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ROE: Return on your Equity

What are they doing with your money? Have you ever wondered how well your money is really being managed by the corporations you hand it over to? After all, the media is full of stories about CEO compensation reaching new heights, buy-outs of non-profitable holdings, million dollar birthday parties and other horror stories. Formula for ROE What is ROE used for? Return on Equity (ROE) is … Continue reading ROE: Return on your Equity »

EPS: Earnings Per Share

EPS (Earnings-Per-Share) measures how much of a company’s net income actually trickles down to each outstanding share. Any preferred dividends are first taken out of the net income before calculating EPS. Interpreting EPS Earnings Per Share can be used to compare the earnings of two or more companies in a similar industry. Just because one company makes more money than another, it does not mean … Continue reading EPS: Earnings Per Share »

What is Fundamental Analysis

Fundamental analysis is the process of looking at the basic or fundamental financial level of a business, especially: sales earnings growth potential assets debt management products competition This type of analysis examines key ratios of a business to determine its financial health and gives you an idea of the value its stock. Many investors use fundamental analysis alone or in combination with other tools to … Continue reading What is Fundamental Analysis »

How to Read an Options Table

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Options can be extremely lucrative, but also very dangerous if not properly understood. One of the first steps in learning how to trade options is to understand how to read an options table. Below is an example of a basic options table of Google (GOOG) expiring in October 2011: Calls and Puts: There are two types of basic options: calls and puts. Calls are inherently the same … Continue reading How to Read an Options Table »

Trading Options: An Introduction

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If you have never traded options before, don’t worry; it’s easier than you might think. But before you can even begin trading options, you need to understand what an option is. Definition of an Option An option is the right to buy or sell an asset, not an obligation. In other words, the option does not force you to buy or sell the underlying asset if you don’t … Continue reading Trading Options: An Introduction »