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What are the three basic types of securities that are issued by corporations? Put in plain words the key rights for common stock ownership and how these rights benefit the shareholders.

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What are the three basic types of securities that are issued by corporations?
The three types are common stock, preferred stock, and bonds. Common stock is described below. Preferred stock gets their dividends before common shareholders, if any are declared. However, their dividend is subject to a maximum amount. Bonds are loans that are securitized (made into small standardized pieces approved by SEC for sale to the public) that are issued for a set number of years and pay ...

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Your tutorial is 271 words and describes all three types of securities and the benefits of owning common stock.

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C. Year 15 (at a discount rate of 25%)
D. Each of years 1 through 3 (at a discount rate of 12%)?"

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8 133.42

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Which had the lowest?
Which bonds had the longest and shortest durations?

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