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Cash and Cash Equivalents

Definition of Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents are short-term assets or holdings which fall under the current assets of a business. Cash and cash equivalents have very high liquidity. When you take the term literally, you have two components:

  • Cash: money like cash holdings in a bank account, petty cash, and others
  • Cash equivalents: assets or investments like T-bills, commercial paper, and others that have a short maturity which can easily be converted into cash

Related Terms

Beta Stocks

Beta of stocks measures the risk that the shares carry compared to the broader market. Theoretically, the market is said to have a default Beta of 1. As a result, Beta stocks can be of four types:

  • High Beta Stocks : typically having a Beta value of more than 1, these stocks are known to be high-risk, high-reward investments
  • Low Beta Stocks : typically having a Beta value of less than 1, these stocks are known to be low-risk, low-reward investments
  • Negative Beta Stocks : typically having a Beta value of less than zero, these stocks are known to have an inverse correlation with the market
  • Same as the market : typically having a Beta that’s equal to 1, these stocks are known to share characteristics with the market

Liquidity

Liquidity determines the ease with which an asset can be sold in exchange for cash at or around its current market price. Liquidity is also used in the context of businessess, where the term indicates the company’s ability to secure loans to fulfil short term debt obligations or to sell its assets and procure cash in exchange.

Abandoned Baby Pattern

An Abandoned Baby Pattern is a type of candlestick pattern that signals the reversal of a bullish or bearish trend. It is made up of three candles, each of which varies based on the trend.

Bullish Abandoned Baby Pattern


  • Candle #1: Red in color & forms during a downward trend
  • Candle #2: Forms a Doji Star below Candle #1’s closing price
  • Candle #3: Leads to a bullish trend & forms above the Doji Star (similar size to Candle #1)

Bearish Abandoned Baby Pattern


  • Candle #1: Green in color & forms during an upward trend
  • Candle #2: Forms a Doji Star above Candle #1’s closing price
  • Candle #3: Leads to a bearish trend & forms below the Doji Star (similar size to Candle #1)

Dividend Per Share

Dividend per share indicates the amount of dividends paid as a ratio of the number of shares outstanding. Or, dividend per share could also refer to the product of earnings per share and dividend payout ratio.

Thus, the formula to calculate dividend per share is:

DPS: Total dividend amount / Number of shares outstanding

Or

DPS: Earnings Per Share x Dividend Payout Ratio

An investor can determine how much dividends they stand to earn for each share they own by calculating dividends per share.

Long-Term Stocks

Long-term stocks are shares of companies that investors hold for three years or more with the intention of getting lucrative returns combined with solid future prospects. Long-term stocks are typically chosen based on fundamental analysis, including factors such as the company's financial health, growth potential, competitive advantage, and industry trends.

Gamma

Gamma is a mathematical formula used to measure the change in the delta of an options contract price.

Delta is the change in the price of an options contract in relation to the underlying asset’s price.

In simple terms, gamma can be called as the change of the change. The formula to calculate gamma of an options contract is: Γ = ∂2V/∂S2



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