# How to use the Financial Functions PRICE, PRICEDISC, PRICEMAT

In order to be able to calculate the price per $100 face value we pay for an investment, Excel provides us with 3 tools.

The functions PRICE, PRICEMAT, PRICEDISC.

2305, 2019

In order to be able to calculate the price per $100 face value we pay for an investment, Excel provides us with 3 tools.

The functions PRICE, PRICEMAT, PRICEDISC.

2305, 2019

Excel provides us with numerous functions to calculate and manage securities.

Let’s start with the functions that calculate the Yield of a security. These are YIELD, YIELDMAT and YIELDDISC

2305, 2019

Excel provides us with 2 functions for calculating accrued interest. ACCRINT, ACCRINTM.

But what exactly is accrued interest?

1704, 2019

In statistics, covariance and correlation are measures of how much two random variables change together. A positive number would indicate a positive linear relationship between the variables and a negative number would indicate the opposite.

1704, 2019

One of the most useful measures in statistics is that of variance. It is a measure that is used to quantify the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of data values. I’ll try to explain what this means with an example, but there are plenty of other online sources if you want to explore the math behind it.

1704, 2019

One of the most useful measures in statistics is that of standard deviation. It is a measure that is used to quantify the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of data values. I’ll try to explain what this means with an example, but there plenty of other online sources if you want to explore the math behind it.

1704, 2019

In statistics, the quartiles, of a ranked set of data values, are the three points that divide the set into four equal groups. Each group constitutes a quarter of the data.

1704, 2019

We have reached the end of our quest for the best lookup function, where we will talk about the combination of INDEX and MATCH. In the current lesson, we will use INDEX with dual MATCH functions, to achieve a matrix lookup functionality. But you can easily skip one of the two MATCH functions, and replace it with a static value if you are not interested in a matrix lookup.

1704, 2019

We will continue our quest for the best lookup formula with another combination. We will use an OFFSET and two MATCH functions to do a matrix lookup. Unfortunately, this formula also only searches from the right column to the left and from the top to the bottom, but is very easy to understand and use.

1704, 2019

We will begin a quest to find the best lookup function. All the internal functions of Excel have limitations which we will try to overcome. In this and the following tutorials, the knowledge of the simple syntax of the functions mentioned (VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, MATCH), is considered a requirement.