Financial Analysis Education

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  1. What does a merger or acquisition mean for the target company's employees?

    Learn about the likely impact of a merger-and-acquisition deal on the target company's employees, including their benefits ...
  2. Stratified Random Sampling

    Stratified random sampling is a method of sampling that involves the division of a population into smaller groups known as ...
  3. Corporate Ladder

    The rise through a company's hierarchy to further advance one's career is often depicted as climbing the corporate ladder.
  4. International Financial Reporting Standards - IFRS

    International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are a set of international accounting standards stating how particular ...
  5. How Interest Rates Affect Property Values

    When interest rates fall, real estate prices tend to increase. Why? Find out here.
  6. Rate Of Change - ROC

    The rate of change - ROC - is the speed at which a variable changes over a specific period of time.
  7. Deleveraging: What It Means to Corporate America

    Reducing debt is usually a good thing, but companies can also use it to become more profitable.
  8. Bell Curve

    A bell curve is the most common type of distribution for a variable.
  9. What You Should Know About Real Estate Valuation

    Anyone involved in a real transaction can benefit from gaining a basic understanding of the different methods of real estate ...
  10. Body of Knowledge - BOK

    Body of knowledge refers to the core teachings and skills that are necessary for people looking to enter a profession.
  11. Speed-Read SEC Filings for Hot Stock Picks

    SEC filings can be a real headache. Find out how to make your stock research more efficient.
  12. Rule 10b-5

    In order to address securities fraud through manipulative practices, rule 10b-5 was created under the Securities Exchange ...
  13. Impairment

    Impairment is an accounting principle that describes a permanent reduction in the value of a company's asset, normally a ...
  14. Spinoff

    A spinoff is the creation of an independent company through the sale or distribution of new shares of an existing business ...
  15. Turnover

    Turnover is an accounting term that calculates how quickly a business collects cash from accounts receivable or how fast ...
  16. Solvency Ratio

    Solvency ratio is a key metric used to measure an enterprise’s ability to meet its debt and other obligations.
  17. What are the Components of Shareholders' Equity?

    Understanding company valuation figures, such as shareholders' equity, is crucial in assessing a business.
  18. Introduction to Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how to start using them.
  19. Is Maximizing Stock Price Like Maximizing Profit?

    Yes ... but a stock's price depends on many variables, and profits are just one of them.
  20. Suggestive Selling ("Upselling")

    Suggestive selling is a sales technique the customer is asked if they want to include a supplemental item or service with ...
  21. Reverse Stock Split

    A reverse stock split is a corporate action in which a company reduces the total number of its outstanding shares.
  22. Fintech

    Fintech is a portmanteau of financial technology that describes an emerging financial services sector in the 21st century. ...
  23. How to Calculate ROI for Real Estate Investments

    Calculating return on real estate investments can be difficult. We help you figure it out.
  24. Can Working Capital be Negative?

    Negative working capital can arise under certain circumstances. Working capital can be negative if a company's current assets ...
  25. Cash Flow From Operating Activities (CFO)

    Cash Flow From Operating Activities (CFO) is an accounting item that indicates the amount of money a company brings in from ...
  26. Accrual Accounting

    Accrual accounting is an accounting method that measures the performance and position of a company by recognizing economic ...
  27. Top 5 Biotech Stocks for 2017

    Biotech can be risky, but these top biotech stocks have stable track records.
  28. Equity Participation

    Equity participation is the ownership of shares in a company or property.
  29. Liar's Poker

    Liar's Poker is a game associated with Wall Street traders who use statistical reasoning and behavioral psychology tactics ...
  30. How do you calculate R-squared in Excel?

    Calculate R-squared in Microsoft Excel by creating two data ranges to correlate. Use the correlation formula to correlate ...
  31. Average Price

    The average price is sometimes used in determining a bond's yield to maturity where the average price replaces the purchase ...
  32. Financial Concepts

    Diversification? Optimal portfolio theory? Read this tutorial and these and other financial concepts will be made clear. ...
  33. Barriers To Exit

    Barriers to exit are obstacles or impediments that prevent a company from exiting a market.
  34. Acquisition Financing

    Acquisition Financing is the capital that is obtained for the purpose of buying another business.
  35. Dish Network's 3 Key Financial Ratios (DISH)

    Understand why some key financial ratios for Dish Network are universally worse than its peers' and the industry average ...
  36. The Top 4 Starbucks Shareholders (SBUX)

    Howard Schultz may have stepped down as CEO, but he remains one of the coffee juggernaut's largest shareholders--for now. ...
  37. How are prepaid expenses recorded on an income statement?

    Understand how prepaid expenses are recorded on a company's financial statements. Learn why a prepaid expense would be considered ...
  38. Corporate Raider

    A corporate raider is an investor who buys a large number of shares in a corporation to gain significant voting rights and ...
  39. What are Advantages and Disadvantages of Preference Shares?

    Preference shares have advantages and disadvantages for both investors and issuing companies.
  40. Macro Manager

    A macro manager is a boss or supervisor who lets employees do their jobs with minimal supervision.
  41. Issued Share Capital vs. Subscribed Share Capital

    Subscribed share capital is very different from issued share capital, which is the actual issued stock.
  42. The Top 5 Microsoft Shareholders (MSFT)

    The largest individual holders of Microsoft shares remain the company's founders and top management.
  43. Six Forces Model

    The six forces model is a strategic business tool that helps businesses evaluate the competitiveness and attractiveness of ...
  44. Predatory Pricing

    Predatory pricing is the act of setting prices low in an attempt to eliminate the competition.
  45. Bond Valuation

    Bond valuation is a technique for determining the theoretical fair value of a particular bond.
  46. Marketable Securities

    Marketable securities are liquid financial instruments that can be quickly converted into cash at a reasonable price.
  47. What's the Differences Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 11?

    Chapter 7 bankruptcy is sometimes called liquidation bankruptcy, while Chapter 11 bankruptcy is called rehabilitation bankruptcy.
  48. The Top General Motors Shareholders (GM)

    Discover General Motors’ top four direct shareholders. Learn about how many shares they hold and obtain a brief description ...
  49. What is the Difference Between Gross Income and Earned Income?

    The difference between earned income and gross income is an important one come tax time.
  50. Unlevered Beta

    Unlevered beta is the beta of a company without any debt, and provides a measure of how much systematic risk a firm's equity ...
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