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There are different ways to value a stock. Five of the key financial ratios are the price-to-earnings ratio, PEG ratio, price-to-sales ratio, price-to-book ratio, and debt-to-equity ratio.
Tesla’s addition to the benchmark S&P 500, which will result in the largest-ever rebalancing of the index, has big implications for the broader market because of Tesla’s market cap.
As long as there have been markets, there have been occasional market bubbles. Here’s a look at a few of them, and what today’s investors can learn about avoiding the excesses of exuberance.
When investing in IPOs, your time horizon should match your objective. Learn why momentum investing and long-term investing are two distinctly different animals.
Fundamentals and investor sentiment are two key drivers of the stock market. It’s important to understand how the market responds to both these factors, but also how fundamentals like price/earnings ratios and earnings per share eventually validate stock prices.
Education is key to trading stocks. The decision to start trading and investing in stocks depends on your personal situation—including whether you have investable assets.
Growth stocks versus value stocks—a case can be made for both. But which way should an investor's portfolio lean these days?
A good defense is the best offense, right? It’s sometimes true for investing as well. Here’s what investors should know about defensive investing and defensive sectors.
The import and export of goods and services across national borders helps drive economic and stock market growth. But international trade has its critics, and sometimes politics—and supply chain hiccups such as those related to the coronavirus pandemic—get in the way.
Consider using company cash flow data as you survey stock investments. It’s a basic, fundamental measure of potential earnings and dividend growth.
When markets sell off, sometimes quality names with solid fundamentals get placed in the bargain bin along with everything else. When that happens, make sure you have your wish list in place.
Traders don't look at balance sheets and income statements, right? Not so fast. Fundamental analysis might be able to tell you something your charts can't.
The price-to-earnings ratio has its critics, yet it remains a metric worth watching for valuing stocks and making investment decisions.
FAANG stocks and other big-name flyers were, not too long ago, start-ups with no clear path to sustained profitability. If you’re looking for the next potential disruptors, how might you go about assessing candidates? You might want to go beyond traditional fundamental analysis.
Explore the importance of value investing in a volatile market and learn how to build a durable portfolio to help you weather the storm.
Develop a better understanding of stock valuation metrics and how to locate potentially undervalued investment opportunities.
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Some investors draw parallels between the Nasdaq Composite index now versus that of the late 1990s and early 2000, but there may be more to the story.
Is the stock market overvalued or undervalued? Let’s take a look at the S&P 500’s valuation and the sectors that might offer investors value.
The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is one popular way to measure a stock’s value, but there are other tools that can be more helpful and sometimes more reveali
Investors looking for well-priced, quality stocks might borrow a page from Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham, but only with the help of a stock screener.
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