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Saturday, September 19 2020

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Stock Market Today: September 18, 2020

Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 09/18/2020

The stock market, which had moved irregularly higher over the first three trading days of this week following a setback to start the often trying month of September, began the latest session sharply to the downside. Ultimately, the blue chips would finish off by 130 points, while the tech-heavy NASDAQ would conclude matters with a 140-point deficit. Looking to the day ahead, the market is suggesting a somewhat higher start to the day's activity, with nice strength indicated in the NASDAQ.

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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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