Category Archives: Masterclass Investment

MASTERCLASS Investment – Cash and Accrual Accounting – What is the difference?

Cash and Accrual accounting are the 2 ways companies report on their financial statements. And when planning for SMSF investing, understanding them is a foundation to reading the financials of a company. Cash accounting records receipts are recorded during the … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment – What is GAAP – ie What are Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)?

Companies listed on the Stock Exchange in Australia finish half-year reporting at the end of February and August. A common phrase “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles” (GAAP) consists of three important sets of rules: (1) Basic accounting principles and guidelines; (2) … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment – Difference between Fundamental and Technical Analysis in Share Investing?

Investors in shares can tend to fall into 2 groups – fundamental analysis and technical analysis, but we have come to learn and to understand what benefits BOTH stock-analysis disciplines, both fundamental and technical, can bring for increased share-market investment … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment – What are “Share Market Indices/indexes”?

This month Masterclass Investment looks at what is a share market index (indices plural) – these are values or broad measure summaries of a group of shares, which may be over the whole market in Australia (ASX), or sectors (eg … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment – What is Accrued Revenue / Sales / Income?

Revenue is the amount of sales a company actually makes over a specific period, including discounts and deductions for returned sales, etc. It is the “top line” or “gross income” figure from which costs of goods are subtracted to determine … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment – What is PEG – Price to Earnings Growth

In an earlier Masterclass we covered the PE Ratio – Price to Earnings Ratio. From that, a variation of PE is the growth of the PE – ie PE growth. This takes into account the stock’s value while considering the … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment – What is the Cashflow Statement and what does it tell us?

Today’s Masterclass looks at what is cashflow and the Cashflow Statement, what does it tell us and why it is as important along-side the Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet. What is the Cashflow Statement: Cashflow looks at the ACTUAL … Continue reading

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