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Most Americans Are Investing Illiterate | The Jane Dough

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Most Americans Are Investing Illiterate | The Jane Dough

A new online survey by InvestingNerd found that financial illiteracy is alarmingly rampant in the US: most Americans do not understand key concepts in investing like brokerage accounts, stock trading, and 401(k) fees. (Now's not the time to
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In Investing, No Need for Sudden Death

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In Investing, No Need for Sudden Death

Playing for a tie may go against the grain of most American sports, but it should be central in investing. That's because a core finding of modern finance theory is that we don't need to beat the market. In fact, for most of us, once we've decided how
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When to take investing advice from Twitter

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When to take investing advice from Twitter

Without these updates, most compliance officers held one basic tenet with regard to most social-media activity, namely that every statement a firm or money manager makes about investing must be treated as if it were a material disclosure, with the
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Why Russia is Investing in Gold More Than Anyone :: The Market …

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Why Russia is Investing in Gold More Than Anyone :: The Market …

Why Russia is Investing in Gold More Than Anyone :: The Market Oracle :: Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting Free Website.
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China defends massive growth in military spending, investing

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China defends massive growth in military spending, investing

China defends massive growth in military spending, investing. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013 10:40 pm. China defends massive growth in military
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Your Questions About The Stock Market Presentation

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Mark asks…

Please Help with the following Accounting Questions. I will choose Best Anwer?

1. The issuance of quarterly financial statements by a company is an example of which of the following concepts? (Points : 2)
a. going concern
b.accrual accounting
c.periodic measurement
d.transformation process

2. The two primary qualities that result in accounting information being useful are: (Points : 2)
a.recognition and measurement criteria
b.summary and accuracy
c.exposure and responsiveness
d.relevance and reliability

3. Attestation occurs when: (Points : 2)
a. the company issues stock
b.an auditor affirms the fairness of presentation of the financial statements
c.managers become certified
d.a contract is signed

4. Audits are performed by CPAs who are employed by the company’s accounting department. (Points : 2)
True
False

5. External decisions makers: (Points : 2)
a. are CPA’s who perform the company’s audit
b.rely on financial statements for information
c.sell stock to brokerage houses
d. are responsible to the shareholders

6.
Form 10K Reports are NOT required to be filed by corporations if they provide annual audited financial statements.
(Points : 2)
True
False

7. A code of ethics: (Points : 2)
a. ensures acting above the law
b. is an abatement of moral hazards
c.is not needed if a company has an annual audit
d.spells out acceptable and expected behavior

8. The purpose of internal controls is to (Points : 2)
a. ensure that production of goods and services will meet market demand
b. protect assets and ensure the accuracy of accounting information
c ensure that tax returns will be filed in a timely manner
d.ensure that there will be no fraud or errors in the accounting system

9. The audit report provides notice of the auditor’s guarantee as to the accuracy and completeness of the accompanying financial information. (Points : 2)
True
False

10.
Which of the following is NOT included in a corporate annual report:
(Points : 2)
a. letter from the President or CEO
b. summary of selected business data
c. budget for upcoming year
d.financial statements

11. The document that describes a proposed accounting standard is the: (Points : 2)
a. discussion memorandum
b. exposure draft
c. recognition statement
d. SEC Memorandum

12.
Objectives of financial reporting provide an overall purpose of financial reports.
(Points : 2)
True
False

13. The procedures designed to protect assets and ensure the accuracy of accounting records are known as (Points : 2)
a. internal controls
b. closing the books
c.auditing standards
d.accounting principles

14. Which of the following is a step in the FASB Standard-Setting Process: (Points : 2)
a. accounting issues are identified
b. exposure draft is issued
c. public hearings are held
d. all of the above are steps in the process

15.
In accounting, the term “going concern” means that an organization is
(Points : 2)
a. operating effectively and efficiently
b. expected to continue operating indefinitely
c.regularly earning a profit
d.generating both positive cash flow and profits

16.
A strong system of internal controls should provide a high level of protection of a company’s information systems.
(Points : 2)
True
False

17.
The General Accounting Office (GAO) is the agency that oversees accounting practices at the State and Local levels.
(Points : 2)
True
False

18. Good internal controls might help to prevent which of the following events? (Points : 2)
a. incorrectly recording a $10,480 purchase at $14,080
b. losing $20,000 of merchandise to theft
c.entering both sides of a transaction as debits
d.all the above might be prevented by proper internal controls

19. Background checks done on prospective employees are usually required by the board of directors. (Points : 2)
True
False

20. Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are standards developed by the U. S. Treasury Department to identify appropriate accounting and reporting procedures. (Points : 2)
True
False

Justin answers:

1=C, 2=D, 3=B, 4=FALSE they are employed externally. 5=B, 6=FALSE, 7=D, 8=D, 9=TRUE, 10=C, 11=B, 12=FALSE, 13=D, 14=D, 15=B, 16=TRUE, 17=FALSE, 18=A, 19=TRUE, 20=TRUE.

I’m studying in the United Kingdom so I haven’t covered all of this but I’d guess 80% correct.

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Apple investing in ITO film coating for new iPad tablets

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Apple investing in ITO film coating for new iPad tablets

Apple investing in ITO film coating for new iPad tablets. Richard Goodwin. Apple's iPad Mini will feature an indium tin oxide (ITO) film coating that will help to reduce radio frequency interference. Published on Aug 17, 2012. Tweet. Going forward
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