Investing FAQs

  1. Are dividends considered passive or ordinary income?

  2. Is dividend income taxable?

  3. How do dividends affect net asset value (NAV) in mutual funds?

  4. Are mutual funds considered retirement accounts?

  5. How do dividends affect the balance sheet?

  6. Do mutual funds invest only in stocks?

  7. Who actually declares a dividend?

  8. Where exactly do dividends come from?

  9. Why are mutual funds not FDIC-insured?

  10. Are dividends considered an expense?

  11. Can mutual funds invest in commodities?

  12. Can mutual funds invest in IPOs?

  13. Do dividends go on the balance sheet?

  14. Can mutual funds outperform savings accounts?

  15. Can mutual funds invest in private companies?

  16. How do dividends affect retained earnings?

  17. Why is my 401(k) not FDIC-Insured?

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  20. Are stocks real assets?

  21. How are non-qualified variable annuities taxed?

  22. Do penny stocks pay dividends?

  23. Can you buy penny stocks in an IRA?

  24. What is the formula for calculating compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in Excel?

  25. Where do penny stocks trade?

  26. Where can I buy penny stocks?

  27. What is a stock split? Why do stocks split?

  28. Is my IRA/Roth IRA FDIC-Insured?

  29. What is the formula for calculating weighted average cost of capital (WACC) in Excel?

  30. Can my child have an IRA/Roth IRA?

  31. What is the relationship between the current yield and risk?

  32. What assumptions are made when conducting a t-test?

  33. What is the difference between called-up share capital and paid-up share capital?

  34. How do dividend distributions affect additional paid in capital?

  35. Why can additional paid in capital never have a negative balance?

  36. Is there a difference between financial spread betting and arbitrage?

  37. How do I place an order to buy or sell shares?

  38. When does the fixed charge coverage ratio suggest that a company should stop borrowing ...

  39. Why would a corporation issue convertible bonds?

  40. What is the difference between the return on total assets and an interest rate?

  41. When does the holding period on a stock dividend start?

  42. What does a high turnover ratio signify for an investment fund?

  43. What is the utility function and how is it calculated?

  44. Does index trading increase market vulnerability?

  45. How are American Depository Receipts (ADRs) priced?

  46. How does additional paid in capital affect retained earnings?

  47. How does a forward contract differ from a call option?

  48. What types of capital are not considered share capital?

  49. What is the difference between passive and active asset management?

  50. Why do companies enter into futures contracts?

  51. How can EV/EBITDA be used in conjunction with the P/E ratio?

  52. How does the bond market react to changes in the Federal Funds Rate?

  53. How do I use the holding period return yield to evaluate my bond portfolio?

  54. What is the relationship between current yield and yield to maturity (YTM)?

  55. How can a company reduce the unsystematic risk of its own security issues?

  56. What is a 'busted' convertible bond?

  57. What is the difference between issued share capital and subscribed share capital?

  58. How can I use the holding period return yield to determine whether or not I should ...

  59. Should investors focus more on the current yield or face value of a bond?

  60. How are double exponential moving averages applied in technical analysis?

  61. What bond indexes follow the supply and demand for junk bonds?

  62. What percentage of a diversified portfolio should large cap stocks comprise?

  63. How can I find net margin by looking a company's financial statements?

  64. How is the marginal cost of production used to find an optimum production level?

  65. How do I calculate the expected return of my portfolio in Excel?

  66. How are American Depository Receipts (ADRs) exchanged?

  67. What are the goals of covered interest arbitrage?

  68. What are the differences between global depositary receipts (GDRs) and American depositary ...

  69. Is there a situation in which wash trading is legal?

  70. What asset allocation should I use for my retirement portfolio?

  71. What is a negative write-off?

  72. What are the main factors that affect stocks in the telecommunications sector?

  73. How do you record adjustments for accrued revenue?

  74. What factors make it difficult to compare performance ratios between retail stocks?

  75. How do you know where on the oscillator you should make a purchase or sale?

  76. What is the difference between adjusted and regular funds from operations?

  77. Which socially responsible retailers appeal most to ethical investors?

  78. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the retail sector?

  79. How do investors interpret the same store sales ratio when analyzing food and beverage ...

  80. What are the alert zones in a Fibonacci retracement?

  81. What types of assets lower portfolio variance?

  82. How can I determine if my portfolio is overweight in certain sectors?

  83. How does the risk of investing in the industrial sector compare to the broader market?

  84. How can I hedge my portfolio to protect from a decline in the food and beverage sector?

  85. How was the Fibonacci retracement developed for use in finance?

  86. What is the average return on equity for a company in the retail sector?

  87. What are common delta hedging strategies?

  88. How attractive is the food and beverage sector for a growth investor?

  89. Why should an investor include an allocation to the telecommunications sector in ...

  90. How does being overweight in a particular sector increase risk to a portfolio?

  91. How do you calculate a reverse split using Excel?

  92. What are some mutual funds that do not have 12b-1 fees?

  93. How can I use the funds from operations to total debt ratio to assess risk?

  94. Why are the term structure of interest rates indicative of future interest rates?

  95. What portion of the telecommunications sector will benefit most from continued growth ...

  96. What portion of the global economy is comprised of the telecommunications sector?

  97. What are the primary risks an investor should consider when investing in the retail ...

  98. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the retail sector?

  99. What annual return could an investor expect on average from the telecommunications ...

  100. What techniques are most useful for hedging exposure to the insurance sector?

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