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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing Fast-Track by Ken Little

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Three Main Financial Statements

There are three main financial statements that you will use when analyzing a company. From the statements, you can draw conclusions about the relative health of the company and make some guesses about its financial future. You will find the financial statements in the documents previously discussed.

The three financial statements I cover include …

The balance sheet

The income statement

The statement of cash flows

Together these three reports give you enough information to perform a valuation of the business. The three financial statements give you three different views of the company’s performance, but they all tie together to make a complete picture.

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