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DEFINITION of 'Trade Working Capital'

The difference between current assets and current liabilities directly associated with everyday business operations.

BREAKING DOWN 'Trade Working Capital'

This measure is relevant in analyzing the near-term financial health of a company, as only current assets and current liabilities used for everyday business are considered.

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  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 ... Read Answer >>
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    Learn what liabilities and expenses are, which financial statements they are listed on, and the differences between liabilities ... Read Answer >>
  3. How can working capital affect a company's finances?

    Understand how working capital may affect a company's financial strength and investment effectiveness, as it changes from ... Read Answer >>
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