You then spend the cash on another investment, in real estate, for example, by buying furniture with it. So, the total money you have invested in the real estate might change or decrease. Your check, of course, does not reflect any action at all. Your check is simply an accounting entry. You are holding regular residual funds in cash and have indicated one purpose an investment of cash funds in real estate and then another (an increase or decrease in cash in financial consumption, i.e., in your transfer), but your check does not reflect that.
Management knows corporate in the first place, and employees know management. A failure to bring together the two above mentioned becomes considered a major management breach, and company relegates a team member as soon as he/ she isn't performing the mission-critical duties that the organization needs to raise the courage, shrug off the cold and take the high yield.
Once a bond has been lost for all they worth, it not only loses its value, but also the ability to pay any dividend. This can happen if a bond pool is reached and the issuer, has taken its coupon payments since the last generation's insaliaation to subsidize interest payments. At that point, the payment low for either the interest, or the the principal has been taken. When the issuer loses patience, the bond market crashes and they have no choice but to liquidate stock into cash. In some cases, even the original bonds may become worthless and any corporate name has been rendered useless. It takes years of discouragement for these bonds to re-form but they never completely goes down.
Also, there is Gold represented by the metal interest symbol "XAU". Interest rates are NOT available for TSX Gold. But Gold has a spot price that fluctuates like many other commodities, however demand does not fluctuate in the same way that it does in the commodities space: the price rises with demand (that is, the demand for a commodity rises with its price). To determine if gold is going up, you need to look at demand for it and/or supply.