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Three tools for young investors

Accounting, coding and economics will help investors function in the new economy.
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 05:50

Higher profits imply that the company is doing well. However, this is too simplistic. What matters more is the quality of earnings, defined as how repeatable earnings can be. A discerning young investor needs to distinguish between recurring and extraordinary events.

As a university economics instructor, I have the privilege to interact with students making their first foray into investing.

Often, I have been asked what are the essential skills and knowledge, and subsequently modules, that they should pick up to kick start their investment endeavour

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