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Accounting is one of the most difficult subjects for a huge number of students because there are so many complications and hurdles involved in it that an average student can’t understand them unless he practices them. The problem is that students don’t like practicing the elements of this subject continuously because it’s a boring subject and it makes them feel dull. Being a teacher, it is your responsibility to find out different ways that can help them understand this subject easily so that they can clear all the complications with their mind. There are several techniques that are recommended by the education department but those techniques have become outdated and now they’re not as effective as they used to be in the past. Today’s students have a different mentality as compared to the previous students. So, the techniques that were effective for the past students... (more)

Tuesday’s Market Round-Up: All You Really Need to Know

Slow down a minute Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ENDP) - there’s already a generic Lipoderm skin patch like the one you just submitted an NDA (new drug application for). At least that’s the story from Watson Laboratories Inc. (NYSE:WPI), which recently notified Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings of the overlap. Watson Laboratories Inc. invoked a ‘paragraph IV’ clause to let regulators – and Endo – know it has already filed for a copycat version of the same generic version of Endo’s post-shingles treatment. Though not necessarily a final decision, ENDP shares are down 3% o... (more)

Option Greeks for Beginners

Wealth Management on Ulitzer New option traders often struggle with unpredictable pricing - the mathematical value of an option may or may not be the actual or perceived value at any given time. The reason for the disparity? The 'Greeks'. Fortunately, understanding how the Greeks can impact option pricing is pretty simple to learn. There are four primary option Greeks all option traders should become familiar with. Two of them generally need to be considered before choosing an option to trade. The other two may not be of great value for newcomers in terms of selecting an option... (more)

Weekly Market Outlook – December 19th, 2009

Despite Friday's late gains, it still wasn't enough to push expiration week back into the black for the market. The S&P 500 closed 4.0 points lower (-0.36%) than the prior Friday's close. It was the fifth straight week of the bull/bear stalemate, and as we've mentioned before, the longer the bulls don't make progress, the greater the pullback risk becomes. Needless to day, none of the indices hurdled their key ceilings last week. We standing pat on the stance that stocks will need to go significantly lower again before going higher. More details are below. On the economic front w... (more)

The Pros Picks, and Why: T, IBM, KFT, HPQ, MSFT

Economics for Investors on Ulitzer He gets zero points for creativity, but a few points for being bold enough to be boring. Tom Forester - portfolio manager of the Forester Value Fund has recommended Microsoft Inc. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) as his top tech picks right now…. a sector he’s keen on as a way of avoiding the looming problems that could be stirred up again by the lingering real estate crisis, which would infect banking. He mentioned Microsoft was trading below the market’s average price multiple, and that Hewlett-Packard is prices at about ... (more)