Jared Coulson

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  1. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Why does the majority of my mortgage payment start out as interest and gradually move toward mostly principal?

    When you make a mortgage payment, the amount paid is a combination of an interest charge and principal repayment. Over the ...
  2. Charity

    Can I donate stock to charity?

    Giving stock, instead of cash, as a donation can greatly benefit both parties. You will find that most charities, hospitals, ...
  3. High Net Worth Strategy

    Can I give stock as a gift?

    Stocks, bonds or any other securities can be transferred as gifts. Giving the gift of stock also has benefits for the giver. ...
  4. Financial Analysis

    Who bears the risk of bad debts in securitization?

    Bad debts arise when borrowers default on their loans. This is one of the primary risks associated with securitized assets, ...
  5. Financial Analysis

    I've noticed executives buy a lot of stock below market value, and then they sell it for a large gain. How can they do this?

    On October 30, 2006, a Google executive officer purchased 2,541 shares of Google at $9 per share and sold these same shares ...
  6. Financial Analysis

    When is a takeover bid legally canceled?

    When a firm makes an official bid to take over a target company, a legal offer is created. The firm making the offer becomes ...
  7. FA Relevant

    At what point in the ordering process does a broker charge commission?

    When placing a market order for a security through a broker, there will be a commission accompanying the service. The fee ...
  8. Financial Analysis

    When would a corporation want to refinance its debt?

    Favorable market conditions or the strengthening of a company's credit rating may lead to the refinancing of corporate debt. ...