Ratio Analysis

We'll show you how to use the hidden power of ratio analysis to evaluate companies, mutual funds, stocks, bonds and real estate. 

Want a better indicator than the P/E ratio? Calculating free cash flow relative to a company's valuation can be a better way to compare your alternatives.
Using and interpreting financial ratios is one of the most valuable investing skills. These 15 ratios are a great place to start.
This simple ratio answers the No. 1 question every investor has about a stock: Is this investment worth the price?

If this common ratio is your only value barometer, then get ready to let some profits slip through your fingers.
Though P/E and EPS ratios have been popular measures of a stock's value for years, take the extra step and arm yourself with two more tools of analysis we explain here.
Once you learn the alternative method to P/E ratios for analyzing value, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.

Nothing beats a check from a large dividend yield. Find out what it is, how to get one, and what it tells you about a company.
Using the Put/Call Ratio tool can help us judge how the market is feeling and where it might move next.
The message is clear: If P/E ratios are your only value barometer, then get ready to let some profits slip through your fingers.

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