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Tuesday, August 4 2020

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Stock Market Today:August 3, 2020

William G. Ferguson | 08/03/2020

The last five-day stretch of trading on Wall Street followed a similar script to what we saw during much of the month of July. That being a mixed performance for equities. Investors were forced to digest a number of big headlines (some encouraging, some disquieting) and that likely played a big role in the uneven performance for the U.S. equity market over the course of the week.

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A Discussion of the Gross Domestic Product

Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 02/24/2020

The gross domestic product, popularly known as the GDP, is the total value of the output of all goods and services produced by labor and property within the United States.

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GAAP, Items, And Adjusted Earnings - Sometimes a Strange Tale

Value Line Research Department | 02/24/2020

It is axiomatic that a company’s stock’s price is the present value of all future cash flows it is likely to pay out, and that earnings constitute one gage of a company’s economic value. Unfortunately, there is often a lot of smoke between published profits according to generally accepted accounting principles and the real output of a company.

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