Finding the best asset mix is crucial to meeting your goals. But before you begin selecting investments, do some background work.

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Financial statements are the language of business. We will look at income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.

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To choose good investments, you need to know some investment analysis. It is not as daunting as it sounds.

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Investors want to know that the companies they buy are on solid footing. This tutorial covers tools and tips for evaluating investments.

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Investors have a wealth of information at their fingertips. The more you use it, the better positioned you will be for success.

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Honing your analytical skills can help you organize information about businesses so that you can make wise investment choices.

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Though competitive positioning remains extremely important to a company's long-term fortunes, quality of management matters, too.

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This tutorial identifies the basic formula behind a balance sheet and helps you understand how to apply it. A sample sheet is included.

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Learning how to read a cash flow statement helps you predict whether a company will be able to meet its debts and be profitable.

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This is a topic that keeps many an investor awake at night -- is your portfolio on track to fund your retirement?

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This tutorial will help you to use company earnings and loss reports as part of your decision-making process when selecting investments.

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Corporate reports can provide investors with valuable investment information. This tutorial teaches you what annual reports are, as well as how to obtain them. Information on other types of company reports, such as quarterly reports and statistical supplements, is also covered in this introductory tutorial.

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Investors use several formulas and tools to help them determine the amount of risk a potential investment may have.

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