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Custodial Account vs. Guardian Account

stodial and guardian accounts are similar, but have a few major legal differences. The primary creators of both accounts are often parents or grandparents of the account owner, who is known as the beneficiary. Custodial accounts are available at most banks and credit unions for ...

How to Use Excel to Keep Track of Stocks

vvy investors make decisions to buy or sell stock on the basis of data rather than guesses or feelings. There is no better exercise to increase your acumen as an investor than to track your own stock data yourself. In very little time, you can set up Microsoft Excel worksheets ...

How to Calculate the Weighted Average Life for Bonds

ny bonds pay their principals as a single sum when the bond matures. Other bonds amortize their principals by paying their principals in installments over the course of the bond's life. With these bonds, investors like to receive their returns as soon as possible. The bond's ...

A List of Leading Indicators for Stocks

aders use leading stock indicators to predict future price moves. Ideally, leading stock indicators send you a signal to enter a trade before a new stock trend develops or an existing trend reverses so you can ride the momentum for maximum profit. But in the real world, leading ...

The Size Limits for Small-Cap, Mid-Cap & Large-Cap Stocks

ad the personal finance press and you'll see countless references to "small-cap," "mid-cap" and "large-cap" stocks. With these terms so widely used, you might think there was a single, agreed-upon scale for defining stocks according to company size. ...

How to Donate to My Nephews & Nieces for a College Fund

you want your nieces and nephews to get a head start in life, investing in a college savings plan for them is the way to go. Several college savings plans allow extended family members like aunts and uncles to provide funds for future students. A brokerage firm or financial ...

The Effect of Public Offering on Stock Price

lling stock is a way for corporations to generate a source of funding that can be used to grow the company. However, stock prices can fluctuate when they are publicly offered, and corporations that issue new stocks can dilute the shares and potentially cause their value to drop. ...

Default Risk Premium Calculation

vestments are priced in the market based on risk. The riskier a particular asset, the greater the required return. The capital asset pricing model is used to help calculate an intrinsic value, or price, for a security. Analysts can then compare the model price to the market ...

What Are the Differences Between a Mortgage Bond and a Debenture Bond?

e main difference between mortgage bonds and debenture bonds is collateral. The mortgage bond is collateralized by something that has value and can be sold to pay the bondholders if the company defaults on payment of that bond or goes through bankruptcy. Debentures have no such ...

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