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Stock Market Today: January 20, 2021

Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 01/20/2021

Optimism was on display on Wall Street yesterday as the nation prepared for the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., at 12:00 PM (EST) today, as the 46th President of the United States. Specifically, the stock market was on strong footing to begin the session as the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped some 275 points in the first few minutes of trading. Hopes for a more collegial atmosphere in a badly divided country and expectations that this changing mood would expedite stimulus help against the pandemic all helped the mood on the Street.

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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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