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Will Wall Street Learn From Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy?

After the US government put out a forest fire with the takeover of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae last week, Wall Street’s troubles were far from over. As they say, when you see a rat in the house, you can … Continue reading

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Free Cash Flow: Lifeblood of Corporations

Before you invest heavily in stocks, you should really pore over the cash flow statement. I regard it as the bible, more important than the balance sheet or profit/loss statement. Emphasizing on earnings alone is ill-advised as devious managements can … Continue reading

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Inflating Earnings By Capitalizing Expenses

In real life, expenses are pretty straightforward. Anything which constitutes an outflow of money to pay for a product or service is deemed as an expense. For accounting students, an expense is recorded when an asset is used up and … Continue reading

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IndyMac Collapses From Bank Run

Indymac became the second largest financial institution in U.S. history with $32 billion in assets to be seized by federal regulators after succumbing to crashing home prices, tighter credit and foreclosures. Continue reading

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Building A Portfolio Of Assets

Many companies are mediocre and hardly reward their shareholders. However, if you dig into a company’s annual reports, outlook, management and study their charts, you can uncover a few gems. Continue reading

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