Matt Lee

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Are high-yield bonds better investments than low-yield bonds?

    Most bonds typically make periodic payments, known as coupon payments, to the bondholder. A bond's indenture, which will ...
  13. Bonds / Fixed Income

    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 ...
  14. High Net Worth Strategy

    What happens to the stock of a public company that goes bankrupt?

    Occasionally, publicly listed companies go bankrupt. The company's shareholders, depending on the type of stock they hold, ...
  15. Small Business

    How does the required rate of return affect the price of a stock, in terms of the Gordon growth model?

    First, a quick review: the required rate of return is defined as the return, expressed as a percentage, that an investor ...
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