What Are Short-Term Investments? - Definition & Examples


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Short-term investments should mature within this time frame:

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1. When companies trade municipal notes up to $1 billion, they are involved in this type of short-term market investment:

2. What is a key feature of a short-term investment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of the different types of short-term investments. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to identify key characteristics of these investments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • Examples of short-term investments
  • Characteristics of short-term investments
  • Benefits of investing in a CD

Skills Practiced

Use this worksheet and quiz combo to test out the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding short-term investments
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of short-term investments
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as short-term investment and Certificate of Deposit

Additional Learning

To learn more about short-term investments, review the corresponding lesson called What Are Short-Term Investments? - Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Define short-term investment
  • Identify the different types of short-term investments
  • Determine why someone would invest in a short-term investment
  • Review examples of a short-term investment