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. Do all international markets trade between 9:30am and 4pm ...
    Investing

    Do all international markets trade between 9:30am and 4pm ...

    The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq both trade between 9:30am and 4pm Eastern Time. All major stock exchanges trade at roughly the same local times in each of their respective countries.The other major ...
  10. What is property, plant and equipment, and what does it ...
    Investing

    What is property, plant and equipment, and what does it ...

    Property, plant and equipment (PP&E) is a term that describes an account on the balance sheet. The PP&E account is a summation of all a company's purchases of property, manufacturing plants and ...
  11. Can a church issue a bond?
    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 ...
  12. What happens if a company doesn't think it will collect ...
    Investing

    What happens if a company doesn't think it will collect ...

    The accounts receivable account, or receivables for short, is created when a company extends credit to a customer based on a sale. However, there are times when a company will not collect on a particular ...
  13. How do you get a hard copy of a stock certificate?
    Investing

    How do you get a hard copy of a stock certificate?

    Before online brokers and personally-directed accounts, holding a physical stock certificate was a necessity, as this was the only way to authenticate stock ownership. This is not the case anymore. Although ...
  14. Who bears the investment risk in 401(k) plans?
    Retirement

    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 sense, there are two benefit formulas that will calculate the pension benefits ...
  15. Why are corporations so concerned about their stock price?
    Options & Futures

    Why are corporations so concerned about their stock price?

    When the share price of a company is high or increasing, generally corporations, or more specifically their management teams, are happy about it and there is good reason for it.First of all, the price ...
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