The Edgar Online Guide to Decoding Financial Statements: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Becoming a Savvy Investor

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J. Ross Publishing, Mar 15, 2004 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
Despite the passage of Sarbanes-Oxley, navigating through a company’s financial statements can still be a tricky proposition. The EDGAR Online Guide to Decoding Financial Statements covers not only how to find the red flags but also how to find the signs of underlying financial strength. It is absolutely critical to have the necessary tools for effective analysis. Clear and accessible, written in an easily readable, step-by-step style that hits every key element, this book gives you those tools. It will not be long before you can easily maneuver through financial statements. There has not been a relevant financial statement analysis book for the average investor since early 2001 and investing has changed markedly since then.
 

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Contents

Youre On Your Own What Every Investor
7
What Do Investors Need to Know About Accounting?
29
Filings and Other Vital Company Communications
43
Balance Sheet Part One What Does the Company Own?
73
Balance Sheet Part Two How Is the Company
107
Income Statement Part One Analyzing the Top Line
133
Income Statement Part Two The Bottom Line
155
Cash Flow Statement The Lifeblood of the Company
181
Ratio Analysis
197
Proxy Statements
221
Insider Buying and Selling
235
Rating System
261
Financial Statement Resources
275
Index
289
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About the author (2004)

Tom Taulli is an investment banker and entrepreneur from Newport Beach, CA. The author of Investing in IPOs and The M&A Handbook, Taulli is also a regular contributor to print and online resources including Motley Fool, CBS Marketwatch, and others. He has also been a guest commentator on CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg TV. 

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