Matt Lee

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  1. High Net Worth Strategy

    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 ...
  2. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Which is better, a fixed or variable rate loan?

    Interest on variable interest rate loans vary as market interest rates change. Interest on fixed interest rate loans will ...
  3. High Net Worth Strategy

    What Happens to a Company's Stock When it Goes Bankrupt?

    Shareholders may be entitled to a portion of the liquidated assets in the wake of a bankrutpcy, but the stock will be worthless.
  4. Retirement Savings

    Who bears the investment risk in 401(k) plans?

    Who actually bears the investment risk in a pension plan depends on the type of pension plan that is employed. In a broad ...
  5. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    How does the number of credit card accounts I have affect my credit score?

    Your credit score, which is also referred to as your FICO score, is a measure that creditors use to assess your potential ...
  6. Forex & Currencies

    How do you make money trading money?

    How someone makes money in forex is a speculative risk: you are betting that the value of one currency will increase relative ...
  7. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Are mortgage-backed securities backed by any guarantees?

    Actually, any mortgage-backed security (MBS) guarantee depends on who issued it.To review, an MBS is a security, created ...
  8. High Net Worth Strategy

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

    Before we answer this question, let's just take a quick review of what a stock's yield is actually measuring.The yield is ...
  9. Forex & Currencies

    What is the correlation between American stock prices and the value of the U.S. dollar?

    The correlation between any two variables (or sets of variables) summarizes a relationship, whether or not there is any real-world ...
  10. Trading Strategy

    What is the difference between trading currency futures and spot FX?

    The forex market is a very large market with many different features, advantages and pitfalls. Forex investors may engage ...
  11. Financial Analysis

    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.
  12. Forex & Currencies

    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 ...
  13. Forex & Currencies

    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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
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