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How To Read The Income Statement

The financial statements are very often overlooked by most private investors at their peril. We would not buy a house before viewing it, checking for damp, and making sure it is structurally sound. Stock market

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What Is The Time Value Of Money?

The time value of money is used to move capital through various accounting periods and define its true present value. In this article we sill learn what the time value of money is, why and

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How To Avoid Financial Scams

Unfortunately, like any industry, there are always snake oil salesman and even fraudsters. The trading and investing world is no different, with many ‘traders’ and educational providers out there claiming to teach people to make

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How To Build An Investment Portfolio

When buying shares we can get exposure to lots of different markets and industries, and this is one of the great advantages of being our own stock pickers. Managing our own portfolios offers us substantially

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How To Understand A Balance Sheet

The financial statements are very often overlooked by most private investors at their peril. We would not buy a house before viewing it, checking for damp, and making sure it is structurally sound. Stock market

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