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2 Quick Techniques Investors Can Use To Protect Themselves From Accounting Fraud

Large difference between Net Income and Free Cash Flow over multiple years can signal aggressive accounting or fraud. Return on Assets (ROA) and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) multiples above industry averages can signal fraud. While these two techniques are powerful they are no substitute for thoroughly examining a companies financial statements. In theory investors [...]

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Dumb Investment of the Week: Chinese Companies with Weak VIEs

After a wave of accounting and fraud scandals in 2011 (billions of investor dollars were lost), Chinese companies, particularly small and mid cap, are beginning to come back to US markets. Investors are beginning to warm up to these companies again and the share prices of many have risen as the memories of the multitude [...]

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