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Evaluating Stocks for Investment


Investors have access to a wealth of information about stocks, but making sense of it may seem like a daunting task. Evaluating stocks isn't that difficult if you follow some basic steps.
  1. Picking Stocks
  2. Financial Ratios
  3. All about Earnings
  4. What to Look for
  1. Figuring your Return
  2. Stocks and the Economy
  3. Stock Research Tools
  4. Market News Sources

Picking Stocks

Picking winning stocks involves understanding what makes one stock great and another stock ho-hum. It involves getting your hands dirty with financial ratios and looking at markets, but finding good investments is not as hard as you may think.

Financial Ratios

Investors can use financial ratios to evaluate a company, especially as it compares to others in the same industry. This type of analysis will help you understand where the company ranks among its peer and if it is properly priced by the market as reflected in its stock's price.

All about Earnings

Earnings drive stock prices. That's why earinings reporting time is so important to stock prices.

What to Look for

There are many factors to consider whan analyzing a company. Here are some of the factors you should consider along with others such as financial ratios and the economy.

Figuring your Return

If you can't measure your return, how will you know if you're making money? Here are some tips on tallying up your profits.

Stocks and the Economy

The economy can have a dramatic affect on stock prices. Factors such as interest rates and retail sales play an important role in what happens in the stock market.

Stock Research Tools

Investors have many tools at their disposal to help them evaluate stocks. Many of these sophisticated tools and informations services are free, in fact your reading one now.

Market News Sources

There are many sources for market news on the Internet. Here are some of the best.

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