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Capital Asset Pricing Model

See Also: Cost of Capital Cost of Capital Funding Arbitrage Pricing Theory APV Valuation Capital Budgeting Methods Discount Rates NPV Required Rate of Return Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is an equilibrium model that measures the relationship between risk and expected return of an asset based on the asset’s

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Budgeting vs Forecasting

See Also: Forecasting Comparison Analysis Budgeting vs Forecasting Process The budgeting vs forecasting process has been a good discussion between financial professionals. The argument of whether they serve the same purpose or if one is better than the other has lead to some interesting debates. The term has been used several times interchangeably. However let’s

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Budgets and Forecasting

The holiday season is upon us and the New Year will be here before we know it. For most business owners, this is also the season of financial planning and budgeting for 2013. Some have even gone through the budgeting and forecasting process to be better prepared for the upcoming year. But have you ever

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Capital Budgeting Methods

Capital Budgeting Methods “Most small to medium sized companies have no idea how to approach capital investments. They treat it as if it were an operating budget decision rather than a long-term, strategic decision that will impact their cash flow, efficiency of their daily operations, income statement, and taxable income for years to come. They

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Forecasting and Your Business

Do you manage your business looking backward or forward? Are you preoccupied with looking at how last month compared with the budget instead of where your business is headed? While examining actual performance against the budget can be a very useful approach to identifying areas of improvement in your organization, it can also take your

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