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“Accounting…and…accountability” – these are clearly linked terms with common meaning that emerged along with the modern capitalist system, deriving from Middle European languages and cultures. “Accounting,” (says Webster’s New Collegiate) is derived from the medieval, “to tell…” -- as today’s accounting systems are designed to “accurately tell the story” of an organization’s financial condition.
News & Updates
July 25, 2014 Enduring High-Performing Companies Pay Executives Differently From Other Companies in S&P 1500, Towers Watson Study FindsSource: Market Watch
High-performing companies design their executive compensation programs differently from many other organizations, according to a new study by Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW), a global professional services company. The study...
July 25, 2014 Islamic banking held back by lack of liquidity in market
Hispanic Business - This is very important as, without effective valuation, traders are unable to establish îclear profitî-making opportunities. "Yet, standardisation can only do so much, and a more innovative...
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Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.
Research & Insights
July 22, 2014 Report: Hedge funds escaped billions in taxesSource: USA Today
Two large banks used a complex financial scheme to help 13 hedge funds avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes and evade federal borrowing limits on brokerage accounts over a 15-year period, according to the findings of a...
July 17, 2014 Bubble Paranoia Setting in as S&P 500 Surge Stirs AngstSource: Bloomberg
Two years of uninterrupted gains in U.S. stocks are sowing anxiety among financial professionals, with three in five saying the market is on the verge of a bubble or already in one, the Bloomberg Global Poll found.
July 16, 2014 New report makes case for impact investing
FTSE Global Markets - US investment firm Sonen Capital has published a new report which suggests that impact investment can outperform traditional asset class strategies. The firm, headquartered in San Francisco, launched the...
Commentary & Opinion
July 24, 2014 Market Structure Map - Take and MakeSource: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC
What if exchanges stopped paying fast traders to set prices? Oh, you didn’t know? Read on. Off Salt Island in the British Virgins is the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a steamer that sank in an 1867 hurricane. Even if you’re a...
July 22, 2014 The Market Has a Message for the Bulls
Investor Place - And îthe Conference Boardîâs index of leading economic indicators rose 0.3 ... Chair Janet Yellenâs view that âequity valuations of smaller firms as well as îsocialî...
July 17, 2014 Market Structure Map - CYNK MeSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
Movie tip: Karen and I took our visiting teenaged nephew to see Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise. Hysterically entertaining. Appropriate for teens (scary monsters but no gore), and gripping for adults! There was a 1982...
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