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Cash and Short Term Investments

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Definition

Cash and Short Term investments is the sum of two balance sheet line items: cash and equivalents and short term investments in marketable securities.

Cash and short term investments are considered very liquid assets. For instance, if a company needs immediate liquidity, cash and short term investments can be be quickly used. Cash and short term investments are frequently used in liquidity ratios.

Formula

Cash and Short Term Investments = Cash + Cash Equivalents + Short Term Investments

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