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The Weaknesses & Strengths of a Certificate of Deposit

certificate of deposit is a special type of deposit account that pays regular interest and guarantees the original investment back after maturity. CDs typically offer higher interest rates than regular savings or checking accounts, but you would incur penalties if you cash in or ...

How to Find Out What Percentage of Your Portfolio Each Stock Makes Up?

ur investment portfolio’s overall return depends on the performance of each individual investment in the portfolio. A stock that makes up a greater percentage of your portfolio influences your overall returns more than a stock that makes up a lower percentage. These ...

Advantages & Disadvantages of Money Market Accounts

money market account, or money market deposit account, is a government-insured bank account that pays relatively high interest rates and provides cash withdrawal privileges. This type of account offers both savings and checking tools at higher yields than regular savings and ...

How Much Does It Cost to Buy Stocks?

is probably possible to buy shares of stock with almost any amount of money. With as little as a few hundred dollars, you can start investing in stocks. The cost to invest is determined by the stocks you want to buy and the purchase method you select. Direct purchase plans ...

How to Calculate Percentage Increase of a Stock Value

is a good feeling -- and good for your portfolio value -- when the share price of a stock you own goes up in value. As an investor, it is helpful to keep up with the percentage gains on different stocks. Calculating the percentage increase of a stock is a quick and simple ...

How to Change Ownership of EE Savings Bonds

S. Treasury EE savings bonds are the U.S. savings bonds that are often advertised and commonly sold through banks. These low-risk savings bonds are also easy to transfer to a new owner for any reason. The bond is actually reissued rather than changed, and all that a present ...

Difference Between Market Value and Intrinsic Value

rket value is the value of a financial asset that is readily available from market quotations. Financial assets include stocks, bonds and real estate properties. In their book "Security Analysis," Columbia University professors Benjamin Graham and David Dodd define ...

How to Transfer Stock Between Brokerage Accounts

you have more than one brokerage account, you can transfer assets between brokers. While you may consolidate all assets in one account at a single broker, you may also elect to keep some stocks, bonds or other financial assets at the first broker, to keep both accounts open. ...

Explain the Concept of Interest Rate Parity

e interest rate parity theory is a powerful idea with real implications. This theory argues that the difference between the risk free interest rates offered for different kinds of currencies will determine the rate at which these currencies can be converted to each other in a ...

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