Portfolio Management

Portfolio management is about managing your family's investment holdings in a way that's consistent with your liquidity needs, risk profile, goals, and objectives. A good portfolio management strategy can mean the difference between sleeping through a Great Depression or spending your nights worrying about where your kids will get their next meal.

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The Importance of Return on Equity (ROE)
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What Is the Inventory Turnover Ratio?
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How to Read and Analyze a Balance Sheet
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How to Calculate Working Capital
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Why a Company's Accounts Receivable Are Important
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A Beginner's Guide to Income Statement Analysis for Investors
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Rule of Thumb for Average Stock Market Return
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Here's How to Calculate Gross Profit Margin
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Boards of Directors Protect Shareholder Assets and Investment.
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Where to Place a Stop-Loss Order When Trading
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What Is Return of Capital?
Gross Profit on an Income Statement
What Is Gross Profit on an Income Statement?
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Depreciation and Amortization Expense Basics
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What Is the Net Profit Margin?
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Company's Determination of Its Dividend Payout Policy
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Use Four Asset Classes to Diversify Your Portfolio
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What Is the Balance Sheet Current Ratio Formula?
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What Is Negative Working Capital on the Balance Sheet?
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Long-Term and the Debt-To-Equity Ratio on the Balance Sheet
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Interest and Expense on the Income Statement
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What Is an Investment Mandate?
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What Are Balance Sheet Formulas?
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What Are Current Liabilities?
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Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) on the Income Statement
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Long-Term Investment Assets on the Balance Sheet
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What Is a Form 10-K?
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What Are Income Statement Formulas?
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Bouncing Back After a Big Trading Loss
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Learn What the Best Retirement Investments Are for Your Portfolio
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Safe Investments That Can Help Keep Your Money Secure
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The Best Ways to Invest in Foreign Markets With ETFs and ADRs
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Here Are Some Tips on Building a Complete Financial Portfolio
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What Slippage Is, Its Effect, and Avoiding It While Day Trading
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What Is a Market-Neutral Investment Strategy?
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How to Calculate Double Declining Balance Depreciation
Diluted earnings per share, or diluted EPS as it is often called, is a more accurate version of how much profit is left for you, the owner, for every share of stock you have in a company.
What's the Difference Between Basic and Diluted Earnings per Share?
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How To Hedge Against Inflation
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What Is Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT)?
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What Is Stockholders' Equity?
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Understanding Treasury Stock on the Balance Sheet
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Annual Reports: What They Are and Why Investors Care
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What Is Rehypothecation?
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What Is Strategic Asset Allocation?
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An Introduction to Diversifying Among Asset Classes
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Secrets To Making Money During a Stock Market Crash
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How Do You Calculate Portfolio Beta?
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What Preferred Stock Is and How it Affects the Valuation of a Company
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10-Q vs. 10-K vs. Annual Report: What's the Difference?
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What Is Prime Brokerage?
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Is a Half-Million Dollars Enough To Retire On?
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How Much Cash Should You Keep in Your Portfolio?
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Operating Income and Profit Margin Explained for New Investors
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Past Performance Is No Guarantee of Future Results
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Understanding Capital Surplus and Reserves on the Balance Sheet
1% Risk Rule, Risk Management Trading Strategy
Why Day Traders Should Stick to the 1% Risk Rule
Fidelity Investments
Investing Is Easier Than Ever, Thanks to These Companies
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Your Best Choices for Capital Preservation
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Understanding Current Assets on a Business Balance Sheet
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How to Recognize Risks of Large Inventory Using the Balance Sheet
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Analyzing Accumulated Depreciation