Investing FAQs

  1. How have low interest rates affected the real estate sector?

  2. What kinds of derivatives are types of forward commitments?

  3. What does it mean to be long or short a derivative?

  4. What are some popular ETFs that track the industrial sector?

  5. What does Value at Risk (VaR) have to do with maximization of shareholder wealth?

  6. What is the difference between an ETF's net asset value (NAV) and its market price?

  7. Why are fee-based accounts preferred by many high net worth individuals (HNWI)?

  8. How can I calculate the tracking error of an ETF or indexed mutual fund?

  9. How are prepaid expenses recorded on an income statement?

  10. What is an over-the-counter derivative?

  11. What is the difference between fee-only advisors and fee-based advisors?

  12. How do you calculate the excess return of an ETF or indexed mutual fund?

  13. How is deferred revenue treated under accrual accounting?

  14. Does an ETF pay out the full dividend that comes with the stocks held in that ETF?

  15. Which stocks in the industrial sector pay the highest dividends?

  16. How did the financial crisis affect the oil and gas sector?

  17. How is a corporate bond taxed?

  18. How big is the derivatives market?

  19. As an investor in stock, how should I evaluate a company's capital employed?

  20. Why might two companies calculate capital employed differently?

  21. What is the difference between the cost of capital and the discount rate?

  22. Which segment of the oil and gas sector is most vulnerable if oil prices drop?

  23. What kinds of derivatives are traded on an exchange?

  24. Does increasing health consciousness among consumers make investing in fast food ...

  25. What are the main segments of the real estate sector?

  26. What percentage of an electronics company's spending is typically spent on research ...

  27. How can an investor profit from a decline in the real estate sector?

  28. Who regulates the various types of exchange traded funds (ETFs)?

  29. What does the notional principal of a derivative contract refer to?

  30. Why is Manchester United (MANU) carrying so much debt?

  31. What mutual funds can be used for investing in the industrial sector?

  32. What is the difference between a custodian bank and a mutual fund custodian?

  33. Why does zero-based budgeting require ongoing evaluation and management?

  34. Who is the counterparty of a derivative?

  35. How can derivatives be used for speculation?

  36. Why did Warren Buffett invest heavily in Coca-Cola (KO) in the late 1980s?

  37. How does arbitrage affect the price of exchange traded funds (ETFs)?

  38. How do I use the principles of convexity to compare bonds?

  39. How are new exchange traded funds (ETFs) created?

  40. What does it mean to roll a derivative contract?

  41. What can cause a security to go from investment grade to "junk" grade?

  42. What is affected by the interest rate risk?

  43. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the chemicals sector?

  44. How can I calculate convexity in Excel?

  45. What is the correlation between a coupon rate and the convexity of a given bond?

  46. What taxes will I pay if I win a lot of money while gambling in Las Vegas?

  47. How can I calculate the carrying value of a bond?

  48. Why can real estate be a good addition to a traditional stock and bond portfolio?

  49. Why is a Free on Board (FOB) designation important for freight transportation?

  50. For what types of investments is the payout ratio the most relevant?

  51. How does the use of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) affect key ...

  52. What is the justification for allowing deferred tax liabilities?

  53. How does the market share of a few companies affect the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index ...

  54. How will consumer packaged goods companies' stocks react to changes in oil prices?

  55. How can derivatives be used for risk management?

  56. What methods can an investor use to get leveraged exposure to the chemicals sector?

  57. What is the difference between exchange traded funds (ETFs) and closed end funds?

  58. Besides stocks, what other asset classes can I invest in through ETFs?

  59. How can I look up average banker's acceptance yields?

  60. How do I Implement a Forex Strategy when spotting a Sanku (Three Gaps) Pattern?

  61. How can I profit from monitoring open interest?

  62. How does the International Chamber of Commerce define the term 'Free on Board' (FOB)?

  63. To what extent will changing fuel costs affect the profitability of the airline industry?

  64. How does duration impact bond funds?

  65. Are investments in the chemicals sector appropriate for ethical investors?

  66. Why does Warren Buffett largely avoid investing in the technology sector?

  67. How is liquidity risk captured by the cash conversion cycle (CCC)?

  68. What determines if an international trade is Ex Works (EXW) or Free on Board (FOB)?

  69. Which is a better metric, modified duration or Macaulay duration?

  70. How are transportation costs and risks assigned in an Ex Works (EXW) trade?

  71. What debt to equity ratio is common for a bank?

  72. What is the average profit margin for a company in the banking sector?

  73. How can an investor evaluate the leverage of an insurance company?

  74. What is the difference between a bank's liquidity and its liquid assets?

  75. What is the usual profit margin for a company in the insurance sector?

  76. What percent of capital should banks hold relative to its risk weighted assets?

  77. What is the average price-to-book ratio for companies in the drugs sector?

  78. What does the rule of 70 indicate about a country's future economic growth?

  79. How does the Fisher effect illustrate returns on bonds?

  80. What are employee share purchase plans?

  81. What financial ratios are most useful for an investor to evaluate the liquidity of ...

  82. What is the relationship between degree of operating leverage and profits?

  83. What are some risks a company takes when entering a currency swap?

  84. Which stocks in the wholesale sector pay the highest dividends?

  85. How can a company hedge with currency swaps?

  86. How can I check to see if an ETF’s price reflects its asset value?

  87. How are risk weighted assets used to calculate the solvency ratio in regulatory capital ...

  88. How is the rule of 70 related to the growth rate of a variable?

  89. What's a good forex strategy to use when spotting a Wedge-shaped Pattern?

  90. What is a "linear" exposure in Value at Risk (VaR) calculation?

  91. What happens when a company defaults on its commercial paper obligations?

  92. What's the most accurate way to find out a nation's nominal GDP?

  93. Is the drugs sector better suited for active or passive investment?

  94. How can I create a yield curve in Excel?

  95. Can a business ever be too small to issue commercial paper?

  96. What are the different formations of yield curves?

  97. What is the long-term outlook of the chemicals sector?

  98. What does inventory turnover tell an investor about a company?

  99. What is a deferred tax liability?

  100. How does a company decide when it is going to split its stock?

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