Investing FAQs

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

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

  3. How does duration impact bond funds?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. What are employee share purchase plans?

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

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

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

  24. How can a company hedge with currency swaps?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  35. What are the different formations of yield curves?

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

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

  38. What is a deferred tax liability?

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

  40. How does the risk of investing in the aerospace sector compare to the broader market?

  41. What proportion of the chemical sector is related to life sciences?

  42. What level of mergers and acquisitions is common in the chemical sector?

  43. What makes the chemicals sector attractive to value investors?

  44. How are C-suite officers measured on performance?

  45. Do any markets not exhibit asymmetric information?

  46. How do I perform a financial analysis using Excel?

  47. Is there an easy way to do financial forecasting in Excel?

  48. Can small investors buy collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs)?

  49. How does a bond's coupon rate affect its price?

  50. What are the tax benefits of establishing a sinking fund?

  51. What can cause an asset to trade below its market value?

  52. How does a pension income drawdown work?

  53. What is the most important section in an investment company's prospectus?

  54. What is the difference between an option-adjusted spread and a Z-spread in reference ...

  55. In what ways can a sinking fund affect bond returns?

  56. Why should investors care about the Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)?

  57. Why are some spin-offs taxable and some are tax-free?

  58. How would a standby letter of credit be used during an export transaction?

  59. What are the disadvantages of using the sinking fund method to depreciate an asset?

  60. What are the benefits of using ceteris paribus assumptions in economics?

  61. How do no-load funds typically perform relative to load funds?

  62. What is the difference between income tax and capital gains tax?

  63. Which has performed better historically, the stock market or real estate?

  64. How does the risk of investing in the insurance sector compare to the broader market?

  65. How do investment advisors calculate how much diversification their portfolios need?

  66. What emerging markets are best positioned to benefit from growth in the Internet ...

  67. How does the long-term outlook of the Internet sector compare to the broader economy?

  68. What affects an asset's liquidity?

  69. Who are Family Dollar's (FDO) main competitors?

  70. Can delta be used to calculate price volatility of an option?

  71. What are some of the uses of the coefficient of variation (COV)?

  72. Who are Charles Schwab's (SCHW) main competitors?

  73. What are the most popular mutual funds that invest primarily in the insurance sector?

  74. Which types of coverage ratios should I look at when deciding to invest in a company?

  75. How should I use portfolio turnover to evaluate a mutual fund?

  76. What's the difference between cash-on-delivery differ and delivery against payment?

  77. How does an underwriter syndicate work together on an initial public offering (IPO)?

  78. How can a growing business avoid stagnation when using zero-based budgeting?

  79. What is a barbell fixed-income strategy?

  80. What's the difference between the coverage ratio and the liquidity coverage ratio?

  81. How do I use Trade Volume Index (TVI) to create a forex trading strategy?

  82. How can I use a bond's duration to predict its return?

  83. Why is the Trade Volume Index (TVI) important for traders and analysts?

  84. What is the Trade Volume Index (TVI) formula and how is it calculated?

  85. How do I use Time Segmented Volume (TSV) for creating a forex trading strategy?

  86. Which insurance companies pay the highest dividends?

  87. Why is the insurance sector considered a low-risk investment?

  88. How does zero-based budgeting help lower operating costs?

  89. Why doesn't Warren Buffett own Apple (AAPL) stock?

  90. How is fair value calculated in the futures market?

  91. What is the difference between the rule of 70 and the rule of 72?

  92. When does a primary market become a secondary market?

  93. Why should investors care about risk weighted assets of a bank?

  94. Why is the automotive sector a good choice for value investing?

  95. What are the risks of investing in a company that has a high net debt?

  96. How do interest rates affect a bond's coupon rate?

  97. How can I calculate a bond's coupon rate in Excel?

  98. What are the differences between an MLP exchange traded fund (ETF) and an MLP exchange ...

  99. If my brother-in-law, who works at a pharmaceutical company, tells me about his research ...

  100. What are the consequences of one party violating the terms of a letter of intent?

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