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By Ben Tarnoff

"This story of counterfeiting is a deal with for everyone...a pleasant historical past lesson...Admirable and altogether charming."
-The Washington Post

As Ben Tarnoff reminds us during this pleasing narrative heritage, get-rich-quick schemes are as outdated as the US itself. certainly, the speculative ethos that pervades Wall road at the present time, Tarnoff indicates, has its origins within the counterfeiters who first took good thing about America's turbulent economic system. In A Counterfeiter's Paradise, Tarnoff chronicles the lives of 3 colourful counterfeiters who flourished in early the United States, from the colonial interval to the Civil conflict. pushed by means of wish for fortune and status, each one counterfeiter cunningly manipulated the political and monetary realities of his day. via the stories of those 3 memorable hustlers, Tarnoff tells the bigger story of America's monetary coming-of-age, from a patchwork of colonies to a robust country with a unmarried currency.

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I I La vision du banquier Des indicateurs tels que le besoin en fonds de roulement (BFR) et le niveau de trésorerie vont donner aux banquiers une idée de la solidité ou au contraire de la fragilité financière de l'entreprise. «L'enseignement fondamental dans un bilan, c'est le niveau des fonds propres. Cela traduit la capacité d'endettement de l'entreprise, "son épargne de précaution" qui lui permet ou non de financer un développement. Et puis, bien sûr, nous banquiers, nous regardons l'évolution des principaux ratios (qui peuvent changer selon les secteurs), tels que le besoin en fond de roulement et la trésorerie.

La question du financement du BFR est essentielle. Le recours aux découverts bancaires à court terme rend l'entreprise très vulnérable et fragile face à une évolution soudaine de son environnement économique et financier. Cependant, l'augmentation des ressources stables n'est pas toujours la solution idéale: elle peut même être considérée comme une «fuite en avant» en cas de recours à l'emprunt, alors que l'entreprise perd de l'argent par ailleurs et ne pourra donc pas «honorer» le remboursement, encore appelé «le service des emprunts contractés » ou le service « de la dette ».

38 Finance pour non-financiers Plaçons-nous dans le cas d'un fabricant de vêtement. Indiquez pour chacune des propositions suivantes si elle est vraie ou fausse. VRAI FAUX 1. Les machines à coudre sont à l'actif 2. Le stock de tissu est au passif 3. Les acomptes versés par les clients sont une ressource 4. La trésorerie positive est une ressource Conseils Rappelez-vous la différence entre actif et passif ! "a o c D Q O r\j @ E? ^ & ! s o 3o oc cO u "Oo 0) "Oo c û13 © 1 - Les 4 piliers des états financiers 39 réponses 1 ■ Faux La consommation des marchandises n'est pas le seul coût à la charge de l'entreprise.

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