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What to Know About the Current Ratio

Calculation

On the surface, the current ratio is a simple calculation. You take the current assets and divide it by the current liabilities. Dig deeper, though, and you’ll find there is more to the picture. Learn what to know about the current ratio.SummarySource: Balance Sheet Type of Ratio: Liquidity Strength of Ratio: Weak to Medium Meaning: The Current Ratio indicates […]

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Turn Google Sheets into a Financial News Hub

RSS Feed

Bookmarking financial websites has its uses. However, if you have done it for any length of time, you know it gets cumbersome to manage. You still want easy access to your favorite financial websites, right? Learn how to Turn Google Sheets into a Financial News Hub from the information in this article.What’s In This Tutorial?A […]

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Challenges When Analyzing Financial Data

Challenges When Analyzing Financial Data

We all love free, right? This fact is as true in the financial markets as it is anywhere else. But free can be costly, especially when it comes to the accuracy of financial data. Data providers that offer free access to financial data make no warranties about its accuracy. That leaves you wondering about the […]

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Reconciling the ROE with an Example

Reconcile Numbers

You’re a finance person, right? If you’re not, you’re trying to learn to become one. Otherwise why would you even be on this website?Concepts that you’ll likely start learning about are financial ratios. It’s not the only financial concepts that you’ll work with, but if you’re looking to invest, these ratios can be quite helpful […]

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How Return on Equity Is Deceiving You

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

Main Screen for Google Sheets

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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