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The BlogNotions Finance Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by finance and accounting thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest trends in the market, discussions of financial performance strategy, new ideas for communicating, raising capital, and controlling funds, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Firms Are Optimistic About Growth

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 Firms Are Optimistic About Growth “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” -Aristotle Accounting Today conducted their annual survey of over 500 firms of all sizes in November, on everything from their growth expectations to their plans for tech spending, their use of social media, […]

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I’m On My Reading Soapbox Again

Monday, December 11th, 2017 I’m On My Reading Soapbox Again “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury A suggestion from Seth Godin, instead of having 20 valuable employees spend an hour in a meeting that’s only vaguely related to their productive output, […]

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Little Things All Year Long

Friday, December 8th, 2017 Little Things All Year Long “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” – John Wooden It’s December. There has probably been a discussion about doing something special for your best clients because of the holidays. Rather than only doing something special this time of year, […]

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Maybe You Are Lazy

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 Maybe You Are Lazy “I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.” – Kolbe Bryant I often refer to Seth Godin and some of his amazing blog posts. I hope you are following him, too. Today, he […]

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What’s Ahead For 2018

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 What’s Ahead For 2018 “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” – Neil Armstrong As the new year approaches, Accounting Today asked a panel of industry thought leaders and experts to paint a picture of what accountants can expect from the next 12 months in terms of […]

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Redacted Version of the June 2017 FOMC Statement

Photo Credit: Craig Hatfield   May 2017 June 2017 Comments Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen even as growth in economic activity slowed. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market has continued […]

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Why Social Security Should not be Invested in the Stock Market

Photo Credit: Cameron Daigle ====================================== Stocks always return more than Treasury Bonds.  So why doesn’t Social Security invest the trust funds in stocks rather than Treasury bonds? The first reason is simple.  The government wanted Social Security to be free from accusations of favoritism.  Why should public businesses have access to government capital, when private […]

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Estimating Future Stock Returns, March 2017 Update

26 paths, and all of them wrong ======================== I lost this post once already, hopefully it will be better-written this time.  I’ve been playing around with the stock market prediction model in order to give some idea of how the actual results could vary from the forecasts. Look at the graph above.  it shows potential […]

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The Biggest Problems For Investors Today

What could be more à propos to investing than a bubble spinner?   A letter from a “reader” that looked like he sent it to a lot of people: Hello my name is XXX, After looking through your website I have really been enjoying your content. I am also involved in the investing space and […]

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Goes Down Double-Speed (Update 4)

Photo Credit: eric lynch Markets always find a new way to make a fool out of you.  Sometimes that is when the market has done exceptionally well, and you have been too cautious.   That tends to be my error as well.  I’m too cautious in bull markets, but on the good side, I don’t […]

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