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How Return on Equity Is Deceiving You

Analysts love Return on Equity (ROE) when analyzing companies. They love it because it separates good companies from bad, at least that is the thought process behind this indicator. However, you will discover how Return on Equity is deceiving you when you read this article.Suppose the ROE for one company is 22 and for another […]

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Google Sheets for Financial Statement Analysis

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Did you know that you can use an add-on for Google Sheets for financial statement analysis? Google Sheets does contain a function to obtain financial data, but it’s limited in what it returns. In this article, we’ll explore an add-on that can be beneficial in this type of analysis.Why Google Sheets for Financial Statement Analysis? Defining […]

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Analyzing Company Financial Data Using Google Sheets

Using any other spreadsheet tool than Excel for your financial analysis seems blasphemous, doesn’t it? After all, it’s been the de facto standard since spreadsheets started being used on Wall Street. What happens, though, when you are working with a machine that doesn’t have Excel installed? Using a cloud-based spreadsheet package can take care of […]

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Why I Love Dividend-Paying Companies

Why I Love Dividends

Dividends are the lost souls of the investing world. They aren’t glamorous. For several companies, dividends only pay out a few cents every quarter and represent companies that are no longer considered growth companies. Price appreciation for these stocks are limited, or so the thinking goes.But, here’s a twist. Did you know that during World […]

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LEAPS as a Substitute for Stocks

LEAPS as a Substitute for Stocks

Options investing is a great vehicle to enhance your portfolio returns. But, people are often confused as to which option contract to choose. The situation is complicated because you’ll have to choose from many different strike prices, across several expiration dates.Using LEAPS, short for Long Term Equity Anticipation Securities, are a great way to leverage […]

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Simplifying the Income Statement

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It’s a bit dangerous to propose that the income statement of a business can be simplified. If you were to make a business decision (stock purchase, buy a business, etc.) just from this idea, you could find yourself in a heap of trouble financially. However, simplifying the income statement is a good place to start your […]

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