In this issue, there are thirteen high-quality and interesting papers to deal with the issue of Financial Analysis, Planning and Forecasting. Out of these thirteen papers, we can classify them into two major groups i.e. Risk Analysis and Financial Evaluation Models. The Risk Analysis group includes five papers as follows: time-varying accounting betas and risk estimation for thinly traded stocks: Finnish evidence; additional evidence on managerial ownership and risk taking behavior in banking industry; a DSS approach to managing the risks of online trading; estimating exchange rate exposure of U.S. MNC's operating in South America; analyzing the risks inherent in the Proctor and Gamble-Bankers trust levered swap contract. The financial evaluation models group consists of seven papers as follows: contextual accrual and cash flow based valuation models: impact of multinationality and corporate reputation; predicting changes in cash flow; valuing repurchasing corporations with the discounted dividend model: theory and application; the role of taxes in the composition of the firm's retirement plans; the valuation of the multinationality of U.S. multinational firms; cross-classification models: comparative empirical findings; and an extension of break-even analysis for financial planning. In addition to these two groups, there is a paper using survey approach to banking operations entitled 'Organizational Features, Operating Procedures, and Overdue Loans': empirical findings from a Commercial Bank's opinion survey in Taiwan. In summary, this issue is useful for readers who are interested in risk analysis and alternative financial evaluation models.