The government uncertainty is wearing us all down, yet the stock market continues its climb. Each quarter, a lot of energy in the finance world is spent looking at how much companies have brought in and kept, and each time, we get good questions about why a company that is losing money can increase its stock price, and visa-versa. In today's show, I talk about how individual investors can get a good understanding of this important metric, and use it to gain confidence in what they own and why.