As an investment adviser you must know how to evaluate the financial stability of a company issuing a particular security and how to estimate that investment's potential growth over time. It's important to have the ability to review a corporation's financial statements, especially the income statement and balance sheet.

In addition, we'll touch on the time value of money, and the internal rate of return - both of which are important to consider when making investment recommendations.

The Income Statement: Key Calculations

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