MATERIAL Definition

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MATERIAL is information important enough to change an investor's decision. Insignificant information has no effect on decisions, so there is no need to report it.

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INTERNALLY GENERATED refers to the creation of either tangible or intangible results within the confines of one entity, e.g. internally generated funds are those funds that are realized through the efforts or operations of the entity itself, i.e. the funds were not borrowed or realized through other external means.

TIME SERIES ANALYSIS is the branch of quantitative forecasting in which data for one variable are examined for patterns of trend, seasonality, and cycle.

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