Matt Lee

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  1. Bonds / Fixed Income

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

    It depends on the amount of default risk you as an investor want to be exposed to. More yield goes hand-in-hand with more ...
  2. Small Business

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

    Find out how a change in the required rate of return adjusts the price an investor is willing to pay for a stock. Learn about ...
  3. Taxes

    Can a corporation deduct dividend payments to shareholders before taxes are calculated?

    Corporations may not legally deduct the dividend payments before taxes but there is another approach: a corporate structure ...
  4. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Can a bond have a negative yield?

    A bond's current yield could be negative if an investor received negative interest payments or the bond had a market value ...
  5. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Which is better, a fixed or variable rate loan?

    Interest on variable interest rate loans move with market rates; interest on fixed rate loans will remain the same for that ...
  6. Banking

    Where Do Companies Keep Their Cash?

    Cash and cash equivalents are the first items on a company's balance sheet, but they are not same.
  7. Investing

    Short Selling, or Selling Something You Don't Own

    Money can be made without actually owning any shares, but short selling isn't for new investors.
  8. Stocks

    What Does the Diluted Share Price Reveal?

    Learn how diluted share price affects earnings and the company's overall financial performance.
  9. Stocks

    Finding Dirty Surplus Items on an Income Statement

    Dirty surplus items skew net income. Knowing how to account for them gives you a cleaner picture.
  10. Stocks

    Is Maximizing Stock Price Like Maximizing Profit?

    Yes ... but a stock's price depends on many variables, and profits are just one of them.
  11. 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 company bankruptcy, but the stock will ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
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