revenue is the total amount of income made from sales while retained ...
  20. How do businesses determine if an asset may be impaired?

    Find out how a business should determine if an asset may be impaired in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ...
  21. The Top 4 Yelp Shareholders (YELP)

    Read about the top major direct holders of Yelp Inc., and learn about the backgrounds of these shareholders and the numbers ...
  22. The Top 5 Rite Aid Shareholders

    Learn about the top five major direct shareholders of Rite Aid Corporation, and learn about these shareholders' positions ...
  23. How Is Operating Margin And EBITDA Different?

    Operating margin and EBITDA are two profitability metrics that are related but provide different insights into the financial ...
  24. Blow-Off Top

    A blow-off top is a chart pattern indicating a steep and rapid increase in price and trading volume followed by a similarly ...
  25. What metrics should I use to evaluate the risk-return tradeoff for a mutual fund?

    Understand the key metrics used to analyze mutual funds and how investors can use each measurement to determine the risk-reward ...
  26. What does dividend per share tell investors?

    Learn what dividend per share is, what it means to an investor, and what an increase in it can signal to investors.
  27. Bait Record

    A bait record is a piece of false information seeded into a dataset to assist in detecting and identifying fraudulent behavior.
  28. Why is the capital adequacy ratio important to shareholders?

    Understand what the capital adequacy ratio is and why it is a very important metric of financial soundness for evaluating ...
  29. What are some common methods of gathering competitive intelligence (CI)?

    Read about some common methods of acquiring competitive business intelligence and discover what a good intelligence analysis ...
  30. What Are the Key Barriers to Entry in Electronics?

    Learn how the entry barriers of economies of scale and scope, research and development, capital and brand loyalty affect ...
  31. How does privatization affect a company's shareholders?

    Shareholders of a public company can benefit if the company is taken private at a premium to where they own the shares.
  32. Market-Based Corporate Governance System

    A market-based corporate governance system defines responsibilities of the different participants in the company, including ...
  33. What Is Cash Flow From Investing Activities?

    Cash flow from investing is listed on a company's cash flow statement and includes any inflows or outflows of cash from a ...
  34. Flowback

    Flowback describes a sell-off of cross-listed shares by foreign investors due to an impending cross-border merger.
  35. Dual-Class Ownership

    Dual-class ownership is a type of share division in which companies issue shares that may have the same ownership stake but ...
  36. What debt/equity ratio is common for companies in the telecommunications sector?

    Learn the average debt-to-equity ratio for the telecommunications sector and how including operating leases can substantially ...
  37. What are some examples of economies of scale?

    Take a look at different examples of economies of scale, including how marginal costs can be reduced through external and ...
  38. How do I calculate the dividend payout ratio from an income statement?

    Understand the dividend payout ratio, how it differs from the dividend yield and how it can be calculated from a company's ...
  39. Unearned Premium

    Unearned premium is the premium corresponding to the time period remaining on an insurance policy.
  40. Who are Intel's (INTC) main competitors?

    Explore Intel's many competitors in its six operating segments. Explore different niche companies and companies that compete ...
  41. SEC Filings: Forms You Need To Know

    The forms companies are required to file provide a clear view of their histories and progress.
  42. I lost my share certificate. Do I still own the stock?

    Regardless of whether a shareholder loses his or her stock certificate, that person still owns the shares. However, in order ...
  43. Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average - ARIMA

    An autoregressive integrated moving average is a statistical analysis model that leverages time series data to forecast future ...
  44. Displaced Moving Average

    A displaced moving average has been adjusted forward or back in time in order to forecast trends.
  45. Smurf

    Smurf is a colloquial term for a money launderer.
  46. Gift Splitting

    Gift splitting is a taxation rule that allows a married couple to split a gift's total value between them, allowing them ...
  47. Markup

    Markup is the difference between an investment's lowest current offering price among dealers and the higher price a dealer ...
  48. Nonaccrual Loan

    A nonaccrual loan is a nonperforming loan that is not generating the stated interest rate because of nonpayment from the ...
  49. What Is A Corporate Credit Rating?

    Is the bond you're buying investment grade, or just junk? Find out how to check the score.
  50. The Optimal Use Of Financial Leverage In A Corporate Capital Structure

    The amount of debt and equity that makes up a company's capital structure has many risk and return implications.
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