Time Weighted versus Nominal Cash Flows

Very few projects with long lifetimes generate earnings or cash flows evenly over their life. In sectors with huge investments in infra structure, such as telecommunications, the earnings and cash flows might be negative for an extended period (say ten to twenty years) before they turn positive. In other sectors, the earnings may occur earlier in time. Whatever the reason for the unevenness of cash flows, a basic question that has to be addressed when measuring returns is whether they should reflect the timing of the earnings or cash flows. We will argue that they should, with earlier earnings and cash flows being weighted more than earnings and cash flows later in a project life.

Retirement Planning For The Golden Years

Retirement Planning For The Golden Years

If mutual funds seem boring to you, there are other higher risk investment opportunities in the form of stocks. I seriously recommend studying the market carefully and completely before making the leap into stock trading but this can be quite the short-term quick profit rush that you are looking for if you am willing to risk your retirement investment for the sake of increasing your net worth. If you do choose to invest in the stock market please take the time to learn the proper procedures, the risks, and the process before diving in. If you have a financial planner and you definitely should then he or she may prove to be an exceptional resource when it comes to the practice of 'playing' the stock market.

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