Finance

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Here’s an excerpt from an article from CNBC titled “Market hoping for earnings season boost”: Earnings are expected to show the worst decline since the financial crisis, yet analysts are holding out hope that the bar is low, earnings will beat and that will help pull the market out of its worst new year slump
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Warren Buffett, fear, and oil prices

Warren Buffet has given tons of investment advice. Perhaps his best known advice is the following: You want to be greedy when others are fearful. You want to be fearful when others are greedy. It’s that simple. You know what’s making people fearful today? Oil prices. Tuesday, the price of a barrel of U.S. oil
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The difference between paper profits and real profits

If you read the financial press, you might have heard about profits “on paper”, versus cold, hard cash. What’s the difference? And why do we even care about paper profits? To understand the answer, let’s consider how a business makes money. You’ve heard the saying, “it takes money to make money”, right? The implication is
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How to talk about revenue growth

If you follow the business literature, you’ve heard a lot about revenue growth, also known as “top line” growth. You might also have heard a fair bit about earnings growth, or “bottom line” growth. Let’s focus on revenue for now. I’ll write about earnings, and the cost bridge from revenue to earnings, later. Okay, revenue. What
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If you want to move from engineering to business, you need to learn about business. Books are a great tool. I’ll cover those later. Another great tool is the business press, sites like The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and Yahoo! Finance. But these sites aren’t going to teach you everything you need to know.
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