Tutorials

New to the stock market and learning the ropes? This section aims to help new investors navigate their way around the market. Tutorials feature real life examples.


Back to Basics
-  Information on a Company Screen
What is a Stock Market Index?
-  Market Cap vs. Enterprise Value

Case Studies
-  Walkthrough an Acquisition: Cove Energy
Verified AIM Fraud: Langbar International
Exchange Rate Risk: Mobile Streams

Fundamental Analysis
Nano Caps: When to Expect a Placing
Small Cap Risks: Customer Dependency
Small Cap Risks: Large Shareholders
Small Cap Risks: Exchange Rates

Accounting Knowledge
Constructing Financial Accounts
-  Constructing (More) Financial Accounts
Assessing a Company's Balance Sheet
-  Understanding a Company's Income Statement
Indirectly Constructing a Cash Flow Statement
Quick Cash Flow Analysis

Revenue Recognition Policies
What are Dividends?

5 Core Profitability Ratios
3 Efficiency and Liquidity Ratios
4 Financial Stability Ratios

The Price-Earnings Ratio
The PEG Ratio

What is a Pension Deficit?
What is Operational Gearing?
Depreciation and Amortisation

Equity on the Balance Sheet
Equity Components: What do they Reveal?
What is the purpose of Goodwill?

Earnings Per Share (EPS)
EBIT vs. EBITDA
What's an Impairment?
What are Minority Interests?
Development Costs: Expensing vs. Capitalising
Technical Analysis
-  Identifying and Using Trends
Support and Resistance Levels
The RSI and MACD Indicators
What are Chart Gaps?

Head & Shoulders Pattern
Flag, Pennant and Wedge Patterns
Double Tops/Bottoms and Triangle Patterns
Be Wary of False Breakouts
Basing and Rebounds

Corporate News Events
Acquisitions
What are Director Options?
-  Director Buys - How useful are they?

Assessing a Placing
What is a Rights Issue?
What is a Convertible Loan Note?

Understanding the Market
LSE Closing Auction - How it works
Intro to IPO Screening: The Basics
Intro to IPO Screening: Risk Assessment
Intro to IPO Screening: Company Financials

The Retail Investor Advantage: Position Agility
-  Thematic Investing Through Trusts
-  Corporate Takeover Defences

Sector Specific Information
-  Evaluating a Mining Deposit: Resource Overview
Mining Deposit: Economic Study Key Numbers
Common Junior Miner Pitfalls
Understanding Mining Sector Costs