Alternatives, also known as alternative investments, are assets that are not stocks, bonds or cash – in other words they are not traditional investment vehicles. The majority of alternative investments are made and held by institutional investors or accredited, high-net-worth individuals.
The Financial Ratios analysis is the next step in understanding the company's historic performance and assess if the company fits your fundamental financial benchmarks.
If you are interested in investing in health care, you should know it’s a complicated sector with lots of moving parts, lots of potential and not a small amount of risk.
If you are new to investing – or even if you’ve been at it for a while – the idea of rebalancing your portfolio probably isn’t a high priority.
The price-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) of a stock is arrived at by dividing the market value of a single share by the current (or expected future) earnings per share. Importantly, P/E ratio is one of the most used metrics for valuing a company (and its stock).
Thanks to low-cost, low-end electronic devices, inexpensive data plans and simplistic apps that make McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCDD) picture-bearing cash registers look downright complicated, newcomers to technology – those the industry calls the “next billion” will not send text messages.
The role of social media in investing has gone from “interesting additional info” to “critical data.” Investors can take a cue from several hedge funds that are using Twitter to glean information that can help them make money.
Serious stock investors know they need at least a basic understanding of how to read a company’s financial statement including the balance sheet.
Earnings or “after-tax net income” are an important, some say ‘critical’ factor when it comes to share price. That’s because earnings are a barometer of whether a company is and will be successful, i.e., profitable.