Matt Lee

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  1. Why do some preferred stocks have a higher yield than common ...
    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. What is the correlation between American stock prices and ...
    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. How do you make money trading money?
    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. What is the difference between trading currency futures ...
    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. Cleaning Up Dirty Surplus Items On The Income Statement
    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. Why is currency always quoted in pairs?
    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. Where do most fund managers get their market information?
    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. What is a pip and what does it represent?
    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. How can I improve my credit score?
    Investing

    How can I improve my credit score?

    If you are looking to take out a loan or apply for a credit card, then it will be very important for you to have a good credit score, which is often referred to as your FICO score. After all, the better ...
  10. What does the diluted share price reveal about a company's ...
    Options & Futures

    What does the diluted share price reveal about a company's ...

    When a corporation releases its financial information, there are a few different variations used when reporting total earnings. These variations are: total dollar amounts, earnings as a percent of total ...
  11. Is maximizing stock price the same thing as maximizing profit?
    Investing

    Is maximizing stock price the same thing as maximizing profit?

    Simply put: yes. A company's stock price will factor in many different variables including the type of industry the firm operates in, but profits (or earnings) are a very strong proxy of a company's stock ...
  12. Can a creditor seize my retirement savings?
    Retirement

    Can a creditor seize my retirement savings?

    Whether a creditor can seize your retirement savings will depend on the type of account in which you are holding your retirement savings and the creditor that is seeking repayment.If your creditor is a ...
  13. Why are options very active when they are at the money? ...
    Options & Futures

    Why are options very active when they are at the money? ...

    Stock options, whether they are put or call options, can become very active when they are at the money. In the money options refer to when the strike price of a call option is below the market price of ...
  14. What do the numbers that follow the bid and ask numbers ...
    Trading Strategies

    What do the numbers that follow the bid and ask numbers ...

    When looking at stock quotes, there are numbers following the bid and ask prices for a particular stock. These numbers usually are shown in brackets, and they represent the number of shares, in lots of ...
  15. Which is better, a fixed or variable rate loan?
    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 ...
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