Investing Basics

  1. Debt Ratios

    Learn about the debt ratio, debt-equity ratio, capitalization ratio, interest coverage ratio and the cash flow to debt ratio. ...
  2. Could Hedge Funds Push Bitcoin to $5000?

    One analyst believes that impending hedge fund activity may boost the cryptocurrency to even higher levels.
  3. 5 Stocks With the Strongest Balance Sheets (AAPL, MSFT)

    Companies with the strongest balance sheets often have little or no debt and a significant cash flow.
  4. Goldman Sachs Takes Bearish View on Bitcoin

    The big bank predicts that Bitcoin's price rally won't last.
  5. Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Bought Bitcoin at $700 (AAPL)

    The co-founder of Apple bought Bitcoin when it was priced at $700.
  6. Your Risk Tolerance May Change, So Your Portfolio Should Too

    It is important to rebalance your portfolio when your risk tolerance changes.
  7. New to Buying Bitcoin? This Mistake Could Cost You

    Trace Mayer shares his tips for new Bitcoin investors.
  8. What's the difference between a stop and a limit order?

    A limit order is an order that sets the maximum or minimum at which you are willing to buy or sell a particular stock. With ...
  9. Hedge Funds Trail S&P Unless They Have Bitcoin (AAPL)

    Through May, the average hedge fund has brought in just 3.5% this year. Those focued on currency and investing in Bitcoin, ...
  10. Is Bitcoin Going to Self-Destruct?

    The digital currency keeps climbing to record heights, but can it maintain the momentum?
  11. Is There a Bitcoin Bubble?

    As the cryptocurrency climbs to nearly $3000 per coin, analysts around the globe are wondering if the gains will stick.
  12. FAAMG Stocks

    FAAMG is an abbreviation coined by Goldman Sachs for five of the top performing tech stocks in the market, namely Facebook, ...
  13. How Cutting Fees Boosts Returns for Nonprofits

    Choosing lower cost managers and custodians is a straightforward way nonprofits can boost returns.
  14. Understanding the Cash Conversion Cycle

    Find out how a simple calculation can help you uncover the most efficient companies.
  15. Calculating Covariance for Stocks

    Learn how to figure out how two stocks might move together in the future by calculating covariance.
  16. Hedging Basics: What Is a Hedge?

    This strategy is widely misunderstood, but it's not as complicated as you may think.
  17. Forex Trading: A Beginner's Guide

    Learn about the forex market and some beginner trading strategies to get started.
  18. If You Had Invested $10,000 in the S&P, Gold, or Bitcoin in 2010...

    If you invested $10,000 in one area in 2010, you could have earned millions by choosing Bitcoin.
  19. How BlackRock Makes Money

    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  20. Investment Performance Is a Bad Measure of Advisor Value

    When determining the value of hiring a financial advisor, it's important to look past performance.
  21. The Market's Up and You're Not? Here's Why

    A look at why your investments may be staying the same while the market is rising.
  22. Protect Yourself Against Powerful Financial Losses

    Financial losses are both emotionally and mathematically more powerful than gains.
  23. Financial Analysis: Solvency vs. Liquidity Ratios

    Solvency and liquidity are equally important for a company's financial health.
  24. Base Your Return Needs on Risk Tolerance and Goals

    Having a financial goal stipulates the investment return you need.
  25. How to Create a Low-Risk, High-Return Portfolio

    Modern portfolio theory states diversification will create a lower-risk, higher-return portfolio.
  26. How to Use Down Markets to Build Wealth

    How to take advantage of a recession instead of being afraid of one.
  27. The Benefits of Investing in More Than Index Funds

    Index funds dominate much of the market. But that doesn't mean they should be your only investment.
  28. Smart Beta is Back, Says State Street Survey

    The most recent SPDR report by State Street Global Advisors shows that smart beta is making its return as a popular investment ...
  29. Understanding Rights Issues

    Not sure what to do if a company invites you to buy more shares at discount? Here are some of your options.
  30. 849,751% Return from a Cat-themed Smart Beta ETF

    There's more than one way to skin an ETF.
  31. The 5 Most Powerful Candlestick Patterns

    Statistics show unusual accuracy for the buy and sell signals of certain candlestick patterns.
  32. Comparing Basketball and the Stock Market

    Investing is similar to basketball. Take a look at these commonalities.
  33. The Basics of the Bid-Ask Spread

    Successful traders must be aware of the difference between the bid price and the asking price of a security.
  34. How to Use Volume to Improve Your Trading

    Volume is a simple yet powerful way for traders and investors to increase profits and minimize risks.
  35. Think Like Warren Buffett

    They don't call him "The Oracle" for nothing. Learn how Buffett comes up with his winning picks.
  36. Financial Markets: Capital vs. Money Markets

    Find out the similarities and differences between these two commonly used components of the financial markets.
  37. How to Calculate Your Investment Return

    How much are your investments actually returning? Find out why the method of calculation matters.
  38. The Future of Impact Investing: CAIS 2017 Summit

    Panelists at the 2017 CAIS Summit share their unique approach to impact investing.
  39. How Does Facebook Make Money? (FB)

    The social network has gone from losses to a money spinner in a short span of time. Where do its profits come from?
  40. Deere & Co.: How it Makes Money (TTC, AGCO)

    The history, market share, and future prospects of Deere & Co., the largest farm equipment manufacturer in the world.
  41. An Introduction to Value at Risk (VAR)

    Volatility is not the only way to measure risk. Learn about the "new science of risk management".
  42. How Rich Would You Be if You Followed Buffett into AAPL? (AAPL, IBM)

    The billionaire head of Berkshire Hathaway, traditionally anti-high tech, started with a small amount of AAPL... and increased, ...
  43. Top Preferred Stock ETFs for 2017 (IPFF, PSK)

    Exchange-traded funds that invest in preferred stocks offer investors reliable income.
  44. A Risk-Controlled Approach to Portfolio Construction

    A risk-controlled investment strategy includes a balanced and diversified portfolio.
  45. How does a stop-loss order work, and what price is used to trigger the order?

    A stop-loss order specifies that an investor wants to execute a trade for a given stock, but only if a specified price level ...
  46. Why don't investors buy stock just before the dividend date and sell right afterwards?

    In actuality, a company's stock price would decrease on the ex-dividend date by about the same amount of the dividend to ...
  47. How does one make money short selling?

    Short sellers make money by betting that the stock they sell will drop in price. If the stock drops, the short seller buys ...
  48. Top 4 Financial Stocks for 2017 (KKR, BAC)

    These four financial stocks are currently in uptrends and have good prospects for 2017.
  49. Should Your Investments Take the Summer Off?

    The warmer months are generally a time when things cool off in the stock market.
  50. What Are "Quindecillions" In A Bitcoin Context?

    Quindecillions are the basis of unlocking Bitcoin transactions. They're another name for private keys.
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