The use of short term instruments is nevertheless important as long term financial actions, and closely linked to financial planning within corporate finance. It is linked to management of current assets and liabilities. The main assets according to this are accounts receivable, cash budgeting, inventories, and marketable securities. The nature of these instruments is that a financial manager does not need to calculate so far into the future. Short term decisions are quickly available and easy to reverse than long term financial opportunities. Huge reservoirs of not used cash allow companies to react rapidly to short term crises, even if current market interest rates may change. Interest rate can be a good alternative for short term financing. Therefore other firms with mostly bound cash into long term financial investments are going to be permanent short term debtors in occurring struggles. Finally it has to be a balanced financial structure as a basis of corporate finance as a whole. Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Wirtschaft - Investition und Finanzierung, Note: 2,0, Fachhochschule für Ökonomie & Management, Berlin (FOM - MBA Course), Veranstaltung: Financial Management, 14 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis.