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alanroll asked:
I am evaluating Charles Schwab and Citigroup using the TMF's RMEssentials spreadsheet. Could someone equate the input data for RMEssentials for a financial services stocks. For example, is Total Expenses the same as COGS? Is segregated cash apart of Cash and Equivalents? What should be included under Current Liabilities? Help!

I'm a different person with the SAME QUESTION! Thanks for posting. Thanks to everyone for the answers so far.

Last night, I was trying to show my financial group how to look at an annual report. We did fine on the Intel report I brought, but Charles Schwab and Citigroup obviously didn't fit what I learned in the two classes I just took here at Motley Fool. So I'm here doing a little more education.

Ok, we did have a little problem on Intel. Are "short-term investments" and "trading assets" part of "cash and equivalents" when determing the flow ratio? We decided "short-term investments" must be, and we didn't know about "trading assets." I tried looking up the latest Rule Maker Ranker, but it uses the 10-Q which I have a hard time reading on the computer screen and I don't know how to print in readable form either. (Two more questions that the knowledgable could volunteer to answer!)

Thanks!
Vickifool


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