Getting Information about optimal capital structure

To get the inputs needed to estimate the optimal capital structure, examine the 10-K report or the annual report. The ratings and interest coverage ratios can be obtained from the ratings agencies (S&P, Moody's) and default spreads can be estimated by finding traded bonds in each ratings class.

You can download information on other firms in the industry individually or look at databases such as Value Line.

Online sources of information:

http: / / www.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/cfin2E/ proj ect/data. htm

Retirement Planning For The Golden Years

Retirement Planning For The Golden Years

If mutual funds seem boring to you, there are other higher risk investment opportunities in the form of stocks. I seriously recommend studying the market carefully and completely before making the leap into stock trading but this can be quite the short-term quick profit rush that you are looking for if you am willing to risk your retirement investment for the sake of increasing your net worth. If you do choose to invest in the stock market please take the time to learn the proper procedures, the risks, and the process before diving in. If you have a financial planner and you definitely should then he or she may prove to be an exceptional resource when it comes to the practice of 'playing' the stock market.

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