Matt Lee

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  1. Investing

    Why do some preferred stocks have a higher yield than common ...

    Before we answer this question, let's just take a quick review of what a stock's yield is actually measuring.The yield is calculated by taking the stock's annual expected dividend and then dividing that ...
  2. Forex

    What is the correlation between American stock prices and ...

    The correlation between any two variables (or sets of variables) summarizes a relationship, whether or not there is any real-world connection between the two variables. The correlation coefficient will ...
  3. Forex

    How do you make money trading money?

    Investors can trade almost any currency in the world. Investors, as individuals, countries, and corporations, may trade in the forex if they have enough financial capital to get started and are astute ...
  4. Forex

    What is the difference between trading currency futures ...

    The forex market is a very large market with many different features, advantages and pitfalls. Forex investors may engage in currency futures as well as trade in the spot forex market. The difference between ...
  5. Markets

    Cleaning Up Dirty Surplus Items On The Income Statement

    Dirty surplus items can skew net income. Knowing how to account for them will give you a cleaner picture.
  6. Forex

    Why is currency always quoted in pairs?

    When reading currency quotes, you have probably noticed that there is only a single quote for a pair of currencies. Currency pairs are quoted as such because a currency is only valuable in relation to ...
  7. Investing

    Where do most fund managers get their market information?

    Many fund managers, whether they manage a mutual fund, trust fund, pension or hedge fund, have access to resources that the "average Joe" investor does not, but the type and quality of information generally ...
  8. Forex

    What is a pip and what does it represent?

    A pip is a very small measure of change in a currency pair in the forex market. It can be measured in terms of the quote or in terms of the underlying currency. A pip is a standardized unit and is the ...
  9. Investing

    Can a church issue a bond?

    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has acknowledged that "church bonds" are allowed to be issued under certain guidelines. These bonds can be issued only by religious affiliates ...
  10. Investing

    When looking at my online broker account, I see an account ...

    When looking at some online brokerage accounts, there are a few figures that may be confusing, including account value, cash value and purchasing power.The first figure, account value or total equity, ...
  11. Investing

    Which is better, a fixed or variable rate loan?

    A variable interest rate loan is a loan in which the interest rate charged on the outstanding balance varies as market interest rates change. As a result, your payments will vary as well (as long as your ...
  12. Investing

    Does a stock dividend dilute the price per share as would ...

    Every corporation has the same goal in mind: to maximize shareholder wealth. This goal is fulfilled in two different ways, by re-investing cash into the business to stimulate its growth, or by paying dividends ...
  13. Credit & Loans

    What is the highest achievable FICO score?

    Your FICO score is used by creditors to determine the overall credit risk of any individual consumer. This score is calculated by using a proprietary tool developed by the Fair Issac Corporation (NYSE:FIC). ...
  14. Investing

    What is a debt/equity swap?

    Occasionally, a company will need to undergo some financial restructuring to better position itself for long term success. One possible way to achieve this goal is to issue a debt/equity or an equity/debt ...
  15. Credit & Loans

    How does the number of credit card accounts I have affect ...

    Your credit score, which is also referred to as your FICO score, is a measure that creditors use to assess your potential credit worthiness. Generally speaking, the higher your credit score, the less of ...
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