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These are third party FAQs that help investors and students alike to understand the investing world better

What are some of the key differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP?
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) – the accounting standard used in more than 110 countries – has some key differences from the United ...
Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 at 3:46 PM
How do net income and operating cash flow differ?
Net income is the profit a company has earned for a period while cash flow from operating activities measures, in part, the cash going in and out during a c...
Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 at 3:57 PM
What's the difference between alpha and beta?
Alpha is used in finance as a measure of performance. Alpha, often considered the active return on an investment, gauges the performance of an investment ag...
Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 at 4:08 PM
What's the difference between profit margin and operating margin?
Operating margin and profit margin both measure the efficiency of a firm by comparing profits against costs at three different spots on an income statement....
Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 at 4:54 PM
What's the difference between profit margin and markup?
Profit margin and markup are two different accounting terms that are often confused and even used interchangeably. In some circumstances, profit margin and ...
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 at 9:01 AM
What does it mean to be financially responsible?
What does it mean to be financially responsible? It's a complex question with a complex answer, but at its core is a simple truth: To be financially re...
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 at 9:31 AM
What is the importance of other comprehensive income?
A company's statement of profit and loss, also known as its income statement, has its drawbacks. For the most part, the statement accurately reflects a...
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 at 9:23 AM
What are the primary sources of market risk?
Market risk is the risk of loss due to the factors that affect an entire market or asset class. Market risk is also known as undiversifiable risk because it...
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 at 9:42 AM
How does market risk differ from specific risk?
Market risk and specific risk are two different forms of risk that affect assets. All investment assets can be separated by two categories: systematic risk ...
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 at 9:45 AM
How does beta measure a stock's market risk?
Beta is a statistical measure of the volatility of a stock versus the overall market. It's generally used as both a measure of systematic risk and a pe...
Wed, 20 Jun, 2018 at 9:50 AM