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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.

Who Is The Leader?

Monday, November 20th, 2017 Who Is The Leader? “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” – Adlai E. Stevenson Accountants often struggle with making decisions. When they can’t make a decision, then that is a decision. We’ve made a decision to make no decision. That will […]

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Winning in the Competitive Era of Disruption

Friday, November 17th, 2017 Winning in the Competitive Era of Disruption “Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” – James Sephens Here’s a great video from the Illinois CPA Society about enabling your CPA firm to survive this era of disruption. Allan Koltin is featured. It’s short and informative – please take 2 […]

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Are You Using Technology To Do Things The Old Way?

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 Are You Using Technology To Do Things The Old Way? “The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.” – Warren Bennis I imagine that many of you have seen this quote from Bill Gates: “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an […]

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Xcentric

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 Xcentric “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” – Earl Nightingale I’m sure by now you have heard the news – Right Networks has acquired Xcentric. You can read all about it here via Accounting Today. Xcentric has been a […]

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Programs to Advance Women to Leadership Roles in CPA Firms Seen as Bolstering Talent Acquisition, Survey Finds

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 Programs to Advance Women to Leadership Roles in CPA Firms Seen as Bolstering Talent Acquisition, Survey Finds “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Marilyn Monroe Here’s a recent press release from the AICPA. Since “women in accounting” are very important to me, I wanted to be […]

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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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