enterprise value

Calculate Enterprise Value In Under 5 Minutes

Last week you made the acquaintance of two slightly more advanced concepts, Enterprise Value and EBITDA. Before we move on to something more exciting, let’s wrap up that topic. Now, if you were naughty, you would have allowed your eyes to glaze over, and say, nah, that stuff is too esoteric, abstruse and arcane for little old […]

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enterprise value

How Smart Investors Use Enterprise Value

You will recall from the free Investing Basics series how just about any investment is valued — as a multiple of earnings. This is particularly true when you’re thinking of buying or selling a private business, or stock in a publicly traded corporation. In the latter case, the multiple is called the P/E ratio, or […]

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short selling

The Long And Short Of Short Selling, Part 2

Last week, you learned you’re taking a bet with just about any financial decision you make. You also were reminded that your friendly brokerage is usually happy to lend you money so you can make more money. So this week we get down to the topic du jour: short selling. One more thing about you, […]

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short selling

The Long And Short Of Short Selling, Part 1

Do you read “the financial press?” On paper, that would be the business section of your newspaper, the venerable Wall Street Journal or magazines like BusinessWeek and The Economist. Off paper, that would be any of a plethora of electronic media: CNBC, CNN/Money, Yahoo Finance, Seeking Alpha, MSN Money, Business Insider and a list too […]

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King Tim And Tax Inversion

Okay, so you read about the proposed merger between Burger King and Tim Hortons, and all the hype that’s surrounding it, right? You saw the outrage about Burger King “abandoning America,” right? And the  Ohio senator urging a boycott against Burger King, and support of Wendy’s and White Castle, because those patriotic stalwarts “haven’t abandoned their […]

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investing the big picture

Investing: Taking A Step Back

We’ve been going for more than a year, and those who have been with us for a while have more of a feel for investing than you did when you started. And that’s the goal. The tagline for this site is “Get comfortable investing.” That has an intentional double meaning: Get comfortable financially by investing, and to do […]

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Running the numbers

So, last week I shocked you, revealing to all the world that you, too, are quite the numbers person. Now you’re qualified to join the world’s elite. That’s right… Nobody becomes rich without running the numbers. Think about that for a moment But that’s as bad as the news gets. The good news is: millions of people […]

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