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Results for tag "analysis"

TLDR: The Beige Book ... Plus Some Bonus Fortune Telling

I thought it might be handy to do a quick TLDR of the fed's beige book just to keep myself (and hopefully you) up to speed on where the economy stands and where we might be headed. Let me preface this by saying I'm not an economist and most of you probably already know most of this stuff. If you want to read the whole thing, it's here and is a good way to get a broad outlook on the US economy as a whole. I read it almost every release and it's quite an easy read and pretty enjoyable …

Visualizing Insider and Institutional Ownership with LazyFA

Many investors know that tracking insider and institutional ownership in a publicly traded company can provide significant insight into company happenings and potentially even predict significant company events before they're announced publicly. Unfortunately, many times the ownership breakdown of a large company can be difficult to understand due to the complexity of the SEC filings that document it, the number of insiders and institutions that have a financial interest in the company, and the sheer complexity of the structure of the company itself. The situation is further complicated by the constant change in this internal ownership structure, as insiders and …

Identifying Earnings Management by Monitoring Revenue Recognition Policies

In the investing world, there's a concept known as cookie jar accounting. This is for all intents and purposes a friendly way of saying legal financial manipulation. Cookie jar accounting is not illegal, but it can be a troubling indicator if it's done chronically, and even in a singular instance it can indicate a potentially significant detriment to future cash flows and earnings. To that end, the intention of this post is not to take a positive or negative position on companies that employ cookie jar accounting or other earnings management tactics, but instead to educate and inform on how …