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Joshua Kennon

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By Joshua Kennon

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What is a Bloomberg Terminal or Bloomberg Machine? Created: Thursday, April 19, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Many new investors may not know about a Bloomberg terminal or Bloomberg machine as they are sometimes known. These subscriptions are not actually a piece of hardware, but rather a subscription to ...
    • Series EE Savings Bond Guide Created: Friday, November 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The Series EE savings bond is one of the most popular savings bonds ever issued in the United States. This collection of Series EE savings bond articles, resources, and guides will make it easy for...
    • What Is a Mutual Fund Sales Load? Created: Friday, October 01, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      There are two types of mutual fund sales loads - the front end load and the back end load. This investing article is designed to help you understand the difference between the two sales loads to he...
    • Why Is the Interest I Earn on my Bonds Called a Coupon? Created: Thursday, July 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Have you ever asked yourself, what is a bond coupon? This term is from more than a century ago when bonds actually came as physical engraved certificates. Although it's not used any more, but the o...
    • Inventory Turns / Inventory Turnover Created: Sunday, September 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Inventory turns and inventory turnover is one of the easiest financial ratios to calculate using information found on the income statement and balance sheet.
    • Working Capital Created: Sunday, September 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Working capital on the balance sheet is calculated by taking current assets and subtracting the current liabilities.
    • Series I Savings Bond Guide Created: Sunday, November 22, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Series I savings bond from the United States Treasury is a great way for new investors to protect themselves from inflation. Although the series I bonds are a type of zero coupon savings bond,...
    • Reinvesting Your Dividends vs. Not Reinvesting Your Dividends Created: Sunday, July 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      One of the most important decisions new investors must make is whether or not they will reinvest the dividends they receive on their stocks. You might think that $50 here or $100 there doesn't matt...
    • What Is a Mutual Fund Share Class? Created: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      One of the questions investors frequently send me is, What Is a Mutual Fund Share Class?" itemprop="description"> Saturday, April 18, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how to calculate your risk adjusted rate of return and how the concept can help you weed out artificially high potential investment gains." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • Limited Liability Companies for Beginners Created: Thursday, June 24, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A limited liability company or LLC is a special type of company that gives the investors limited liability, is inexpensive to establish, and limits paperwork and meetings. It offers flexibility and...
    • Introduction to Passive Income Created: Sunday, March 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      The key to success is something known as passive income which is money earned without much time or effort. In fact, passive income is even taxed differently than active income. This article discu...
    • Assets, Liabilities & Shareholder Equity on the Balance Sheet Created: Monday, September 07, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      The best way to understand the balance sheet is to see an actual real-world balance sheet and walk through it line by line. Here is a real example that we've taken from the Coca-Cola financial sta...
    • Investing Lesson 3: Analyzing a Balance Sheet Created: Monday, September 07, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learning to read and analyze a balance sheet is important because it can help you understand the risk involved in a company. The balance sheet shows a company's debt level, net worth, and can help...
    • What Is Stock? Created: Sunday, December 13, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Have you asked the question what is stock or wondered why shares of stock even exist? This guide will go far beyond answering the question, "What is stock?" and serve as a great foundation in our complete beginner's guide to investing in stock.
    • Sample Income Statement Created: Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      The best way learn how to read financial statements is to begin with a real income statement. Here, we start with the Microsoft Income Statement. We will work our way through it line by line unti...
    • Total Revenue or Total Sales Created: Saturday, August 22, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Revenue or sales is the amount of money a business brought in during the time period covered by the income statement. Many companies break revenue and sales sources up by division or segment."
    • Before You Open a Brokerage Account Created: Saturday, November 20, 2004 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Before you open a brokerage account, you need to learn the difference between a traditional and discount broker, the benefits and costs associated with each, and which one fits your style or person...
    • Stock Trading 101 Created: Saturday, November 28, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Stock trading is one of the basic activities of a new investor and most often involves online stock trading at discount brokers and brokerage firms. This beginner's guide to stock trading will wal...
    • Net Profit Margin Created: Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Net profit margin is a financial ratio comparing a company's net profit after taxes to revenue. IF you want to know how to calculate the net profit margin, here are the numbers and formula you nee...
    • What Is Considered a Good Rate of Return on Your Investments? Created: Sunday, November 14, 2010 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Many people don't know what they should consider a good rate of return on their investments. What is a good rate of return on stock? What is a good rate of return on real estate? History can pro...
    • How to Invest in Stocks Created: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Have you ever wondered how to invest in stock but just don't know where to begin? In this quick tutorial on how to invest in stock your investing for beginners guide will walk you through the basi...
    • Current Liabilities Created: Sunday, September 13, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Current liabilities on the balance sheet represent all of the liabilities or debts a company owes for the next twelve months to suppliers, vendors, banks, and other institutions. Current liabiliti...
    • Understanding a Holding Company Created: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      When you begin investing for the first time, you are going to encounter something known as a holding company quite often. In fact, many of the most successful companies in the world are really hol...
    • Traditional IRA and Roth IRA Contribution Limits Created: Friday, January 02, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      IRA contribution limits vary by year and age. This article charts the maximum allowable contribution to your IRA each year." itemprop="description">...
    • Return on Equity (ROE) Created: Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Return on Equity, ROE, tells investors how much profit a company relative to the total amount of shareholder equity on the balance sheet. A high return on equity, or ROE, means a business is more l...
    • How to Become Wealthy Created: Monday, June 02, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      These nine financial keys will help you get on the road to financial freedom, build wealth, and become rich." itemprop="description"> Monday, September 14, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Intangible assets on the balance sheet represent items such as patents, rents, royalties, and other assets that don't have physical form but still have value. Intangible assets are an important par...
    • There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      No such thing as a free lunch, the famous adage, refers to the idea that it's impossible for a man to get something for nothing." itemprop="description">
    • Double Declining Balance Depreciation Method Created: Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The double declining balance depreciation method is an accelerated depreciation method that increases the amount of charges taken during the first few years. The double declining balance depreciat...
    • The Complete Beginner's Guide to Saving Money Created: Monday, November 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here are some easy saving money tips for new investors who want to take some of the pain out of putting aside cash to build the funds available for investing.
    • Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA - Which is Better Created: Thursday, January 01, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Deciding whether to open a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA is a major decision with potentially large financial consequences. Both forms of the IRA are great ways to save for retirement, although each ...

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