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Three tools for young investors

Accounting, coding and economics will help investors function in the new economy.

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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