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Enron - RhythmsNet hedge

I am reading "Power Failure: The Inside Story of The Collapse of Enron" By Mimi Swartz, Sherron Watkins. In the book, the following transaction is described: Enron had USD200mn worth of futures on ...
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International Baccalaureate - Balance Sheet Format

I would like to transform Tesla's balance sheet (https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/tsla/financials?query=balance-sheet) into the IB-balance sheet format (see below). In the current assets section, is it,...
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How to calculate a weighted payback rate and period?

I have a client who borrows and repays money at different times. Assume the following example What is the correct way to calculate the repayment rate and more importantly, the time until repayment (i....
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What exactly does after tax “charge” mean?

My question isnt about the after tax part, but what is meant by "charge" as in "GE took a $6.2 billion after-tax charge". I get that GE would like to get rid of their LTC (Long Term Care Insurance) ...
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Estimate the off balance sheet exposures of a banking book, based on limited data

I am doing an analysis on Off Balance sheet items on a bank. Only data I have is authorized amount and outstanding balance for all the loans the bank currently has. Can I simply take the difference ...
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Cash Flow Hedge Accounting

In the context of hedging a fixed rate foreign currency liability with a receive-fixed pay-fixed CCS is known that in order to assess the effectiveness of a cash flow hedge the ratio of the change in ...
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How do analyst on Wall Street forecast whole balance sheet

I am always curious as to how people on wall street forecast every single item on a company's balance out up to 3 years. It seems to me just pure false accuracy in order to come up with a price target....
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Why does the difference between two year's retained earnings not add up?

I am looking at a company's 10-k filing history for my valuation. I have collected figures for retained earnings, net income and ...
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Negative Cost of Debt

I got the the interest expense from Microsoft, it is in negative: -2.73 billion (source: MSFT Annual Report). Does this mean Microsoft is receiving interest instead of paying it? If my cost of debt ...