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Kicking The Tires

What is 'Kicking The Tires'

A slang term for researching an investment before putting any money into it. The process of kicking the tires for a stock might include reading the company's annual report, examining the company's management, looking at its historical performance, considering the company's competitors and reading news articles about the company.

Explaining 'Kicking The Tires'

The steps involved in kicking the tires depend somewhat on the type of investment. Someone considering putting money in a hedge fund would want to research the hedge fund manager first, while someone considering putting money in a CD would want to research interest rates available at different banks and make sure their investment would be FDIC-insured.


Further Reading


Kicking the Tires after Kumho: The Bottom Line on Admitting Financial Expert Testimony
heinonline.org [PDF]
… KICKING THE TIRES AFTER KUMHO … Within seven days of the Kumho Tire decision, the Fifth Circuit used the majority opinion to "reinforce" its ruling that plaintiff Maxine Black had failed to produce reliable expert evidence that her slip-and-fall injury caused fibromyalgia.52 …

Kicking the tires: a usability study of the primo discovery toolKicking the tires: a usability study of the primo discovery tool
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… KICKING THE TIRES AFTER KUMHO … Within seven days of the Kumho Tire decision, the Fifth Circuit used the majority opinion to "reinforce" its ruling that plaintiff Maxine Black had failed to produce reliable expert evidence that her slip-and-fall injury caused fibromyalgia.52 …

Kicking the Tires: Assessing the Hyundai Anti-Dumping Decision from a Consumer Welfare PerspectiveKicking the Tires: Assessing the Hyundai Anti-Dumping Decision from a Consumer Welfare Perspective
heinonline.org [PDF]
… KICKING THE TIRES AFTER KUMHO … Within seven days of the Kumho Tire decision, the Fifth Circuit used the majority opinion to "reinforce" its ruling that plaintiff Maxine Black had failed to produce reliable expert evidence that her slip-and-fall injury caused fibromyalgia.52 …

The new economics of health care benefits: though corporate health care decisions have traditionally been an HR and benefits function, financial executives must be …The new economics of health care benefits: though corporate health care decisions have traditionally been an HR and benefits function, financial executives must be …
go.gale.com [PDF]
… KICKING THE TIRES AFTER KUMHO … Within seven days of the Kumho Tire decision, the Fifth Circuit used the majority opinion to "reinforce" its ruling that plaintiff Maxine Black had failed to produce reliable expert evidence that her slip-and-fall injury caused fibromyalgia.52 …

Diagnostics of white-collar crime preventionDiagnostics of white-collar crime prevention
heinonline.org [PDF]
… KICKING THE TIRES AFTER KUMHO … Within seven days of the Kumho Tire decision, the Fifth Circuit used the majority opinion to "reinforce" its ruling that plaintiff Maxine Black had failed to produce reliable expert evidence that her slip-and-fall injury caused fibromyalgia.52 …

Peter Ricchiuti on'Stocks Under Rocks,'Economic Signs to Watch, and Waiting for Wi-Fi in the French QuarterPeter Ricchiuti on'Stocks Under Rocks,'Economic Signs to Watch, and Waiting for Wi-Fi in the French Quarter
search.proquest.com [PDF]
… KICKING THE TIRES AFTER KUMHO … Within seven days of the Kumho Tire decision, the Fifth Circuit used the majority opinion to "reinforce" its ruling that plaintiff Maxine Black had failed to produce reliable expert evidence that her slip-and-fall injury caused fibromyalgia.52 …

Estimating Economic Loss in Personal Injury CasesEstimating Economic Loss in Personal Injury Cases
search.proquest.com [PDF]
… KICKING THE TIRES AFTER KUMHO … Within seven days of the Kumho Tire decision, the Fifth Circuit used the majority opinion to "reinforce" its ruling that plaintiff Maxine Black had failed to produce reliable expert evidence that her slip-and-fall injury caused fibromyalgia.52 …



Q&A About Kicking The Tires


Why would you want to kick the tires of a car before buying it?

You would want to kick the tires because if there are any problems with the car, you can return it and get your money back or have them fixed.

What does the term "kicking the tires" mean?

The term kicking the tires means researching an investment.

How do you kick the tires for a hedge fund?

You research its manager first.

How do you kick tires?

You kick tires by checking out a car before buying it.

How do you kick the tires for a stock?

You read its annual report, examine management, look at historical performance and consider competitors.

What is involved in kicking the tires?

Kicking the tires involves reading annual reports, examining management, looking at historical performance, considering competitors and reading news articles about a company.

Where would you not want to kick the tires of a car before buying it?

You wouldn't want to kick the tires in front of someone who might be interested in buying that same car from you later on.

What does this sentence mean?

"I'll be kicking your tire tomorrow." (1) I'm going shopping for new shoes (2) I'm going shopping for used cars (3) I'm going shopping for new hubcaps(4) I'm going shopping for new tires Answer 7

What does "Kicking The Tires" mean?

It means to check out something before you buy it.

How do you kick the tires for a CD?

You research interest rates available at different banks and make sure your investment is FDIC-insured.