Gross profit and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) each show the earnings of a company. However, the two metrics calculate profit in different ways. Investors and analysts may want to look at both profit metrics to gain a better understanding of a company’s revenue and how it operates.  Key TakeawaysContinue Reading


Editor’s note: Below you’ll find the week 44 release of the NYC Recovery Index, originally published June 15, 2021. Visit the NYC Recovery index homepage for the latest data. New York City’s economic recovery took a small step back as of June 5, losing a point to settle on aContinue Reading


When interest rates fall, many homeowners will refinance their mortgage to lock in a lower interest rate, which can reduce a borrower’s monthly payment or allow a homeowner to build equity more quickly. However, one group of homeowners who typically have trouble refinancing are those in negative equity. This meansContinue Reading


In an ideal world, you get to work in a palatial, heavenly setting while you pursue your professional dreams of being a chief financial officer (CFO), controller, investment banking executive, or a private equity partner. Saint Peter (better known as human resources) lets you pass through the pearly gates withContinue Reading


The only time it makes sense to borrow money for an investment – known in financial lingo as “invest a loan” – is when the return on investment of the loan is high and the risk level of the investment is low. It is inadvisable for an investor to invest aContinue Reading


Cash is something companies love to have but, if you can believe it, there is such a thing as having too much. Many things contribute to a company’s cash position. At first glance, it makes sense for investors to seek out companies with plenty of cash on the balance sheet.Continue Reading


Candlestick patterns provide insight into price action at a glance. While the basic candlestick patterns may provide some insight into what the market is thinking, these simpler patterns often generate false signals because they are so common. Below, we will look at more advanced candlestick patterns that offer a higher degree of reliability.Continue Reading


What Is Exchange Rate Risk? Exchange rate risk, or foreign exchange (forex) risk, is an unavoidable risk of foreign investment, but it can be mitigated considerably through hedging techniques. To eliminate forex risk, an investor would have to avoid investing in overseas assets altogether. However, exchange rate risk can beContinue Reading