Matt Lee

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  1. Trading Instruments

    What is a debt/equity swap?

    Learn why companies issue debt/equity swaps, what they are, and how they impact shareholders and debt holders.
  2. Trading Instruments

    How does the ISIN numbering system work?

    International Securities Identification Numbering (ISIN) system codes all sorts of securities with unique identification ...
  3. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Can a bond have a negative yield?

    It is unlikely that a bond will have a negative yield but there are a few rare exceptions. Learn of the cases in which a ...
  4. Trading Strategy

    Why would my stock's value decline despite good news being released?

    There are many possible explanations for a stock's value declining despite good news being released. Investors should remain ...
  5. High Net Worth Strategy

    Where do most fund managers get their market information?

    Professional fund managers have access to resources that the "average Joe" investor does not.
  6. Trading Strategy

    What do the numbers after the bid and ask numbers in stock quotes mean?

    These numbers are called the bid and ask sizes, and they represent the aggregate number of pending trades at the given bid ...
  7. Investing Strategy

    Why Do Companies Postpone Earnings Announcements?

    Learn the reasons why a company may choose to delay their scheduled earnings release. Determine what an investor should do ...
  8. Forex & Currencies

    What is the correlation between U.S. stock prices and the value of the U.S. dollar?

    The correlation between American stock prices and the U.S. dollar comes down to the two variables having a correlation coefficient ...
  9. Trading Strategy

    What is the difference between trading currency futures and spot FX?

    The main difference between currency futures and spot FX is when the physical exchange of the currency pair takes place.
  10. 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 and can be measured in terms of the quote ...
  11. Investing Strategy

    Does a stock dividend dilute the price per share as would a forward stock split?

    Determine if paying a dividend to shareholders dilutes the price per share. Find out how a stock split increases shares outstanding ...
  12. Forex & Currencies

    How do you make money trading money?

    Trading money, particularly in the forex market, is a speculative risk, as you are betting that the value of a currency will ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. Small Business

    Required Rate of Return and 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 ...
  15. Taxes

    Can a corporation deduct dividend payments before its taxes are calculated?

    Corporations may not legally deduct the dividend payments before taxes, but there is another approach: a corporate structure ...
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