3. Investing Short-Term Funds
e. calculate and interpret comparable yields on various securities, compare portfolio returns against a standard benchmark, and evaluate a company's short-term investment policy guidelines;
What is the nominal rate?
Nominal rate: a rate of interest based on a security's face value. For a non-zero-bond, the coupon rate is the nominal rate.
What are the two major types of short-term investment strategies?
1. Passive strategy - simple rules for investing, safety and liquidity first
2. Active strategy - daily involvement and a wider choice of investments