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BLOG: Beware of GAAP!


Watch out for GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). It can diminish your investment performance. Seriously! One of the worst things to come out of the early-decade Wall Street scandals was the tendency it fostered, among frightened investors and crusading journalists to mistrust the adjustments analysts make to reported financials. Now, with the economy moving or preparing to move out of recession, it especially important to put a lid on the politics of accounting and get serious about how one ought to be looking at the numbers. FULL ARTICLE.

BY: Marc Gerstein


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Jun 12, 2009 10:29:58 AM       
Re: BLOG: Beware of GAAP!

Yes it's irritating when one finds a seemingly simple idea like Operating Income is treated differently in the real world than in school.

Jun 13, 2009 2:06:26 PM       
Re: BLOG: Beware of GAAP!

Does this blog still exist?

Oct 23, 2020 8:50:50 PM       
Re: BLOG: Beware of GAAP!

The blog is no longer functional. I've sent you the two "Beware of GAAP!" articles from our archive.

Portfolio123 Staff

Oct 26, 2020 10:53:35 AM       
Re: BLOG: Beware of GAAP!

Thanks Aaron.

Oct 29, 2020 5:14:32 PM