Part II

Reading Financial Statements as a Second Language

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In this part . . .

The language of finance comes in the form of numbers and equations — data. Like any language, it can be a little intimidating if you’re not sure what you’re looking at, but it’s really quite simple once you understand how everything fits together like a sentence. Think of Part II as a lesson in the language of finance. I explain how to read each of the primary financial statements, as well as how to write your own rebuttal in the form of financial metrics.

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