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Domain Mondo's Q4 2017 earnings coverage list:
(company names below link to investor relations; stock symbols to stock charts)

Domain Mondo's Q3 2017 earnings coverage list:
(company names below link to investor relations; stock symbols to stock charts)
Alibaba Group | NYSE: BABA Nov 2, 7:30am ET
Alphabet | NASDAQ: GOOG / NASDAQ: GOOGL  Oct 26, 4:30pm ET
Amazon | NASDAQ: AMZN  Oct 26, 5:30pm ET  
Apple | NASDAQ: AAPL Nov 2, 5pm ET
Facebook | NASDAQ: FB Nov 1, 5pm ET
GoDaddy | NYSE: GDDY Nov 6, 5pm ET
Tucows | NASDAQ: TCX Nov 9, 5pm ET
Twitter | NYSE: TWTR Oct 26 8am ET 
Verisign | NASDAQ: VRSN  Oct 26 at 4:30pm ET

Q2 2017 earnings coverage list:
T-Mobile NASDAQ: TMUS July 19 4:30pm EDT
Qualcomm NASDAQ: QCOM July 19 4:45pm EDT
Alphabet NASDAQ: GOOG / GOOGL July 24 5pm EDT
Facebook NASDAQ: FB July 26 5pm EDT
Twitter NYSE: TWTR July 27 7am EDT
Verisign NASDAQ: VRSN July 27 4:30pm EDT
Amazon NASDAQ: AMZN July 27 5:30pm EDT
Apple NASDAQ: AAPL Aug 1 5pm EDT
GoDaddy NYSE: GDDY Aug 8 5pm EDT
Tucows NASDAQ: TCX Aug 8 5pm EDT
Alibaba NYSE: BABA Aug 17 7:30am EDT

Q1 2017 earnings coverage list:
Twitter TWTR April 26 at 7:00 am EDT
*Verisign VRSN Apr 27 at 4:30 pm EDT
Alphabet GOOG / GOOGL Apr 27 4:30 pm EDT
Amazon AMZN Apr 27 at 5:30pm EDT
Apple AAPL May 2 at 5:00 pm EDT
*GoDaddy GDDY May 2 at 5:00 pm EDT
Facebook FB May 3 at 5:00 pm EDT
Rightside NAME May 9 4:30 EDT
*Tucows NASDAQ:TCX May 9 at 5:00pm EDT
Alibaba BABA May 18 at 7:30 am EDT
*primarily a domain name registry operator or registrar

Stock Market Links for 2 new gTLD Registry Operators:
Exchange Link | Company | Google search link:
LON: CNIC Centralnic Group PLC CNIC* /  
LON: MMX Minds + Machines Group Ltd. MMX*
*MMX and CNIC priced in GBX: Convert Pence Sterling (GBX) to US Dollars (USD)

Other stock & investor links:
SEC.gov | Company Search Page; see also Full Text Search (advanced)

SEC.gov | How Investigations Work - The SEC oversees the key participants in the securities world, including securities exchanges, securities brokers and dealers, investment advisors, and mutual funds. Here the SEC is concerned primarily with promoting the disclosure of important market-related information, maintaining fair dealing, and protecting against fraud. Crucial to the SEC's effectiveness in each of these areas is its enforcement authority. Each year the SEC brings hundreds of civil enforcement actions against individuals and companies for violation of the securities laws. Typical infractions include insider trading, accounting fraud, and providing false or misleading information about securities and the companies that issue them. One of the major sources of information on which the SEC relies to bring enforcement action is investors themselves — another reason that educated and careful investors are so critical to the functioning of efficient markets. To help support investor education, the SEC offers the public a wealth of educational information on this Internet website, which also includes the EDGAR database of disclosure documents that public companies are required to file with the Commission.

Profits explained | Finance Decoded

FT.com video series: Finance Decoded, Jonathan Guthrie explains how companies calculate their profit, what investors should be wary of and the different measures used to gauge how a company is really performing (video published Feb 17, 2016).

