Book Review: Guide to Financial Independence – Simple Solutions for Busy People

I just finished reading an older book written by Charles Schwab called Guide to Financial Independence: Simple Solutions for Busy People. (aff) While the book is a bit dated, originally published in 2000 and then revised in 2004. It does provide some basic tenets of personal finance and investing that many investors will still appreciate. My favorite chapter in the book is Chapter 4 which discusses investment in individual stocks.  In

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Calculating Return On Invested Capital

What is Return On Invested Capital? Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) in basic terms is the amount of profit that a company earns for every $1.00 of capital invested into the business. Some analysts may substitute “growth rate” for ROIC in some instances. How Do I calculate ROIC? Return on invested capital is calculated by dividing the organization’s net income by the total of the shareholder’s equity and the outstanding debt.

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3 Key Issues That Influence the Stock Market

As we head into the fall and we look forward toward next year, it is important to take a look at the general econimc landscape, assess the data that we have access to, and develop our views on the performance of our investments going forward. The following are three high-level economic data points that we can use, along with our other tools, to further assist us determining our views on

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A Select List Of Dividend ETF’s

Welcome to readers from The Street.com and the Kirk Report.  Please take a moment to visit our About Page to see why we love dividend stocks and subscribe to our blog using the Subscribe Form on the right side of the page. I am a huge proponent of buying the best dividend paying stocks when they are value priced. However, if you aren’t sure about picking an individual stock and you

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