Are You Ready for Earnings Season?

Are You Ready for Earnings Season?

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Corporate profits are the lifeblood of the stock market. During earnings seasons, which occur four times a year and follow the calendar’s four quarters, Wall Street is abuzz with corporate profit reports, and stocks are moving up or down – often dramatically – in accordance with them.

But earnings aren’t exactly clear-cut. They can be measured by several yardsticks and flooded by a sea of acronyms, from GAAP to EBITDA.

Take this quiz to test your earnings IQ and learn more about understanding companies' quarterly progress reports.

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