9 Accounting Red Flags to look out for in Financial Statements
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9 Accounting Red Flags to look out for in Financial Statements

Financial reports are the most empirical way to evaluate an entity's well-being, and as they say- the numbers don't lie. These numbers sometimes imply that all is well and will also notify the first signs of trouble if they are approaching.

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The Indian Speciality Chemicals Industry
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The Indian Speciality Chemicals Industry

The chemical industry is pivotal in the industrial and agricultural development of a country. It provides building blocks for several downstream industries such as papers, paints, textiles, soaps, detergents, etc. 

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Master Class 16: What is Free Cash Flow? And how to calculate it?
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Master Class 16: What is Free Cash Flow? And how to calculate it?

When the lockdown was announced by the government, a lot of people immediately felt the pain of it. There might be a host of reasons behind it, but one of the most crucial reasons was a lack of liquidity. Most of them did not have sufficient funds to meet their day-to-day requirements. Similarly, companies are prone to liquidity crunch as well. Such an obstacle will affect the efficiency of the company. 

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Master Class 14: How to Analyze Company
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Master Class 14: How to Analyze Company's Profit and Loss Statement

Most of us, knowingly or unknowingly, would have developed an unspoken animosity towards anything that has to with math or numbers. Whenever the thought of investing crosses our minds, we are stopped by this fear of numbers and calculations. Even the fundamental analysis done for investment purposes uses certain calculations. So it is high time you stop running from formulas and numbers and start understanding them. In fact, they are not as difficult as they look. 

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Master Class 13: 3 Ways to pick Undervalued Stocks
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Master Class 13: 3 Ways to pick Undervalued Stocks

"An intelligent investing is value investing, acquiring more than you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock."

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Master Class 7: Analysis of Banking stocks and the importance of CASA Ratio, NPA, CAR
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Master Class 7: Analysis of Banking stocks and the importance of CASA Ratio, NPA, CAR

The banking and financial service industry forms the biggest chunk of the stock market index. They require a completely different skill set to differentiate between good and bad banking stocks. The analysis of banking stocks is quite different from the stock analysis of regular companies. This is because banks operate on a different business model as compared to other industries. This is why their financial statements are also prepared differently.

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Master Class 5: Asset Turnover, Cash Cycle Ratio and Share Split
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Master Class 5: Asset Turnover, Cash Cycle Ratio and Share Split

Have you seen the applications of your peers? Sometimes the achievements, degrees, and skills exceed their age. We try and hone our skills in every way possible. Similarly, to add more feathers to your cap of stock market analysis techniques, let us take you through another two important ratios:

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Master Class 4: Understanding Return on Equity and Net Profit Margin
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Master Class 4: Understanding Return on Equity and Net Profit Margin

Any experienced investor knows that no investment decision can be taken by considering just one or two financial figures. In most cases, the analysis of multiple figures is required to get a clear picture of a company's financial health and performance. The company's financial statements are made public so that any potential investor can make their own analysis based on their evaluation of the data. Hence, to get a full and thorough look at any company's performance and to make an investment decision, one must understand how to evaluate the various financial figures that a company displays.

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Master Class 3: In-depth Analysis of Dividend, face Value and promoter Holding
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Master Class 3: In-depth Analysis of Dividend, face Value and promoter Holding

Fundamental analysis is the evaluation of a company's financial health and performance through the analysis of its financial statements. The various values and figures depicted in the statements give an insight into where the company is headed, its current performance, and its past performance. These values are the basic parameters to understand a company, by just taking one glance at them.

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Master class 2: Parameters of Fundamental Analysis of Stocks
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Master class 2: Parameters of Fundamental Analysis of Stocks

Fundamental Analysis is the basic Analysis of a company's financial statements in order to evaluate its performance and financial health. It is important for an investor to understand the basics of the fundamental analysis of stocks of a company and know how to comprehend the figures reflected in the company's financial statements. The process of fundamental analysis of stocks can help in taking a well-calculated investment decision

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Ratio Analysis: Guide to Efficiency Ratios Analysis
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Ratio Analysis: Guide to Efficiency Ratios Analysis

Stock investing involves a careful analysis of the companies and their financial data to arrive at their true worth. One can examine the company’s Quarterly and Annual accounts to determine how productively they are managing its assets and liabilities to maximize profits. However, this can be cumbersome and will not determine the efficiency levels of the business. An easier way to find out about a company's performance is to look at its financial ratios. Though this is not a foolproof method, it is a good way to run a fast check on a company's health. Read the guide on Ratio analysis

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Understanding the Basics of Financial Statement
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Understanding the Basics of Financial Statement

A company's financial statements are a window to its financial health. It is no wonder that studying them is an integral part of fundamental analysis. While analysts delve into financial statements and try to discover the not-so-obvious aspects of a company's finances, understanding the basic financial statements in practice is sufficient for an investor in most cases.

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What should an investor look for in quarterly reports?
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What should an investor look for in quarterly reports?

As a shareholder, do you forget holding the shares of a particular company, or are you anxious to know what is happening with the company whose shares you are holding? Well, if you belong to the second category, quarterly results are your savior.

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How Important is ROE for Investors?
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How Important is ROE for Investors?

Forget head-and-shoulders, bear traps double bottoms, forget volume, and forget stochastics. When you’re looking at a company, the single-most-important number is return-on-equity. Return on Equity is how much profit a Company generates when compared to shareholder equity. What makes ROE so good as a tool to analyze a Company is because it doesn’t account for the price of the stock. It only measures the company’s performance not the stock’s performance.

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What is Discounted Cash Flow?
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What is Discounted Cash Flow?

Imagine the scenario where you decide to invest a specific portion of your pocket money say Rs1000 into stocks. Well, how would you select the appropriate stock? Will you blindly follow the advice given by your friends and family, or would you, as an intelligent investor, do a cost-benefit analysis?

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What is the importance of Interest Coverage Ratio?
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What is the importance of Interest Coverage Ratio?

A layman can end up losing his hard earned money if he doesn’t take his investment decision wisely and picks a stock randomly just by looking at its numbers flashing on the real time stock screen.

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What is Quick ratio & Reasons for its Usage
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What is Quick ratio & Reasons for its Usage

An invetsor who tends to buy stocks should evaluate the financial statements of the company with great seriousness.

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Why is analysing Cash Flow Statements Important?
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Why is analysing Cash Flow Statements Important?

Cash flow statement is an important financial statement that analyses and summarises the amount of cash and cash equivalents that enter and leave the company. It measures how effectively a company is utilising its cash balances that is, how well it manages its operating expenses and how well it generates cash to pay its debts.

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