Fundamental Analysis Archive

Is There Anything Like Perfect Portfolio

Perfect Portfolio There is a saying which has been attributed to a fictional Chinese storyteller named Kai Lung and it goes like this, “May you live in interesting times”. Well my friends, we do live in interesting times, very interesting times. With China holding the largest share of US debt, inflation just

Are Stocks Undervalued Right Now ?

In 2008, the U.S. stock market went from gangbusters to just plain busted: The world’s most watched equity index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, plummeted 30%, while the S&P 500 plunged 45% to an 11-year low. All in all, it was the most severe annual loss for both indexes since the Great

Bill Gross Makes You Just Want To Short The Market

Bloomberg reports what Pimco CIO Bill Gross had to say about current markets: U.S. Must Buy Assets to Prevent Tsunami The U.S. government needs to start using more of its money to support markets to stem a burgeoning financial tsunami, according to Bill Gross, manager of the world’s biggest bond fund. Banks,

More Trouble Ahead For Financials

Bank of America said its provisions against loan losses would come to $3.3 billion in the fourth quarter amid deterioration in consumer real estate and small business loans. Bank of America’s capital ratios continue to decline, and the bank may not resume stock buybacks until 2009. Wachovia, the fifth-largest U.S. bank by

ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. (CKSW)

ClickSoftware Technologies, Ltd. (CKSW) provides mobile workforce management and service optimization solutions. The company offers service optimization suite. Their ClickSchedule enables companies to automate and optimize their service resources; ClickFix, a diagnostic and trouble-shooting tool; ClickAnalyze, ClickPlan, ClickRoster, and ClickForecast that enable corporate decision makers to analyze past performance, monitor current performance,

Value Investing versus Growth Investing: Know The Difference

Typically when you read about investing, you would come across the terms value investing and growth investing. Both mean different things, and what investment style you would use depends on the kind of person you are. I can bet, that most investors do not really understand the difference between value investing and

How To Determine Management Effectiveness

Investors and traders both use alot of ratios to deduce whether to buy/sell/short a security. With so many ratios to consider, it can get confusing, especially when 2 ratios almost look alike. Consider return on equity (ROE) and return on assets (ROA). At first glance they do look similar. Both measure some

Why The Dow Kept Going Up ?

Dow Jones finally fell nearly 150 points. The reason for the fall was blamed at higher oil prices, weak economic indicators and lackluster retail sales. A variety of gold, silver, steel and oil stocks slumped. Home builders, health care and a variety of tech stocks sank too. However before this fall, stocks

How Company Buyback Makes A Difference

Ask most investors about how buying a stock can help them build wealth, and the answer you will get is by two ways, stock price appreciation and dividends. However many overlook the third way, stock buyback. Let us find out more about this third way. The Meaning of BuybacksA stock buyback is

Have You Considered Inflation ?

Knowing how to work with the numbers in a company’s financial statements is an essential skill for stock investors. Sound knowledge of company’s balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement helps make a smart investment choice. That said, have you considered inflation while researching a company’s financial statements ? Most probably