The EDGAR Online Guide to Decoding Financial Statements: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Becoming a Savvy Investor

  • 5h 35m
  • Tom Taulli
  • J. Ross Publishing
  • 2004

Despite the passage of Sarbanes-Oxley, navigating through a company’s financial statements can still be a tricky proposition. The EDGAR Online Guide to Decoding Financial Statements covers not only how to find the red flags but also how to find the signs of underlying financial strength. It is absolutely critical to have the necessary tools for effective analysis. Clear and accessible, written in an easily readable, step-by-step style that hits every key element, this book gives you those tools. It will not be long before you can easily maneuver through financial statements. There has not been a relevant financial statement analysis book for the average investor since early 2001 and investing has changed markedly since then.

About the Author

Tom Taulli, Esq., EDGAR Online Analyst, is an attorney, accomplished angel investor, and financial writer who has authored such books as the Complete M&A Handbook (Random House) and Investing in IPOs (Random House). He has written numerous articles for such prestigious publications as Business2.0, CBS MarketWatch, MSN Investor, and Forbes. In addition to his writing efforts, Mr. Taulli has appeared on high-profile television venues such as CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV and has been quoted in the various print media sources including the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, USA Today, and LA Times. Besides his publications on M&A and IPOs, he has written five other books on finance, with publishers such as Bloomberg Press and McGraw-Hill.

Mr. Taulli founded several successful businesses, of which was sold to InfoSpace (NASDAQ:INSP). He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Cal Poly, Pomona, and a law degree from Whittier School of Law. Currently, Mr. Taulli owns and operates the

In this Book

  • You're on Your Own: What Every Investor Needs to Know About the "System"
  • What do Investors Need to Know About Accounting?
  • Filings and Other Vital Company Communications
  • Balance Sheet, Part One : What Does the Company Own?
  • Balance Sheet, Part Two: How is the Company Financed?
  • Income Statement, Part One: Analyzing the Top Line
  • Income Statement, Part Two: The Bottom Line
  • Cash Flow Statement: The Lifeblood of the Company
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Proxy Statements
  • Insider Buying and Selling
  • IPOs, Spin-Offs, and Tracking Stocks
  • Rating System