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Performance ratios - Why are these used?

By Robert_us ·
Accounting and financial management have often been regarded as the most complex aspects of managing a business. The numbers are usually big, the formulae confusing and there are so many regulations. It is fine for the Director of Finance/CFO and his/her team but what about the other stakeholders, especially average investors and the managers actually running the show. How can they ensure that their investment is safe or their performance is in line with organizational goals?

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Investments

by BFilmFan In reply to Performance ratios - Why ...

If you can't afford to lose the money, you can't afford to invest in a company.

Simple rules for investing:

If it sounds too good to be true, it's a scam.

No company returns a guaranteed gain of 10% of your investment year after year.

Never invest all your money with one company.

Never invest all your money in the same industry.

Never invest all your money with the same broker.

As you get older, you need safer investments. You might not be able to eat it, but hard metal currency can sure buy some groceries. Plus the lil maple leaves and eagles are fun to look at.

When in doubt, ask a regulator if they would put any money into the company.

Best of luck.

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It's a bit like juggling with swords ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Performance ratios - Why ...

Eventually you'll grab the bladed end instead of the handle.

If you don't like the sight of blood, don't do it in the first place.

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