Investing 101: The Earnings call

In this article from investment writer Scott Ruthbort explains the earnings call and how to get the most out of it. It's an interesting angle to look at the sometimes arcane world of business and investing. (Yahoo! has a great resource for finding conference calls.

(It bugs me when people complain about being treated like mindless drones in an office environment, or how inscrutible the actions of "management" are. Well, lift up your head and look around! What are the forces driving the business in which you work? The internet has made this information more accessible than ever.)

(I stumbled on this article while looking up an arcane finance term "OIBIDA" - which is itself a very easy-to-understand wikipedia article.)

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