Investing FAQs

  1. How do I calculate the dividend payout ratio from an income statement?

  2. Why is short selling illegal in some countries but legal in the U.S.?

  3. How do I calculate yield to maturity in Excel?

  4. What is the debt ratio for an FHA loan?

  5. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the oil & gas drilling sector?

  6. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the oil & gas drilling sector?

  7. What is a common strategy traders implement when using the Relative Vigor Index (RVI)?

  8. Over what duration should I be examining a given stock's PEG (price to earnings growth) ...

  9. What percentage of the global economy is comprised of the forest products sector?

  10. What is the average debt/equity ratio of companies in the forest products sector?

  11. What are the differences between Relative Strength Index (RSI) & Commodity Channel ...

  12. Should I care about the book value per common share when dealing with a blue chip ...

  13. What are the differences between Relative Strength Index (RSI) & Stochastic Oscillator?

  14. How do I use the Relative Strength Index (RSI) to create a forex trading strategy?

  15. What is the average profit margin for a company in the forest products sector?

  16. What is the average return on equity for a company in the forest products sector?

  17. Why should I invest in the railroads sector?

  18. What are some of the disadvantages to taking venture capital?

  19. What does the term 'invisible hand' refer to in the economy?

  20. Why are bond yields calculated in terms of basis points?

  21. How do you use put options to profit from a bear market?

  22. What are the differences between a Pivot and a Pivot Point?

  23. How do I build a profitable trading strategy when using Pivots?

  24. At what level is the current account deficit considered excessive, in terms of percent?

  25. How do I implement a forex strategy when spotting a Pennant Pattern?

  26. What kind of financial reporting requirements does GAAP set out?

  27. Why would you take DCF into account rather than simply projecting future revenues?

  28. What are the pros and cons of owning preferred stock instead of common stock?

  29. What is the difference between gross income and earned income?

  30. What are the effects of fracking on the environment?

  31. How can growth investors benefit from investing in the oil & gas sector?

  32. What developed countries have the greatest exposure to oil & gas drilling?

  33. How do I buy treasury bills?

  34. What is face value and how is it determined?

  35. What is the average profit margin for a utility company?

  36. Can you invest in hedge funds?

  37. What is the difference between the debt ratio of a company and the debt ratio of ...

  38. How are Shooting Star patterns interpret by analysts and traders?

  39. How are Star patterns interpret by analysts and traders?

  40. Is short selling ethical?

  41. What is the difference between the current ratio and the acid test ratio?

  42. What is the difference between debt to income and debt to assets?

  43. What is the difference between dividend yield and dividend payout ratio?

  44. How is it possible to trade on a stock you don't own, as is done in short selling?

  45. How do I calculate the acid test ratio on a balance sheet?

  46. What is the difference between cash flow and revenue?

  47. What kinds of restrictions does the SEC put on short selling?

  48. When short selling, how long should you hold on to a short?

  49. How useful is ROCE as an indicator of a company's performance?

  50. What is the difference between yield and rate of return?

  51. If a company has a low price to book ratio, does this mean its stock is undervalued?

  52. What is the difference between yield and dividend?

  53. What is the downside of investing in the utility sector?

  54. Why is buying a utility stock known as defensive move?

  55. How are rectangle patterns interpreted by analysts and traders?

  56. How do I effectively create a Range-Bound trading strategy?

  57. How are dividends usually paid out?

  58. What are the top trends in corporate social responsibility?

  59. What is the Positive Volume Index (PVI) formula and how is it calculated?

  60. How do I build a profitable strategy when spotting a rectangle pattern?

  61. How does lack of corporate social responsibility hurt a company's bottom line?

  62. How effective is creating trade entries after spotting a rectangle pattern?

  63. What industries tend to use discounted cash flow (DCF), and why?

  64. What are the due diligence basics for investing in a startup?

  65. What is the difference between intrinsic value and current market value?

  66. What are the main risks involved in Range-Bound trading strategies?

  67. How risky is it to enter into a debenture agreement?

  68. What is the difference between ROCE and ROI?

  69. Is it important for a company always to have a high liquidity ratio?

  70. If I reinvest my dividends, are they still taxable?

  71. How can a company quickly increase its liquidity ratio?

  72. What is the difference between ROCE and ROA?

  73. What is the difference between ROCE and ROOC?

  74. To what extent should you take a company's liquidity ratio into account before investing ...

  75. How is a debenture stock different from a regular debenture?

  76. What is the difference between ROCE and ROE?

  77. What happens if you don't hedge your investments?

  78. What types of companies offer the most dividends?

  79. How can I find out what date(s) I am supposed to be entitled to ex-dividends?

  80. Does a high price to book ratio correspond to a high ROE?

  81. What are the different ways a CEO could influence stock prices?

  82. What are the regulations involved in releasing an ETF on the open market?

  83. What is standard deviation used for in mutual funds?

  84. What are the potential pitfalls of owning REITs?

  85. What is considered a good price to book ratio?

  86. What is the difference between operating margin and contribution margin?

  87. What costs are not counted in gross profit margin?

  88. What is the proper ratio between working capital, current assets and current liabilities?

  89. What are typical trust fund management fees?

  90. What is a good operating margin for a business?

  91. Are dividend payout ratios different in different economic sectors?

  92. What is the difference between operating margin and EBITDA

  93. How should you plan for scarcity when investing?

  94. How is gross profit margin used in sales?

  95. What is the difference between operating margin and return on sales?

  96. Is volatility a good thing or a bad thing from the investor's point of view, and ...

  97. What is the difference between operating margin and profit margin?

  98. Are there leveraged ETFs that track the oil & gas drilling sector?

  99. What is the difference between a Sharpe ratio and a Traynor ratio?

  100. What are some possible red flags in a company's dividend payout ratio?

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