Tying It All Together
Example of an Income Statement
Gross Profit on Sales
Earnings before Interest and Taxes
Net Earnings (or Loss)
Income Statement Mnemonics
The Importance of the Income Statement to Investors
Interest Coverage (a.k.a. Times Interest Earned)
Where Did All Those Expenses Come From?
Basic Points about Calculating Depreciation
Accelerated Depreciation Methods
Selecting a Depreciation Method
How Do I Use Fundamentals to Make an Investment Decision?
What Is Ratio Analysis?
What Can I Learn from Profitability Ratios?
When Is an Increase in Earnings a Loss?
How to Use Profitability Ratios to Make Investment Decisions?
Other Ratios to Consider:
When Is The Right Time To Buy?
What Is Dollar Cost Averaging?
An Example of Dollar Cost Averaging
Formula for Figuring Price per Share and Cost per Share
Why Use a Margin Account?
How Do You Set Up a Margin Account?
What Are the Limitations in Margin Accounts?
What Is a Margin Call?
How Do Margin Transactions Work?
Is a Margin Account for You?
Why Buy on Margin?
Rules for Buying on Margin
Which Securities Can Be Margined?
What Is a Short Sale?
What Are the Potential Rewards of Selling Short?
What Are the Risks of Selling Short?
What Kind of Brokerage Account Do I Need to Make a Short Sale?
What Is a Dividend Reinvestment Plan?
Types of Dividend Reinvestment Plans
Benefits of Dividend Reinvestment Plans
What Is an IPO?
What Should I Look for When Choosing an IPO?
What Are the Risks of Investing in an IPO?
What Information Should I Get Before Investing?
Where Can I Find Information about the Company?
Other Types of Stocks
Shareholders' Rights and Privileges
An Overview of Common Stock
Types of Stock Dividends
An Overview of Preferred Stock
Features of Preferred Stock