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 bond have a negative yield?

    The return a bond provides to an investor is measured by its yield, which is quoted as a percentage. Current yield is a commonly quoted yield calculation, used to evaluate the return on a bond for a one-year ...
  10. Options & Futures

    How does the ISIN numbering system work?

    The International Securities Identification Numbering (ISIN) system is an international standard set up by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is used for numbering specific securities, ...
  11. Investing

    Can a corporation deduct dividend payments to shareholders ...

    Corporations may not legally deduct the dividend payments before taxes but there is another approach - a corporate structure called an income trust. Income trusts allow a firm to deduct dividends, or trust ...
  12. Investing

    What happens to the stock of a public company that goes ...

    Occasionally, publicly listed companies go bankrupt. The company's shareholders, depending on the type of stock they hold, may be entitled to a portion of the liquidated assets, if there are any left over. ...
  13. Trading Strategies

    What is the best time of the day to trade?

    Unlike traditional investing, trading, or day trading, has a very short-term focus. Analysis may be broken down to days, hours and even minutes. Because day trading focuses on such short time frames, the ...
  14. Investing

    What is the difference between a 2/28 and a 3/27 ARM?

    An adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is a type of mortgage that has a fixed interest rate for a certain time period at the beginning of the mortgage, which then becomes a floating interest rate according ...
  15. Investing

    How does the required rate of return affect the price of ...

    First, a quick review: the required rate of return is defined as the return, expressed as a percentage, that an investor needs to receive on an investment in order to purchase an underlying security. For ...
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