Investing FAQs

  1. What is the difference between a straddle and a strangle?

  2. How did the LIBOR scandal affect interest rate swaps?

  3. What does it mean to say that a straddle is "delta neutral?"

  4. What is the difference between earnings per share and dividends per share?

  5. How do you calculate net debt using Excel?

  6. How can I calculate the value of a stock as per the Gordon Grown Model, using Excel?

  7. What is the difference between current assets and fixed assets?

  8. What are the most common ETFs that track the banking sector?

  9. What are the disadvantages of an index fund over an actively managed fund?

  10. What legal privileges do residents of special administrative regions (SAR) have that ...

  11. Is there a difference between the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and ...

  12. Why should an investor include an allocation to the drugs sector in their portfolio?

  13. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Gordon Growth Model?

  14. What are the main benchmarks for tracking the performance of the metals and mining ...

  15. Why is the Gordon Growth Model not more widely used?

  16. How is asset turnover calculated?

  17. Are Chinese special administrative regions (SAR) special status permanent?

  18. How do you calculate diluted EPS using Excel?

  19. Does China have the equivalent of other special administrative regions (SAR) outside ...

  20. Why is the Chicago Board Options Exchange important?

  21. What causes dividends per share to decrease?

  22. How do you use net present value to calculate a capital budget?

  23. Why are stock buybacks so controversial?

  24. How does the landscape of the financial services sector in the U.S. compare to Canada?

  25. Which investments have the highest historical returns?

  26. How does the risk of investing in the metals and mining sector compare to the broader ...

  27. What does the cash conversion cycle (CCC) tell us about a company's management?

  28. How do spinoffs impact investors in the both the parent and subsidiary companies?

  29. What are the most common market indicators experienced traders follow?

  30. Why do some people consider the law of demand to be a tautology?

  31. To what extent do banks have exposure to different business lines?

  32. What are the most common market indicators to follow the Brazilian stock market and ...

  33. Is the financial services sector appropriate for a growth investor?

  34. What are the most common market indicators to follow the Argentinian stock market ...

  35. What average annual return does the financial services sector generate?

  36. What are the most common market indicators to follow the Colombian stock market and ...

  37. Were collateralized debt obligations (CDO) responsible for the 2008 financial crisis?

  38. What are the most common market indicators to follow the Canadian stock market & ...

  39. What are the primary risks associated with investing in the drugs sector?

  40. Why is it important for traders and investors to follow market indicators?

  41. What size of annual dividend yield is typical of companies in the financial services ...

  42. How do I calculate correlation between market indicators and specific stocks?

  43. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the total debt to total assets ...

  44. When consolidating financials, how do you calculate Enterprise Value in cases that ...

  45. Are there ETFs that track the drugs sector?

  46. What are some of the advantages of using coefficient of variation (COV)?

  47. Why does operating profit exclude interest revenues and expenses?

  48. How does ratio analysis make it easier to compare different companies?

  49. What are some of the disadvantages of using coefficient of variation (COV)?

  50. What are some common methods of gathering CI (competitive intelligence)?

  51. In what ways can a portfolio be over-diversified?

  52. How risky is a covered call?

  53. What are the risks associated with investing in the banking sector?

  54. What are the main reasons an investor should consider an allocation to the banking ...

  55. Why is the Volatility Ratio important for traders and analysts?

  56. Has the Efficient Market Hypothesis been proven correct or incorrect?

  57. What types of categories appear on a cash flow statement?

  58. Why is the Uptick Volume important for traders and analysts?

  59. Are economic recessions inevitable?

  60. How do I use STIX Oscillator to create a forex trading strategy?

  61. What kinds of fees are involved in futures trading?

  62. How effective is creating trade entries after spotting a wedge-shaped pattern?

  63. Why is the Upside/Downside Ratio important for traders and analysts?

  64. Can an investor in the drugs sector buy companies that produce medicinal marijuana?

  65. How do I calculate an EBITDA margin using Excel?

  66. What is capital structure theory?

  67. What are the best technical indicators to complement Weighted Alpha?

  68. What is the benefit of investing in blue chip stocks?

  69. What is the formula for calculating profit margins?

  70. What is the formula for calculating EBITDA?

  71. What is the formula for calculating the capital asset pricing model (CAPM)?

  72. How can I profit from a fall in stock prices of companies in the financial services ...

  73. Why are there no profits in a perfectly competitive market?

  74. What companies are positioned to grow from the popularity of ETFs?

  75. What is the difference between Operating Cash Flow and Net Operating Income (NOI)?

  76. Why does Berkshire Hathaway prefer to buy back shares instead of paying dividends?

  77. What other investment metrics are best used in conjunction with net margin?

  78. How are the three major financial statements related to each other?

  79. What types of futures contracts are typically sold on an exchange?

  80. What is enterprise risk management and why is it important?

  81. What is the difference between the current account and the capital account?

  82. How does Beta reflect systematic risk?

  83. What are the main benchmarks that track the performance of the financial services ...

  84. How do you calculate the variance in gross margin percentage due to price and cost?

  85. How does fixed costs and variable costs affect gross profit?

  86. What is the difference between financial capital and economic capital?

  87. Why would a company want to decrease its dividends per share?

  88. Is going long considered to be less risky than going short?

  89. What is the difference between diversification and hedging?

  90. What can the coefficient of variation (COV) tell investors about an investment's ...

  91. What is the difference between accounts payable turnover ratio and accounts receivables ...

  92. How do you calculate a payout ratio using Excel?

  93. How do interest rates influence a corporation's capital structure?

  94. How does inventory turnover affect the cash conversion cycle (CCC)?

  95. How do economists define moral hazard?

  96. What's the difference between the current account and the capital account?

  97. What happens when a country focuses exclusively on its competitive advantage?

  98. How do I calculate a discount rate over time, using Excel?

  99. Why is the STIX Oscillator important for traders and analysts?

  100. What is the Time Segmented Volume (TSV) formula and how is it calculated?

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