Free Cash Flow and How it Affects Stock Value

Free Cash Flow and How it Affects Stock Value

Free cash flow (FCF) is a stock valuation measure that can indicate performance and discern business activity that has not yet affected net income. Unlike net income, FCF excludes non-cash expenses and includes equipment and other capital asset spending. Investors can...
How Dollar-Cost Averaging Works

How Dollar-Cost Averaging Works

Dollar-cost averaging is a simple strategy that financial advisors use to alleviate market timing and reduce the average cost per share if the share price declines. The investment technique involves purchasing securities, especially stocks, mutual funds, and index...
Investing Strategies: ETFs and Indexes

Investing Strategies: ETFs and Indexes

Common investors have an opportunity to diversify their portfolios almost immediately with exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and indexes. These two types of investing in the stock market have historically produced competitive results when compared with actively managed...
Valuating a Stock: Price-to-Earnings

Valuating a Stock: Price-to-Earnings

Assigning value to a stock is complex in fundamental analysis. Our Tulsa financial advisors compile a wealth of information to forecast the company’s earnings. If analysts tend to conclude the stock is worth more than the company’s asking price, it is considered...
What is a CFA?

What is a CFA?

Organized by the CFA Institute, the chartered financial analyst (CFA) title is one of the most prestigious designations in finance. Charterholders have undergone self-study comparable to an MBA program and passed three rigorous exams that most have failed. Ordinary...
The Dow Jones Through the Years

The Dow Jones Through the Years

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, also called “the Dow,” is a performance measure of multiple large blue-chip companies in one index. 1884 co-founders and entrepreneurs Charles Dow and Edward Jones created the Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJTA). The index began...