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COVID-19 Relief Donations (Updated 3/30/2020)


FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU!!

As you may recall, LazyFA is currently donating all new subscription proceeds to Global Giving's Coronavirus Relief Fund. You can read more about the process here.

As promised, here are the donation totals so far. Additional information can be found below the table:

Collection Period Donation Date New PREMIUM Subscribers New PRO Subscribers Matched Total Donation
3/19/2020 - 3/29/2020 3/30/2020 6 4 100% $169.00
3/30/2020 - 4/5/2020 4/6/2020
4/6/2020 - 4/12/2020 4/13/2020
4/13/2020 - 4/19/2020 4 …

Giving Back to Victims of COVID-19


Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, a novel viral infection that emerged in December of 2019 in China, has spread like wildfire across the globe. The infection is caused by SARS-CoV-2, a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus, and as of this writing has infected nearly a quarter of a million people, killing nearly 10,000 across 160 countries and showing no signs of slowing any time soon.

As a side effect of this truly colossal pandemic, countries around the world have effectively shut down, asking residents to stay in their homes and cancelling almost all public events. Economies across the globe have …


High Level Research and Company Comparison with LazyFA - Part Two


THIS IS A GUEST POST. CLICK HERE TO READ PART ONE!

In part one, we looked at the Red Flag Analysis tool as well as a few functions of the ChartMachine to get a deeper look at the fundamentals of General Dynamics Corp. In this section we are going to use the ChartMachine to compare two companies.

When researching prospect stocks, it is important to manage our expectations. Each company belongs to an industry and each industry is different. Comparing a defense contractor such as Boeing to a technological conglomerate such as Apple is not going to get you far …


High Level Research and Company Comparison with LazyFA - Part One


LazyFA is fast approaching 10,000 users. As I spend a large majority of my time on the site developing features, testing code and fixing bugs, I often wonder how users are actually using the site, which features they're finding most helpful, and which ones need improvement. To that point I recently reached out to an avid LazyFA user and asked him to share with me what his analysis process is like when investigating a new opportunity. He wrote up an excellent two part article explaining the basics of how he delves into the financials, using LazyFA to compare the …


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 …