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Stock Market Today: October 30, 2020

Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 10/30/2020

Following a cumulative three-day loss this week of more than 1,800 points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the one-two punch of soaring COVID-19 cases in our country (we actually topped 90,000 yesterday) and the inability of Congress to pass a new fiscal stimulus package, the stock market opened lower again yesterday. But stocks quickly righted themselves after the first half hour of trading, with the Dow, the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ all heading back higher as the morning droned on.

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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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