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Chapter 13: Other Special Factors in Bond Analysis

Graham suggests that the current asset position be given careful attention for industrial enterprises as it has an important bearing on the financial strength. In examining the current asset situation, the investor should satisfy himself on three counts:

a)    The cash holdings are ample.

b)    The ratio of current assets to current liabilities is a strong one.

c)    The working capital bears a suitable proportion to the funded debt.

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