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After some big gains last week, today was a bit of a ho-hum affair as the DJIA only finished down 9.72 points. Does this rally have legs? We will know soon enough. There is a trendline (see the chart) right overhead the current price. Moreover, the DJIA's recent nemesis, the 50 dma, sits menacingly above at 8463.
Using ROIC and ROE to assess management efficacy
As a shareholder, always remember that you have a right to your portion of the Company’s profits. But, as it wouldn’t make sense from a planning perspective to distribute profits each quarter based on the whims of a disparate shareholder group, management and the board of directors is given the fiduciary duty to determine what to distribute and what to keep as retained earnings.
A description of GAAP versus accrual accounting and how it can affect investors' perception of a business' performance. I also go on to discuss enterprise value versus traditional share value investing techniques and how you can use these various techniques to gain insight that the rest of the market may be missing out on.
I was thinking today about what Hank Paulson is up too now. So i did what anyone would do when looking for information, I googled him. Hank Paulson was the 74th Secretary of the Treasury until January 20th. To be perfectly honest, I never paid attention to who the U.S. Treasury Secretary was until this whole economic crisis hit last September.
One of the biggest challenges facing the American economy is that we lack a domestic manufacturing base. Simply put we do not produce anything anymore. We buy tons of foreign goods and then wonder why we are lacking jobs. We import most of our goods which has resulted in a huge trade deficit and industrial job losses.