Accounting

  1. Inventory Valuation For Investors: FIFO And LIFO

    We go over these methods of calculating this component of the balance sheet, and ...
  2. Ernst & Young Stock Doesn’t Exist. Here's Why

    Learn about accounting and consulting giant Ernst & Young. Who owns it? Why can't ...
  3. What It Costs to Hire an Accountant in 2016

    Various factors affect how much accountants charge clients each year, including the ...
  4. How to Calculate Required Rate of Return

    The required rate of return is used by investors and corporations to evaluate investments. ...
  5. Abacus: How it Works and Makes Money

    Read about the business expense software company, Abacus Labs, and learn more about ...
  6. Accountant: Job Description & Average Salary

    Discover what the job description of an accountant entails, along with education ...
  1. Mind the GAAP: Buyer, Beware Profit 'Adjustment'

    S&P 500 companies are reporting "adjusted" earnings that are much more enticing than ...
  2. Toyota's 4 Key Financial Ratios (TM)

    Learn about important financial ratios for Toyota Motor Corporation that are crucial ...
  3. Boeing Under SEC Probe for 787, 747 Accounting

    Boeing is under SEC investigation for accounting issue regarding 787, 747 airliners.
  4. Defensive Investing: Learn from a Hedge Fund ...

    Looking for ideas on companies, sectors or investments to short? Consider the opinion ...
  5. Who Are Accenture's Main Competitors? (ACN, IBM)

    Discover the background and services offered by Accenture, along with the history ...
  6. Normal Profit

    An economic condition occurring when the difference between a firm’s total revenue ...
  1. Accounting Basics

    What is accounting? Learn the basics of this essential way of recording and summarizing ...
  2. 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. Using Accounting Analysis To Measure Earnings ...

    Learn the accounting concepts that will help you to dig into to the details to find ...
  4. Accounting and Valuing Employee Stock Options

    Learn the different accounting and valuation treatments of ESOs, and discover the ...
  1. What is a good debt ratio, and what is a bad debt ratio?

    Learn about the factors that influence how investors and lenders evaluate the debt ratio for a company and why the answer ...
  2. Can working capital be depreciated?

    Learn the difference between expensing and depreciation for current and long-term assets, and how working capital can be ...
  3. Do working capital funds expire?

    Find out how and why a company's working capital can change over time, though the fund does not actually expire, and how ...
  4. How much working capital does a small business need?

    Learn about the three primary factors that determine how much working capital is needed by a small business, including business ...
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    FINRA/NASAA Series 24 Exam Guide
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    Find out how to repair bad credit in seven simple steps.
  2. 5 Reasons For Corporate Thanksgiving

    In the corporate world, several entities have major reasons to be grateful.
  3. 7 Currency Blunders You Could Cash In On

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

    Bankruptcy can be a result of overspending or bad planning, but sometimes, it's no ...
  5. 9 Ways To Trim The Fat From Your Spending

    Bad spending habits are not always obvious. What could you be doing to ensure that ...
  6. 8 Ways To Survive A Market Downturn

    Stay calm, play dead and keep your eyes open for attractive valuations.
Hot Definitions
  1. Goodwill

    An account that can be found in the assets portion of a company's balance sheet. Goodwill can often arise when one company ...
  2. Return On Invested Capital - ROIC

    A calculation used to assess a company's efficiency at allocating the capital under its control to profitable investments. ...
  3. Law Of Demand

    A microeconomic law that states that, all other factors being equal, as the price of a good or service increases, consumer ...
  4. Cost Of Debt

    The effective rate that a company pays on its current debt. This can be measured in either before- or after-tax returns; ...
  5. Yield Curve

    A line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity ...
  6. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
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