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Ford: Is Profitability At Stake?

The Ford’s quarterly report for Q3 2012 is expected to be released next week, on Oct. 30.

The significant price decrease (about 20%) the stock experienced during the current year despite the almost 200% increase in the net income for 2011 calls for attention. The result is the following analysis which aims at putting Ford’s company performance into perspective. It compares the last 5 years of an aspect of company’s valuation, namely EBITDA, to that of its competitors in an effort to evaluate Ford’s ability to sustain its profitability. The article also zooms in to the last reported quarter in order to gain a more current insight. In the conclusion it summarizes the points the investors should be wary of and look for in the coming reports when considering the stock or the company’s future results.

You are welcomed to read the full analysis at my blog on the SeekingAlpha website – Ford: Is Profitability At Stake?

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Gold: A Review Of Possible Effects Of The Proposed Regulatory Changes

Recently as part of the implementation of Basel III rules, changes in the risk weight of gold bullion were proposed in the United States. According the new rule gold should have a zero weight as a risk asset in the calculation of banks regulatory capital ratios. This analysis tries to examine the possible effects that these changes could have on the demand and supply of gold and respectively – on its price.

Any comments will be appreciated.

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