Financials

Financials in a Flash: An Introduction to Income Statements

In the next lesson of this series, we look at income statements and what business reporters can

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Financials in a Flash: An Introduction to Balance Sheets

  In the second lesson of this series, we take a quick look at balance sheets

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2-Minute Tip: Earnings Per Share and Share Price

Market watchers analyze and discuss earnings per share (EPS) more than any other financial measure. Managers

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2-Minute Tip: Property, Plant & Equipment

Property, plant and equipment is a large asset for many companies. Here’s help in analyzing PP&E

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2-Minute Tip: Beginner’s Guide to 10-Q

Like all corporate filings, the 10-Q tends to present company information in the best light possible.

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Four Common 10-K Red Flags

Public companies have many ways of making themselves look more stable and successful than might be

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 6: Derivatives

Defining derivatives and options Now we are going to discuss investment vehicles that are derived from others,

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 5: “Real Stuff,” Commodities and Futures Contracts

Previous posts introduced the markets and the best-known investment vehicles, stocks and bonds. But even if

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Insider Trading and the Business Reporter

There is a little landmine hidden in the law just waiting to trap the unsuspecting business

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Boost Your Business Analysis: Build Your Own Metrics

Any good business journalist regularly heads to a company’s financials to see what is going on.

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