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Neither of those has anything to do with the stocks. They refer
to the cash balance in your investopedia account.
Suppose you had the whole 100,000 in the cash account. Then they
were pay you money (in effect you had loaned them 100,000) and
you would have a number in the interest earned line.

If you were trading on margin and had borrowed money from them, you
would have to pay the interest on that borrowed money. You would have
an entry in the interest paid line that was the "cost" of the
borrowed money for that month.

This is like a real account in that I get paid interest on the money
in my cash account and would have to pay them if I used margin.

Chris - investopedia is a great place to learn about the nuts and bolts of investing.
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