Accounting

  1. 12 Things You Need To Know About Financial Statements

    12 Things You Need To Know About Financial Statements

    Discover how to keep score of companies to increase your chances of choosing a winner. ...
  2. Accounting Rules Could Roil The Markets

    Accounting Rules Could Roil The Markets

    FAS 142 is an accounting rule that changes the way companies treat goodwill. Be aware ...
  3. Reading The Balance Sheet

    Reading The Balance Sheet

    Learn about the components of the statement of financial position and how they relate ...
  4. What Is Opportunity Cost And Why Does It Matter?

    What Is Opportunity Cost And Why Does It Matter?

    Economists suggest that the "opportunity cost" of any decision, the value of the ...
  5. Goodwill and Intangible Assets: One And The Same?

    Goodwill and Intangible Assets: One And The Same?

    "Goodwill" is a broad category for non-physical assets that are impossible to separate ...
  6. Using Enterprise Value To Compare Companies

    Using Enterprise Value To Compare Companies

    Learn how enterprise value can help investors compare companies with different capital ...
  1. Microsoft Recognizes A Multi-Billion Dollar Error

    Microsoft Recognizes A Multi-Billion Dollar Error

    Microsoft's large goodwill writedown is a reminder of the cost of overpaying in mergers ...
  2. E&P Operators Drop Natural Gas PUD's

    E&P Operators Drop Natural Gas PUD's

    Several exploration and production companies have been forced to remove natural gas ...
  3. David Einhorn's New Target: Green Mountain

    David Einhorn's New Target: Green Mountain

    Einhorn's case doesn't hinge on valuation alone but rather accounting and other issues ...
  4. Obama Goes To War With The Oil Industry

    Obama Goes To War With The Oil Industry

    The Obama administration has proposed an expensive jobs bill and is targeting the ...
  5. Energy Companies Reporting Net Losses

    Energy Companies Reporting Net Losses

    Some exploration and production companies reported GAAP losses in the second quarter ...
  6. Shaw Group Stumbles

    Shaw Group Stumbles

    Shaw Group posted a disappointing third quarter, which the market disliked along ...
  1. Accounting Basics

    Accounting Basics

    What is accounting? Learn the basics of this essential way of recording and summarizing ...
  2. Personal Income Tax Guide

    Personal Income Tax Guide

    If the sight of your W-4 has you in the doldrums, read on to learn how to beat the ...
  3. Accounting and Valuing Employee Stock Options

    Accounting and Valuing Employee Stock Options

    Learn the different accounting and valuation treatments of ESOs, and discover the ...
  4. Using Accounting Analysis To Measure Earnings ...

    Using Accounting Analysis To Measure Earnings ...

    Learn the accounting concepts that will help you to dig into to the details to find ...
  1. What is an asset?

    An asset is anything of value that can be converted into cash. Assets are owned by individuals, businesses and governments. ...
  2. What's the difference between weighted average accounting and FIFO/LILO accounting ...

    The main difference between weighted average cost accounting, LIFO, and FIFO methods of accounting is the difference in which ...
  3. What are some of the key differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP?

    The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) - the accounting standard used in more than 110 countries - has some ...
  4. Which transactions affect the retained earnings statement?

    Retained earnings are the portion of a company's income that management retains for internal operations instead of paying ...
  1. Series 24

    FINRA/NASAA Series 24 Exam Guide
  1. 7 Currency Blunders You Could Cash In On

    7 Currency Blunders You Could Cash In On

    The government has made its share of mistakes when it comes to printing money, and ...
  2. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Bankruptcy can be a result of overspending or bad planning, but sometimes, it's no ...
  3. 7 Tips To Bounce Back From A Credit Score Disaster

    7 Tips To Bounce Back From A Credit Score Disaster

    Find out how to repair bad credit in seven simple steps.
  4. 9 Ways To Trim The Fat From Your Spending

    9 Ways To Trim The Fat From Your Spending

    Bad spending habits are not always obvious. What could you be doing to ensure that ...
  5. 5 Reasons For Corporate Thanksgiving

    5 Reasons For Corporate Thanksgiving

    In the corporate world, several entities have major reasons to be grateful.
  6. 8 Ways To Survive A Market Downturn

    8 Ways To Survive A Market Downturn

    Stay calm, play dead and keep your eyes open for attractive valuations.
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