Course 107:
Introduction to Financial Statements
In this course
1 Introduction
2 The Income Statement
3 The Balance Sheet
4 The Statement of Cash Flows
5 The Bottom Line

Although the words "financial statements" and "accounting" send cold shivers down many people's backs, this is the language of business, a language investors need to know before buying stocks. The beauty is you don't need to be aCPA to understand the basics of the three most fundamental and important financial statements: the income statement, the balance sheet, and the statement of cash flows. All three of these statements are found in a firm's annual report, 10-K, and 10-Q filings.

The financial statements are windows into a company's performance and health. We'll provide a very basic overview of each financial statement in this lesson and go into much greater detail in Lesson 301-303.

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