When unfunded capital expenditures and distributions are higher, the resulting fixed charge coverage ratio will be lower. Those figures are subtracted from earnings before interest and taxes, making the earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) value smaller. Lease payments and interest payments are included in the fixed charge coverage ratio.Continue Reading


Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are amazing investment tools, allowing long-term investors to pay low management fees while giving traders opportunities to make massive amounts of money in short periods of time — if they know what they’re doing. If you’re not 100% confident in your stock trading abilities and lack full conviction inContinue Reading


Several airlines that were once very popular with air travelers have disappeared from the landscape of operational air carriers. Financial problems have been the demise of many major airlines, while labor problems, increased competition, and plane crashes doomed others. Key Takeaways As deregulation and accidents occur once-thriving airlines find themselvesContinue Reading


Operating income and revenue are important metrics that both show the money made by a company. However, the two numbers are different ways of expressing a company’s earnings, and they have different deductions and credits involved in 0their calculations, Nevertheless, both revenue and operating income are essential in analyzing whether a company isContinue Reading


The word investment has become muddled with overuse. A stock or a bond is an investment. People are now encouraged to make investments in their educations, their cars, and even their flat-screen TVs. All of these things may make sound financial sense, but they are not, strictly speaking, investments. NoContinue Reading


If your investment strategy includes long-term bonds, you may want to consider U.S. savings bonds (typically referred to as Series EE Bonds). In addition to being patriotic, savings bonds might represent a smart investment in an ever-fluctuating economic environment. To make an informed decision, you need to compare savings bonds withContinue Reading


The Biden administration should act to correct its post-Afghanistan foreign policy malaise by embracing economic agreements that rally its global partners and restore confidence in U.S. leadership.   That effort should begin, but not end, with an embrace and expansion of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, orContinue Reading

Video games are generally perceived as solitary engagements for the gamers, or at the most engaging others in multiplayer games. However, the reality is different. People like to watch others play games, which is something nobody saw coming in the early days of video gaming. Twitch’s business model works onContinue Reading


The logo of Tesla seen at one of its showroom. Tesla announced its Q1 2021 earnings today. Toby Scott | LightRocket | Getty Images Tesla delivered 241,300 electric vehicles during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Saturday. The quarter’s deliveries topped expectations. Analysts predicted that Tesla would deliver aroundContinue Reading