A cash equivalent, also known as "cash and equivalents," are one of the three main asset classes, along with stocks and bonds. Cash equivalents are investments securities that are for short-term investing, and they have high credit quality and are highly liquid.
Types of securities
These securities have a low-risk, low-return profile. The follow types are examples of cash equivalants:
- "Cash Equivalents". Investopedia. Retrieved March 23, 2019.