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Stock Market Today: March 5, 2021

Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 03/05/2021

Suddenly, it is all about inflation, following years in which pricing concerns had been largely absent. Several things are sparking the concerns. First, last month's Producer Price Index shot up. Then, the ISM reported that the pricing component of its manufacturing survey showed another jump in February, as did the pricing gauge on its companion non-manufacturing index. Also, oil prices continue to push up and Treasury yields are ascending rapidly--nearly quadrupling from their 2020 lows. All of this is rattling the stock market, especially 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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