GADFLY Definition

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GADFLY slang for a securityholder who owns stock in various companies, attends annual meetings only to ask senior management hard and often embarrassing questions.

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CASH FLOW ANALYSIS is a type of financial analysis that compares the timing and amount of cash inflows with the timing and amount of cash outflows. A firm's cash flow position can greatly affect its ability to remain in business. These effects may not be apparent from a cost-benefit analysis.

JOINT COSTS are costs incurred to produce a certain amount of two or more products where the cost of producing one product cannot be logically isolated and cost allocation is arbitrary. Simplified, they are the costs of a single production process that yields multiple products simultaneously.

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