Peter Lynch on investing:
Still following the market at age 71--(he has no plans to abandon the stock market for other leisure pursuits, “It’s a fun exercise, beats the hell out of golf" ... Lynch spends time calling companies, listening to earnings calls and reading transcripts)--investor Peter Lynch explains his philosophy this way: Use your specialized knowledge to home in on stocks you can analyze, study them and then decide if they’re worth owning. The best way to invest is to look at companies competing in the field where you work ... "If you’re in the steel industry and it ever turns around, you’ll see it before I do.” The popular-wisdom version of his ideology is mistakenly often cited as “invest in what you know,” which leaves out the role of serious fundamental stock research. “People buy a stock and they know nothing about it,” he says. “That’s gambling and it’s not good.” Lynch’s advice for small investors: Picking individual stocks is hard even for the professionals--"if you can’t understand the balance sheet, you probably shouldn’t own it.” Source: Peter Lynch, 25 Years Later: It’s Not Just ‘Invest in What You Know’ - WSJ Dec. 6, 2015

Where Markets Fail: Visible Hands | CFA Institute Enterprising Investor

Shortcuts to Factor Investing 101 | blogs.cfainstitute.org"Smart beta and factor investing are just fashionable marketing labels for a wide range of risk-based approaches that sit somewhere beyond active and passive investment management but possess attributes of both. In essence, smart beta and factor investing combine the disciplined rules-based approach of market-cap weighted passive funds with the discretionary selection of whichever chosen factors or index series those who use them hope to replicate."

See also on Domain Mondo Investing, Jack Bogle, Warren Buffett, S&P 500 Index, US, China

Common Terms:

Operating Profits
"The basis for all sustainable shareholder returns is operating profits, not, repeat NOT revenue. Profit is the source of all future dividends, it is the basis for increased book value via retained earnings. The art of investing involves buying future levels of profitability at a significantly low price to make the whole venture worthwhile. Thus, one of the first things we look at when considering an investment is the level of operating profits the firm manages to generate relative to the capital provided by owners and creditors ..."--Web.com And The Problem With Growth Investing | Seeking Alpha, Nov 8, 2015.

"Accounting games are also making the profits reported by companies much less trustworthy which, in turn, means P/E ratios are even more out of whack. Ciesielski, who writes The Analyst’s Accounting Observer ... [says] accounting manipulation has become very widespread and companies are using gimmicks to make profits look better. Company executives ...“all have a huge incentive to puff their numbers”... much of their compensation [is] tied to their stock’s performance. ... companies used to report profits according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles — called GAAP for short. That meant all companies had to follow certain rules so that investors were able to compare apples to apples ... companies are now using creative accounting. GAAP has fallen between the cracks. The use of so-called “extraordinary items” and “non-cash charges” has made corporate earnings reports incomprehensible. “Non-GAAP earnings are more akin to anarchy,” says Ciesielski. ... How many companies are pulling these accounting tricks? Ciesielski says that, in 2009, 232 of the 500 companies in the S&P index were using tricks — thus straying from GAAP. Last year, 334 companies were doing so. Hundreds of billions in extra corporate profits were being reported simply by razzle-dazzle. It’s not that profits were actually higher — they were just made to look so."  source: The secret stock market accounting trick | New York Post

EBITDA: Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization - essentially net income with interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization added. Often used to analyze and compare profitability between companies and industries, minimizing effects of financing and accounting decisions.

Revenue is the income (before deducting expenses) that a business has from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers. Revenue is also referred to as sales or turnover. Profits or net income generally imply total revenue minus total expenses in a given period. Source: Wikipedia

Risk Assets generally refer to assets that have a significant degree of price volatility, such as equities, commodities, high-yield bonds, real estate and currencies.

Market liquidity | Wikipedia.org: "In business, economics or investment, market liquidity is a market's ability to purchase or sell an asset without causing drastic change in the asset's price. Equivalently, an asset's market liquidity (or simply "an asset's liquidity") describes the asset's ability to sell quickly without having to reduce its price to a significant degree. Liquidity is about how big the trade-off is between the speed of the sale and the price it can be sold for. In a liquid market, the trade-off is mild: selling quickly will not reduce the price much. In a relatively illiquid market, selling it quickly will require cutting its price by some amount. Money, or cash, is the most liquid asset, because it can be "sold" for goods and services instantly with no loss of value. There is no wait for a suitable buyer of the cash. There is no trade-off between speed and value. It can be used immediately to perform economic actions like buying, selling, or paying debt, meeting immediate wants and needs."

Fungibility | Wikipedia.org"Fungibility is different from liquidity. A good is liquid if it can be easily exchanged for money or another different good. A good is fungible if one unit of the good is substantially equivalent to another unit of the same good of the same quality at the same time and place."

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