What are Financial Assets?

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Hira Aziz
🔥NEW Both big and smaller corporations invest in financial assets for increasing their income sources. DEFINITION Financial assets are financial securities whose value are derived from contractual right or claims. They do not have a physical existence, but they are present in the form of certificates or listings on a computer screen. EXAMPLES Some examples of financial assets are cash, stock (equity shares of a company), bonds, mutual funds and certificates of deposits, receivables, derivatives, commercial papers, stocks and other money and capital market instruments. They are more liquid than other physical assets. They are tradable in a money or capital market such as Stock Exchanges, Financial institutions, etc. MONETARY VALUE The monetary value of financial assets can be either: FACE VALUE: The value written on the certificate, which is derived from the underlying assets. These assets could be real or intangible. MARKET VALUE: The value in the market which is det (...) Read more? Sign up for free


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