Forecasting Business Conditions

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1923 - Business - 50 pages
 

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Page 12 - I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about and express it in numbers you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind...
Page 2 - ... —ARTHUR T. HADLEY, President Emeritus Yale University. "The biggest detriment to business are the men who plunge and then fail, lose their own time, their own money, and other people's money, because they cannot, or will not, look ahead."—ELIJAH J. SELLS, Senior Partner Haskins & Sells. I. Forecasting Business Conditions II. Technical Condition of the Market PART II INCOME BUILDING; ITS PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICAL METHODS "/* is the first concern of every man to know that he is achieving something,...
Page 2 - ... is the first concern of every man to know that he is achieving something, advancing in material wealth, industrial power, intellectual strength and moral purpose."—JAMES J. HILL, "Empire Builder" of the Northwest. "Money makes money, and the money that money makes, makes more money."—BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. III. The Management of Investment Funds IV. Successful Methods for Building an Income PART III FINDING OUT THE ESSENTIAL FACTS ABOUT A SECURITY "We mustn't go it blind, or depend upon guesswork...
Page 2 - ... lose their own time, their own money, and other people's money, because they cannot, or will not, look ahead."—ELIJAH J. SELLS, Senior Partner Haskins & Sells. I. Forecasting Business Conditions II. Technical Condition of the Market PART II INCOME BUILDING; ITS PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICAL METHODS "/* is the first concern of every man to know that he is achieving something, advancing in material wealth, industrial power, intellectual strength and moral purpose."—JAMES J. HILL, "Empire Builder
Page 2 - LAM SON, Treasurer Norwalk Tire and Rubber Co. Sound judgment is usually the fruit of persistent study from the ground up and from every angle of the proposition." —T. COLEMAN DU PONT, Executive and Financier. V. The Analysis of Financial Statements VI. The Choice of Stocks PART IV TRADING IN STOCKS "The best way to read the market is from the standpoint of values."—CHARLES H. Dow, founder Dow-Jones Company. "Risk decreases as we make progress in lifting the veil that hides the future."—IRVING...
Page 2 - The best way to read the market is from the standpoint of values."—CHARLES H. Dow, founder Dow-Jones Company. "Risk decreases as we make progress in lifting the veil that hides the future."—IRVING FISHER, Economist, Yale University. VII. Managing Your Brokerage Account VIII. Buying and Selling Stocks for Profit TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter I.
Page 10 - Depressions pave the way for business revivals; revivals develop into booms; booms breed crises; and crises run out into depressions. This round of changing conditions — known as the business cycle — constitutes one of the most persistent phenomena of the commercial world. Prices rise and fall; markets expand and contract; production increases and decreases; orders accumulate beyond capacity...
Page 47 - Notwithstanding the large net gains scored by these stocks, the average price at which each stock was bought was higher than the average price at which it was sold.

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