How to invest in retail stocks

Lots of private investors are drawn to retailers because they feel that they understand them. After all, nearly all of us go shopping every so often.  It’s also easy to go and visit a wider range of stores to find out more about a retail chain.

Store visits are an important part of evaluating retailers, but they don’t tell the whole story. There are other issues that you need to be aware of.

In this video, I look at all the factors you should consider when investing in retail shares.

Video tutorial - why profit margins matter

Why profit margins are really useful

In this video, Ed Bowsher explains how to calculate a company’s profit margin, why it is the best way to evaluate profitability, and how you can use it when analysing a company.

Video tutorial: why hedge funds can be good news

Why hedge funds can be good news

Hedge funds perform a valuable service by weeding out overvalued shares. In this video, Ed Bowsher explains some of the things they look for when they’re hunting for shares to short.

Video tutorial - what is the current ratio?

What is the ‘current ratio’?

In his latest video, Ed Bowsher looks at the current ratio, which can help you see whether a company has sufficient resources to pay its bills in the near future.

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