Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How do you calculate working capital?

    The formula for calculating working capital is straightforward, but lends great insight into the shorter-term health of a firm.
  2. How do changes in working capital affect a company's cash flow?

    Working capital represents the difference between a firm's current assets and current liabilities.
  3. What is a BRIC nation?

    BRIC is an acronym for the combined economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. The economies of these four nations are collectively called "the BRICs," "the BRIC countries," "the BRIC economies" or the "Big Four." The countries currently represent about 25% of the world's land mass and 40% of its population.
  4. What is the Dodd-Frank Act? How does it affect me?

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a massive piece of financial reform legislation passed by the Obama administration in 2010 as a response to the financial crisis of 2008. The act's numerous provisions, spelled out over thousands of pages, are scheduled to be implemented over a period of several years and are intended to decrease various risks in the U.S.
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