As an investor, it's essential to sort out the good companies from the bad, and the clues you'll need are in the financials. Join author Tom Jacobs as he raises the red flags of financial chicanery. Avoid and even profit from companies committing scandalous accounting.

Check out the rest of the videos in this series:

What's Behind the Numbers: Learn Red Flags, Avoid Blowups
Red Flag 1: Too Much Inventory, Writedown Ahead?
Red Flag 2: Are Stock Options Making the Cash Flow Fake?
Red Flag 3: Serial Acquisitions: Apples to Oranges
Red Flag 4: Collecting the Revenue: Too Many Days' Sales Outstanding?
All Red Flags Waving!

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