Why The Z-Score Is A Key Stock Selection Tool

During the financial crisis, there were a significant number of companies in serious financial trouble. Given the number of companies going out of business and the number of investors who lost huge amounts of their savings, I thought it would be prudent to introduce a downside risk metric to evaluate investments based on their likelihood of bankruptcy. What Is A Z Score? With all of the metrics, ratios and mathematical

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Understanding the Gold Market

Even if gold doesn’t provide cash flow, which is what we normally look for in an investment, there are tens of thousands of people around the world who regularly invest in gold. And, it never hurts to learn more about some strategies behind other types of investments and what moves the gold market. After all, there are gold producers and mining companies that provide dividends to their shareholders.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Common Financial Terms

If you’re a newcomer to sorting out your personal finances, then you may find yourself perplexed by the amount of jargon that appears on the advertisements and websites of banks and other financial institutions. You might do a web search or use a dictionary to find out what all of these financial terms really mean, but could still find you’re still muddled by the lack of decent explanation. If you

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High Dividend Stocks

When investing in dividend paying stocks, the dividend yield is obviously a factor that is part of most initial dividend stock screens.  High dividend stocks, meaning those stocks that offer a very high dividend yield, seem attractive when yield is viewed in isolation. As we know, investing in dividend paying stocks is more complex than just searching for the highest yield. In fact, we know that high dividend stocks are

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