Investing: detecting accounting fraud? It’s as simple as The Number 4

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Ok, before we get into the topic at hand, let me ask you a question. You might think it is off topic, but it will all make sense at the end.  Why do accountants make good lovers?  To answer this burning question, we must first understand why accounting is important. As investors,  WE DEPEND UPON ACCOUNTING  for many reasons, not least of which is the financial transparency this discipline requires provides insight into the value of companies. Financial transparency suggests all transactions are tracked, and reported. This allows us to make informed decisions about investing or not investing in a company…....

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Dave Coker Retired Investment Banker, Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO, Moodys, now University Lecturer in London. Financially independent student of markets. American / British.