INTERPRETING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (FINANCIAL RATIOS)

The financial statements are useful to a wide range of users such as the company’s management, potential and existing investors, lenders, business rating agencies, customers, suppliers, employees, and several others. Each of these users view the financial statements from different perspectives for different reasons. There are multiple ways of analysing financial statements such as trend …

UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Ever heard the term financial statements or FS (as accounting professionals like to call it)? What does it really mean? Let’s find out!  Financial statements refer to a set of structured, summary-level reports about an organization's financial results, financial position, and cash flows prepared at the end of its financial reporting period with comparative amounts for the preceding period …

Alternative Investments; Part 4: Due Diligence on Alternative Investments

It is incredibly easy to make the wrong business decision due to inadequate information however, there are instances where the information needed to make the right decision is available, but the investor still makes the wrong decision because they did not examine the information properly. This article aims at providing useful tools and tips on …

Alternative Investments; Part 3: Categories of Alternative Investments (Part 2)

Welcome to a new week! Last week, we discussed Real Estate as a form of alternative investments. If you are yet to read that article, you should get right on it. This week, we shall be discussing the following forms of alternative investments. Mutual Fund:  In mutual funds investing, there is no high minimum investment …

Alternative Investments; Part 2: Categories of Alternative Investments (Part 1)

Sequel to the article published last week which covers the general overview of alternative investments, this article is to explain the categories of alternative investments. As previously established, alternative investments are less regulated and less transparent than the traditional investments. Also, they have relatively low correlation of returns with the traditional investments. Alternative investments comprise …

Alternative Investments; Part 1: Overview of Alternative Investments

Alternative investments are financial assets that are not the traditional investments such as stocks, bonds, debt securities or cash. They are held by an institutional investor because of their complex nature, regulation and degree of risk. Examples of alternative investments include venture capital or private equity, mutual funds, hedge funds, private debt, real estate, alternative …

An Investor’s Guide to Cryptocurrency; Part 4: A deep dive into Crypto price trend analysis

We started a series on cryptocurrencies three weeks ago with the aim of providing our readers with information about the crypto market. In our last article, we provided a summary on the price trends of the top three traded coins: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Tether. This article seeks to build on the information provided in the …

An Investor’s Guide to Cryptocurrency; Part 3: Price trend analysis of traded cryptocurrencies

This series – An Investor’s Guide to Cryptocurrency - is a very significant topic that aims to provide current and prospective investors with relevant, useful, and timely information about major and important concepts of cryptocurrency. This article comes as the third part of the series as we look at the trend analysis of the prices …

An Investor’s Guide to Cryptocurrency; Part 2: Risk Associated with trading cryptocurrencies

It has been a week already since we discussed the how cryptocurrencies work. Its mechanics is quite interesting however, you will find that it has reasonable similarities to the orthodox currencies like the USD, GBP, GHC and even the NGN. Trading in currencies generally is categorized as high risk. Why? It is characterized by a …

An Investor’s Guide to Cryptocurrency; Part 1: The Mechanics of Cryptocurrency

A few weeks ago, we published an article titled “The Rise of Cryptocurrencies”, we gave an introduction on the history of cryptocurrencies and how cryptocurrencies are issued and traded. Since this article was published, there have been developments in the world of cryptocurrencies, the price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed, and new coins are being issued …