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What is a cash and cash equivalent?

Cash and cash equivalents are liquid assets that include all cash as well as investments securities utilized for short-term investing. Since cash equivalents are as liquid as it gets, they represent very little risk in terms of fluctuations in value. Items that are commonly included in cash and cash equivalents include:

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