by Adam Love (Goodreads Author)
To answer these questions you need to look beyond share price. How much equity do shareholders own today? How much is the company earning? What are their profit margins? What variables influence their costs? How much equity is tangible? What’s the cash flow? Is that dividend sustainable? What’s the value for shareholders in the future?
Few investors take the time to understand what they are buying or selling; to ask the important questions. Failing to look beyond share price, they find themselves at the mercy of the short term market, ready to sell almost immediately after they buy.
Principles of Investing delivers a clear and rational introduction to investing in the stock market, with an emphasis on financial comprehension and the importance of understanding risk. This approach highlights the difference between price and value, and familiarizes the reader with the basic framework to begin making investment decisions. Recommended as a supplement to a basic course in financial analysis, but suitable as a primer or reference for the novice to intermediate investor, this book was written to provide transparency into the world of stocks and investing.
What is the stock market, and why is it important?
Why are shares issued, and what do they really represent?
What's the difference between share price and share value?
How do you read the three principle financial statements, and what should you look for?
What is tangible book value, and what does it mean to you?
What’s the difference between income and cash flow?
What’s the difference between a mutual fund and an ETF?
What are the different types of buy and sell orders, and which ones should you use? [close]
by Deb Salisbury (Goodreads Author)
When I decided to create a new bathing suit pattern, I searched for a modern book documenting Victorian bathing suits. To my surprise, I couldn't find one. Yet I had quite a few period magazines with engravings of bathing dresses in my collection. While I was doing more research, I fell in love with the traditions and ethics surrounding American, English, and French bathing.
This book focuses on the culture of swimming and sea bathing across the decades, and on women's bathing suits, noting their styles, variations, and evolution, all quoted from the original writers of that time. For your enjoyment, I've included descriptions and engravings of men's and children's suits when I could find them, but their clothing was not as well documented as the ladies' dresses.
The culture and proper dress of bathing changed radically during Queen Victoria's reign, led, of course, by the French. The accepted ladies' one-piece bathing gown gave way to the two-piece bathing suit, and bathing went from a medical treatment to a social event.
Even the French bathing dress was not admired in its early days. It was plain, usually black, and, at best, boring. But once fashion got hold of the bathing suit, the dress evolved rapidly. By 1870, many bathing suits were downright gorgeous. Fashion magazines began to include descriptions and engravings on a regular basis, vying to provide the most up-to-date styles. Bathing went from a quick, unpleasant dip in the ocean to true enjoyment, and even swimming became popular. [close]
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